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About Ruvo West

For an unique and relaxing dining experience in Greenlawn Village wander down 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.

63 Broadway
Greenlawn, NY 11740
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Serving Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday: Brunch & Lunch 11:00am - 4:00pm
Serving Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Smith Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 261-7700

Website:
http://ruvorestaurant.com/

Catering:
Ruvo Restaurant & Gourmet Store will cater for 10-500.

Parking Details:
Free parking is located directly behind Ruvo.

Public Transit:
Conveniently located one block north of the Greenlawn Train Station, on the Long Island Railroad.

Executive Chef:
Joseph De Nicola

Private Party Facilities:
Private areas are available for parties from 20 up to 80 guests. Options include buffet or sit-down dining.

Private Party Contact:
Vanessa von Twistern: (631) 476-3800

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ruvo West Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (8)
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Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Romantic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Live Music (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

When I first arrived, I had no idea that there would be live music. That is not what I was looking for as it was VERY NOISY. BUT, they put us in a back room, the noise level was very manageable and the food was really outstanding! I ordered the price fixed which included a wonderful salad, the flounder and shrimp oreganato and gelato for dessert. All my friends also loved their meals.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food , great service , would totally go back

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

It was a lovely dining experience! Delicious cocktails...Try The Ruby, it will not disappoint! Service was amazing, our waiter gave great recommendations. Overall, a great restaurant & I’ll definitely be back.

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

Ruvo West is a great find in Greenlawn right on Broadway. I have been here twice for lunch in the past 3 weeks and the $12 prix fixe cannot be beat. They offer a large menu of good food at a great price plus there's also wine specials so a glass of red or white at $6, you can get a delicious meal for less than $20. The bar is beautiful and the restaurant has authentic old wide wood planks and nice Tuscan decor. The wait staff is fabulous - friendly and helpful but not overbearing. This is just the kind of restaurant I love for a boozy lunch with my husband on a cold Friday. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always fine food and friendly service...and always fairly priced...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Lunch menu delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food. Had spaghetti w meatballs... sauce was outstanding. Wife had seafood platter she absolutely loved it. Restaurant was a bit tight. Had 8:15 reservation arrived at 8:10 p had to wait until 8:25p to be seated- only downside. Satisfactory service level.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is our local neighborhood go to restaurant. Food is primarily Italian and delicious. They offer a value lunch with many delicious dishes to choose from.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another Great New Years at Ruvo .Food and service was excellent !

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

We were served two bottles of wine that both were spoiled and we were charged for the one bottle. The lobster Ravioli was inedible.

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

Loved the food and ambience!

Definitely plan on checking out the prixe fixe dinner in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I think the food at Ruvo is especially delicious. I often order their flatbread as an entree. the shrimp oreganato is very good. Their scallop appetizer is delicious as is their salmon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Ruvo’s is one of our favorite lunchtime restaurants. They have great $12 lunch specials. I typically get the short rib wrap which is excellent. My only complaint about the restaurant is that it typically gets crowded and can get somewhat noisy. With this said I would still highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This is my 4th visit to Ruvo West and I have not been disappointed yet. Great food, excellent service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

My friends and I really enjoy our lunches at Ruvo's whether it be just after a workout at the Y or for some celebration. The meals are fair to good, the service is reliably good, and the value almost can't be beat!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very enjoyable restaurant - appreciate the diversified menu and local wines.
Service fell down a notch when they got busy (we were there early)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Sat at the bar and had a great meal and very good friendly service. Enjoyed the wine by the glass.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We hadn’t been to Ruvo in over ten years because we weren’t pleased the last time we had gone and we’re giving Ruvo another chance. I’m glad we gave Ruvo another chance! Two of us had the prix fixe menu and had the 5 hour short ribs and they were amazing! The flat bread with the shrimp was very good too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went out to celebrate an anniversary. We were seated right away. All of our servers were very nice and attentive and every course was served promptly. The reason I gave it four stars for quality of food was that I absolutely loved my dish (as did my husband when I let him have some), but my husband was not happy with his dish and honestly his was kind of generic when I tried it. Although the atmosphere was very nice, I felt kind of crowded. I did get bumped into or jostled a couple of times by people walking past which was not fun. But overall it was a very nice place, I enjoyed myself, and I will definitely be back

