Above & Beyond
Celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at Ruvo. Had a wonderful experience! When I booked on open table I stated it was a special occasion (anniversary). They had a special table held for us and then when they brought our check told us that desserts and coffee was on them!! We were totally shocked! This type of treatment is not as heard of today. Great restaurant, delicious food and friendly staff! Thank you :)
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food has been consistently
The food has been consistently delicious each time we dine here.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian food. You have
Great Italian food. You have to pay for parking in municipal lot but it was worth it. We would go again.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, service, and atmosphere
Food, service, and atmosphere were all top notch. Will definitely return.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a dining experience-service friendly-knowledgeable and always timely-Dinner was served timely/ delicious/appealing presentation/ and always exceeds our expectations :):)-Salads are always fresh/crisp and large-Desserts are to die for delicious especially the Gelato/bread pudding & cheese cake-Highly recommend and also reservations -Bar is always friendly and usually packed..
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very good experience
We had a very good experience at Ruvo. They had some specialty drinks that were very good. The bread (which my family has a particular weakness for) was really good - we asked for seconds !
Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant. The only service hiccup was that the person delivering our entrees (not our waitress) mixed up who got what. No biggy - we corrected the oversight ourselves.
The entrees were really nice with the portion sizes being perfect.
We live in Westhampton but like an occasional trip to Port Jefferson. Ruvo will definitely be part of our restaurant power rotation !
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We started Restaurant Week with an early dinner and also introduced a new friends/couple to Ruvo East. We all happened to order the same dinner selection-Flounder W/Shrimp-excellent choice -was served perfectly prepared- Salads were crisp/fresh and large and soup was a appetite delight. followed once again with all having the Cheese Cake-Light and creamy--Will all return as all absolutely enjoyed the food-atmosphere and service - timely-friendly -Highly recommend and make reservations..
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Truly Delicious Evening
This is our second time here -- definitely not our last! Service is excellent, and the food is rich and delicious. Portion sizes are pretty much perfect!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks for joining LI Rest. Week
My wife and another couple found Ruvo via as a result of Restaurant Week. The restaurant was terrific. Food was fantastic. Service was great. Wine was reasonalbly priced. Only complaint was that the restaurant indoor tempature was cold.
We will be back.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good eats down port
Great meal, great service and great location. Started out with a pleasant greeting and ended with outstanding dessert!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Local Gem
Our meals were delicious as usual! The service was great and the restaurant was pretty quiet because we ate early. We always enjoy eating there.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
"We loved the relaxed feel of this place, it seems comfortable and bright. We definitely will return to try more dishes. The brunch menu is small, but the dishes are very tasty. Everyone loved the crab cakes! Service was well-timed and friendly. The bar looks very
inviting, too. We will be back to try the bar and the dinner menu!"
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
our favorite & best place to celebrate our anniversary- w/complimentary toast-glass of champagne-(Thank You-very pleasant surprise!!) Started with salad-fresh crisp and vinaigrette dressing is so tasty you want to dip your complimentary bread in it.. I ordered the Fresh Clams over l spaghetti -what a presentation-so eye appealing I was savoring every mouthful even before actually eating-Yummy..The Veal scallopini -veal cutlets were thin plentiful and sauteed perfectly in the lighted mouth watering sauce-We were both delightfully sated with our dinner choices we decided to split one dessert of Chocolate Crunch Gelato-(Best choice ever-Creamy and with enough crunch were totally satisfied & happy. recommend and reservations on Saturday Night
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ruvo should be on your short
Ruvo should be on your short list. From the moment you are greeted at the door, your experience will be wonderful. The service staff is attentive, the food is fresh and hot, and the deserts are divine. Special attention was given to our children, which is a plus.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful Mother's Day Brunch
Delicious food and large portions (almost too big!), prix fixe mother's day menu was amazing and everything was so good! Crab cake appetizer with lentils, Spinach and crab stuffed cod entree, and and chocolate peanut butter cake with ice cream for dessert were all amazing.
The atmosphere is beautiful, small but not cramped, bright sun light space with yellow walls and white table clothes, very Tuscan feeling. Good wine, great service. All around great experience! We went there for a celebratory dinner back in November and had a similarly excellent experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is the Draw
Ruvo is pleasant in decor and ambience, although the noise level is a bit high. Our server was attentive and friendly, but never obtrusive, The attraction is the food itself, which is prepared interestingly but not pretentiously. The duck is outstanding, the pasta very good, and the special of swordfish with guacamole was a treat--prepared underdone just as ordered. We had a nice house wine, though the by-the-glass serving wasn't particularly generous. After 9:00 a band with a mainstream repertoire ehtertained at the bar.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service is always great as is the food. The desserts are to die for!!!!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My adult children wanted to celebrate my husband's birthday and chose RUVO's because it is one of our favorite dining spots. Port Jefferson had a fair that day so parking was not easy. The hostess helped expedite our dining by offering us her parking spot. All our experiences have been great at Ruvo's. We have been there for dinner, drinks, lunch and brunch and each time we have left happy.
