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Ruffino Italian Cuisine is an upscale Italian restaurant in Ahwatukee, recognized for the past 20 years as a neighborhood destination for gathering with family members and friends.
Both the management and staff at Ruffino are dedicating to providing guests with a memorable Italian dining experience. They work hard to deliver great food, unique, world-class service and a variety of weekly entertainment options, plus private dining and value. Only the freshest ingredients are used and all of the pastas are homemade daily, plus the restaurant has an extensive list of wines and liquors and its staff is highly trained in the fine art of wine selection.
Its dinner menu, featuring new table-side salad service and introducing a list of signature items, offers a wide array of seafood, veal, beef, chicken and pasta dishes, including popular Italian standards and long-time guest favorites priced from $4 to $29.
Established in 1988
Ruffino originally opened in 1989 and quickly became known as the neighborhood Italian restaurant in which to dine for many years, in part due to the creations of Chef Martin.
In 2008, after a brief ownership change, the restaurant was purchased by Steve Charron. His focus was to reposition the restaurant to once again offer the neighborhood fare applauded by area residents who favored the offerings of the returning chef.
Today, the remodeled restaurant features a brighter, Old World Tuscan atmosphere with new lighting and flooring, complemented by a new dance floor in the piano bar at one end of the restaurant and a semi-private dining area at the other.
Ruffino is located near 48th St and Warner in Ahwatukee. We are 3 blocks east of the I10 on the north hand side of the street in the Ahwatukee Commons center.
Meet the Business Owner: Steve C.
In March 2008, Steve Charron became the new owner of Ruffino Italian Cuisine in Ahwatukee, Ariz. Before Ruffino he was a senior operations executive with a background in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. With years of experience managing global supply chains, Steve learned skills like inventory planning, customer order management, supplier management and factory scheduling, all of which continue to help him today in his new role.
Charron received his master's degree in business administration from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., and his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois.
A native of Chicago, Charron currently resides in Chandler, Ariz.