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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

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (27)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Great for Lunch (23)
Cozy (21)
Casual (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Fun (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Romantic (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Seasonal (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Live Music (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Business Meals (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

They have a really good $12 lunch special and the place was packed. The mushroom soup and arugula salad were delicious. The short rib flatbread was good, but had a little too much bbq sauce, and the pappardelle bolognese was amazing. My short rib wrap was mostly mushrooms, and not that much short ribs. The Ruvo burger was ok, but didn’t live up to expectations. For $12, everything on the menu is pretty good. This is only the second time we’ve been here for lunch and although it was good, it doesn’t live up to the amazing and delicious food they serve at dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We are usually satisfied but this visit was terrible. Chicken dish had a strange texture. Lobster three ways was awful. Tempura style was spongy, risotto was like spackle and the tail tasted fishy. We saw our waiter once and had a hard time getting drinks and service. Best part about the experience was the hardworking bus girl who seemingly did everything. In addition the live music was enjoyable. Probably won’t be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed our food very much.... nice atmosphere and good service. Would highly recommend to our friends....

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Ruvo East was a delightful belated Valentine Day date for my husband and I. I love seafood and the selection was ample. My husband enjoyed the skirt steak. The server was friendly and patient. We were not rushed. We had a private and quiet evening where we were well taken cared of. We noticed a busy bar area and that looked fun too. We had a lovely time! Thanks, Ruvo East!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great evening. Made reservation and walked in on time. Our dining experience was wonderful thanks to the company ,the food and our incredible server Julie...you go girl!
Thank you for everything!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Always enjoy going to RUVO. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. It's a great place for a pre-theater dinner!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The dinner was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Always top shelf in every way...Ruvo is our choice for anything special, in fact, I asked my wife to marry me right in front of Ruvo's on Valentine's Day 2013....She accepted my proposal...

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Always love coming here. Grab a glass of wine at happy hour and then have a wonderful meal. Can't be beat!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My boyfriend and I were very excited to return here as it was the place where we had our first date. The food was delicious but the small size of the dining area increased the loudness of the room to the point that we could barely hear each other. The service was terrible. The waitress had to be tracked down to get refills of our drinks and she forgot to return to our table to get our dessert order despite having asked us if we wanted dessert. The service would have been better if the wait staff weren’t all standing around the hostess while gossiping about their customers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Just love Ruvo. I have been here about ten or more times. The food is great and the overal fell of the restaurant is special. Very cozy, sometimes load but just a great feeling everytime I walk in and then walk out.

The Jewel of Port Jeff...enduring many changing restaurants around it.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I enjoyed my dinner which was a special. I had Tile Fish that melted in my mouth!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I are regular diners at Ruvo Port Jefferson. The food is consistently very good, sometimes downright excellent. We usually come for the $12 lunch and lately we have been getting Angel as our server. He is such a pleasant person. He greets us and knows our order even if we switch up on him and order something different. He is attentive and an excellent server. He goes out of his way to meet all of our needs. The servers at Ruvo, sometimes are bland but we always know the servers we like the best and Angel is one of our favorites. He is a credit to the staff at Ruvo.

We like the actual setting, the building Ruvo occupies. It's a warm setting and when one arrives we are greeted by people who know us, that we are frequent guests and they treat us accordingly. It is because we feel like we are members of the family that make the Ruvo Port Jefferson experience something we always look forward to.

The noise level is always loud but the place is always packed so except for when screaming little kids are in attendance we can deal with the noise levels at Ruvo. The noise detracts little from the over all experience. We will be attending Ruvo again on February 16 for my wife's birthday San we are looking forward to another great dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Three of us thoroughly enjoyed the prix fixe dinner. My salad course and short ribs entree were excellent as was the cheesecake. Wines were excellent too.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was terrible. Our waiter seemed to be annoyed by us being there. All questions asked were met with a gratuitous eye roll. Just unpleasant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Dining at Ruvo is a consistently good experience. We attended Ruvo for their outstanding brunch selections, for only $15.95 and that includes my favorite mixed drink Port Jeff iced tea.

We are regular diners at Ruvo and for us the reason we love it so much besides the cuisine is the server Angel. He knows our likes and dislikes and he goes out of his way to make our experience the best it could possibly be. In fact he wasn't supposed to be our server on this visit but he made sure he accommodated us as we requested him. If he ever stops working at Ruvo or works in another position at Ruvo, I think Ruvo will lose two very loyal customers.

Good food, lots of noise, but that's ok, great service with Angel and good prices make Ruvo a favorite destination for us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The night went very well for a double date. Food was good drinks were excellent, service was on although wasn’t checked on after food came out although it was very delicious.
The only negative was my table was next to the wall/window and a draft was coming through making the other guests very cold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food very good. Server was just ok.... server did not have much of a personality. Service was better than his personality! Would return

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Ruvo is a little bit on the noisy side, but the food and service is always great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Best Sunday brunch in Port Jefferson food and service was excellent.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good service, interesting menu, nice ambiance. Reservation was honored exactly on time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and service. We've been here a number of times and would recommend it to a friend. The beef short ribs are a must, same with the cholate moose cake dessert.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

very friendly from the start to finish. Waitree was very helpful , courteous and just very delightful.There were 5 of us and we all chose the sole. It was delicious. Cant wait to have another luncheon at Rufo.

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We come here often. This visit we were all cold. Didn't seem like there was any heat - most people had on their jackets. However, the food was delicious as usual.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Ruvo continues to be a wonderfully reliable place to eat ... it was full at mid week but not too noisy ... the food was good and the service appropriately attentive.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I usually enjoy Ruvo but I must say I wasn’t happy with the good served on New Years Eve

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a Warm Friendly Greeting-New Year's Eve Dinner (Excellent NYE Fixed Price Menu) before NYE Theatre Three Comedy Show(walking distance)Arrived at 6:15pm - Servers Casey/Brianna were Excellent/Friendly/Professional & Timely. We started with drinks at the table- Warmed assorted breads- Caesar salad was crisp -dressing on the side (as requested)//flat bread was prepared & (delish)/Veal Scallopini was served hot/ timely & tasted Amazing !!!All excellent especially taste & smell/ presented & prepared to perfection Our desert of Flour-less Chocolate Peanut Cake served w/ Vanilla Bean Ice Cream was Decadent definitely an additional delight. - reservations suggested -We frequent Ruvo East & Highly recommend. We always look forward to our next dinning experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Organic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good,the service not the greatest,went for brunch,had to ask for coffee with my meal,the waitress was no where to be found until the end of the meal

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great little restaurant. Good food and good price. Service was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I went to Ruvo for my Mom’s birthday and it was amazing!!! I was with a rather large group, about 9 people and the table was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant for everyday dinner or special occasions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was good but the service a little slow and inconsistent. The dining area was packed tightly which resulted in a noise level that made it difficult to hear. Nice dinner menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I love the Prix fixe menu! Delicious and good value! Service is fabulous! One of my favorite places to meet friends for dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As usual, great experience and terrific food. Cocktails are made just the way they are supposed to ....bartenders are super!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

food was just okay, service slow ,They did have a singer who sounded good in the bar area as we were leaving

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always reliably delish! Just love Ruvo in Port Jefferson!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD . GOOD ENVIRONMENT TO HAVE DINNER .
VERY PLEASED . WILL VISIT AGAIN IN THE FUTURE

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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