6/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our new fave!
Our family went to Ruvo to celebrate Fathers Day and it was fantastic! Delicious food, lovely, conversation encouraging atmosphere, great wait staff. Ruvo is now our # 1 favorite restaurant. We had a delicious, wonderful evening.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a party of 4 going on Father's Day. They did not raise prices, kept brunch & price fixed menu.
Everyone enjoyed their selection.
A place with good food & definitely reasonable prices.
Service was excellent.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ruvo East was perfect/atmosphere/server/quality & presentation of food.Started with a round of mixed drinks from the Bar(Johnny walker red/Apricot sour & Captain Morgan served promptly and enjoyed while viewing the menu- made to our delight All ordered Cavatelli/lobster w/cannelloni beans,spinach,tomato,basil,roasted garlic-all agreed it was excellent-Salads served with fresh sliced strawberries/crisp arugula & tasty -dinners were served with assortment of fresh warm breads& assorted olives.Dessert -all had the delicious portion of coffee gelato-mouth watering creamy & delicious with just a little more than a hint of coffee(another favorite)-Dinner is Always a Tasty Delight- highly recommend-reservations-casual
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
we'll be back
All diners at our table raved about their meals. Italian with a a lighter touch- perfect! Only complaint was the weak AC on a hot night.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was delicious, staff personable, friendly and very helpful. Would highly recommend to friends.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We very much enjoyed our dinner at Ruvo this past Friday night. We were there in time for the early bird special, which was well worth the money. Many choices and excellent food. The staff was friendly and professional and didn't rush us out.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service
Excellent food with excellent service. The NY shell steak with red wine demiglaze and Gorgonzola was out of this world, the salmon was some of the best I have ever eaten, the chocolate chunk, caramel bread pudding was phenomenol and the salads were delicious as well.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
picturesque and charming
Set in a quaint location and adorable cottage. Lovely but loud due to size. Service was efficient and attentive. Food was flavorful and filling without being overbearing.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A rustic nook!
I've enjoyed meals several times, and am yet to be disappointed.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've always enjoyed Ruvo's
We've always enjoyed Ruvo's and bring our friends there quite often. It's easy to get to for us and parking is good.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rob (Manager)Warm & Friendly yet professional-Natalie Excellent Server-Win Win. Started w/exceptional drinks fr the bar-followed by Potato leek w/cheddar soup & specialty salad-Dinners were served timely & hot-excellent choices-Clams w/spaghetti in white wine sauce :) Shrimp &Flounder Orgenato-& 2 Veal Scallopini /Desserts were Chocolate Cherry Gelatto (Absolutely heavenly) recommend weekend reservation -Enjoy Bar/lounge-Menu-Already planning our next Dinner @ Ruvo's East..
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this little neighborhood gem! The waitstaff is absolutely the best - very courteous - and of course the food is delish!
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was better this time
Prior to this visit we rated the restaurant poorly for it's Sunday Brunch, however, upon return for dinner, we found it to be the excellent experience it had been for us in the past.
Brunch is not their strong suit, dinner is.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Price Fix
Great three course plus coffee or tea. Nice choice and terrific taste. We will return.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started my Birthday @ Ruvo"s East-(greeted by Rob)- Drinks at the Bar (Kevin) high energy/friendly & engaging(Happy Hour!!) w/free hot baked Potato Chip-delicious-Sat in a cozy booth(Natalie-best server!!)-ordered fr Fixed Price Menu- started of fresh olives & warm assortment of breads) Salad-fresh/crisp-Veal scaloppini & steak topped w/ Gorgonzola cheese both had sides of pasta w/Bolonaise sauce -both absolutely a delight for one's taste buds-perfectly prepared -desert -mouth watering Choco-Galato & warm bread pudding served w/vanilla ice ream-YUM!!!! Ruvo"s is like going to your Mom's for a special holiday meal-prepared for you with love!! Always leaves us ready to return for another food delightful evening
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
a really nice place, we loved the bar, (the couch could be a little more comfortable, I would change that to traditional not modern)
bartender was attentive, we like that.
our waiter Patrick, young but wise to notice we where not in a rush and waited ever so long for us to turn our attention to the menu.
we never felt rushed or did he hover over us, but very attentive to all our needs. good man. we both had veal, excellent and more than generous amounts. the wine was excellent, even the coffee was great. we really enjoyed our stay. we will be back.
a very short walk from the ferry dock, a nice walk. you guys have a gem, embrace it. Oh, the prices where reasonable too.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was hot, fresh and delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and the maître d was welcoming and checked on us. cannot wait to go back....
