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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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“italian food” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had pasta and pizza at Ruffinos for a late dinner and it was still super busy, showing its popularity. Great food and good sized portions.

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here for a meal as looking for somewhere that doesn't just do seafood. At first we were a bit unsure as it was upstairs and along a corridor. when we got there it was very quiet which can be a little disconcerting, however the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor isn’t much but the pizza was excellent, crispy base, fresh ingredients. We had the ruffino’s pizza with tomato sauce, cheese, onion, ham, bacon, garlic and capsicum which was the best! Very good value. Restaurant not on the ground floor but upstairs but look...More

Thank Whitehalltraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a quick dinner near our motel and this place got decent comments. They apparently do mostly takeaway business as we were the only people dining in. We ordered a jumbo pepperoni pizza but only got a medium (that's all we were...More

Thank dskid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have dined there twice, both times walking away satisfied. My wife had Lasagna and I had carbonara first time and vegetable fettuccine the second time. Prompt and polite service.

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unusual setting (upstairs and down a corridor or two), but the rewards are some of the best pizza you've ever tasted. We had a vegetable (my partner said it was the best she'd ever had) and I chomped on a seafood, which was good...More

Thank iandsmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small place, with very basic decor, which offers both take away and eat in options. They serve good food for a fair price. I would recommend.

Thank veronicaduplooy40
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Went here based on Trip Advisor reviews & we weren’t disappointed, best pizza I’ve had in years! Delicious!!

Thank Rosalyn S
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Walking upstairs we wondered what was waiting! The best pizzas in town were an absolute hit with us and our teenage granddaughter. Gluten free base (for me) no bother and the base for one of the best I have tasted. Well done!

Thank 741susie
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Two of us arrived just before 9pm on a Tuesday night. Despite the opening hours on TripAdvisor saying it is open until 10pm we were told (slightly brashly) that we were too late to eat in and could order take away only. There were still...More

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Kyla M, Owner at Pizza Pasta Ruffino, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

I apologize for this, I have tried continuously to change our closing time on trip advisor...yes our closing time does vary but food is available up to 9pm regardless, we have had some personal family issues on that week which affected the running of the...More

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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
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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