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About Ruffino's

What do you get when you combine the talents of a former LSU lineman and a New Orleans-born Italian chef? The energy, passion & creativity that has produced the area’s only Italian-Creole fusion restaurant, raising the bar for Baton Rouge dining.

18811 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday : 11:30am - 11:00pm

Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Between I-10 and Airline Hwy

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(225) 753-3458

Website:
http://ruffinosbatonrouge.com/

Executive Chef:
Peter Sclafani

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Ruffino's offers three fabulous rooms for your party or event: The Vino Room; The Ruffino Room; The Chianti Room.

Our rooms can accommodate 20-125 guests. Contact Howard Walker at 225-916-6400 or email banquets@ruffinosrestaurant.com

We specialize in company meetings, rehearsal dinners, business presentations, award ceremonies, birthdays, anniversaries or retirement celebrations, and we can accommodate almost every event.

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Ruffino's offers three fabulous rooms for your party or event: The Vino Room; The Ruffino Room; The Chianti Room. We specialize in company meetings, rehearsal dinners, pharmaceutical presentations, award ceremonies, birthday, anniversary or retirement celebrations & we can accommodate al

Ruffino's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Birthdays (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (25)
Romantic (23)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Business Meals (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fun (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Live Sports (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Ruffino's has always been a great spot for my Wife and I to Celebrate Birthdays, anniversaries...etc. Fantastic...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fantastic evening

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was my husband and I 2nd visit, 1st visit for our Kids, the food didn't have much to offer for kids. We had no idea we were doing brunch that day and time. We made reservations online and chose dinner. Wish someone would've informed us we were doing brunch around that time and to pick another TIME. None of the food was GOOD at ALL. Needless to say my husband didn't enjoy his 31st B-day dining experience.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The quality of food was above average. The service was personable and above average. The only downfall of the restaurant is the cleanliness of flatware and glasses. I would guess that the kitchen ensures that the dishes are clean when they are plating the food. Hire an extra busser and have them polish flatware and glasses. It is much more pleasant to enjoy a higher price point bottle of wine in a clean polished glass.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

atmosphere was good, service and food exceptional, very enjoyable evening

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Favorite in BR! Couldn’t love it any more. Definitely a must when we’re in town!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a great experience and my customers loved the restaurant!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service is always exceptional. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We celebrated two birthdays! Beautiful and delicious food! Thank you.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was ok , but short staffed! We made the reservation for a 50th anniversary ! We were seated in the middle of a football game watching crowd. Very noisy and distracting. We were eligible for a complimentary appetizer but we received a bill with the cost of the appetizer charged to us.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Veal Michael and Redfish Katie are always excellent.

Tags: Live Sports, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We always enjoy dinner and drinks at Ruffino. Th staff is very friendly, and attentive. We had a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Just so ya know brought an Ohio cattleman and wife for filets and they were impressed saying they never had better...we all so enjoyed the whole Ruffinos experience!! As always!!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We went to celebrate my son's honor roll and he had the crabmeat cheesecake for the first time and said he was a little hesitant to try it; but later told the waiter and I that he can't believe he ever doubted us! Haha. We always go to Ruffinos for celebrations and it never disappoints..staff and food. Always a delight.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Ruffin's team always does an outstanding job of making us feel like we're VIP guests, each and every time we dine there. The food is predictably good every time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a good dining experience for any occasion, casual meal with friends and family or those special celebrat.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Love this place! This was my first visit and I will be back. The service was great as was the food.
I had the shrimp and grits special which was delicious, I did get to taste the corn and crab bisque which I also enjoyed. The presentation of the food was lovely, especially the shrimp corn dogs!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 25, 2017

One of me and my now-fiancée’s favorite places. I say now fiancée cause I proposed there. Top notch service and food, a bit pricey but I’d say it was worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Never disappointed. Ruffino’s is the best. If you haven’t tried the blackened prime rib do yourself a favor

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had the swordfish. It was fantastic.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The waiter took the leftover to pack and never brought it back!!, my AMEX card was charged twice by mistake and I had to notify AMERICAN EXPRESS to correct this . I had a bad experience with this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Amazing experience as always

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Service was not what it usually is. A little disappointed. Food was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 15, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Ruffino's from the attendance of every member of the staff to the delectable meal. The appetizer we chose (grilled oysters) was absolutely delicious! We enjoyed the lobster pasta, lightly seasoned with olive oil and spices containing generous morsels of lobster (mm mm!!) Highly recommended!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Fantastic food, yet children love it for the pizza and cotton candy! Great pic for any time!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had an AMAZING burger (of all things) when we went for brunch. Do yourself a favor a go have one RIGHT NOW! Its not what I typically would get at Ruffino's but I am so glad I did. We will be back :)...not that there was really any question about that anyway!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Unfortunately it was below expectations. The dipping oil they serve with the bread was extremely overpowering with rosemary and other seasonings - not good.
The tuna appetizer was overly salty.
My husband ordered the Chicken Marsala which was bland and I ordered the cedar plank red fish which was probably the best of everything we had. I doubt we will go back - at least not any time soon. Towards the end of our meal (we went for lunch) the restaurant was very crowded and noisy. The wait staff took quite a while to finally get us our check so we could leave. They may have been shorthanded.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was phenomenal and the food was served perfectly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Food and service was excellent. The music choice was terrible.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We really enjoy Ruffino's but there is one complaint. We typically bring our own wine to restaurants and we are aware of the corking fee. We've never been charged such fee per bottle! It is just wrong for us to be charged $40 because we brought two bottles of wine. This will definitely be something we consider the next time we decide to dine out.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great! Love it!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had the lobster special. Found the bisque was not seasoned good and the lobster in it was tough. The lobster cakes were good and so was the bread pudding. It was kind of annoying every server that came to our table asked if we were celebrating something special. We asked for some plain butter and it took a long time to come and that server then spilled it on the table. First time we had been there in a long time and it will probably be a long time before we go back

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Lobster dishes were so-so. Veal parm was delicious. Drinks were all top notch.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 20, 2017

service was slow, and food was just warm, our grilled oysters were cold

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The service was horrible. The table next to us even got up an left after the waiter poured water from another tables glasses into the pitcher then poured that water into their glasses. I will not be going back!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great service,always fill your drinks fast,food came out very quick.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Servers are very attentive. Loved that the table is served food at the same time (where they circle your table and put all plates down in unison). Courteous and will give suggestions when asked and also listens to your specific requests. Attentive to the fact that I did not quite like the bread pudding and offered another treat. The cotton candy at the end made me feel like a kid again. Only hesitation going back in summer is there was a fire lit and the aroma and irritation of smoke made me grateful I was not sitting closer to it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent brunch dishes, Steve was a great waiter as usual

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Wonderful experience!!!
Fabulous food!
Great and genuinely caring staff who could not do enough to make certain everything was perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Staff asked us several times what we were celebrating...so I suppose it is a popular "special occasion" choice. The room where we sat was fairly noisy because it was a busy Saturday night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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