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Ruffino's

4.6
698 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday : 11:30am - 11:00pm

Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(225) 753-3458
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Sclafani
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between I-10 and Airline Hwy
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were exceptional. We were placed in the bar area which was very noisy. With very loud music and then there was a retirement seminar on the other side of us.with video and speaker. In addition to all of that the bar had at least 5 tv”s going. The other side of the restaurant was practically empty. Maybe should place people on that side before being sat in bar. Especially when they have reservations

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service! Some of the items were delicious, some were nothing special, in my opinion. The Sensation salad was one of those examples....of nothing special. Again, the service was the best we've seen since living in Baton Rouge for the past 6 years.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Wish the ambiance would have been better. They had a lot of large tables next to smaller tables which isn’t the best set up. A lot of kids and it was very loud. Doesn’t make for a romantic quiet dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Ruffino's is always a great place to get great food. I love love love the crabmeat cheesecake. It was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Another perfect get together at one of our favorite restaurants.
Attentive staff + delicious food = Great Night!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Nice special treatment for our anniversary. Great atmosphere. Good food.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Celebrated daughter's 17th birthday, very pleasant experience. One of our hometown favorite. Great night and great food.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We went to Ruffino’s as a redemption birthday dinner after Texas De Brazil left us feeling a little disappointed after my birthday and let me just say.... Ruffino’s came through. From the moment we walked in we were greeted by bubbly smile who seemed to actually want us there and. The manager greeted us almost immediately asking the occasion and wishing me a happy birthday. We got seating next to the fire place in a romantic area, perfect for a redemption birthday dinning experience! We were staffed with three delightful servers (for our beverages, food and other) who did a fantastic job making sure everything the best as possible. They really made it a memorable birthday experience. Especially the beverage waitress, she was specially delightful and took the time to converse with me, I am very picky with my drinks, and she helped me get my bar drink just right!:) And the Ricotta Cheesecake is to die for, I will absolutely be back to get me some more of that cheesecake! Thank you again Ruffino’s for a wonderful birthday redemption! Next time we are just coming here the first go around, lesson learned! Special thanks to the manager who assured we have a wonderful meal and our beverage server for having such a bubbly personality and wonderful smile that kept the night going! Everything was just great!:)

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We had a lovely Anniversary dinner there again. It is our special occasion go to restaurant. Always very good.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We have been quite often, food was delicious, service is amazing. simply well done

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Ruffino's never disappoints! Delicious food. Attentive staff. Wonderful atmosphere. A family favorite.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This place made dinner what it used to be -an event! Very charming place, fabulous service, great food, and a special cotton candy treat after dinner! I DEFINITELY recommend this place! Just make sure to make a reservation!

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

First of all, they couldn't find my 9:30 pm reservation. Seated us twice for some reason. Ordered a dozen oysters bienville. One half bienville the second half I'm not sure. Looked like they made an attempt at rockefeller. Anyway, the bread was great and so was the company.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our three servers were amazing! Our drinks never got low, our food came out in order and timely, and everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Thanks for making our anniversary dinner wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Outstanding and fabulous as usual. The service was excellent as well as the food

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service was kinda slow if we had to say anything negative. But, they go above and beyond to ensure you are not waiting around without someone touching your table. There are three servers on every table. The managers walk around frequently enough. AND....the best part was for my husband's birthday, they brought him cotton candy.....never had that before. It was a great touch!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I went on a date here for my birthday & it was very romantic. Dim lights, lots of alcohol choices, & amazing food. My experience was overall pretty great, other than waiting to order our food took a little time so I wouldn’t recommend going here if you’re in a hurry. The food was AMAZING & our servers were great!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Awesome service.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This used to be my favorite restaurant in the city, but something has happened in the time since my wife and I were last there. Not only was my prime rib very poor tasting, it was not as ordered and it was stone cold. Same was true of the corn and crab bisque which was served to us not even lukewarm. The iced tea was fine, as was the service, but we won't be coming back.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was lacking. Had to ask for a drink several times before receiving it, I took my wife for her birthday and the best the waiter could do was practically sling a piece of cake at the table after asking whose birthday it was when we had been sitting there an hour already. I will never entrust Ruffinos with a special date again.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food and service were outstanding. Wife really enjoyed a terrific filet steak and I had two very tasty small plate/ appetizers. Excellent ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great experience for everyone. First visit but def not the last.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Everything was great, but maybe considering putting families with young children in a section apart from couples or tables with adults

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Everything was excellent.We have shrimp corn dogs, sensation salad, Fish Katie and asparagus.It was all delicious and served piping hot, the way we like it.Thanks for making my husband’s birthday so memorable.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Experience was great. Got seated as soon as we walked in. It was during their busy hours so it did take a little while for our waiter to get to us, but we did not mind. Gave us more time to chat. For it being busy, the restaurant was not very loud at all, but very level and a good volume. Service was great, food tasted amazing, and Felix was a fantastic server and humorous. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Ruffino’s is an excellent restaurant with great ambiance and stellar food. I don’t mind prices when it’s this good!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The Pork Tchopitoulas is the greatest thing I have ever put in my mouth. 10/10 recommend

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Service was great (it was early so not many diners). Food was very good. Calamari appetizer was perfectly cooked but a bit too spicy for my taste; pork cheeks appetizer was excellent as well. Steak done as ordered, lasagna not overly salty as is often the case at restaurants, so tomato and spices in the sauce were apparent. Ricotta cheesecake was fabulous - so smooth and creamy. Background music was a bit too loud, but liked the selections.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Ruffino's is always a good place to go whether for a family gathering or a small dinner for two. We enjoyed the cocktails as well as the food and surroundings

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent time with friends. The service wasn’t quite as exceptional as it usually is.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. ‘Nuff said

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Wedding Anniversary

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 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!

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