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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (98 reviews)
“tiramisu” (42 reviews)
“caprese” (9 reviews)
16:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Arbins gate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had a delicious dinner at Ruffino. The service and atmosphere was great. The food was amazing and we will definitely be returning. Best Italian restaurant in Oslo.

Thank Elika E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 9:45 after running through a pop-up rain shower and were seated right away. Our charming and helpful waiter (Marco) told us the kitchen would be closing in ten minutes. However, instead of brushing us off or rushing us, he explained the menu...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Italian gem was a short walk from our hotel, making it's location convenient and it's menu appealing to my husband. He was not disappointed, nor was I. Near the perimeter of this classic styled dining room a single table for two was available and...More

Thank teacherluke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I came here on their last night before summer holidays. We were lucky to have gotten a table, we called right before we came and thankfully they had room for us. We ordered the Beef Carpaccio and it was fantastic- this is...More

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Ruffino with friends on their last night in Oslo. This was among the best meals that we had during our 9 day stay in oslo. The food was perfect, from drinks to appetizers to desserts. Food portions were adequate but not too large. When...More

1  Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An evening where everything was perfect from our server (Allesandro) to the wine, to the roast pheasant which was an entree out of my usual experience and I am so happy I took the chance to try something new. The ambiance, food and wine, service,...More

Thank Martha F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best italian restaurant I ve ever been. A little bit to elegant, to exclusive but food and service was awesome

Thank taliatornstrom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a foodie who loves to cook as well as to dine at fine restaurants around the globe, I will start my review by saying that Ruffino ranks in the top 10 restaurants at which I have ever eaten in my extensive travels across decades....More

Thank Hank F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have the same meny for years now, but everything is very elegant, and very well made. The servants speak italian :)

Thank LindaiOslo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has a really nice atmosphere - very homely, located near the castle. I had a Spaghetti with fish to start off and a tiramisù for dessert: real Italian food. Both were tasty and prepared correctly. The service was very friendly and professional

Thank lecterit
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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
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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