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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (68 reviews)
“italian food” (7 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The ambience was not inviting but comfortable, however I think they rely on takeaway food. The food was fresh and very tasty. Had enough to takeaway for later. The service was very good.

Thank Funfoodfavourites
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Very good service friendly staff and very tasty pizza!! We had the small supreme to take away and it was great! Would love to dine in next time we are up that way. An instant favourite for my family and I. Highly recommended.

Thank Joshua D
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I went on a Saturday evening and got there ahead of the crowd. I had the Hawaiian pizza and they did not scrimp on the toppings. Glad I went early because two large groups, six or eight in each, showed up right after I got...More

Thank frank a
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Good food, good service. There was an interesting choice of pizzas and pastas. The choices were wide enough to satisfy any choice or dietary requirement.

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Salads were fresh and tasty as were the lovely pizza, staff are awesome in a rather cramped busy restaurant.

Thank digsdrains
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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
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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