On every visit to Ruffino's we've had a great experience. We'll be back again. Thanks.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious as always! Never
Delicious as always! Never disappoints! Looking forward to my next visit.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with friend
My first visit to this restaurant and found the food extremely tasty and the service very good. The only drawback was the elevated noise level but the dining area was full. Otherwise, will definitely go again.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and service. Interesting
Good food and service. Interesting dishes. Family friendly
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seating arrangement diappointing
We are frequent visitors to Ruffino's for special occasions. We were disappointed that we were seated right next to a large, noisy table when we would have preferred sitting with smaller tables and enjoying a quieter more romantic dinner. .We noted on our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary. The food and service were fabulous as always. Ruffino's is hands down our favorite restaurant. I think next time we will have to be more specific as to where we would like to sit, though a restaurant of Ruffino's caliber should be more discerning in their seating arrangements. We will definitely go back, though.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I tried this place for the first time for our Anniversary and we were not disappointed! The atmosphere was nice and the food was great! We ordered the Maine Lobster and Surf n Turf and both were outstanding! For dessert we ordered the white chocolate bread pudding with whiskey sauce and the only complaint there is that I wanted a bigger piece because it was so delicious! We were also bought a place that had Happy Aniversary spelled out in different sauces which was cool looking. For everyone they bring you back to childhood and bring cotton candy to the table! Will definitely visit again!!!!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food was great, as it always is, and the waitstaff was very accommodating. They had great team work and several other servers pitched in to refill water, ask if we need anything, pour us more olive oil with our bread, etc. I felt very taken care of.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall experience was great! I had outstanding service! It was a great special occasion! The staff sought to see that we had flawless service, great food, and a perfect relaxing time!!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite restaurants
One of my favorite restaurants in Baton Rouge! It has the best atmosphere and lighting. The service and food are amazing! Definitely recommend!!!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Good Meal!!
I went with the lasanga; never had before. Was delicious!! Large enough portion to satisfy a big eater like myself. Friendly, attentive staff. Would recommend. Will be back!!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday celebration w/ a flourish!
Ruffino's starts every meal with a delicious olive oil and Pamesan dipping sauce for their delicious Italian bread! Our Bread waiter served it with a lovely flourish! One never sees too many good-looking twenty-year-old males that can present food in such a wonderful way! Thank you for a Great beginning to a marvelous meal shared with my immediate family to celebrate my birthday and Father's Day as well. The food was outstanding! The creole tomato caprese special was delectable! The Wild Alaskan King Salmon was perfectly cooked over a cauliflower purée! My birthday cheesecake was beautifully presented on a decorated place and the coffee was perfect as always! Thank you for the memories!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to spend an evening
Ruffino's is a wonderful place to spend and evening for cocktails and dinner. Great food, service and ambiance.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and our waitress was very friendly. The only compliant is that it was almost too dark, which made reading the menu a little difficult. And I don't like getting blinded by the sunlight when I stepped out of the restaurant when leaving lol. Everything else was great though! Would definitely go back!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have recently discovered Ruffino's as a true gem! We like to enjoy fine dining about once a week, and we have been going here for at least four out of our last eight trips out! I have had the filet all four times, and it is delicious and pretty consistent each time. We have had the braised pork cheeks and crawfish cakes, veal and ribeye. Wonderful food, spectacular atmosphere and staff, and much better prices than Sullivan's!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here is always awesome with some really good specials and some classic standards. What sets them apart is the wait staff. They are completely awesome. We had a pretty serious business dinner and the waiter was attentive but allowed us to conduct the business without pressuring us to order or leave. Very Rare.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I looked up Italian restaurants on google maps and Ruffino's popped up and had many great reviews. It was very easy to make a reservation from my phone. The atmosphere was cute but way too loud on this particular night. Service was perfect and the food was everything I had hoped for. I had the eggplant Parmesan and it was absolutely delicious. I cannot wait to go back! Not only is the food delicious, it is true Italian!
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, wonderful place
It was our first time at Ruffino's. we went for our anniversary and had a fabulous meal! Their seafood is the freshest ever and made each meal that much better. Just a great meal, along with the wait staff and special surprises they do for you - we will definitely go back. 10 Stars for this place!!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband suggested this place for my birthday and I'm glad we went! The food was delectable. The waiters were incredibly courteous, the food came out quickly, and we were placed in a beautiful area right next to the fireplace. The ambience was spectacular.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
great overall experience
I made a reservation, table was ready immediately when I arrived. This was probably the fourth or fifth time I 've eaten at Rufffino's, the food and service have always been excellent and they were again on this occasion.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner - Great Service
We had a wonderful dinner at Ruffino's to celebrate a birthday. Both the special items and the regular menu items were superb. The service was attentive and outstanding. Our total bill for wine, appetizers, entrees and side salads was $70/person, including tip.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most times it's great. Sometimes no
We special requested a romantic birthday dinner and were still seated next to a loud group of 15 complaining seniors. Even as we ordered, they interrupted and he left to help them!). I wish we'd been seated elsewhere or at least made not to feel so unimportant that he would just leave as we were speaking. The wine I ordered was unable to be found, so i ordered a different glass of a red wine. It came out in a single glass with ice in it, not a wine glass, but as if it was scotch or something; the server knew it was wrong, but brought it out anyway and asked if it was acceptable! The food was fine, but the sides cold.