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a gift card and saved it for our anniversary. The food was amazing but the prices are high. After it was all said and done we used our 100.00 card for 2 but it was worth it. They have a lot of wine and advertise it heavily. If we didn't have a gift card I'm not sure we would spend that much often. But it was cozy and they accommodated us well. Again if you have the money, the food was great!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall the it was a great experience. The one and only problem we had was the windows they decided to leave open were by the smokers area. Made absolute no sense so we asked them to shut them and the rest of the night was great. You have to try the seared tuna!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best crispy duck ever. Great risotto. Bread pudding is heavenly.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our evening immensely. The dining area was warm and inviting, staff friendly yet professional, and accommodating to gluten free diet. The prix fixe menu allowed us to sample almost everything we wanted to order. We were glad that we took the recommendation for the excellent house wine. They wrapped some of the ample portions for us to take home. There was plenty of parking in the metered lot. We will not miss this place on our next visit!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great price fix meal
We dined there before attending Les Mis at Theater Three. The food was delicious. They provide enough variety on their price fixed menu. The service was adequate and servers were pleasant.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oct. 28, 2013 dining
Ruvo is a great find in Port Jeff. It has a great comfortable feel. The service was great; the waitstaff very attentive but not hovering. The meal flowed nicely and we never felt rushed. The hot antipasto was delicious and calamari crisp and plentiful. I enjoyed my cod and shrimp oregenata. Everything was very fresh. My husband said his veal parmigiana was tasty, but a bit tough. A friend had the eggplant rollatini and enjoyed it very much. We shared tarimusu which was creamy and delicious! It was a lovely evening.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I felt like a celebrity when they took us to the little nook in the corner. VIP treatment to the extent! I would recommend this restaurant to everybody. I'm so excited till the next time I go there.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ruvo's is always consistently
Ruvo's is always consistently good, especially the seasonal menus choices. We also enjoy the small plates which are also available daily. The prix fix is wonderful. Very nice ambience and service is always outstanding. Bar is very lively Friday/Sat. nights with live music.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
BEST MEAL OF MY LIFE
LOVED my Restaurant Week selection! My cousin and I originally planned to eat at a different restaurant but I found Ruvo on the list and was pleased with the menu choices. Even happier now to know that they offer the same menu as a price fixe! We will be returning!! Our appetizer choice was the arancini. Perfectly crunchy on the outside, soft and yummy inside with just the right amount of sauce. We had ordered the veal scallopini and the beef short ribs. OMG, both were delicious and served as huge portions! I preferred the short ribs. I had wanted to order the tiramisu for dessert, until I found out that the gelato was caramel pear and the sobetto was pear with Riesling. So we ordered them and were not disappointed. Make sure to visit!!!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was spectacular!
The food was spectacular! The diver scallops for an appetizer couldn't have been a more perfect pick. They were cooked perfectly and served over risotto. My husband and I tried the pumpkin ravioli and the duck. The duck had a crispy skin and the sauce was amazing. It was my first time trying pumpkin ravioli and I loved it. What a light pumpkin flavor, served in a butter sauce with homemade ravioli. I had bread pudding for dessert, my husband the cheesecake, both of us felt they were once again at the top of the game. I would absolutely return to and recommend this restaurant.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I found this place because of restaurant week and had an absolute blast there! Food and dinner was great, and then we had even more fun at the bar after dinner. The staff was extremely friendly, accommodating, and fun! Will definitely be going back :)
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent find in Port Jefferson
We were lookig for a good Italian restaurant about an hour east of us to meet some friends. After checking some places on Open Table we came upon Ruvo East.Very good reviews and located well for us. The reviews were correct. Very good food,service, and ambiance.The price fixed menue had a good selection and the price was reasonable. We will definitely return.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Need faster bartenders.
Food was great! Service was very attentive. The bartenders need to get the drinks for the tables faster.
Paying for parking was a first for us on Long Island, but that's not Ruvo's fault.
Will be going back.
Thank you for a great Anniversary dinner!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere and good food
Ruvo had excellent service and food, we went for my boyfriend's birthday and we were really impressed. Definitely would recommend and will be going back soon. They have specials on certain days and offer a price fixe menu. Additionally, on Wednesday's they have a discount on bottles of wine, which was nice to take advantage of!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pretty, warm and welcoming
Pretty, warm and welcoming restaurant. It had been highly recomended by friends and I was not disappointed. The staff was helpful and friendly and the food was delicious. Cream of potato soup delightful, as well as the special, pumpkin ravioli. I will definitely return.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM