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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

Arbins gate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
+47 22 55 32 80
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (103 reviews)
“tiramisu” (46 reviews)
“caprese” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arbins gate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent service, which is not always easy to find in Oslo. A family business, the charming hostess know her products well. Just say a key word of the dish of your choice, and she will know the rest!

Thank NLua
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice atmosphere, very good service and excellent food. We had the "Filetto di cinghiale alla salsa di senepe" and "Tagliatella all’aragosta", and both were excellent. Ruffino has a nice selection of wine.

Thank Antionia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have spent a lot of time in Italy during the last 20 years. This is a true Italian restaurant, combining a top notch food experience with a real «Italian Familia» feeling. Enjoy 🍾🥂

Thank Truls M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know that maybe having an Italian meal is not the first choice if you come to Oslo for a visit. Yet it turned out to be a lovely experience. The restaurant was stylishly decorated, the service was impeccable. I ordered a tuna steak and...More

Thank Kadreyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many good looking servers at this diner. Pasta is delicious. Ordered Caprese with Tomato, Salad & some pasta. Seafood Pasta with mussels was my favorite! Deserts are a must! Must try is the Italian Cheese Cake! The chocolate fondant is second best, then the tiramisu....More

Thank Vic F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well driven family restaurant. All that works there have Italian origin. In charge of the restaurant is the father, and both the son and daughter works there. Nice sentral location just next to the castle. The food is just exceptional and the...More

Thank mortent985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed a dinner here on last night in Oslo. Lovely atmosphere attentive waiters. Really nice lasagna and seafood pasta. Great wine list. Easy walk from town.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise! We don’t know Oslo yet and went here because it was our closest Italian but it didn’t look like anything special from the branding. It’s easily the best Italian restaurant we’ve been to! The food was amazing but even better was our...More

Thank Fussybutfamished
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ruffino restaurant has a warm atmosphere, good service and tasty italian food. We had a family dinner with 6 people here, and was not disappointed. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Birgit L
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Italian food can be simple, like a pizza with some good friends. Or it can be more than that. This is a place for more. Good food, central location and nice ambience. I have been here with friends and for a business dinner, both times...More

Thank SteinF_13
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Ana B
16 November 2017|
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Response from Bengt H | Reviewed this property |
This is a busy restaurant - booking in advance is necessary
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15 January 2016|
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Response from john344290 | Reviewed this property |
Nowhere in Oslo is really cheap to eat and alcohol is expensive everywhere compared to other places in Europe. I consider Ruffinos to be "fine dining" and it is very good - but is priced accordingly. A prosecco aperitif... More
8 August 2015|
Response from Travelingminnesotans | Reviewed this property |
No parking that we saw, but it's located on a corner close to the main commons area in the city center, just a few blocks away from the National Theater, where I believe there's a subway stop.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arbins gate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 55 32 80
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Ruffino is an authentic Italian restaurant that smells, tastes and feels Italian. The menu includes a large selection of antipasti, home-made pasta dishes, seafood and meat dishes, as well as dessert favourites like fondente, tiramisu and gelato. All dishes on Ruffino's menu are available as children's portions for half price. The restaurant is located in Henrik Ibsens gate, close to the Royal Palace and Karl Johans gate.
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