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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” (60 reviews)
“pita bread” (5 reviews)
“salads” (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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11 - 20 of 313 reviews

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Nothing flash in the decor and you need to actually fin it upstairs. Doesn't take a lot of customers so be prepared to wait for table. Perhaps initially understaffed the night we were there and needed an extra service staff. Nevertheless service was good and...More

Thank ElvisInvercargill
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a quaint little restaurant upstairs above the shops. It isn't fancy, but the vegetarian pizza we had was delicious.

Thank Sharyn1958
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had the lasagne and the fettuccine (vegetarian). Both were very tasty. We had enough to take away for lunch the following day.

Thank 50shirl
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Located fairly deep in a shopping block, be prepared to wait or make a reservation or get ready to order takeaway. There's a wide selection of starters, pasta and pizza. There are about 10 tables and two rows which face outwards from the second floor....More

Thank lokety
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't recommend when so many other choices, just felt like pizza, BAD choice, not sure, but wouldn't go back.

Thank Rhonda V
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This wonderful pizza & pasta restaurant can be so easily missed as it is located down an alley then upstairs in one of the main streets of Pahia (which we nearly dismissed) Make sure you go up the stairs and either order your takeaway pizza...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Once upstairs it overlooks down town Paihia and across to the bay but it is quite a circuitous route to get there along arcades up back stairs and rear access corridors. The staff are friendly and casual. The food is excellent for this type of...More

Thank Culburra
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The restaurant is located in an office block on the first floor. The food and service was excellent. The pizza are all freshly made. Its a family run restaurant but beware it closes for table service at 9.00.

Thank john r
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, thanks for your great feedback Im glad you enjoyed everything... our closing time determines how busy we are on that night but it is never before 9!!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Spotted by an A Board on the street and the sign on the roof top. Very informal. Pizza and ravioli. Quickly brought to table, so basics most probably pre-prepared but hot and tasty nonetheless. There was a notice saying reasonable enquiries regarding purchasing the business...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Business is up for sale! I'm not surprised if they have lost heart in it. Service was average. I had carbonara that was served on a cold plate and wasn't hot to start with. Rather watery sauce. My wife had lasange that was piping hot...More

Thank BobRob-Wilts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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