Ruggero's Wading River

4.2
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121 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Serving classic Italian dishes and is sure to offer you a unique dining experience every time you visit. The menu at Ruggero’s features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group. Come as our guest, leave as family.
What 121 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was very good. Music was great. Just a bit of a loud crowd because of a party going on

p
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

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.

L
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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

GA
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration. Wait staff was wonderful food was great love this place

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Great atmosphere!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Ruggero’s never disappoints, amazing server and food. Portion sizes are great for the price

J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family sized meals are good sized and serve several people.. Nice pace for each phase. Deserts were excellent also.

L
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

J
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, friendly wait staff. Met a husband and wife singing and play guitar. Lovely evening. Can't wait to go back.

DD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

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.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, really nice location. Wait staff is friendly and helpful. Reasonably priced. Looking forward to going back

KL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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 !!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

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

DR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

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.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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.

CH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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.

DL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

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.

LN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

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.

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

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.

CJ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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.

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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.

c
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

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.

FD
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect for our mother’s birthday We appreciate how patient the staff was. The food was all delicious. Thank you!!!!

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was plentiful and delicious! It was very noisy which made it a little difficult to hear the waiter and each other.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

DS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sons engagement

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a 10/10 experiance . Quick service.

GI
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Found the restaurant to be nice..the food though was just ok..

LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, great service, food ambiance, highly recommend

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is really good. Staff is very cordial. Located in must visit location. Decorated perfectly. Strongly recommend.