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Ruffino Ristorante Italiano

Arbins gate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
+47 22 55 32 80
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (98 reviews)
“tiramisu” (42 reviews)
“caprese” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Arbins gate 1 | Entry From Henrik Ibsensgate, Oslo 0253, Norway
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

Excellent service, prima food and genuine Italian atmosphere. Straff is Italian, gives you a touch of Itali. Try this place, you wont regret.

1  Thank Vera M
Reviewed 19 December 2015

After 13 years in Oslo I must say that Ruffino has become for me the place to go when I want to make sure that my evening will be nothing but perfection and amazing service... From the moment I call to book a table to...More

1  Thank Miss L
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Family run restaurant in the centre of Oslo. The menu is not very long, but there are great choises of authentic italian food in all the categories. The last time we tried different pasta main courses and all three of us were happy about our...More

1  Thank RAJAK55
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I am in Oslo for work a couple of times a year and always make a point of eating here. This high quality family run restaurant pulls out the stops to make it a great experience. Great value for money, good service, home made pasta's,...More

2  Thank abelthomas2015
Reviewed 8 December 2015

When we first tried to make a reservation at this restaurant, we were told that it was fully booked for both the friday and saturday we could go so were really disappointed as we had read the good reviews. However, when i called and asked...More

2  Thank saraellen79
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Lovely Italian Family restaurant in Oslo, Nice Food and excellent service including food / wine recommendations. Prices are decent, and the wine selection is brilliant.

2  Thank BeritLund
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Food is always nice, and the service is friendly. They remember you, even if you have not been there for some time. The Pasta with Truffle oil is my favourite.

2  Thank Rune H
Reviewed 5 December 2015

This place is just the perfect combination: the ambiance is relaxed and friendly, but the food is amazing and original, and at the same time completely reasonably priced. The service is probably some of the best I've gotten in Oslo, the staff are all smiles...More

2  Thank Martine S
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Lovely Italian restaurant. Staff are very warm and welcoming. Decent prices for Oslo standards. Unfortunately the food did not 'wow' me. It was good, but expected a little bit more based on the reviews.

1  Thank Dubbstar
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Good and friendly staff, real italian food. Very positive impression. Recommend for everyone. Took fish and carpacio - perfect. Good knowlage of menu, helpful to chose and good wine.

2  Thank Oleg B
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14 January 2016|
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Response from john344290 | Reviewed this property |
Nowhere in Oslo is really cheap to eat and alcohol is expensive everywhere compared to other places in Europe. I consider Ruffinos to be "fine dining" and it is very good - but is priced accordingly. A prosecco aperitif... More
7 August 2015|
Response from Travelingminnesotans | Reviewed this property |
No parking that we saw, but it's located on a corner close to the main commons area in the city center, just a few blocks away from the National Theater, where I believe there's a subway stop.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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