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Aruffo's Italian Cuisine

126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
+1 909-624-9624
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“vongole” (4 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
“house bread” (2 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped for a homestyle lunch. Our pasta dishes were perfectly al dente' and soo delicious! We split an appetizer of a Bread roll split with Meatballs and Marinara... topped with romano... Wow. Do check it out for great Italian.

Thank HBwino
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Be hungry and ready to eat... Massive portions and everything we have was fantastic. Ordered the spaghetti with meatballs, fettucini alfredo with chicken, spinach lasagna and the seafood platter (don't recall exact name but had everything in it)... more food than 4 people could eat...everything...More

Thank Biren S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is a charming restaurant conveniently located on a side street in Claremont. Unfortunately, the charm stops with the interior decor. There were several large graduation parties dining at the same time, plus smaller groups. There were only 2 servers working. Service was very slow,...More

Thank bbtapper
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Aruffo's is a very high quality restaurant and their prices are reasonable. They accommodate your special requests, such as extra baked mozzarella on the alfredo potato dumplings. Both varieties of garlic bread are good. Salad is fresh and their large seafood platter is fun to...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Every aspect of Aruffo's is well appointed yet comfortable. Our appetizers of the bread with tomato sauce and sliced garlic bread with cheesy fondue was so luscious I forgot I ordered an entree. Our table feasted on simple spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken parmigiana, and...More

Thank Phyllis R
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My family and I have been coming to Aruffo's for years. The service is excellent and the food is top notch. Love the house bread that they bring out after you order your dinner. My family and I come here a lot for family related...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This restaurant is convenient and offers an abundance of traditional Italian options all well executed.

Thank Campbell c
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very pleasant atmosphere but I have had better Italian fare for better prices. I probably would not be apt to go back on my own but certainly would not object accompanying someone else who wanted to go. The service was and wine selection was good.

Thank OutdoorBoomer
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The fondue, which we ordered out of curiosity, was very tasty and was accompanied by wonderful crostini. The Burrata was also nice and creamy. I had the Vongole and it was close to perfect, with a light, lemony, and slightly spicy sauce and linguini that...More

1  Thank Alaskatravel1234
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly good Italian food in Claremont! We've had two sons go through the 5Cs and have grown resigned to mediocre foods options in the Village. Aruffo was a pleasant discovery, excellent pastas and friendly service in a bustling, noisy space. Big menu of standards and...More

Thank RDM888
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +1 909-624-9624
  • E-mail
Chef Tom & Valerie established Aruffo Italain Cuisine in the Claremont Village 28 years ago, it's been a Claremont Village "Best Place to Dine Out". Tom and Valerie's delicious selections of regional Italian specialities is inspired by their Italian Roots. Aruffo's menu highlights the bounty of artisan and house made ingredients, daily baked Italian bread, fresh pasta's, ocean fresh seafood, angus steaks, free-range poultry and veal. Influenced by farm to table, artisan foods, and authentic italian ingredients, their passion for exceptional italian cuisine is present in their signature bold Italain flavors with a refined twist.
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