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About Ruvo East

For an unique and relaxing dining experience in Port Jefferson Village, wander down Wynn Lane-just off Main Street-to Ruvo, a southern Italian Restaurant that features local seafood and wine as well as classic country Italian fare. Ruvo is a "standout" as stated by Joanne Starkey of The New York Times. Ruvo's seasoned staff and Creative Chefs will treat you to an exceptional dining experience.

105 Wynn Lane
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm;

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 4pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 476-3800

Website:
http://www.ruvorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Thursdays from 7:00pm-10:00pm, Friday nights from 8:00pm-11:00am.

Catering:
We offer an in house party menu that you can customize for 15 - 50 people. In addition, we also Cater outside events up to 500 people. Visit www.RuvoRestaurant.com to view our menus.

Parking Details:
Seasonal Metered Parking from 10am-10pm.

Parking Free on Side Roads.

Executive Chef:
Joseph DeNicola

Private Party Facilities:
private room is available for parties of 25 - 50 guests Monday - Thursday for Lunch or Dinner. Friday & Saturday: Daytime only. Sunday: All day. Options include buffet or sit down. For menu and pricing options please visit our website.

Private Party Contact:
Ruvo Manager: (631) 476-3800

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Ruvo East Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (28)
Good for a Date (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
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Special Occasion (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Cozy (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Romantic (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Business Meals (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Live Music (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Seasonal (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Always good times at Ruvo food was great love the apps and service was spot on

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I LOVE Ruvo East, excellent food, love the atmosphere and decor! Kasey (Casey) was our server, handsome, fast and funny! I highly recommend this place for everything!!! Great for pre/post theatre which is why we were there.!! :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Great experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service and accommodating for our seat preference last minute which is important to me. It’s my go to restaurant in Port Jefferson for now on.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a great experience at Ruvo. They had a price fix menu for Dickens Festival! The steak my husband ordered was delicious! Great service, great hostess!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

An impromptu night out for dinner turned out to be exceptional. Our server, Aessyin, did a great job of recommending not only a wine but also one of the specials from the Dickens Weekend Specials offering. The lamb stew melted in your mouth and was not at all greasy, as some lamb dishes can be.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had a great time at Ruvo East. Awesome location right in the heart of Port Jefferson. The food was really good and the place had a warm and vibrant atmosphere. The service was just okay - but it was the day after Thanksgiving and they looked really short staffed for the night.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was wonderful, a decent portion for an outstanding price. Staff was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a reservation for 8 people for lunch. We never felt rushed, and their $12 lunch can’t be beat! I highly recommend Ruvo for lunch or Sunday brunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I eat dinner at Ruvo's from time to time, so when I was looking for a place to have lunch at after a stint at the Salt Cave right around the corner, I naturally looked to Ruvo's. We were not disappointed. The food was delish, the prices affordable, and the service perfect. Thanks for making this lunch with the girls a day to remember.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always, food delicious and staff lovely
Always pick Ruvo for get togethers

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good food. Excellent menu. I would recommend this restaurant

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great little place with nice bar!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We have always enjoyed dinners, afternoon lunches, Anniversary celebration and our granddaughters Christening which was 11 years ago. The food is excellent and the waitress/waiter service is attentive and friendly! We have been coming to Ruvo since the Printer’s Devil closed.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was excellent. All four of us ordered something different and each dish was outstanding - taste and presentation.
Unfortunately, I would not recommend this restaurant and would not go back - due to the NOISE LEVEL!! The enclosed room we were seated was so noisy - it made conversation virtually impossible at our table. It was very disappointing as we were treating our friends to an anniversary dinner. They should never have placed other tables in this room where they had two large tables (6 or more people at each), as they were obviously drinking and enjoying themselves (as you should on a Saturday night), but not that it ruins the evening for the other diners just wanting to engage in conversation.
It's a shame because as I stated the food was exceptional, and not for the noise - I would have loved to go back

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The drinks were excellent and the food was very good. The eggplant rollatini needed more filling.
The dinning room was a little tight, the wait staff bumped into my wife's chair at least 6 times.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent. The staff genuinely cared for the guests. Casey, our server made sure that we were comfortable and cared for. He took the time to go over the menu and make suggestions based on our dietary preferences.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I went to Ruvo on friday night and it happen to be restaurant week i was amazed by the
selection so many great dishes to choose from. We had the veal meatball, five hour roasted short ribs, calamari,and salmon portions were perfect it was a great evening.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Salmon was burnt and did not taste fresh. Usually this restaurant is on point but not for this meal during restaurant week. They did bring a replacement which was little better.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Love Ruvo! Took our friends who had never been and now they love it too!

