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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

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39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having had a very disappointing take out from another establishment nearby I got some very nice fish and chips here. The next evening the family wanted some pizzas and I was delegated to collect these. They turned out very tasty and again the young ladies behind the counter were very pleasant. We went back yet again on our last night... More 

Thank ianrob99
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to this restaurant 3 nights in a row because we loved it from day 1. We tried different things from the menu each time. The pastas where very tasty and fresh and the pizzas very very good. Large portions and very large pizzas. The restaurant is small but cozy and clean, it has affordable prices,... More 

Thank Carolina V
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly speedy service. They were willing and able adjust the menu items to account for our preferences and allergies. Sizes of pizza were illustrated perfectly. They were delicious and we eat a lot of pizza so consider ourselves reasonably discerning. It is a slightly odd location and doesn't have the best view. But we enjoyed every bite.

1 Thank Howard A
Philadelphia, PA
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830 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 917 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're not expecting "fantastic" Italian food in New Zealand (I wasn't), Ruffino's is slightly disappointing. The food is not bad; it is edible. But there's got to be a better place to eat in Paihia. If I had to choose, I'd say the pizza is better than the pasta. Prices aren't expensive by NZ standards.

Thank Dave's_reviews
Naantali, Finland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The base of all the Italian restaurants is the tomato sauce and Ruffinos's sauce wasn't very good. I had lasagne and my wife had canneloni and they were both pretty average.

Thank Mikko L
Vancouver, Canada
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151 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance of the restaurant was mediocre, only furnished with the basics. The service was good and the food was average. The restaurant does not have a beach view, but overlooks a shopping street.

Thank F S
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table and it was a good thing we did because the place was very busy with diners and takeaway orders. We went with a three year old toddler and ordered him a spaghetti bolognese from kids menu and for us a super supreme pizza and a lasagne. Our son loved the pasta and it was hot, fresh... More 

Thank Michaela2381
Springfield, Virginia
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189 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in an upstairs section of the shops on Williams Street, Ruffino's served up an okay pizza quickly. The pepperoni had a slight kick to it. They do a great deal more takeaway than dining in. The wait staff were also friendly Unfortunately there is no view of the bay from the restaurant, just a view of the other shops... More 

Thank JE and JA D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of pizzas & pasta. I had the veggie pizza which was amazing - one of the best I've had. Very reasonably priced too (for New Zealand).

Thank evie62
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place by accident as every other place was too busy. We had a short wait but it was worth it. It is upstairs and not a large or outstanding looking place but the food is great. We had some pasta and some pizza and everything was very tasty, in large quantities and it came quickly. Very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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