Ruvo West
Ruvo West

Ruvo West

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ruvorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6312617700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Serving Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Sunday: Brunch & Lunch 11:00am - 4:00pm Serving Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joseph De Nicola
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ruvo Restaurant & Gourmet Store will cater for 10-500.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private areas are available for parties from 20 up to 80 guests. Options include buffet or sit-down dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Vanessa von Twistern 6314763800

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Smith Street
  • Public Transit: Conveniently located one block north of the Greenlawn Train Station, on the Long Island Railroad.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is located directly behind Ruvo.
A word from Ruvo West
For an unique and relaxing dining experience in Greenlawn Village wander down 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.
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Ruvo West reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (10)special occasion (8)romantic (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Always fabulous
    EllenS
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have dined at Ruvo West and East for over ten years. As always the food is outstanding and the service fabulous. Was great to see our old friends Rose and Todd who are always a pleasure to see at Ruvo East. Ruvo is probably one of the few restaurants that remains a shining star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Happy Hour at the bar is excellent! We are a long time customer of this restaurant and have always enjoyed it. Good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bravo Ruvo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great restaurant with very good food....always consistent and a very varied menu. Service was a little off due to a private party which was going on at same time of our reservation. Have been many times and will continue to eat there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Competition
    L0vr2eatNYVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    They're falling off, the food quality has gone down dramatically as did their portions. The menu is way overpriced for the quality of food and portion served.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    pandemoniumboutiqueVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Love it here, especially Lesley and Todd. They make everything perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great date night spot!
    makeitbluVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We are regular customers and Ruvo has really stepped up their game over the past few years. The food, service and ambience are very good. Week night pre-fix menu included generous portions. Only item on menu to avoid is chicken parm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I LOVE this GEM!!!
    Yummymummy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have come to this restaurant on more then one occasion and dining here is always a great choice. The food is SO FRESH and DELICIOUS.....the menu is inviting and eclectic without being pretentious. The atmosphere reminds me of a rustic italian villa and the service is always fantastic. I could eat here everyday. But then I'd have to invest in some serious stretchy pants!!!! Thank you RUVO!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time had by all!
    TownofHuntingtonFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went with another couple on a Saturday night last week. They asked to go back to Ruvo West after being with us there once before. We all loved the service, the food, and the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    They should have not made reservations if having a big party..Wait till it was over before taking reservations .. I was surprised.. But food still great . I would still go back..
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    DrCynPizzulliVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It has been a very long time since we dined at Ruvo (maybe 15 years). We don't remember it being that remarkable back then. But this visit we were completely wow-ed by it. Our dinners were so original and delicious. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The decor is adorable and it has a wonderful ambiance. We will not wait long to return this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a wonderful experience at Ruvo on Saturday night. Our waiter Todd was excellent and gave us guidance upon our request. The beet salad with goat cheese with pistactios and swordfish with lemon ravioli was delicious. My husband had one of the flatbreads which he liked very much as well. The ambiance was very nice - they had a large party celebrating a birthday and the sound level was fine - not too noisy even though this large group was near us. This was our first experience dining at Ruvo and we will definitely have dinner there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went for the live music. The excellent food was an added bonus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good meal
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great menu, consistent quality and presentation. I am never disappointed when I eat here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great ambience!
    gpfeif
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My wife and I went to Ruvo for our anniversary and really enjoyed the food and outside seating... there was live music later in the evening that fit the place very well. We will be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bellenVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food and service was great! only downside is the parking meters and wondering if you are going to have to run out to feed the meter..........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations
    Foody
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Although we had reservations, we had to wait for a good hour. The restaurant was very noisy, you had to shout to one another to be heard. I totally enjoyed the food, it was delicious. We had no idea that on Thursday evenings there was music and an extended Happy Hour, never would had made reservations had we known.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Service was poor, waitress was not pleasant, had to search for someone to request anything (like clearing away appetizer plates before dinner arrived) Have been here before and service was good, unfortunately this time it was bad
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 350 reviews are from the Ruvo West reviews archive.
  • Quaint restaurant in Greenlawn
    LotusVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Ruvo is a beautiful restaurant in the heart of Greenlawn. With it's charming decor and attentive staff it is a find. The wine list was extensive and the food delicious. The short ribs were particularly good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot!
    Centerportfoodie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The price fix lunch was excellent. There are many entree selections to choose from. The atmosphere and decor are very nice and the waitstaff couldn't do enough for you. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Dinner
    Dennis
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Our party of 6 went to celebrate a family event. Priced fixed dinner menu was very reasonable. Appetizers, especially the short ribs risotto were great. My steak was as good as any of famous steakhouses. Then desserts came which topped off a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a wonderful dinner
    luvdininghereVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We enjoyed another great dinner at Ruvo West! The food and sevice never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great value for excellent food
    theaterdiner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Loved the lunch experience I had with my daughter celebrating Morhers Day in Sat Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back
    EdG1111
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good food, very good service. We'll be back. Simple as that. Aside: two women at the next table felt servers passed them by before they could order drinks: the first round was served them gratis.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Wonderful Experience!
    Jodi
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We have been here many time and have Always had a good time. The food, ambience and service is always wonderful! Never disappointed here at all.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great !
    Many
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Always a great experience, outstanding service, food never disappoint
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Geo75
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Have never had a bad dinner here . Great food and service
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!!
    KLO1013VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Once again, enjoyed every minute of our meal here! We were seated immediately. Our waiter was cheerful, and attentive. We shared the calamari app. (though the horseradish remoulade did not appear to have any horseradish in it at all, but the marinara was good) and a beet salad. Both of which were tasty and done well. We also both opted to have the same entree of the cavatelli with lobster, white beans and spinach. The tomato-basil sauce was slightly sweet and delicious! I just wish there had been a little more lobster....but you can never have enough lobster, ever! All in all, it was a very good dinner and we will continue to dine here. It's a guaranteed win!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruvo for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Had a nice lunch with family. This is our 5th time doing a ladies lunch. The service is always wonderful. The menu was different this time and we all enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RuthVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Ruvo West has never failed to disappoint. Both of us agreed that the mussels appetizer was the best we have ever had--anywhere, including Brussels. Absolute perfection with a bit of kick!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Price Fixe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We live in the neighborhood which means I can walk to this restaurant. We've been here quite a few times and have always had a great dinner. Not sure what has happened but we were disappointed in our meal. It's been about a year since we've been there and the food just wasn't up to standards. Every dish seemed heavy handed in taste. We had the price fixe meal and we both started with the short rib topped over risotto and a balsamic reduction. The balsamic reduction over powered the dish and was very strong along with the short ribs. My wife had the rollatini with spaghetti which was heavy handed on basil and nothing to write home to nona about. I had the pork chops with a sweet apple sauce and escarole and beans. Disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive dinner pre-fix
    makeitbluVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Ruvo has really stepped up their game over the past few years. Food was delicious and very generous portion sizes for the pre-fix dinner menu. Very nice place for date night.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruvo West never disappoints!
    luvdininghereVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Ruvo West! It's always a pleasure dining at this restaurant!:) Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BETTER CHOICES NEARBY
    BenDover
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    A run of the mill restaurant with acceptable food. Chicken parm was tasty but chicken was dry. Ordered ice cream for desert. Got two little scoops in a soup bowel, no whipped cream or garnish. For $7.00 it should have had a better presentation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a delight.
    Barbar
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Ruvo's menu always offers something new and exciting as well as old favorites. The food is always first rate and the service is warm and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything was wonderful thank
    mashell
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    everything was wonderful thank you and see you all soon
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Solid
    Larrry
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Enjoyed a midweek dinner from the Prixe Fix menu which was very good as always. Weekends the noise level can be a bit on the high side but not enough to put me off enjoying a good meal with excellant service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dinner!
    ILUVCATS
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Ruvo West!! Our waitress was especially wonderful and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would have given Ruvo 5
    bant
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I would have given Ruvo 5 stars if the hostess had remembered to check off that I made a reservation on open table. The food and waitress servivce was excellent. It one of my favorite places to relax and have dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ruvo never disappoints!
    luvdininghereVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Ruvo the other night! The food and service are always wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great place to dine...wond
    Seasoner
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Always a great place to dine...wonderful wait staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate