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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (62 reviews)
“pita bread” (6 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 12 January 2017

My husband and I went to this restaurant 3 nights in a row because we loved it from day 1. We tried different things from the menu each time. The pastas where very tasty and fresh and the pizzas very very good. Large portions and...More

Thank Carolina V
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Friendly speedy service. They were willing and able adjust the menu items to account for our preferences and allergies. Sizes of pizza were illustrated perfectly. They were delicious and we eat a lot of pizza so consider ourselves reasonably discerning. It is a slightly odd...More

1  Thank Howard A
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Even if you're not expecting "fantastic" Italian food in New Zealand (I wasn't), Ruffino's is slightly disappointing. The food is not bad; it is edible. But there's got to be a better place to eat in Paihia. If I had to choose, I'd say the...More

Thank Dave's_reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The base of all the Italian restaurants is the tomato sauce and Ruffinos's sauce wasn't very good. I had lasagne and my wife had canneloni and they were both pretty average.

Thank Mikko L
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The ambiance of the restaurant was mediocre, only furnished with the basics. The service was good and the food was average. The restaurant does not have a beach view, but overlooks a shopping street.

Thank F S
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a table and it was a good thing we did because the place was very busy with diners and takeaway orders. We went with a three year old toddler and ordered him a spaghetti bolognese from kids menu and for us a super...More

Thank Michaela2381
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Located in an upstairs section of the shops on Williams Street, Ruffino's served up an okay pizza quickly. The pepperoni had a slight kick to it. They do a great deal more takeaway than dining in. The wait staff were also friendly Unfortunately there is...More

Thank JE and JA D
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good selection of pizzas & pasta. I had the veggie pizza which was amazing - one of the best I've had. Very reasonably priced too (for New Zealand).

Thank evie62
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place by accident as every other place was too busy. We had a short wait but it was worth it. It is upstairs and not a large or outstanding looking place but the food is great. We had some pasta and...More

1  Thank Neil C
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I had the vegetable fettuccini w. tomatosauce... AMAZING! Quite an odd location for an restaurant to be on the second floor like that but it was like finding an hidden gem. Also they clearly display the size of their pizza so you would never be...More

Thank Emelie H
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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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