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Pizza Pasta Ruffino

39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (68 reviews)
“italian food” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for a basic dinner for the family and cant go past good pizza a pasta. The food was on point and good value, the restaurant is tucked away upstairs so dont be put off and take your family for great food!

Thank bsmurray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great, freshly prepared pizza and pasta. Don’t be put off by the exterior and entrance- a warm welcome awaits you! Inside a shopping mall and up steps- well worth the detour. Our party of 4 had 3 pizzas, vegetarian, 4 seasons and cannelloni with Greek...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We luv our pizzas. We would generally try a pizza in most places that we visit. I can honestly these are the best Pizzas we have had. Thin Base ( made at premises) and the toppings are plentiful. I also had a greek salad. We...More

Thank CindyJohn2015
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

After having a few nights out at expensive restaurants, we just felt like a pizza, checked out others places and even though this one was upstairs with no real view, the food was really good. We had 2 pizzas and saw others with pasta which...More

Thank pegasus_oz
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Can’t speak for the pizzas because my wife and I both had pasta, but both the cannelloni and fettuccine carbonara were excellent, largely on account of the homemade pasta (and in the case of the carbonara the really rich sauce). Basic eat-in or [in the...More

Thank Chris_and_Jean
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Remember back in the 90's, before gourmet pizzas and fast-food chains that insist on fat bases and little toppings? Pizzas were honest, simple ingredients and most of all tasty. This is what Ruffinos does. We had two small pizzas for the boys and a medium...More

Thank Gmoney484
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We visited and had the Mexican pizza and Meat Lover's pizza. Both were freshly made and cooked. Tasted delicious. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Wine was reasonably priced. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Beverley W
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for the great feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Thanks again

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Bought the seafood pizza for dinner while on holiday in Paihia. It was the worst seafood pizza I've eaten! None of the seafood was fresh. It was all preserved/packaged and frozen seafood on the topping. The prawns used were the tiny frozen shrimps, really salty...More

Thank Somjoon
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi there, I apologize you didn't enjoy your meal, but we do however ask every customer if they enjoyed their meals when they come up to pay, you failed to notify us of your disappointment so how are we able to correct this or refund...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Set back from the main seafront and located upstairs it doesn't give very good first impressions but even though small, made good use of the space around the edge of the room by putting in benching for people to sit at. Very nice Porky Prawn...More

Thank Hillsider17
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Tried this first for a takeaway and enjoyed the fresh pasta and lovely sauces so much, we returned a few nights later in a group f 4 to eat in. Very much an understated, casual, upstairs venue but with a pleasant buzz and friendly staff....More

Thank I2977YPjohn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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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