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18811 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-6114
+1 225-753-3458
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just had another great meal. The brazen pork belly was so tender and delicious. Steaks are always great. I had the oysters appetizer and the cedar plank caprese salad was awesome. Never a bad meal. Thanks

Thank Bradmess1
Metairie, Louisiana
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cedar plank grilled redfish is their signature dish and it is worth going for that alone. But wait? the steaks are fantastic, the other seafood offerings are top notch and the wine selections can satisfy anyone.

Thank Gregory R
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried the lump blue crab meat with spagetti in a marinara sauce. They sauce was really too sweet. Everywhere I have Italian food in Louisiana, the sauce is sweet. San Marzano tomatoes don't need to have sugar added. Everyone does it. Guilio's is probably the best at making sauce. Have been to this restaurant several times, steaks are great,... More 

Thank AlbertusMaximus
New Orleans, Louisiana
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at Ruffino's maybe 8 times over the years, always because I'm with other people who want to go. Last night we were 5 adults. Gripes: When we got to the restaurant, my name was not listed, though I had made reservations. THe hostess says, "well maybe you made it for the wrong day." No, I did not. Luckily... More 

Thank Creolady
ruffinosrestaurant, Manager at Ruffino's, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for better ways to provide guests with exceptional service. I'm glad to hear that you have been here so many times this year, and I'm sorry that your last visit did not exceed your expectations, but we would love to have you back. I'd like a chance to talk to you... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Been going to Ruffino's for many years. The attention to the little details from the server to the fresh preparation of the food was a major reason why we frequently went. The past few times the wait staff and food was mediocre. The menu has changed offering less choices. The atmosphere is nothing special as in the past. Baton Rouge... More 

Thank BRTraveler70726
ruffinosrestaurant, Manager at Ruffino's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We have high standards for what we expect from our staff and we are continually trying to make it better every day. This kind of feedback provides us an opportunity to address situations to make sure that all of our future guests are having a true Ruffino's experience. Would you mind contacting me directly at... More 

Santa Clara, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and food! Great wine selection and cotton candy served on a platter at the end of the meal. A bit pricey but worth it!!

Thank 219marlar
Lagos, Nigeria
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7 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Two years ago, we had a rehearsal dinner there before one of our daughter's wedding. Had a private room for about 100 people and Ruffinos did a wonderful job. Two years later, another daughter got married in Baton Rouge. Ruffinos has an events hall, down near the Mississippi River. We had the wedding and reception there and Ruffinos catered it.... More 

Thank davehackcvx
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Tonight was our 2nd time to Ruffino's. My wife and I went there for our 1st Anniversary, 9 years ago. We brought our daughter with us tonight to celebrate Valentine's day late together. Great atmosphere and our waiter was great also but the food was not what I remembered or expected. I got the veal parmesan and the taste wasn't... More 

2 Thank Micah W
ruffinosrestaurant, Manager at Ruffino's, responded to this review

Thank you Micah, and we appreciate your honesty. We are always looking for ways to make our restaurant better and feedback from our guest is often the most helpful in determining ways we can improve. Would you mind giving us a call at the restaurant? Our phone number is 225-753-3458 and you can ask to speak with Nick. I'd like... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The waiter was borderline competent. The food wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. Dinners had obviously been under a hot lamp 10 minutes too long. Really just wanted to get the food away from me, another member of my party was still waiting for wine halfway through his meal. I was embarrassed as we were interviewing someone for a... More 

Thank O3017FErobertk
ruffinosrestaurant, Manager at Ruffino's, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that your experience was not what you expected. We strive to provide our guests with exceptional food and service, to provide much higher than an average experience. I would greatly appreciate if you called the restaurant to speak with me directly about your experience so that we may address these situations from happening again in the future.... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went for a birthday party. It was in their private room, which was nice. Service and atmosphere were great. We had to pick between 3 main course dishes. My husband and I got the filet, and although it was cooked properly, it had no flavor. The same was true with the mashed potatoes. I was very disappointed

Thank beachbum329
ruffinosrestaurant, Manager at Ruffino's, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that your experience was not what you expected for your birthday outing. Our restaurant strives for a higher standard with our food than what you received. I would love the opportunity to speak with you directly about your experience so we may appropriately address the problems that you encountered. Our restaurant phone number is 225-753-3458, and my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18811 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-6114
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
  • Phone Number: +1 225-753-3458

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?