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Ruvo East
Ruvo East

Ruvo East Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.RuvoRestaurant.com
  • Email: info@ruvorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (631) 476-3800
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 4pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joseph DeNicola
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We offer an in house party menu that you can customize for 15 - 50 people. In addition, we also Cater outside events up to 500 people. Visit www.RuvoRestaurant.com to view our menus.
  • Private Party Facilities: private room is available for parties of 25 - 50 guests Monday - Thursday for Lunch or Dinner. Friday & Saturday: Daytime only. Sunday: All day. Options include buffet or sit down. For menu and pricing options please visit our website.
  • Private Party Contact: Ruvo Manager (631) 476-3800
  • Entertainment: Live music Thursdays from 7:00pm-10:00pm, Friday nights from 8:00pm-11:00am.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Seasonal Metered Parking from 10am-10pm.

    Parking Free on Side Roads.
A word from Ruvo East
For an unique and relaxing dining experience in Port Jefferson Village, wander down Wynn Lane-just off Main Street-to Ruvo, a southern Italian Restaurant that features local seafood and wine as well as classic country Italian fare. Ruvo is a "standout" as stated by Joanne Starkey of The New York Times. Ruvo's seasoned staff and Creative Chefs will treat you to an exceptional dining experience.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We ate at Ruvo for our anniversary. I let them know in advance that it was a special occasion. There were two glasses if champagne waiting when we say down. The food and service was great. Nice waiter. My only critique is that it is a bit loud but that wouldn't keep me from going back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Support staff was busy and restaurant did not appear too busy. Slow with the water and refills with bread. Food was exceleent. Some gentleman popped up at our table and without introducing hiself asked how it was. We found that rude although wr know the intention was not."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Arrived early for our reservation got a drink at the bad and sat in very comfortable chairs off in a corner. Bar was very hopping. Dinner was excellent. Shrimp & flounder entree was better than expected and husband enjoyed his braised short ribs. He had the calamari appetizer to start. Only complaint was our table was in a corner near a window very close to 2 other tables, Impossible to pass by without disturbing the other diners and almost hitting them and I am slim."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "waiter was not around much. Server was in a hurry. Food was good . A little pricey for the portions."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have been going here for years and so have my friends. Whenever we want to go our for lunch or dinner, someone always suggests Ruvo's in port Jefferson."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Price-Fixe selection is amazing! You do not get a simple three choices like most places, you have eight different items to choose from for each selection. Appetizers were amazing, recommend the Short-Rib Risotto! Entree selections were great! Have been there numerous and has never disappointed me. Always a recommendation! Ruvo's is a must!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Great food and service. The ambiance is great and I loved the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our dinner experience at Ruvo was outstanding. The service was very good and friendly. The food was delicious! The Crispy Duck was mouth watering. My husband enjoyed his steak and said it was cooked just right. I had a bowl of mushroom soup which was outstanding, not to mention the scallop appetizer, just awesome. It was our first time there, went on a recommendation, we'll be back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were a party of 5 on a busy Saturday night. We had a reservation and we were seated on time. The menu had a nice selaction of entrees and appetizers. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The only drawback for us was the restrurant was loud. I could barely carry on a conversation with the other members of my party because if the noise level. This however would not stop me from going back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoy Ruvo East every time we visit Port Jefferson. The menu is diverse and reasonably priced. The wine list is good and the food is delicious."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Our second visit - charming, quaint setting. Enjoyed from start to finish. Attentive service, inventive menu. Healthy portion sizes!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The menu selections are wonderful including the price fixe menu!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our table was ready at our reserved time and the service was excellent - attentive without being intrusive. The food was great.. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because I don't want to base it on one visit. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This is the second trip to Ruvo East for my fiancé & I. It was again, delicious. I am not always lucky because I am gluten-free but they have a gluten-free menu that is expansive enough that I don't feel limited to salad. The waiter was friendly. The food is not over-priced. The drinks are very good. Try the Darlin' Clementine."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Food and service were fantastic. Had my 2 young boys and restaurant was super accommodating. Definitely will be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Overall had a great date night, good food, great service over all perfect!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have tried this place twice and I haven't been crazy about it both times. The food is just okay. I wasn't happy with my meal I ordered the short ribs I don't know what the sauce was but I did not like it at all. Will not go back"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Dinner before show at Theatre Three , knowing that the food is always delicious. asked for a table by a window. They gave us the private window seat table in the original room, and it was private, spacious and such a perfect spot out of the noise and movement of other diners. Our dinners were delicious, and much to our surprise, the manager came over and told us that the first round of drinks was "on the house" What a lovely surprise! We all had a wonderful dinner and found the service to be excellent. Classic Italian food with the Ruvo flair. Desserts are special & to die for delicious!!! RUVO remains one of our "go to" for and reason -special occasion restaurants!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It had been a long time since we dined at this restaurant and we were looking forward to coming back. We loved the atmosphere, felt like we were in Tuscany, the price fix lunch menu was an excellent deal and the background music was not too loud so we could comfortably talk. The rice ball appts. were delicious and we all enjoyed our various entrees. What a great lunch!