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Aruffo's Italian Cuisine

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$$ - $$$
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126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
+1 909-624-9624
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is convenient and offers an abundance of traditional Italian options all well executed.

Thank Campbell c
Kennewick, Washington
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583 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very pleasant atmosphere but I have had better Italian fare for better prices. I probably would not be apt to go back on my own but certainly would not object accompanying someone else who wanted to go. The service was and wine selection was good.

Thank OutdoorBoomer
Juneau, Alaska
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fondue, which we ordered out of curiosity, was very tasty and was accompanied by wonderful crostini. The Burrata was also nice and creamy. I had the Vongole and it was close to perfect, with a light, lemony, and slightly spicy sauce and linguini that tasted fresh and full of flavor. My son had the spaghetti ragu bolognese, however, and... More 

Thank Alaskatravel1234
Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly good Italian food in Claremont! We've had two sons go through the 5Cs and have grown resigned to mediocre foods options in the Village. Aruffo was a pleasant discovery, excellent pastas and friendly service in a bustling, noisy space. Big menu of standards and some unique items. The linguine ala vongole and lobster ravioli were stars. Didn't try the... More 

Thank RDM888
Claremont, California
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129 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Wines are not kept carefully, often taste a bit rancid by the glass. Cooking is OK, but often heavy and too salty. Not inspired.

Thank haohuangpianist
Ontario, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good food, service staff and manager a bit pretentious - the experience would have been better if the staff was a bit nicer

Thank nafarrate2017
Claremont, California, United States
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Delicious food, including seafood. Homemade garlic bread. Tempting desserts. Dark elegant atmosphere.

Thank Bob K
Palm Desert, CA
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Our party of six had a warm and comforting evening here, tucked into this cozy local restaurant and enjoying delicious pasta and chianti. The service was attentive, the ambience buzzy (quietly humming) and the food spot-on. Reservations are not exactly encouraged but they did reserve our table, warning that no-shows would be charged a $10 fee. Understandable, since this is... More 

Thank Barbara J
Rialto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Old friends are good friends, and da Aruffo is one of them. Perfect ambience, good food (Anerican-Italian fusion), and last night's service was excellent. Good to go back after almost a year.

Thank 104stevenp
Los Angeles
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

From the complimentary bread down to dessert --- this is food paradise. The bread is warm, freshly baked in-house, flavored with Italian herbs. It's hard not to wolf this down and ensure that there's lots of room for the main course. We both loved our pastas. The vongole is on point. You taste the sea --- they don't mess around... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +1 909-624-9624
Chef Tom & Valerie established Aruffo Italain Cuisine in the Claremont Village 28 years ago, it's been a Claremont Village "Best Place to Dine Out". Tom and Valerie's delicious selections of regional Italian specialities is inspired by their Italian Roots. Aruffo's menu highlights the bounty of artisan and house made ingredients, daily baked Italian bread, fresh pasta's, ocean fresh seafood, angus steaks, free-range poultry and veal. Influenced by farm to table, artisan foods, and authentic italian ingredients, their passion for exceptional italian cuisine is present in their signature bold Italain flavors with a refined twist.

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