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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (66 reviews)
“italian food” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember back in the 90's, before gourmet pizzas and fast-food chains that insist on fat bases and little toppings? Pizzas were honest, simple ingredients and most of all tasty. This is what Ruffinos does. We had two small pizzas for the boys and a medium...More

Thank Gmoney484
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and had the Mexican pizza and Meat Lover's pizza. Both were freshly made and cooked. Tasted delicious. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Wine was reasonably priced. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Beverley W
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Thanks again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bought the seafood pizza for dinner while on holiday in Paihia. It was the worst seafood pizza I've eaten! None of the seafood was fresh. It was all preserved/packaged and frozen seafood on the topping. The prawns used were the tiny frozen shrimps, really salty...More

Thank Somjoon
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I apologize you didn't enjoy your meal, but we do however ask every customer if they enjoyed their meals when they come up to pay, you failed to notify us of your disappointment so how are we able to correct this or refund...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Set back from the main seafront and located upstairs it doesn't give very good first impressions but even though small, made good use of the space around the edge of the room by putting in benching for people to sit at. Very nice Porky Prawn...More

Thank Hillsider17
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Tried this first for a takeaway and enjoyed the fresh pasta and lovely sauces so much, we returned a few nights later in a group f 4 to eat in. Very much an understated, casual, upstairs venue but with a pleasant buzz and friendly staff....More

Thank I2977YPjohn
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had dinner at this restaurant. The entrance is more like going to a shopping mall and the restaurant is upstairs. There was a good selection of pasta and pizza options. We opted for pasta and it was great and very filling. The decor is...More

Thank serpentine2014
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The breakfast was good value for $ but the sausage was not the best quality. Great to have gluten free bread and soy for coffee!

Thank Edit H
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi thanks for this review but unfortunately you have the wrong place as we do not open for breakfast!!

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Had a pepperoni pizza which was well constructed , pleasant atmosphere and the two ladies were friendly and chatty . Will try there pasta next time as according to other diners it's very good .

Thank allanrmckenzie2016
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Had a lovely pineapple $10.00 pizza Good size and very tasty Was a good size pizza for lunch and big enough for two people Good service and very prompt. Had water available for drinking while waiting for our takeaway pizza

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Second night in a row we have just bet the crowds. Great pizzas and the service is super quick. Nice thin bases and a huge range of flavours The caramelized onion pizza bread was to die for as well. We had 2 adults and 2...More

Thank Kim S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 7964
Ruffinos Pizza and Pasta has been located in Paihia for 18 years. We specialise in Homemade Pasta and pizzas, you can also create your own pizza. We are now doing gluten free pizza. We are fully licensed and also BYO wine. Dine in or Takeaway available, we do not deliver
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