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Ruffino's Restorante

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139A Lakeview Ave, Lynbrook, NY 11563-1742
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Valley Stream, New York
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice cozy Italian restaurant with a pleasant wait staff and a menu selection you would expect but served even better than expectations. We didn't know about this restaurant till today we really are very happy found a place like this not even bother you the waiting time because all dishes are prepared and cooked fresh The owner is the... More 

Thank Roberto L
new york
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I went there because I always go into the adjourning pizza place and they have really good food. The pasta was great! The sauce was delicious, the eggplant was one of the best I have had. They have a good menu to choose from. They have full bar and the drinks are good! The service was also good. I don't... More 

Thank onedollNewYork
Garden City, New York
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579 reviews
480 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

First let me preface that if you are looking for a fancy smancy Italian restaurant or if you want to say "ristorante", you got the wrong place. This place has stood the test of time since 1972 Chef/Owner Sal Ruffino placed his culinary vision to Lynbrook. Although the place is homey, comfy neighborhood vibe...the attention to detail is reflected in... More 

Thank lejaceman
new york
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This restaurant is more than a pizza slice! Yes, the pizza is good but sit down inside and enjoy the wide range of menu items for a real good Italian meal. Finding this restaurant may be a problem as it is "off the beaten path". Once you are on Lakeview Avenue you will have no trouble spotting it at all.... More 

Thank nohitgolf
East Rockaway, New York
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is a great sit down, enjoy your meal, restaurant. The staff and owner are especially attentive. While meals seem to be high priced, the overall portion size is large. Salad, entree and pasta? Makes up for it. If you come here, its going to be a while, sit down and enjoy yourself and your company. This is a no-rush... More 

Thank Jonm898
New York City, New York
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496 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The food is tasty and portions ample. Most of the customers seem to be locals and regulars. Tasty southern Italian cooking.

Thank Marciahi
Malverne, New York
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

The owner is nuts. Sometimes he's pleasant sometimes he's just outrageously crazy. But the food is fantastic.

Thank Lance D
Malverne, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

we came here new years eve for dinner 6 people. Have to say i loved this place. Calamari was cooked to perfection, baked clams are fresh, (not the chopped frozen kind) Everything here is made fresh. The eggplant is the best i,ve ever had. I,ve eaten here several times, and the food is always awesome. The seafood and fish is... More 

2 Thank dings2015
Long Island, New York
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152 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We decided to try Ruffino's after reading many positive reviews on tripadvisor. Our meal was fantastic! We visited Ruffino's on a Tuesday, late afternoon. We were the only patrons in the small, quaint restaurant. The waiter was excellent and spent time explaining the specials and answering our questions. We started with friend calamari - which was perfect! Golden brown, crispy,... More 

2 Thank karenlyn13
East Rockaway, New York
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We love this restaurant. While on the expensive side, the food is always fresh, the service terrific, you are never rushed, it is never hit of miss any time we go, our expectations are met each time.

1 Thank Michele W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139A Lakeview Ave, Lynbrook, NY 11563-1742
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Lynbrook

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?