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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
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing flash in the decor and you need to actually fin it upstairs. Doesn't take a lot of customers so be prepared to wait for table. Perhaps initially understaffed the night we were there and needed an extra service staff. Nevertheless service was good and food was also very good. Absolutely delicious pizza bread and pasta was ample and tasty.

Thank ElvisInvercargill
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a quaint little restaurant upstairs above the shops. It isn't fancy, but the vegetarian pizza we had was delicious.

Thank Sharyn1958
Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the lasagne and the fettuccine (vegetarian). Both were very tasty. We had enough to take away for lunch the following day.

Thank 50shirl
Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located fairly deep in a shopping block, be prepared to wait or make a reservation or get ready to order takeaway. There's a wide selection of starters, pasta and pizza. There are about 10 tables and two rows which face outwards from the second floor. I was impressed with the authentic taste of my Porky and Seafood Medley pizzas. Beer... More 

Thank lokety
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn't recommend when so many other choices, just felt like pizza, BAD choice, not sure, but wouldn't go back.

Thank Rhonda V
Brisbane, Australia
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186 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 or a lovely sit down restaurant with nice decor. Ordered a 12" medium supreme very... More 

Thank Karen W
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 restaurant. The windows are set high but are panoramic if you are tall or standing... More 

Thank Culburra
Northwich, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 review

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!! More 

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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 would be entertained so might not be the same owners or staff in the future.

Thank Chris K
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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 but the pasta was rather solid due to re-heating. Overall quite cheap but very average.

Thank BobRob-Wilts

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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