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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

What a great find - easy to miss as down an arcade & upstairs, but wonderful food and at good prices, definitely excellent value for money. It's a small place so you may have to wait a few minutes for a table if it's busy, but it's well worth the wait. Staff were friendly & welcoming, service was great. Only... More 

1 Thank AngelaY69
Brisbane, Australia
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119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We were hungry after a long day tour and wanted a quiet place with good food. Walked in the door and smelt the aroma and knew we had found it. Not large and a little out of the way but great. Service was friendly and prompt, my hand made gluten free pizza was superb and all our toppings were yummy.... More 

1 Thank Dianne R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the place we are staying in. We found it hidden away and up some stairs between shops. The place itself is simply decorated but the food we ordered was very good and very hot. We ordered the garlic bread to begin with and the waitress suggested we had a medium one between all four... More 

1 Thank Car0le88
Hamilton, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this establishment. Still good value for money and the wine is not overpriced. Decor is nothing flash- but your not there to eat the decor! Can't speak highly enough about this place. It's upstairs and I don't think too many people notice it's location because it's upstairs. Don't miss this place when your next... More 

1 Thank Barriew007
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Always a little wary of restaurants upstairs and off the main drag. However, this was a surprise. Plain decor and furniture but ample space between tables. Friendly service even when busy attending to diners and takeaway customers. A good standard menu of Italian 'favourites' and adequate drinks list (good prices). Food was excellent with large portions. This is great value... More 

1 Thank MrandMrsP2014
Hobart, Australia
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

A clean and simple cafe upstairs with a pretty good menu, and an ample wine list. Ruffino's is made special by the staff who are exceptionally cheerful and who provide the character of an otherwise very simple eatery. The pizza we shared (the Vege Nutte) was exceptionally good, as was the wine we chose to accompany it. The couple at... More 

2 Thank cords52
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Went at a busy time. Waitresses were happy and helpful, but struggled to take orders or respond to simple requests such providing bottled water once we were seated. Consequently, my wife and I and other couples around us waited over half and hour before orders were taken. Quality of the food provided varied, my Lasangne was good, however my wife... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I'm only just catching up with my reviews so bear with me! In February 2014 my family travelled from the North East of England to New Zealand for a family wedding. After the wedding we began touring the North Island and spent a few days in Paihia. Whilst getting ready in my hotel, I search through this website to see... More 

1 Thank CStorey92
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This little place is up stairs and along a route that make you wonder if you have taken a wrong turn! The welcome was as if you had arrived home from a long trip and was friendly and cheerful. The restaurant is little but the taste of the food was magnificent. The mid size pizza was plenty for two of... More 

Thank Jane P
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Good find off the Main Street. Great service and portions. Good value for money many backpackers in but good atmosphere. Ate there 3 times.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?