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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

#6 of 1,112 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Oslo
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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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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Ruffino is an excellent restaurant and offers fine dining Italian style. My wife and I found it almost by accident after we had taken a walk to see Slottet (the Royal Palace) which is nearby and we liked the look of it. On our first visit we managed to get a table for two without booking and the meal was... More 

1 Thank john344290
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

I heard this place was good. The result exceeded my expectations. Not only friendly, but very competent staff, professional service with elegant yet warm performance. Well-set tables and really good food. The interiors are understated but timeless and elegant, for a warm Italian feel. In more than fifteen years in Oslo, this is the first restaurant I've been to which... More 

2 Thank Marco P
Oslo, Norway
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I´ve been to this restaurant many times, both with friends and family. We always enjoy the great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended! Be sure to book a table since it´s quite popular.

2 Thank Thomas G
Inderoy Municipality, Norway
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

The food, especially the pasta, is top quality, and at a reasonable price. The service and atmosphere exellent. For sure the best Italian restaurant we have visited in Norway. We will be back.

2 Thank nettbrett
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I had 2 meals here during recent business trip and both were superb. It was easy to get a table and the staff is friendly. Elegant, clean, and crisp interior is welcoming as well as fun. It's well worth the short walk up the hill from some of the more "touristy" spots! I really enjoyed this restaurant and will be... More 

1 Thank ScottFHAZ
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268 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant near the palace during our walk and went there for dinner. Luckily we got a table without reservation as the place soon filled up. The staff was very friendly and the food fantastic. All genuine Italian from service to meal and wine. We enjoyed it soo much that we booked again.

1 Thank SHBBB
Saint Louis, Missouri
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435 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The warm greeting awaiting us at Ruffino showed we had made the correct choice for dinner. Settle in, enjoy an excellent wine list and sample the wonderful tastes of Italy here. Service is warm, friendly & impeccable here. The food hits all the right marks as well. We enjoyed two wonderful pasta dishes and a baked scalloped starter. The amarone... More 

1 Thank JimSTL1021
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We had a good table despite booking late. Extremely helpful and pleasant waitress. The atmosphere was warm and the food generally good. Cooking a 'medium' steak proved a challenge but the restaurant was apologetic and presented a new steak (underdone this time ). I would recommend a visit!

1 Thank Foodfanatic2014
Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Great Italian food and excellent service. I have been at this restaurant several times and they always meet my high expectations. Their staff are proffesional and personal at the same time, and they make you feel so welcome. The food and wine is the best italian I have ever had in Norway. It's popular (of course) so I would recommend... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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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 

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?