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18811 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-6114
+1 225-753-3458
11:30 - 21:00
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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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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Micah W
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time to BR in many years. Went to an old favorite. Just as good as I remembered. Don't miss this place when in BR.

Thank Txguy7527
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually got here late on a a Thursday evening and the place was packed with an hour wait.. but.. so worth it. From the drink selection and pairing to food was outstanding. Go hungry and forget about your diet, very rich favorable food. We will be back. The bar service too was really positive especially as crowded as they... More 

Thank Danny W
Gonzales, Louisiana
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the Italian Night cooking class offered by Ruffino's. What an awesome experience we had. The food was spectacular, the wine was paired well, the chefs were comical however they were very informative about the food preparation. There were pulls to win prizes and each couple had a bottle of red wine wine to take home. This was a wonderful... More 

Thank John M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just before Christmas my wife and I along with 4 others went to Ruffino's for dinner. Immediately after being seated our waiter informed us that several items on the menu were not available. This happened twice more during the evening. Ruffino's was out of certain champagnes, main courses, etc. In addition, the service was very sub-par. This is now the... More 

Thank houston1949
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Decided to give this place a try after hearing many times how good the food was so me and the wife met some frieds to try it out. The wait was pretty long but i would expect it to be with a restaurant of this caliber. I ordered the ribeye steak and was highly impressed it was one of the... More 

Thank jid-1989
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was the 2nd time I've been to Ruffino's, and this time I was there with my sisters for dinner. I wasn't impressed the first time, but that was several years ago, so I decided I'd give it another try. The only thing I liked was the crabmeat cheesecake and the wine. They definitely have a very nice wine list.... More 

Thank Martha B
Huntsville, Alabama
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146 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had dinner with my wife's sister after Christmas and was very pleased with this restaurant. The menu is somewhat limited in the Italian cuisine, but the food we had was very good. There veil is very good and not tough as is in many places. The décor is nice with the fireplaces which makes it warm and homey. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?