Overall, Ruffino's was seriously lacking in service. We will not be back for a special occasion.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic anniversary thanks to our perfect experience here. Love the fireplaces, mood lighting, food and friendly staff!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must do
Finally got to go here and what a treat. All are so friendly and attentive. The food was well presented and full of flavor. Would definitely go back...either for special occasion or "just because." This restaurant can accommodate both reasons to go.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We shared my birthday with another couple - enjoyed everything about our meal - thanks
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food I always fantastic. Only issue-Bottled beers came to the table a little warm. 1st time ordering osso bucco-it was the star of our table!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steaks we had were very good ... Flavorful, tender. The staff was attentive but not too much to the point of being bothersome. The atmosphere was nice and we had a pleasant experience and will definately be back. Oh we're early eaters so this doesn't cover the later time frame for atmosphere, noise and such.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time as always. The food was delicious,service was excellent.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go with friends!
We went with friends, and although I'm on a diet, we all had wonderful meals and it was a lot of fun being in an energetic place. We all enjoyed our food and company. However, it was a bit loud! I could not hear the guy across the table from me. Don't go if you want a QUIET night with your spouse or date.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Dining Experience
The food was excellent; but the wait staff was even better. They were in tuned to our visit and made it a most memorable occasion. I have recounted our night to more than one person. I not only intend on returning, I intend to send a number of friends.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food -great service -only drawback is that it can be noisy b/c the owners pack the tables in. But they fill them up to!
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We took our two children for my oldest's 16th birthday. My younger son, who is autistic, enjoyed the "make your own pizza" feature and relished the experience- and he is extremely choosy. The steak, seafood and pasta were all excellent. Mary, our waitress, was phenomenal.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took our son there for his birthday. Food, service, and everything else was absolutely outstanding. They also helped make his birthday a special occasion. Excellent in every way.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you're lucky enough to get in the weekend of an LSU home game, you'll enjoy yourself immensely. It is energetic, but not overwhelming. The wine selection is great (so are their specialty cocktails) and the menu (even a shortened one for game weekends) is wonderful.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Busy Night - Great Place
Was in town for the Auburn/LSU game and visited Ruffino's on Friday night. The place was packed but the service was very good and the food was excellent. This was our 3rd trip to Red Stick and each time we make it a point to visit Ruffino's. Just a great place to meet and eat.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, our service was outstanding, always good and never disappoints
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Entertaining an out of town
Entertaining an out of town guest that expects quality and cuisine. He mentioned several times what a wonderful restaurant I had selected. The waiter was very professional in respecting my 90 year old guest's request and the waiter was very attentive to the details in a timely manner. his name was Jullian.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated our 36 wedding anniversary here. The staff was great, the food was good with the exception of the mashed potatoes that were served with our Prime Rib. The potatoes tasted a tad on the freezer burnt side, so much so that I couldn't eat them. I mentioned this to the manager. He said he was going to go try them and headed off to the kitchen. He never re-visited us so I don't know what, if anything he did about this. I will say, this is the first time I have ever had "bad food" at Ruffino's and I was a little surprised. Plus as always, the cocktails were spot on!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was the first time we have been there an it was the best food I have ever ate.will be back more
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, as usual
We were greeted warmly when we walked in. The food and wine were excellent, the service was outstanding. Jordan took great care of us, even though she also had a large party to tend to. Typical Ruffino's experience. Thanks for making our anniversary special.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious ... as always!
I brought 2 friends there from out of town and the LOVED it!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a enjoyable meal. The waiter was flustered and didn't explain specials. We ordered a veal from the menu and it was very tasty! I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the martinis. Overall, I enjoyed the dining experience, but had to wait for refills from waiter. It was a weaker server experience than I have had in the best.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a happening place
No matter the night or the occasion, you'll enjoy a visit to Ruffino's and will likely find it bustling with guests. If you're lucky, you might find the Fresh Mozzarella on the menu as an appetizer. Cheers!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Ruffino's for our 18th wedding anniversary. I made our reservation online and let them know why we coming.
They had us a table reserved by the fire. Very nice! Several of the staff members came by our table congratulating us for our milestone. It made us feel very special! The food was outstanding too!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice sunday evening dinner
Had a nice, quiet dinner date on a Sunday evening. We ordered veal parmesan and chicken valdostana. Both were excellent.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was very nice as always . Liquor a bit pricey , Their private wine is way out of line for the quality.
The bar area had a very nasty smell in it but we ate in the main room.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We walked in got seated right
We walked in got seated right away. The crabmeat cheesecake was amazing, the entrées were very good. All around great service and wonderful service. We will definitely be back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Dining Experience
It was the first time we ate at Ruffino's, but it won't be our last! We started with the "Taste of Ruffino's", four delicious seafood appetizers. My wife had the speckled trout and I had the veal porterhouse. Both dishes were on the "special" menu and they tasted just as special. We split a warm white chocolate brownie (which had the taste of moist chocolate cake) topped with vanilla ice cream. We left, planning our next 60 mile trip back to Baton Rouge, to dine again at Ruffino's!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were thrilled to finally find a restaurant in Baton Rouge that serves oyster dressing for Thanksgiving! Everything was delicious!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We shared an excellent seafood
We shared an excellent seafood platter appetizer special. Our main courses of filet and veal were very good; properly prepared and filling. Had a wonderful bottle of wine with dinner, too. No room for dessert, but were able to down the cotton candy with coffee :) We'll return next time we are in town and try the fish entrées.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ruffino's has been our favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge for several years. The food is always great and the service is unequalled anywhere!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM