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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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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best italian food we found in the area. Gluten-free pizza was very nice and cooked well. Brace yourself for a very strange entrance and total lack of decor in the restaurant.

Thank boourns23
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found a copy of the menu at our motel and decided to try. Not as hard to find as other reviewers have suggested. Not the largest pizza place I've been in but definitely not the smallest. Staff were very friendly and the food was great. Pizza size was bigger than average and toppings were very generous. But for me the... More 

Thank Kevin H
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After negotiating the maze to find the restaurant which fortunately was clearly visible from the road or we might have thought we were in the wrong place we entered the small space which was the restaurant. It was quite fresh, clean and tidy. Staff were friendly and we were seated and served very quickly. Soon after this more customers arrived... More 

Thank MariceNZ
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We where keen to get some pasta and pizza. I had the pasta and my partner had the pizza. It was very tastefull, but it can improve on atmosphere. It was a bit of a maze to get to the restaurant from streetlevel to first floor, but we found it!

Thank Ton L
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164 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing flash in the decor and you need to actually fin it upstairs. Doesn't take a lot of customers so be prepared to wait for table. Perhaps initially understaffed the night we were there and needed an extra service staff. Nevertheless service was good and food was also very good. Absolutely delicious pizza bread and pasta was ample and tasty.

Thank ElvisInvercargill
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a quaint little restaurant upstairs above the shops. It isn't fancy, but the vegetarian pizza we had was delicious.

Thank Sharyn1958
Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had the lasagne and the fettuccine (vegetarian). Both were very tasty. We had enough to take away for lunch the following day.

Thank 50shirl
Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Located fairly deep in a shopping block, be prepared to wait or make a reservation or get ready to order takeaway. There's a wide selection of starters, pasta and pizza. There are about 10 tables and two rows which face outwards from the second floor. I was impressed with the authentic taste of my Porky and Seafood Medley pizzas. Beer... More 

Thank lokety
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't recommend when so many other choices, just felt like pizza, BAD choice, not sure, but wouldn't go back.

Thank Rhonda V
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This wonderful pizza & pasta restaurant can be so easily missed as it is located down an alley then upstairs in one of the main streets of Pahia (which we nearly dismissed) Make sure you go up the stairs and either order your takeaway pizza or a lovely sit down restaurant with nice decor. Ordered a 12" medium supreme very... More 

Thank Karen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?