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Ruffino's - Arlington

4.4
84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Ruffinos Spaghetti House has been an Arlington Favorite for over 35 years! Located on Lee Highway at Glebe Road with plenty of parking, Ruffinos is a great family-friendly place to have an Italian meal at a great price.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 11;00AM - 3:30PM
Dinner: Daily: 3:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(703) 528-2242
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Cross street: Glebe Road
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What 84 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
4.3
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLarry (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

I enjoyed my spaghetti and meatballs the other night. Just wanted a simple late dinner and googled spaghetti and meatballs (cravings for the evening) and Ruffino's was on the list. My dinner was excellent and the meatballs were without a doubt the freshest (nice and light) and best that I have had in the DC Metro area. My server was excellent. I will return again.

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JDCva (San Antonio)
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

Always good, chicken parm is excellent with nice crispy edges (a must). Mozzarella sticks are tasty. My only wish would be to make the marinara sauce less sweet!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

The restaurant was excellent. The staff did an amazing job. The food was great. We had no complaints and would dine here again if we ever there.

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vip67Sox (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful Italian food. Great pasta.
Good servings and reasonable prices

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on July 9, 2017

It was a slow night, but the food was great and the staff was attentive. Had been meaning to try it a while, and glad we did.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on July 7, 2017

I am shocked at the OpenTable ratings for this restaurant. There is no ambiance and the food is not good. I'm surprised that this restaurant can even stay in business with the quality of the food they serve. We ordered the calamari appetizer and it was clearly not very fresh (it had the rubbery consistency of old frozen calamari). We also ordered the fried mozzarella sticks which were no better than you can get in the frozen section of your local grocery store. Then our dinner came: veal piccatta was doused with garlic and the veal was of very poor quality (my teens couldn't even eat it); gnocchi was clearly from a bag; and the shrimp in my fettuccine was bland and rubbery. We will not be returning and I would not recommend this restaurant to anybody unless all you want to do is sit at the bar and drink.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2017

Excellent food; it came on time and our waiter was very attentive. Certainly, we will come back.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2017

Old fashioned neighborhood Italian restaurant. Fairly priced, good service, traditional food. Nothing trendy or fancy. Family friendly.

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SkierMomArlington (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on May 14, 2017

Our little neighborhood gem - nothing fancy, but everything done right. Warm, friendly and prompt service, with a classic (mostly southern) Italian menu. It's a small place, so definitely make reservations!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on May 4, 2017

Good service. Decent food. Great value.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 11;00AM - 3:30PM
Dinner: Daily: 3:00PM - 10:00PM
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Cross street
Glebe Road
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(703) 528-2242
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Parking details
There is parking for restaurant guests in the back of the restaurant.
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Public transit
The Metrobus Route 23 stops right at Lee Highway and Glebe Road.
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Executive chef
Jose Firufino
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine