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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denise
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is not a complaint about Ruggeri's. This is a complaint about Open Table, which allowed us to book a reservation at a restaurant that appears to be closed for constructions. When we got to the restaurant and found that it was closed, Open Table would not let me cancel the reservation and book something else. It kept telling me to call the restaurant, which I tried to do, but they are not accepting calls. Open Table - please make sure that the restaurants on your site are actually in operation! And if not, allow customers to cancel their reservations and re-book!

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LeonW
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super restaurant with great nightly specials and good ambience. The piano player is also super playing the standards and going around asking folks for their favorites.

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vipJayO
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr rugerri’s personalized friendly hospitality made the atmosphere an even pleasanter experience

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vipDallasDiner
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been going for years and continue to discover hidden gems on the menu. Food and service is very consistent. The owner and employees are great with customers

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Firstrate
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a most enjoyable evening out. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. The atmosphere was exceptionally cozy. The entertainment was most enjoyable. This was my third time going to Ruggeri's and have never been disappointed. It was my companion's first visit and she was extremely pleased with the experience. Certainly did provide me with good points. Many thanks for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary! Meal, service, ambience was exceptional. Order the soft shell crab. You wont regret it. Buon appetito!

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vipSusanneH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!! Incredible service! Great piano playing the lady playing is very talented and friendly.. playing song requests. It’s always great!!!!

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vipBillD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Wine list is horrible. Couldn't drink their wine. If you drink iced tea, then it is ok. If like wine, avoid this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for my sister’s birthday. Live music was nice but made the dining room very loud. It was hard to hold a conversation. The food was good, but not as good as I remember from last time we dined there. Service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this neighborhood gem. Love the Cioppino.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Can always expect consistent quality food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Outdated decor/ambiance with mediocre food

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vipode4
Dallas
100 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Great pasta.

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Robert
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Have been coming to Ruggeri's for some years. Not so recently at this location. We enjoyed out time there and the food. For me the pasta dishes were limited for my taste, Everyone else seemed to fully enjoy the whole experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
75 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There were four of us to dinner and we had 4 different entrees which were very good. The portions were large and none of us could finish our entrée. The noise level was moderate.

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vipbill
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good menu selections and service

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vipBrentB
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ruggeri's is a nice restaurant to go for a date or a special evening. Great piano player on Saturday evenings.

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mw05
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner and experienced great service. Our waiter and the other staff members were attentive and didn't rush us as we wanted to enjoy a leisurely meal while visiting with family. We were there on a Thursday evening, and there were just a handful of other guests. The food was good ... classic Italian fare that met our expectations. We love a good bruschetta, and theirs was a slightly different but very enjoyable spin on this starter. The only downside for us were the cocktails from the bar ... a bit heavy on alcohol and a little light on the mixers for our taste; that might be a plus for some, though!

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vipLoloD
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Ruggeri's when it was far North Dallas, but wanted to take some special friends out for their
anniversary. It was lovely, the wait staff, the ambience and especially the food were all enjoyable.

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vipAnnK
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The service was horrible! We had to ask for everything! Fortunately the food was good but not sure I would go back.

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CindyT
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always top notch. The owner makes you feel so welcome. We especially enjoy the pretty blonde lady who plays the piano and takes requests. It is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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vipBilly525
Dallas
590 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasure to dine at Ruggeri’s! Service, food, and ambiance: all impeccable! Thank you, Tommy Ruggeri!

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vipmaura
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. And that’s coming from an east coaster where there’s an abundance of great Italian restaurants. Great place to take the family for the holidays or a special occasion.

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EdwardH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun Wednesday night with live music. Lots of regular locals enjoying themselves and welcoming new comers. Host attentive and accommodating.

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vipMike
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal for the money in Dallas

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Spider
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is always outstanding, but too often my glass remains empty until I can flag someone down. Closer attention to that should be paid.

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vipMalcolmC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, quaint place with excellent dishes. Superior service.

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DKW1217
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!

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vipJohnM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dave is a fave,

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GlennD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet atmosphere where you can actually hold a conversation. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. A perfect Anniversary dinner.

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Steve
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dinner!! Thoroughly enjoyed the Italian dishes. My wife said "Will be back".

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vipsvcortez
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic! From start to finish the meal was perfect. We had the baked oysters because my son loves them. I was really sceptical but they were so delicious! The spinach salad was outstanding as was the garlic bread. All the entrees were great and the sauces were fresh. We even made room for the tiramisu. Can't wait to go back!

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vipHouston1
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious lobster ravioli! The wine, bruschetta, service and pleasant atmosphere made for a perfect evening.

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aceman9
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wait staff is a little bit stuffy, almost snooty, but the food is good!

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vipForReal
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food beautifully presented. Service was excellent without being intrusive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
75 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food, service and food portions. The noise level is increased secondary to piano playing. I would imagine most customers would prefer NO PIANO.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service good but felt rushed.

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JonathanP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner. Excellent service with wonderful ambiance and delicious food. It was our first time and we look forward to going back again. The complimentary anniversary dessert was also wonderful and very appreciated as well. Super easy to recommend this place to anyone!

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vipode4
Dallas
100 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good pasta

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Sparc
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Old school Italian. Good service with a menu that covers classic dishes. This was our first time to Ruggeri's and we had a good experience. We had reservations but probably did not need them as there were multiple open tables when we arrived. The place remained busy during our visit w staff hustling to and fro. Our food was delicious. Dessert looked good so we got key lime pie to go. Overall great experience, we will be back again.

FAQs

Ruggeri's - Dallas is rated 4.5 stars by 385 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.