We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Pizza Pasta Ruffino

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7964
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 273: English reviews
Level Contributor
175 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We happened up Ruffino's quite by accident but are so happy we did. On our arrival they were unsure whether they had any room left but quickly made room for us at the window bar. It was a busy night with many locals dining there. This indicated to us that the food must be good otherwise the local would not... More 

Thank AussieSuzie53
Hutton Rudby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We came across this restaurant quite by accident due to the fact that the weekend we were in Paihia so were over two thousand Harley Davidson owners! You can imagine that at meal times and especially in the evenings dining places were at a premium. All the main eating places in the town were full by the time we strolled... More 

1 Thank Richard D
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
187 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

If you're looking for a cheap, value for money Italian style meal, this is the place. Definitely, no frills but value for money in pizza or pasta meals. The manager took a personal interest in the service. The food was plentiful, tasty and served quickly. Can't fault the restaurant. Recommended.

1 Thank arbruse
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Don't get the seafood medley , for being in the bay of islands you would think the ingredients they use would be fresh, mussels especially are marinated to try avoid the defrosted bland taste. especially for the large price you pay for a medium sized pizza..

Thank TJ-NZL
Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, however when I did ask you if you enjoyed your meal on a couple of occasions you said everything was fine...Once again as I have said before if a customer is unhappy with their meals tell us on the night so we can take it on board and possibly solve the situation then . Thanks More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We visited on a busy holiday weekend and the staff did a good job keeping everyone happy. Our pizza was very tasty. I would especially recommend this restaurant if you are dining with children as there was a good selection of kids meals which were very good value. The staff are warm and welcoming and made it a great dining... More 

1 Thank lachynkel
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Off the main strip of Paihia, this little hole in the wall has great service and pretty good pizza. Despite it being a holiday weekend and everywhere else being packed Ruffino's was able to seat us immediately and we were eating in no time.

1 Thank Erin B
Mainz, Germany
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

In Paihia can be difficult to get a table at peak times. We turned up here on a recommendation and had a little wait but we were served nicely and had a good couple of pizzas.

Thank entremet
Limassol, Cyprus
Level Contributor
93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We were looking for a place for a quick supper and this fitted the bill perfectly. It's a family run business, it's professional and clean, on a first floor position. The two of us shared a pizza and a salad and it came quickly and that did us fine. I would say however that it was very light on the... More 

Thank therapina
Espoo, Finland
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Good selection of food. Pizza was ok, so was the lasagne, pasta carbonara not too great and not really my idea of a real carbonara. Quick service and clean place.

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

Hi there, thankyou for dining with us at Ruffino's. Thanks for your feedback. However we do have a sign at the front counter asking for feedback and we ask every customer how their meal was so it is a shame you didnt let us know then so we could take your opinion on board right then and there ... More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We had a pizza made to our specifications and the result was very good, happy to recommend this spot.

Thank Geoffrey G

Travellers who viewed Pizza Pasta Ruffino also viewed

Paihia, Bay of Islands
Paihia, Bay of Islands

Been to Pizza Pasta Ruffino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pizza Pasta Ruffino staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?