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Been coming here for years. Food is always consistently good. Calamari with horseradish sauce, Crispy Duck, Mache salad, slow roasted short ribs and happy hour menu is always a winner. Service is good (especially Sadie) but could do without the surly teenage bus boy who found everything we asked for a problem. Bar is beautiful and bartenders friendly. Nice live soft music. Definitely our go-to place!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I had an absolutely wonderful Birthday dinner. Loved Ruvo

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great selections. Everything is well prepared and presented.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service.
Warm atmosphere.
Food was served hot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This was an evening to celebrate my friend’s birthday, which was indicated on the open table reservation. Disappointed that no one from hostess to server mentioned her birthday! No other restaurant I’ve been to has ever neglected that. I mentioned it to the hostess on the way out and she said she never knew. Again, it was written on the special note which she had on her screen. It’s not a deal breaker but Ruvo left me with a bad taste.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I ate dinner last week at Ruvo in Port Jefferson in my party of 5. Overall it was fine and good, just not outstanding. One less star for service as waiter was good but person delivering food to table was a little abrupt and overall not very friendly. One less star for value as $25 Lobster stuffed ravioli special would have been priced fine if the dish included enough raviolis to fill you up. Me and one other in our party had the ravioli special and she and I were both hungry after eating. The raviolis were fairly thin and not enough of them. I realize it's a special which often costs a few bucks more, but for $25, they should provide 2-3 more raviolis to ensure it's enough food. Also disappointed no Octoberfest or Pumpkin beer on tap or in a bottle. Not the end of the world, and didn't ruin our meal or experience, just a bit strange for October 21.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

we enjoyed our lunch before going to see The Bridges of Madison County
service excellent
food very delicious

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

my friend’s and I go to Ruvo’s every couple of months for lunch and we always enjoy our lunches.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great neighborhood place for meeting for a drink or a good meal with friends!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Stayed in Port Jefferson and this was recommended by a local as a great spot-did not disappoint! Would definitely go back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Bar tenders were great, food was delicious, nice decor but a bit noisy. Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved it! Great atmosphere, good drinks and the food was delicious!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was our first time the two of us were eating here and we were pretty impressed.
The pros: The ambience was lovely, the food excellent, the waitress very attentive, and we really enjoyed the female singer and her guitarist accompanying her.

The cons: For some weird reason though, the water person kept coming around and filling only my husband's glass and then scurrying away before I could ask her for more, so I ended up pouring some of his water into my glass. But this is a minor point. I ordered the cavatelli (with pieces of lobster, which was delicious, but for $28.00 I was hoping there was a bit more lobster . My husband ordered the eggplant rollatini. He said it was the best he ever had. We split a piece of the strawberry banana cake. I wanted to get that since so many reviews said how awesome it was. The cake was bland and tasted stale, although the strawberry and banana topping was very good. We will definitely be back though. This was better than the run of the mill Italian restaurants that offer the typical dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everything was great. Hopefully, the owners will not read this comment but their prices are low given the quality and quantity.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great service, good food, mixed ambiance. Noise level in private dining room was so loud we had trouble hearing each other.
I would recommend seating on sides of room, not in center. I would recommend booking luncheon over dinners; less noise.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Ruvo used to be a favorite but over the months the food quality has been sliding consistently downhill. Tonight the food was over spiced to the point of making us sick with hot crushed red peppers that previously were not a staple of this dish we both had.

We are done with this place. Sad. It's popular. The service has been on the downward as well. So see ya Ruvo, probably not coming back.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Nice meal, service was excellent. Lots of choices, especially enjoyed mac & cheese appetizer and if you enjoy a robust red sauce the seafood with marinara and Nero pasta.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We enjoyed lunch at Ruvo. The built in bench seating near the windows is very comfortable and pretty.
The sole oreganata lives up to its reputation - delicious! My sister enjoyed the pappardelle bolognese - which is her favorite meal on the menu.
Delicious wines, nice service - perfect place to celebrate together.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We go to Ruvo quite often. The food is great, service is good and the value is excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Attentive service and excellent food at a reasonable price. We were a group of six and all were highly satisfied.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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