Ruggero's Wading River
Food was very good. Music was great. Just a bit of a loud crowd because of a party going on
Went there Saturday night. The music was terribly LOUD! Couldn't hear ourselves think!!! Food was ok, server was a bit off. Paid the bill, left a $30.00 and server came back asking did he do something wrong! We thought that was a very good tip! Apparently, he didn't think so.
2nd time we went back. Our friend was playing in his 2 piece band! Great music of course. Had dinner before listening to music and going up to bar. We had the asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with Argugala. So delicious. This time I ordered the broccoli with pasta. Was disappointed because the pasta was over cooked. My husband had the orecchiette with broccoli rab and sausage. It was a little bland but still good. Again took left overs home. Large portions. Service was great and attentive. Need warm old fashion Italian bread! After dinner we went up to bar to listen to music. Music great. Disappointed at bartender at first. She was charging for someone else on our bill but did take care of it. Charged us for an extra drink that we didn’t have too. Still will be back
Birthday celebration. Wait staff was wonderful food was great love this place
Delicious food! Great atmosphere!
Great wait staff I think his name was Antonio
Food was great!
Noise level a little loud but I love the place
Excellent drinks also!!!
Nice place and the food was good but they added 3.5% to my bill for using a credit card. It’s their policy to do that and it’s my policy not to return because of that. If they ever drop that ridiculous up charge then my friends and I would return.
Wife and I date night. Waiter, Ryan, was great and right on top of everything. No Guinness(boo), but good selection of beer and wine. I had Fettuccine with short rib ragu and can’t say enough good things about it. Even took some home. Wife had penne ala vodka which she loved, and also took home leftovers. Had Italian cheesecake and cannoli, both hit the spot. Will definitely be back.
I love Ruggero’s never disappoints, amazing server and food. Portion sizes are great for the price
Family sized meals are good sized and serve several people.. Nice pace for each phase. Deserts were excellent also.
First time and will go back. Initially went because our friend with a 2 piece band was playing. Great music. Delicious food! Large portions! Took home left overs. My husband and I had the appetizer muscles in white sauce and calamari! Delicious! My husband had the pappeardelle short rib ! Absolutely delicious as well as my order of shrimp Ruggero. Loved these dishes so much and very tasty! Can’t go wrong with cannoli and a bottle of wine! The only downfall is the bread. Wish they would serve good old fashion Italian bread warm to serve.
Made reservations. Walked in was seated immediately. Nice friendly waitress. Good selection is great and a great value for your money! Highly recommend this place
Really nice place however service was slow. Looked like mostly young people doing this so prob that’s why. They have to learn. Also food looked great but taste was ok. Will try other dishes next time.
Great food, friendly wait staff. Met a husband and wife singing and play guitar. Lovely evening. Can't wait to go back.
Super loud, live music didn’t allow for table conversation. Food was cool to room temperature. Cocktails tasted very light of alcohol. Fake butter, some type of seasoned spread was provided with bread. Whipped Cream garnish on deserts was cool whip/ oily residue, not fresh.
Waiter was very nice, attentive.
Would not recommend, will not return.
Great food, really nice location. Wait staff is friendly and helpful. Reasonably priced. Looking forward to going back
Food was good, waiter was friendly and attentive ,even though he was very busy. We tried to have a drink in the bar while waiting for our table , we sat at a bar table but there was no table service, and when we approached bar to try to order drinks we saw only one very busy bartender . Unable to get her attention we opted to wait til seated to get drinks. The waiter warned us there was a wait for drinks at table as well. They need more bartenders !!
We ordered apps through dessert for 4 adults and everything was excellent. The large sized calamari app was outstanding and enough for the 4 of us.
Large dinner portions are good for 2 people. Everyone truly enjoyed their meal and service. Very nice holiday ambiance.
Way too loud
Noisy party behind us
Accommodated us with big booth which I appreciated
But unfortunately the rambunctious crowd near us disrupted our evening
Never again! Last time was perfect. This time the food was terrible and the band was too loud and awful. No dinner conversation was possible.
Food and service was delicious. They had a live band that was very good but it was extremely loud and very hard to hold a conversation.
This was not our first time. The food once again was excellent but the waiter seemed pre-occupied and was not as sharp/attentive as the last time he served us. He bought us a dessert o apologize. It was the big cookie so apology accepted, LOL
We had the pear salad and burrata mozzarella as appetizers, chicken with eggplant, short rib with pasta, veal chop and shrimp scampi. Everything was hot, delicious and plentiful.
We will be back.
Nice place looked quite sharp and we were seated promptly as we had a reservation. Waitress was prompt and courteous - but not exactly friendly. So ok I can live with that. Others at the table were pleased with their meals - I was not. My first bite was a mouthful of just fat - that put me off totally. I had the short rib and fettuccini. Very disappointed but as I said the others liked their meals. Unfortunately the noise level was insane. High ceilings and nothing to soften the noise - we were screaming at each other to be heard in a booth. I would probably try again if it was just the food item - but the noise made it kind of miserable.
Great service by Damien! Food was good... eggplant rollatini was delicious. Short rib ragú good but pasta a bit overdone. Lighting is a bit bright and harsh... overall a nice evening... lovely little shops to browse too.
Service was not good and very slow. We all sat with empty drinks for a long time, we had to get his attention and ask for refills. Incorrect dinner orders were taken. Dish asked to have no dairy came out with cheese on top. Ordered a chicken franchese and they came out with chicken parm. Then sat while everyone else ate and didn’t get my meal until everyone else had already finished. Only good I can say is the appetizers were tasty.
Too too too loud. Music/singer amp turned up to much , distorting the sound. Had to scream to others at the table. They definitely need someone to adjust the sound.
I have eaten here on multiple occasions and always enjoy the food and service. The food this time around was still great, but our server left a little to be desired. The service was extremely slow - we waited for a while for our food. She also was extremely slow in bringing the check - we couldn't even find her in the restaurant! Like I said, the food was great, but this time around the service wasn't up to par.
This is our second time here and both times the food has been disappointing. Not sure why the chicken parm is two extremely thin tough cutlets breaded with tons of breadcrumbs. This is an easy dish to perfect.
Everything was perfect for our mother’s birthday We appreciate how patient the staff was. The food was all delicious. Thank you!!!!
The food was plentiful and delicious! It was very noisy which made it a little difficult to hear the waiter and each other.
I enjoyed my visit to Ruggeros. I thought it was a great atmosphere. I liked the noise and they had entertainment. It’s a fun atmosphere.
Great food, and reasonably priced! Our group ordered 3 glasses of wine and a Blue Point at the bar. Bar bill $21! We thought it was wrong but it wasn't...$5 tap wines, and $6 Blue Point.
And plan on bringing food home! Healthy portions, all of us brought home doggie bags!
Went there two weekends in a row. Simply, great food, nice area, easy to get in and out of. Waitstaff very nice and helpful. Look forward to our next visit.
Just a 10/10 experiance . Quick service.
Found the restaurant to be nice..the food though was just ok..
Great food and atmosphere
Excellent restaurant, great service, food ambiance, highly recommend
Food is really good. Staff is very cordial. Located in must visit location. Decorated perfectly. Strongly recommend.