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Ruvo never disappoints! It's been around a long while for a reason. Excellent choice for upper mid-priced, good ambience and service, very good food.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is always amazing. The service is great. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a great dinner and our server attentive. She didn't make us feel rushed and had some great food recommendations .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Went here are part of restaurant week, will definitely be returning. Food was excellent, service was attentive & quick, overall a great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lovely surroundings and excellent cuisine and service. As always, a wonderful experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My wife and I are regular patrons at several of the Denicola restaurants for a reason. The food is simply outstanding.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had the price fix lunch....delcious. Great deal $12....added a glass or chard...perfect. I had salad added shrimp...friend had flatbread...both arrived fresh and tasty.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have enjoyed eating at Ruvo's West many times. Friends get together and want to go to Ruvo's. Family enjoys dining there as well. The food is great and the service is superior. We love the $12 menu for lunch, so may great choices. We love the eggplant rollatini and the sole. Dinners are terrific, as well. Crab cakes, Diver scallops, rocket salad, Branzino, 5 hour short ribs, yummy. We will be back!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent meal with friends. Good time by all. Dessert was especially good

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Lovely restaurant for dinner. The menu is diverse with something for everybody. The noise level was such that it was easy to carry on a conversation. An all around restaurant pick for pleasant evening with excellent value.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Ruvo West consistently delivers quality food both for lunch and dinner. It is a popular place, thus making for a noisy (at times) environment. The wait staff is efficient and mostly friendly; what this means is that there are several employees who clearly don't have a friendly, welcoming attitude.
The $12 prix fixe lunches are generous in portion. But don't bother with the flatbreads. The pedestrian crust came off a supermarket shelf and had the consistency of shoe leather. The topping of spinach and artichoke redeemed this dish from being a total disaster.
Filet of sole and Tuscan melt were delicious. The sole was prepared oreganata style and served with fregola (the Italian version of toasted couscous) and veggies. The panini was a winner with the vegetarian set.
Reservations are a must both for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This my second time in 4 weeks coming up short in a place that I consistently liked. I still like the ambiance and the people in the dining room. But, what is going on in the kitchen I wonder to make things go down hill? Both times I've had Cesar salad the lettuce has been old. I throw out lettuce like that - no crispness. But I like the anchovies and cheese. My wife's shrimp and mussels were overcooked and dry, The seared tuna wasn't seared. It was more like cooked slowly. I hope this place finds the shortcoming in the kitchen and fixes it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

wonderful experience as always. Not first time there

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food and service as always. Been there many times and will continue to return.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

As a customer from the early days, we're disappointed that Rose is no longer serving on Fri nights. I received tea in a cappuccino cup! When I asked for Rose to be reinstated, the new manager argued with me. Guess the customers who helped build the business don't count...

Well, there are lots of other businesses that would be delighted to have our business...so, we'll go there except on Monday nights when Rose is serving.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

great neighborhood gem where you can hang at the bar and enjoy friends and friendly bartenders(Mary) or get a good meal. Lunch deal is great!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I have been to Ruvo West three times and never been disappointed. The Prix fixe dinner menu is an excellent value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This is our "go to" restaurant in the Greenlawn-Centerport area. The food is consistently good, and the service is top notch. Today our server was Andi, who is always excellent. Loved my lobster ravioli which was on the specials menu, and my partner said his stuffed chicken breast entrée was wonderful. Tim the manager provides for a welcoming atmosphere and smooth running of the dining room. Definitely check it out!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A great restaurant worth a trip! Their gnocchi bolognese is to die for!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I've been to Ruvo West many times and the food has never disappointed me. This time the service was a little shaky. First time that ever happened. Probably a new employee. I'm giving them a pass this time as I enjoy the place so much. Hopefully it was a one time occurrence

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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