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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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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (20)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
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Fun (10)
Hot Spot (10)
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Great for Lunch (8)
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Bar Seating (7)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Only one issue, Open Table was told that we hadn’t made our reservation, when we had! Must not happen again!

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food5
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

We had to ask and remind the waitress for things several times. Wasn't a pleasant experience.

Tags: Romantic
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food2
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. ‘Nuff said

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was my first time trying Ruffino's for brunch after many times for dinner. The fresh mozzarella appetizer was fantastic and the shrimp & grits were outstanding as well. Service was impeccable as always and bottomless mimosas are never a bad thing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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food4
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our dining experience was magnificent! Don't change a thing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wedding Anniversary

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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I've been before and we've never been disappointed. Making reservations went very smoothly. We walked in right on time and were immediately taken to our table. Someone approached us right away and we received all food and beverage in good timing. I received an excellent wine recommendation. We all got different cuts of steak with different temperatures and all were cooked perfectly! Great food, great service, will definitely be back. I recommend reservations because they do get very busy on the weekends!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pretty good birthday dinner experienced in Ruffino's. My son seven years old had much fan to make his pizza by himself.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was very good, service was so-so, very over priced.

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food5
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was great experience, great food, great atmosphere. We had a very good time and service can make or break a restaurant, great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Ruffino’s special lunch menu makes it worth coming on Friday’s!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I took my best friend there Friday for lunch. The food was amazing… We had many little requests all were filled in a timely manner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My fiancé and I love coming to this place for our “fancy” date nights! The food is always so amazing, the atmosphere is comfortable, and the service is wonderful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had same waiter as previous outing, he was just as good as our service in July/August. However, his help was not as attentive as before. Also, even though we were there to celebrate our anniversary, we requested a dessert menu twice and it was not provided that, just the "free" Happy Anniversary plate. No coffee, no after dinner drink(s), nothing. Very disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Had a great experience at Ruffinos for my birthday. I had the fish Katie and my husband had the butter steak, both were great. Service was excellent as well. We will be back!

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food5
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Well I was disappointed to say the VERY least! I proceeded to make reservations,l and plans were made. We drove up to the restaurant to find out that It was CLOSED! why in the world would online take reservations if the restaurant is closed?? It seems as though the restaurant, billboard and online reservation should be in sync! Very very very disappointing!! It was our 20th wedding anniversary that we were going to spend with our children!

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food1
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Hadn't been to Ruffino's in a while and definitely glad we went to celebrate a birthday. Every dish was cooked perfectly from the redfish special to veal Michael. The attentive wait staff helped us celebrate, and we really enjoyed the night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our drink server, Gabby was AWESOME! Very informative, great suggestions and took great photos of our group!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food and service were excellent.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We went for a special occasion celebration. The service was a little bit slow, they had a lot of people for early dinner at 6:00 PM. Food was excellent. We find out that the back ground music was a little bit to loud.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Casual
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food4
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic food and outstanding service! Definitely a great option for a special occasion or date night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great restaurant. Never had a bad meal or experience here in 20 plus visits.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service was great, the food was not. The baked redfish with crabmeat was completely boring with no discernible flavor. Also no notable sides were available. The entire menu itself was very conservative as far as choices. We only ate here because we had gift cards. It was also like this the one other time we ate here years ago. We will probably never eat here again.....

Tags: Business Meals
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food1
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very friendly atmosphere and personal and helpful staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent dinner. I enjoy a dry aged ribeye and this one was excellent! Fantastic cap, perfect medium rare.... my son made his own pizza at the pizza bar, wife loves Fish Katie... great meal. Love you guys!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went with my mother and my boyfriend on Christmas Eve. It was quite busy and servers were almost over attentive due to this! Had long waits on drinks but one of our servers made up for it with a complimentary dessert. Apps: Creole Cheesecake and the beef cheeks. Cheesecake was AMAZING.. cheeks so-so. Entrees: Mother and I split a 12 oz filet. It was quite tasty but actually cold to the touch in the center. We asked for Medium Rare, but this seemed MUCH more on the rare side! Didn't complain as we wanted to enjoy the holiday and not send food back. Boyfriend had the Shrimp pasta special and it was tasty. Desserts were the hit of the night! The White Chocolate Brownie was to DIE for!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were there for our Christmas Eve dinner and were blown away by the excellent service. The food was very good also. We had some in our party that had the butter steak and mushroom bread pudding and others had chicken Parmesan. Both dishes were delicious. We also had a child’s pizza and they brought her blue cotton candy, for dessert. Fun!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Romantic getaway for our anniversary. Everything was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas ambiance perfect. Excellent meal. Perfect light. Outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love this place!

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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Friendly efficient wait staff food was great

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My wife and I wanted a nice evening out and Ruffinos was that and more. We like to eat early so our reservation was for 5:30 pm and we were greeted promply by the friendly hostess and seated at a table in the large fireplace room which was decorated just enough for the Christmas Season and was told by the manager that "Martha" Ruffin decorated himself and we all laughed as my wife and I thought how much he must care to take an interest right down to the decorations. We placed our drink order while we looked at the menu. Cosmo for my wife and Pinot Noir for me. My wife said her drink was how she likes it(not too sweet). I just asked for their house Pinot Noir and it was excellent as were all three of our servers. My wife ordered the Sensation salad which she said was sensational and I got the Seared Tuna which is the best that's why I always order it when I come here. For our main entrees, I had Fish Katie which came with roasted potatoes which was excellent and I highly recommend. My wife ordered the fish of the day cooked in lemon butter which was topped with a generous portion of lump crabmeat and came with Broccolini which my wife said was absolutely delicious. Of course, we always have to have dessert even though we were too full to eat it so we had it to go cheesecake and chocolate cake which we enjoyed much later. My wife loves the surprise cotton candy they bring at the end of your meal which even though we are so full, we manage to make room for this wonderous treat.
Bruce E.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The staff is wonderful. Very attentive . Made you fell comfortable.

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great Service Great Food. Prime rib was perfect! It was my wife’s birthday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ruffinos always delivers. It is one of our "go to" spots. We live the ambiance, service and quality of entrees. It's always a treat.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, great food, fabulous service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As always, the food and the service was excellent. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I love Ruffino’s.

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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