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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.
Greenlawn, NY 11740
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ruvo Restaurant & Gourmet Store will cater for 10-500.
Free parking is located directly behind Ruvo.
Conveniently located one block north of the Greenlawn Train Station, on the Long Island Railroad.
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
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
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!
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
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!!!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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