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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 March 2018

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

Thank Smuckers1
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

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Ruffino's is an institution in Paihia. It seems to have been there forever, and always delivers with tasty wholesome italian food. We had dinner here one evening and two nights later we had a take out pasta salad that was oh so delicious. Well worth...More

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Non pretentious food in a non pretentious location but everytime we holiday in Paihia this is our go to place. The service was outstanding, we were lucky to get a table and the waitress placed our mains order in front of a very large group...More

Thank fleetwoodmac1
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This team really do themselves proud with their delicious pizza and pizza bread. We had the garlic pizza bread and a greek salad to begin our meal, both of these were delicious and a perfect way to start. We then continued to order the rest...More

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

Hi there, thanks for your review however firstly the instructions on the microwaves are weights for our frozen products which helps with consistency in our portions and we keep them up there for training purposes, the herbs on top of the vegetables are mixed herbs...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our family visited here twice during out break in Paihia. The staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The food was served quickly and everything tasted very fresh. Value for money made it an excellent place for our family to eat.

Thank Sarah2304
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Service was good. However the quality of food was poor. The roast pumpkin ravioli was inedible. The pizzas were below average.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We were looking for fish and chips and stumbled across this great little pizza joint. The large portions have reasonable prices, and the small staff were incredibly friendly. Incredibly large menu with unique pizzas - - nutty veggie, Greek, or pork and prawn. As a...More

Thank Cuppa C
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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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