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant because I know they have a gluten-free menu. Although the Valentine's Day menu did not include the gluten-free menu, I had options & my waiter helped me to choose a dinner suitable to my allergy. The only downfall was after ordering we heard another waiter inform the table next to us about options not listed on the menu. One of these was the steak that is on the regular menu. My fiancé was looking forward to that & was disappointed when he didn't see it on the menu. So my advice is to always ask about specials. We will go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "good food overall, he braised short ribs were very good. wife had seared scallops which were very good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Been here several times and it always top notch. Food is outstanding and service great. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great place to dine with quality food. Cozy restaurant. We dine here when we can and especially on special occasions. Love the rice balls and braised beef."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times. The food is consistently delicious and the servers attentive. The salmon was delicious and my friend had the duck and really enjoyed it also. I loved that when we ordered glasses of wine they poured it at the table so we could see the wine we were being served. It is a cozy dining experience. The bar is in a nearby room so we could hear the music but were not overwhelmed by bar noise. My husband dined there a week prior for Sunday lunch and they also were very impressed with their entrees and service. It is on our "go to" list."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Always enjoy Ruvo from the bartenders to the waitstaff everything is great. The crab cakes are the best only place I'll order them. Rob the maitre d' is fantastic so friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon...the flatbread appetizers were amazing and they were very flexible with the menu. I had rissotto with the flounder and shrimp instead of the rice and it was not a problem. We also tried the veal and the eggplant parm.at our table...hard to decide which was better. Mixed drinks were well done and the wine list pretty good as well. Our waiter was delightful...overall, a great experience and we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I wanted a restaurant with a relaxed, romantic feel, I was not disapointed. Ruvo East was perfect ! The food was excellant, we were not rushed and the service was first class."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We returned to Ruvo, it is a very nice restaurant, nice ambiance, good service and good food."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "My wife and I go to Ruvo East every year to celebrate the first time we have met. Our first date was at Ruvo East and we have never been disappointed with the service, wine, food and comfortable vibe this great restaurant has to offer. Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed our early Holiday evening dining experience. Warm welcome greeting at the door-service was timely/friendly/professional.We all had drinks from the bar-name brand drinks.house wine and specialty l wines-We had a combination of various dinners (Prix Fix menu) all excellent-the veal dishes -extremely tender and good potion and fresh clams served over linguine-white wine sauce- the clams a small and perfectly prepared including chopped clams to complete the meal.YUM!!!Dessert seems to be a specialty -all in agreement-highly recommend - all meals served with a rather large fresh salad and fresh warmed bread- we always look forward to our next dining experience and highly recommend. Reservations suggested especially on the weekends."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Excellent service-warm friendly greeting-Started with excellent drinks fr the Bar-Johnny Walker/apricot sour & captain Morgan followed by the most deliciously served meals-Mouth watering Presentation.Veal is extremely tender/lobster served w/ cannelloni beans --light & scrumptious the Bolonsise sauce is to die for-hearty and creamy YUM(my favorite) deserts are a specialty the Gelato is always perfectly flavored and memorable-"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Food is elegantly presented with detal in every plate. Flavorful with addons that are not described int the menu. Appetizers were plentiful with a hearty eater indicating the rce ball- sausage appetizer could have been his dinner. Dinners are are just as appetizing to look at as to eat. Desserts were upstaged by a hazelnut gelato that was simply delicious. Downside was the ambience- noise level in the room which is reflected off hard surfaces and improves with tables emptying. The server apologized for the noise but its not clear why the second glass roofed room isn't used more to alleviate this. This makes an otherwise excellent experience a bit less and would detract from a more intimate dinner."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday at RUVO, knowing that the food is always delicious. I had told them it was a special occasion, and asked for a table by a window. They gave us the private window seat table in the original room, and it was private, spacious and such a perfect spot out of the noise and movement of other diners. Our dinners were delicious, and much to our surprise, the manager came over and told us that since it was a "special occasion", the first round of drinks was "on the house" What a lovely surprise! We both had a wonderful dinner and found the service to be excellent. RUVO remains one of our "go to" special occasion restaurants!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Always a warm friendly greeting for everyone-We have been dining at Ruvo East for years food is always delicious and always seemed like the first dine experience. We started at the bar with drinks-ordered additional drinks throughout our dinner Over the years we have tried almost everything on the menu -Once again I had the Shrimp & Flounder Scampi- I am still smiling it was prepared perfectly!! 2 had the Veal Scalipini & one had the Braised Ribs (I will definitely try next time)-all were served hot and prepared to order-Salad was fresh and crisp- plus an assortment of warmed breads are served before & with dinner. We ordered Hazelnut Gelato-YUM/ Cheese Cake and Coconut Sorbet (Desserts are absolutely Delicious!!!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "I have been to Ruvo in Greenlawn on quite a few occasions and decided to go to the Port Jefferson location for dinner and was very disappointed in my experience. I thought the decor was very tired and run down and nothing remotely close to how nice the Greenlawn restaurant is and the food was fair, at best."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Eggplant rollitini was delicious. Ruvo's sauce and penne however were not as impressive. Penne was over done and i guess the chef forgot to salt the water...mistake? Sauce was ordinary and i'm being nice. A little on the spicy side and a tad bitter. Left much to be desired. It's an Italian restuarant! If there were any fresh tomatoe in the recipe i didn't taste them. That's disappointing considering Ruvo's price point on most of there dishes [$24-$30]. Appetizer which consisted of artichokes, cheese, cabatia toast and prosciutto on greens was great. Chianti wine was very nice. Service was okay."
    Dined on 11/16/2013