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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Casual (12)
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Cozy (12)
Authentic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Romantic (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Live Music (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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 4, 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 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 17, 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 16, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We arrived on a Wednesday night around 6pm and the restaurant was not crowded. It was our first time going as a friend recommended and we leave nearby. We ordered a bottle of wine, appetizers and our main course. 30 minutes went buy and our waitress finally came back to our table asking us what happened because our appetizers were not brought out?? We were ready to get up and leave the table. She went to check and blamed the kitchen was overwhelmed but it was not busy at all. We believe our order was not submitted to kitchen. When the food finally came out it was good but the fact the staff was not attentive and the food was not delivered in a timely fashion left a bad taste in our mouth. We will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed Ruvo West. I live in Kings Park so it was a short drive to quaint Greenlawn. We chose a very intimate outdoor table that was kindly offered to us. The drinks we very good and quite a varied selection as well. The food was very well prepared and executed. Very attentive service as well. A true find!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great fun!

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

This restaurant is wonderful! A hidden gem and we love it here! If you haven't been here you really need to try it out!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

First time visit! Good service and great food! Everyone enjoyed their meals. Eggplant rollitini was the best I ever had.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This is definetly a neighborhood gem. The staff is friendly and attentive. They take pride in making sure you enjoy your meal and your experience there. The food was very good. Be sure to order the meatballs, they are delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We've been to Ruvo three times in the last 6 weeks and we loved it each time. We also brought new friends with us each time and they all enjoyed the food and atmosphere immensely. We will continue to frequent Ruvo West!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Food was delicious.. Service was outstanding from Todd our server

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I had been to the Ruvo in PJ for the lunch special with a group of friends & though our choices differed, we all enjoyed our meals. So it was with confidence that I suggested Ruvo West as a place to meet my Elwood friend for lunch. Again, it was a great dining experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our service was not good
Waitress was not attentive and was complaining to table next to us about being tired also used inappropriate language while doing so - not exactly perfect for anniversary dinner
Food was ok but not brought out for a long time
We always enjoyed this restaurant in the past- not this time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Really nice dinner again at Ruvo West. We sat outside on a beautiful early Sunday evening. They do a nice job cozy-ing up the area so it doesn't feel you are on the street. Everything we had was delicious. Salmon, Flounder & Shrimp Francese, Veal Milanese, Meatballs, Arancini, and the fabulous espresso gelato! Staff was great too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Wow. All your favourite italian comfort foods mixed with the current to the minute food trends in entries. So at home when we go there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

A true neighborhood gem with ready, reliable service and delicious food. Can not beat the $10 lunch specials.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This was the second time I ate at Ruvo. I returned because I knew that I wouldn't be disappointed. The service was excellent and helpful. Both of us enjoyed what we'd ordered.
Their flatbread with fig , etc. is yummy. Their lunch menu at $10 is well worth it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The service was pretty awful and it was so loud that it was hard for folks to hear (including the servers), but I'm guessing that was because they were so busy (or maybe understaffed today?), which is understandable because the food was great. Definitely worth going back again, but know what you're getting into-you need to be your own advocate, don't keep waiting for your own server to see if you need anything-ask anyone for help who happens past to help you, and be sure to check your bill! Our party of 10's bill was combined with another large tables' bill! The server never returned, but the hostess fixed the bill and was very nice about it. Glad we checked and I'm still glad we came here. Lunch menu was really good-lots of choices for our large, diverse group. Also, thanks for not automatically throwing a plastic straw in everyone's drink-a simple, small touch of class, but we noticed! Nice decor, too-very warm and inviting.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Never disappointed...busy night but so worthwhile!

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The decor was great as was the ambiance. Service was excellent and the food was very good. A good dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We love Ruvo West--and Ruvo East. The food is always good. Love Mama's meatballs and the salmon is my favorite. Great outdoor dining at Ruvo West although outdoor seating is limited. I would definitely recommend a visit for lunch or dinner!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Ruvo is a great restaurant in a location where there is a dearth of really good restaurants, who offer great food, at a great price. The service is also outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

had an early dinner this past Sunday. Server was Brooke. Very attentive which made the time as enjoyable as the large sized portions of food. Price fix offered many options which we could not refuse. Rigatoni and meatballs was outstanding. Will return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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