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18811 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-6114
+1 225-753-3458
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“cotton candy” (11 reviews)
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
18811 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-6114
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a cold day we entered the restaurant and asked to be seated by the fireplace where there were 3 tables occupied. We were told it was no longer open for the day and were seated elsewhere. My husband ordered a pizza and I ordered...More

Thank 132jbo
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

One of THE BEST dining experiences I've had! Four of us (two couples)went to celebrate two birthdays. They have a team of wait staff to serve you which was an interesting concept (Angela took care of our drink orders and was very knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Mountaineer4ever
Reviewed 11 February 2018

My husband made a reservation for our anniversary. As soon as we walked in we were congratulated on our anniversary and continued to be congratulated by our numerous servers. The service was excellent and the food was remarkable! So glad we chose Ruffino's for our...More

Thank Retiredcouple73
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Very pleasant atmosphere with fireplace and tablecloths and the food was very good, but I'd recommend being mindful about sitting too close to cold and very NOISY A/C vents.

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Shrimp Dogs, Fried Oysters, Fried Cheese, Chicken Parm, all good, Wine list looked good, had beer. Also had a bloody mary it was good. service could have been better, young men need to get better trained. I will be back, Make reservations, was really busy...More

Thank Eddie S
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious and they went out of their way to accommodate our kids, nieces and nephews. Waiters were super engaging. Loved the heirloom tomato salad. Others in our party enjoyed the celebration salad, tuna appetizer, and filet mignon.

Thank SConn154
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Appetizers are wonderful, steak is out of this world, drinks superior! Pasta not so good, everything else including the service is fabulous!!

Thank Ericka G
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The parking lot is always full and there is generally a wait for a table, so I am definitely in the minority. For an Italian restaurant, the red sauce is way too sweet. Most red sauces, in my experience, derive sweetness from carrots cooked with...More

Thank RNewOrleans
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My wife and I work six days a week and eat out those six days. When we want something extra special we go to Ruffino's. Love the food, and they always have great service.

Thank C J H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Ruffino's has been our family tradition for birthdays when we visit family on our travels. They always have great service and food. They treat our grandkids with great respect and make them feel special. We will continue our family dinners here for all special occasions.

Thank 438goodtimes
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Stacy M
17 December 2017|
Response from R G | Reviewed this property |
yes . I haven’t brought my kids in awhile. I know they have flat bread pizza and spaghetti as a kid option. Also ask for the cotton candy. They make it there at no charge. Kids love that. Hope this helps.
Patricia B
9 July 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
The day we went was a Friday and there was no wait at all and not all the tables were full.
17 June 2016|
Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18811 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-6114
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
  • Phone Number: +1 225-753-3458
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