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Cafe Ruffino

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Cafe
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15 High St, Strathalbyn, South Australia 5255, Australia
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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190 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Family size supreme pizza with garlic bread and 1.25L drink for $25.50. Nice pizza with crisp base and not too salty. Garlic bread satisfactory. 300m from the local Motel. Lots of other choices on the menu. Dine in or take-away. Recommended.

Thank internetken
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing traditional Italian pastas in family friendly cafe. Try the lasagna, home made by Nonna. They even deliver Thursday-Sunday for only $5

Thank Catherine J
Mount Barker, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for a quite coffee. Evening meals are served quickly. Children's menu has good variety, nothing is too much trouble. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

Thank Sam_f_mtB
Murray Bridge, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Called in for a short coffee break and felt that the premises was a bit trapped in its past. Service was friendly, cakes yummy, though coffee could have been a little hotter.

Thank Jamey1152
Adelaide, Australia
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Ruff into has been around for a while and it supports locals through sports, employment and good food and service. Want a quick meal or a big take-away, then you can rest assured you will get full and happy if you give it a fair shake.

Thank eddiejanmaat
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nothing very fancy, but food was delivered efficiently and was well cooked. Broad range on the menu, and a daily specials board Furniture in good and clean condition, but decor a bit less than impressive.Prices on a similar scale to Cafe Primo. Staff were efficient, if somewhat sparse.

Thank Michael B
Strathalbyn, Australia
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered pizza and was unimpressed as the base was very thick and the tomato was added after pizza was cooked and was still fridge cold which made the pizza cold too! Pasta dishes that other patrons had looked good, will try the pasta next time.

Thank Heather D
Gosford, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Loved the pizza. Less is definitely more in my view. Crust thin, prosciutto tasty. Would like a bit more boccocini. Pasta well coked and plenty of it.

Thank Caroline F
Hoppers Crossing
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The food at this café (and that all it was) was OK. You have to order your meals which were OK at the counter and they are brought to your table. It is Licensed and BYO. I took my own wine but was not offered an ice bucket for the wine.

Thank Gary296
Ampang, Malaysia
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156 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant twice for the simple fact that it serves great food, the service was very friendly, although we have to travel from Clayton Bay (20-30 mins drive). But it was worth the drive. We noticed it is quite well attended by the locals, and there were many takeaways, especially their delicious pizzas. Congratulations Ruffino!

Thank ykh_malaysia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Cafe
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 High St, Strathalbyn, South Australia 5255, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Strathalbyn

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