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18811 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-6114
+1 225-753-3458
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going to Ruffino's for many years. The attention to the little details from the server to the fresh preparation of the food was a major reason why we frequently went. The past few times the wait staff and food was mediocre. The menu has changed offering less choices. The atmosphere is nothing special as in the past. Baton Rouge... More 

Thank BRTraveler70726
ruffinosrestaurant, Manager at Ruffino's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We have high standards for what we expect from our staff and we are continually trying to make it better every day. This kind of feedback provides us an opportunity to address situations to make sure that all of our future guests are having a true Ruffino's experience. Would you mind contacting me directly at... More 

Santa Clara, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and food! Great wine selection and cotton candy served on a platter at the end of the meal. A bit pricey but worth it!!

Thank 219marlar
Lagos, Nigeria
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two years ago, we had a rehearsal dinner there before one of our daughter's wedding. Had a private room for about 100 people and Ruffinos did a wonderful job. Two years later, another daughter got married in Baton Rouge. Ruffinos has an events hall, down near the Mississippi River. We had the wedding and reception there and Ruffinos catered it.... More 

Thank davehackcvx
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tonight was our 2nd time to Ruffino's. My wife and I went there for our 1st Anniversary, 9 years ago. We brought our daughter with us tonight to celebrate Valentine's day late together. Great atmosphere and our waiter was great also but the food was not what I remembered or expected. I got the veal parmesan and the taste wasn't... More 

2 Thank Micah W
ruffinosrestaurant, Manager at Ruffino's, responded to this review

Thank you Micah, and we appreciate your honesty. We are always looking for ways to make our restaurant better and feedback from our guest is often the most helpful in determining ways we can improve. Would you mind giving us a call at the restaurant? Our phone number is 225-753-3458 and you can ask to speak with Nick. I'd like... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter was borderline competent. The food wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. Dinners had obviously been under a hot lamp 10 minutes too long. Really just wanted to get the food away from me, another member of my party was still waiting for wine halfway through his meal. I was embarrassed as we were interviewing someone for a... More 

Thank O3017FErobertk
ruffinosrestaurant, Manager at Ruffino's, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that your experience was not what you expected. We strive to provide our guests with exceptional food and service, to provide much higher than an average experience. I would greatly appreciate if you called the restaurant to speak with me directly about your experience so that we may address these situations from happening again in the future.... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We went for a birthday party. It was in their private room, which was nice. Service and atmosphere were great. We had to pick between 3 main course dishes. My husband and I got the filet, and although it was cooked properly, it had no flavor. The same was true with the mashed potatoes. I was very disappointed

Thank beachbum329
ruffinosrestaurant, Manager at Ruffino's, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that your experience was not what you expected for your birthday outing. Our restaurant strives for a higher standard with our food than what you received. I would love the opportunity to speak with you directly about your experience so we may appropriately address the problems that you encountered. Our restaurant phone number is 225-753-3458, and my... More 

Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

First time to BR in many years. Went to an old favorite. Just as good as I remembered. Don't miss this place when in BR.

Thank Txguy7527
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We actually got here late on a a Thursday evening and the place was packed with an hour wait.. but.. so worth it. From the drink selection and pairing to food was outstanding. Go hungry and forget about your diet, very rich favorable food. We will be back. The bar service too was really positive especially as crowded as they... More 

Thank Danny W
Gonzales, Louisiana
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Attended the Italian Night cooking class offered by Ruffino's. What an awesome experience we had. The food was spectacular, the wine was paired well, the chefs were comical however they were very informative about the food preparation. There were pulls to win prizes and each couple had a bottle of red wine wine to take home. This was a wonderful... More 

Thank John M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Just before Christmas my wife and I along with 4 others went to Ruffino's for dinner. Immediately after being seated our waiter informed us that several items on the menu were not available. This happened twice more during the evening. Ruffino's was out of certain champagnes, main courses, etc. In addition, the service was very sub-par. This is now the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18811 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-6114
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
  • Phone Number: +1 225-753-3458

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?