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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

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39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
17:00 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

You have got to taste their garlic pizza bread, highly recommended. We combined that with a meat lovers pizza. The food was excellent, service and attitude suburb. The only thing that lets it down is the furnishings and paint work is due for a refurbishment. E.g. A simple pair of scissors would go a long way to removing the threads... More 

Thank granthackett
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your fantastic feedback, Im so glad you enjoyed your meal.. we are in the process of working on the refurbishment freshning up the paint work so on before the summer season hits and this will be all done as of next week :) More 

Nuriootpa, Australia
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Busy little place located upstairs. Apparently the pizza is great but we had pasta.. No complaints about the bolognaise, but i thought the carbonara was definately missing something.....Dont think Id eat there again

Thank Lindy J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent customer service from the girls there. And the food was so delicious and great serving sizes would definitely visit again

1 Thank kristac259
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The staff are very friendly and efficient and the pizzas and pasta are great. The salads were beautiful and fresh and the wine very good. It is a good budget restaurant.

1 Thank Charmaine L
Derby, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

OK pizza, had better, had worse. Some odd choices of toppings which may have come as a bit of a surprise to an Italian but that's become the norm. First time I've heard someone describe a pizza with olives as weird (one of the chefs!). Cheap and cheerful though.

Thank Timothy H
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this review

Hi Timothy, We do offer traditional, creat your own and gourmet options as we try to cater to a wide range of custom... In regards to someone describing a pizza with olives as weird, I find this odd as I and all our staff love the olives on our pizzas??? Im glad you mostly enjoyed your experience at Ruffinos, thanks... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The service here was satisfactory,the food only average,quite bland and overpriced for the quality. Avoid the cannelloni.We will not be back.

Thank Dave D
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this review

Hi Dave, Thankyou for your feedback, unfortunately you couldnt tell us your opinion face to face, so we couldnt take it on board and possibly offer a solution... however the canneloni is one of most popular homemade pastas on our menu and often get positive comments about this dish, so I am putting this down to your personal opinion and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great little restaurant with gorgeous pasta and fantastic service! Very fast food service and large servings of pasta.

Thank kristym964
Paihia, New Zealand
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We ordered some pizzas for a dinner and games night at home. Lovely pizzas and very fast and friendly service. There is a good variety of options and pasta too. We enjoyed it alot.

Thank Sandra310
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 5yr old son to have early dinner. We were made to feel so welcome on our arrival. The meals were delicious, generous and reasonably priced. We had garlic pizza bread, cannelloni, pumpkin ravioli and a kids bolognese. It was possibly the best italian outside of italy that we have had.

Thank Siobhan N Craig M
Antibes, France
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Ordered a takeaway, pizza base was like cardboard, anaemic white and not cooked on a high enough heat to crisp at all. Toppings were loaded on with a tasteless tomato sauce and a a cheese i'm not familiar with but was definitely not mozzarella!! A really unpleasant pizza cooked with zero love at all-try elsewhere.

1 Thank theseapanda
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this review

Hi there, I am sorry you didnt enjoy your pizza however if you had of contacted us we could of discussed this further. Our pizza oven runs at 400 degrees so I do find this hard to believe, we also do use mozzarella blend on our pizzas. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, 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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