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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (70 reviews)
“supreme pizza” (4 reviews)
“take away” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We dined in last year and it was fine, this year we got takeaways and couldn't believe the prices, the two medium vegitarian pizza's were the most expensive on the menu and had no flavour, the cheese didn't seem like any mozarera I have ever...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Shanenzt
Reviewed 1 week ago

not impressed, food was very, very average. No flavor, the server seemed to have the weight of the world on her when she waited on us ( I am sorry if she did) wouldn't go backMore

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank andreaburrow65
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I do apologize that you didnt enjoy your experience at Ruffinos. Unfortunately we have had a bad run of unreliable staff letting us done and quitting at our busiest time of the year, which has unfortunately affected our high quality of service we like to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having looked at reviews on Trip Advisor we decided on this restaurant for our first night in Paihia. This was a dreadful choice. As a group of 5 we were seated quickly by one of the two waitresses.However things went downhill from therin. We were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alison K
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Unfortunately we have had a bad run of staff letting us down at our busiest time of the year which has affected our service. My apologies that you didnt enjoy your time at Ruffinos, I will take your comments and share them onto our team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most expensive pizzas on the planet and poor quality - soggy bottoms. The place is a dump and service is slow.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Julie_OCR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is on the top floor so has nice views. The food was nice and the portions generous. The only downside was the dried herb overload in all the food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lubylou31
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Delicious pizza with a New Zealand flair to either dine in or takeout- no delivery available. Excellent service, tasty food and friendly customers and staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Very tasty pizza and fresh salad They staff were very friendly Would recommend this place to dine in or takeaway

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RachieEvo
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

I have just eaten in this restaurant and would highly recommend it I had a jumbo chicken supreme pizza and it was excellent. So I suggest if your looking for somewhere for a good meal try Ruffino

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chrisnumberone
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

The service has got very slack, not offered water at our table for about 15 minutes. Slammed the drinks onto table when they did arrive. No smiles or nice attitude after that. Small garlic pizza came out and didn’t taste like garlic pizza at all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nzsamandamy
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

First time dining here after many visits to Paihia and wish we'd found it sooner! Awesome service, pizza perfectly cooked to order and the lasagna was next level! It's a low key, back street spot that served us up the best kai in Paihia! 😊

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bridget C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 7964
Ruffinos Pizza and Pasta has been located in Paihia for 18 years. We specialise in Homemade Pasta and pizzas, you can also create your own pizza. We are now doing gluten free pizza. We are fully licensed and also BYO wine. Dine in or Takeaway available, we do not deliver
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