Ruvo East

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My daughter's choice for her 21st birthday dinner and we all had a great time. I have celiac and the server went out of her way to ensure that I had an enjoyable and safe dining experience -- I am extremely sensitive and had zero reaction. Although my entrée was delicious, it could have been served hotter but I enjoyed it all the same. Highly recommend.

t
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been to both locations of Ruvo- In the past I have enjoy going. Went on a Friday night to Pt Jefferson this time. Food is always great. This time however I was annoyed because on the website it said they offered a Prix Fix menu. And since the location is a block from Theatre Three, I thought that was also to encourage theatre goers. The time of the Prix Fix (and days of the week) were not listed near this menu information on the website. Our reservation was for 6 pm. We got there a couple of minutes BEFORE and were seated at 6. When I asked about the Prix Fix menu she said. " Oh that ended at 6 pm and you are too late" I mean, Really??? One or two minutes past 6 pm and they could not accommodate this menus selection?? I said I did not see the time limit on the website. She didn't really have an answer for that.
Even thought I enjoyed the food the whole idea of going to this resturant before the play was for the Prix Fix. So everyone BE AWARE that they play games !!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with great service!

b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food! ___& we loved the staff. They were all very helpful & very nice.

The noise level is just a little loud as we had trouble hearing each other😬

Finally, we parked steps from your entrance in one of the paid parking spots & we returned to my fairly new Mercedes to find that someone backed into my front left.....so the evening was much more expensive than anticipated! How about valet parking???

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed everything. Much too noisy, though. Efforts must be made to dampen some of the sound.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great!

JN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was fabulous!

CA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don't come out to Port Jefferson often and this was our first time at Ruvo and it was a delightful experience! The food was great and the wait staff was very attentive. We had a reservation for 5:45 but due to heavy traffic we did not arrive until 6:15 and they still held our table! Next time we come out to Port Jefferson, we will definitely be visiting Ruvo again!

DK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Ruvo East is a quaint little restaurant. The ambience is great, but the noise level for lunch was high. The food was excellent and the portions were good sized. The three of us came from 3 different states to meet at this central location. When we left, a few days later all 3 of us got sick. Clearly, the common denominator was this restaurant. Was someone in the kitchen sick and spreading germs? Hard not to conclude that.

Recommend that the management check the health of the employees as they show up for work to prevent this from happening to someone else. Other than that, it was great.

OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints, price fixe menu a great deal with many selections. Food very good.

LB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Ruvos for Sunday Brunch with a close friend & enjoyed ourselves very much! This is the 3rd time we've been to Ruvos for brunch & we would definitely go back again :)

GR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Starting with an honored reservation seating, our evening was everything we had hoped to experience. Friendly and professional staff waited on us. Food was delicious and delivered in a well paced tempo. Live entertainment was enjoyable. Atmosphere was great.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and solid menu. The meatballs are to die for !

A
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service was impeccable. The roast duck that I had was delicious and my husband had the chicken parmigiana.

DG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our dining experience was wonderful! Great service, food was delicious and lunch time prices you can’t go wrong! Noise level at 1:00
was very loud but the restaurant was packed!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and live music

DG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful afternoon dining at one of our favorite restaurants in Port Jefferson at Ruvos with my friend. See you Monday with another group of friends!

K
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Meeting a friend for dinner at Ruvo. Once you get past the issues with the parking meter, everything was great. Did the price-fix with appetizer, entree and dessert. Food was excellent - salmon was cooked perfectly and risotto was delicious. Drinks were pricy. Service was excellent. Overall a great place to meet up with friends or go out for date night.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We have been at Ruvo many times. This past time it was so crowded and noisy we could barely hear the people we were with. Not sure if I would go back again.

JM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

food was okay - a little salty, and not very hot when served

LM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated at a corner table which was very comfortable and more quiet than the rest of the restaurant. Our waitress was very friendly and the service wad very good. We each ordered a different dish and we all enjoyed our food. It was a very nice dining experience!

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable, the menu was as always, exceptional, and priced perfectly

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Usually delicious, on this particular night the sauce was incredibly spicy making our usually good dishes almost impossible to eat. When we brought it to the attention of our server she shrugged and said she would let the chef know. This is not a cheap restaurant so all of our party was very disappointed, especially because we were celebrating a birthday. We will try it again because it is usually very good, however, we will probably wait awhile before returning.

C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ruvo is very nice looking restaurant. I loved the bar area and the Music. The prices for happy hour were high. 2 wines were 20 dollars. The Guinness was fairly priced. 2 for 11. We were seated in the atrium which was nice . My only issue was the prices. Dinner with a shared app and 2 beers came to 104.00. I eat out every weekend and the food was good but no better then other nice restaurants. I wouldn’t go back mainly because of the price.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had drinks at the bar first. Great happy hour prices, staff, and dinner
Worth it!

LN
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The price fixed dinner offers a wide variety of great choices. Our meals were excellent. Friendly and attentive service. But noise level was way too high. Had trouble hearing others at my table. After several large groups left, it was much more pleasant.

MR
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruvo's $12 lunch is an outstanding value. My wife and I normally have the sole oreganata which is amazing. But the staff is equally impressive. They can't do enough to make your dining experience special. They are a fun group!

LK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend the hot antipasto for 2 !!! The duck and branzino just wonderful and service was also excellent.

WG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were a group of 4 and our dinners were good and service was good however a group came in halfway through our dinner and were so loud that it made it very uncomfortable for everyone. We felt that the servers could have asked them to keep it down a bit but no one did anything. Put a huge damper on our dinner.

SK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The calamari and crab cake with lentils for appetizers were very good. The tile fish special was good and the Fruita da Mar was decent but the lobster was not Maine Lobster - probably African tail - and the sauce was a little sweet. The first male server we had was very nice and the second female server was a bit abrupt. The table was so tiny, we couldn't fit everything.

PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Ruvo East! We were there Saturday night with friends we hadn’t seen in a while. The staff was so accommodating...letting us sit and talk for almost 4 hours! It goes without saying that the food was outstanding. All in all I highly recommend this place.

LL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal and service. Would definitely recommend.

JV
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting food, swanky atmosphere, and glad we made reservations cuz this place was awesome. Our table even had pillows to rest our lower backs on!

KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed atmosphere. Wait service was prompt, attentive, and they did not rush us at all. Food was attractively prepared and cooked to our directions. Delicious.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrate our birthdays throughout the year, the six of us. The birthday girl always chooses the venue. I picked one of my favorite places and am so glad I did. Got the table I requested and had a wonderful 49th with my dearest friends. Ruvo never disappoints. Great night!

d
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed with our entire evening. We brought fear friends with us and they couldn’t get over the food and service. Would most definitely recommend your restaurant to all our friends.
Thanks for a wonderful night

Disappointed although no easy access for disabled entrance and rest room unfortunately my wife is partially disabled

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

The food is amazing we go their a lot for the steak. The live music was great... However, the hostess was very rude. I accidentally hit for two guests when there was three I requested a booth so to put one more plate shouldn’t have been an issue but the hostess gave a nasty attitude. Said nastily “ you do realize you only put two” I said that’s an accident and she rolled her eyes. Note: If you are young dining they treat you differently then the older couples. You would think one more person means more money and better tip. We go out to a lot of upscale restaurants and don’t get discriminated except for this place despite the staff being all young. Still gave a descent tip since our server was nice even though she spilt our drink all over our table.

BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitresses were both wonderful. Enjoyed the meal. Have eaten there before and plan to go again

HD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to Ruvo East many times. The food is always delicious and the portions are large. The service is always excellent and the cost of the meal is always reasonable. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal.

A
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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