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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

#6 of 1,107 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Arbins gate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
+47 22 55 32 80
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Arriving in Oslo for a quick visit, I decided to trust Trip Advisor for recommendations. Ruffinos arrived at the top of the list due to a picky son and his dislikes of so many kinds of foods. We made reservations they our hotel. Great little location by the castle. We walked and were seated right away. Fresh bread served quickly... More 

2 Thank Steph S
Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Despite the good reviews, we simply got disappointed. We expected an authentic Italian, family-run restaurant setting with fine Italian food, making you long back to real authentic cuisine of the North-Italian countryside. And in fact, Ruffino satisfied part of this expectation as staff was friendly and informal, situated in classic, light rooms with high ceilings. Unfortunately, the restaurant misses this... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

This restaurant was a real find. It's owned and operated by Italians, and the food is absolutely authentic. My husband and I had maxed out on Scandinavian fare, and stumbled upon this place while out walking. We asked our concierge about it, and he highly recommended it. We were so thrilled with our dinner there that we returned for a... More 

3 Thank Travelingminnesotans
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Booked table via email after reading TA reviews. Very nice room, high ceilings, located on a prominent street corner so lots of light. Started w a dry Martini to get in the mood (99). Off to a good start! Then came some wonderful house-made olive oils and bread - sounds banal but believe me, instant Euphoria ! Starter was Insalatina... More 

3 Thank Andrew V
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The food is absolutely wonderful.....we were in Italy last summer and Ruffino's was just as good if not better. Can not say enough about the service....they treat you like family at a family run business. In fact we are returning tonight.

3 Thank 182Patty100
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Amazing meal! Fantastic service. You can compare this fine fine Italian to any top restaurant around the world. The servers are so accommodating they will make you anything off the menu too. Great tiramisu to end with

2 Thank Gaurav A A
Oslo, Norway
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Had a great meal there a few months ago with a great view of the castle but the waiter tried charging us for an extra bottle of wine...with not a great attitude towards apologizing.

Thank mattgoodheart
Oslo, Norway
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Completely legitimate Italian food and excellent service... My husband and I had delicious meal. This is a great place for a special meal (birthday, anniversary etc...). It reminds me of an excellent Italian place back in the USA that I used to visit frequently and of some of the great food I had when visiting Italy. For this visit, we... More 

2 Thank basilmeetlime
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Tried to go in May, without a reservation and could not get a table. This time we reserved and that was well worth it. The service was spot on. The ambiance was noisy enough to make it lively, but not too noisy. The Food was delicious! From the caprese salad and branzino carpaccio to our 2 pasta dishes and finally... More 

2 Thank janda2000
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Great Italian place. Portions are small but very good, service is excellent, our waitress was professional and efficient. Good value considering we had a great dining experience.

2 Thank terri821

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?