Ruggero's Wading River
Located at The Shoppes at East Wind, with a grand carousel outside the main entrance, Ruggero’s 200 seats spread across an airy dining room with rustic decor, peering into an open kitchen; a full marble bar with cocktail seating hosts a daily happy hour and an indoor patio perfect for your semi-private event. At Ruggero’s, come as our guest, leave as family.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
Will definitely be back!
Thank you - See your again soon!
The food was incredible, never a disappointment! Our server John was great and attentive, my boyfriend and I’s favorite restaurant for date night or special occasions
Excellent food! Service a little slow.
We sat outside with the best waiter (I believe his name was Carlos). He was the absolute best. The mussels, and bolognese were amazing. The experience here was awesome. We’re traveling here from out of state for a wedding but hopefully will return for another meal before we leave!
HI Beck: Thank you for 5 star review. We will share this with Carlos. See you soon!
Horrible food and service. The food tasted old and was not freshly made that day and there were 5 tables and it took over 20 minutes to get a glass of wine… for such a great area this was a sheer disappointment. Never going there again.
Shrimp in scampi dinner were probably already from cooked bag and just thrown on top of scampi sauce, which was kind of flat in flavor. Abundance of linguini. Sole in other dish was from frozen sole, not fresh sole. Waiter was very attentive. Martini came without olives, vodka tonic without slice of lime or lemon on glass. It may have been an off night but all in all a disappointing meal experience. Quality should match price!
Hi Elizabeth: So sorry your meal did not meet you expectations. We have a new chef and currently working to improve our menu and will certainly let him know. We hope you give us another try in the near future. Thank you for your feedback.
Loved the shrimp scampi. The chef came to our table and was beyond accommodating. Made everything feel so special. Would highly recommend to friends.
Thank you so much for letting us know and for your review!
Under the current condition, every was above par. The waiter and bus boys did their best
Thank you so much for understanding.
The shrimp fra diavolo is my go to dish here. Every time it is outstanding. The fish is fresh, delicious, the shrimp and clams are plentiful and large…and the balance between shrimp clams and mussels is great….many places give you a ton of mussels and few shrimp and clams. But the best part is the broth. It is unbelievably robust and aromatic…youll eat the ehole thing like soup its so good. The rest of the food is average to above average but the Fra Diavolo is amazing.
Inside is decorated nicely…multiple levels, beautiful cathedral ceilings, very nice covered outdoor area woth open glass walls and retractable ceiling.
Thank you so much for sharing you experience. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon!
Nice time yummy food
Pleasantly Surprised at how good the food was!
Good for kids too
"Outdoor" area was extremely loud, we could barely hear each other. Food was average at best. The indoor atmosphere seemed very nice.
Sorry for the inconvenience of the Outdoor area. We will look into improving that. We are updating our menu and hope you will give another try. Thank you for the feedback.
Very nice for a a casual dinner. Food was good, not great. Service was wonderful.
Took our son out for his birthday. Dinner was very enjoyable.
Excellent fried calamari. They need a better wine list and a more extensive menu. The food was fresh and delicious. The Chef should take over the East Wind catering
Our waiter Damian was very attentive. The service was great and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend. And will be returning.
Always good food and reasonably priced. Family orientated. Staff is friendly and helpful. Look forward to going back.
Waiter was overwhelmed said he had too many tables and no one wants to work. Never came over when our food came out to check on our food. Never was offered or got Parmesan cheese bus boy knocked the beer over on the table. Didn’t get a new one until after asking twice and it was the wrong beer.. After that he never came back we had to flag down the bus boy to get a dessert menu. Waiter still never came by. Hostess walked by we asked her for the check. Finally waiter came over with our check said sorry and that if we don’t leave a tip he understands but no one wants to work. I get the place is short staffed but it doesn’t give you a reason to just not come by our table.
Hi Jill: All customer feedback is important for us to improve our service. Staffing has been a challenge, but that is no excuse to make our customers wait. Sorry for the inconvenience and we hope you will visit us again. We have a new chef and he is bringing exciting new things to our menu.
Sorry I would love to give this place a better review but I just can't. Love the location and the ambiance but the food has been disappointing every time I give it a shot. Broccoli rabe with sausage was a dish of penne in water. Eggplant Parm was horrible. Red Sauce was very good but the prepared from frozen (it seems) eggplant Sliced way to thin and so over cooked that it turned to dry pieces of shoe leather drenched in sauce and cheese to bring it back to life was terrible. Waiter agreed and sent it back to bring me another that was no different. We were charged but they bought us a drink on the house. Cavetelli with meatballs was good. Chicken sorrentino was ok...Chicken was poached in a sauce (not floured or breaded) a bit rubbery. Tiramassu was very good... Homemade I believe and would have been so much better if it wasn't over soaked in a bowl of coffee.
A dress code for the hostess should be addressed as well....on a more positive note... The fried mozzerella was very good and so was the antipaste salad, location is great, pretty inside, nice bar area and outside dinning area. Such great potential but the food, the most important part, needs to be addressed before it's too late...We had dined there for the first time a couple of weeks ago for the first time and witnessed the table next to us send just about everything back and thought there was something wrong with them. We went back the other night and it was our turn...
Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry your visit did not meet your expectations. We are working to improve and actually just brought on a new chef who will be making changes to our menu as well in the near future. We hope you will give us another try in future.
I really like this restaurant, but every time I go you have to wait a ridiculous amount of time for your drink. Two simple glasses of wine ordered when the restaurant was nearly empty arrived mid- meal. It’s a bit frustrating and really does happen every time I go.
Great food snd service!!
A beautiful place to celebrate Father’s Day where the food, service and value were all incredible. We will be going again in the near future.
We were quite surprised with this place. We shared an appetizer of calamari which we thought was good. Nice and crispy, not too oily. She had the fish special with risotto and she delighted in it. I had a ribeye in bone with small round roasted potatoes - for some the potatoes may he’s been slightly over cooked but I like them that way. The ribeye I ordered medium rare but came closer to medium. But it was good. I’m not that picky. Drinks were fabulous. She had the watermelon margarita and I had a vanilla orange old fashion. We took the Tiramisu dessert home and it was delicious. Moist not dry.
We have gone to Ruggero’s a number of times and were never disappointed- until now. Food has always been great in the past. This time the salmon entree was underdone even though it was requested it be “cooked through, medium to well”. By the time our waiter brought it back everyone else had finished.
Service was poor. Our server was indifferent at best and inattentive. Although they did not appear to be understaffed, several times we tried to get the attention of another server just to ask them to get our waiter and they would look our way, then pass by. My husband, who never complains, actually sought out the manager.
The final flaw was the way too hot dining room. It was a hot, humid day so we chose to dine inside ‘to be cool’. If the air conditioners were on, they were woefully inadequate. All in all, our experience was a major disappointment.
Great food and service at very reasonable prices!
Friendly staff, good food, good service, safe and clean - what more could you ask for?
Friendly staff, everyone enjoyed their food (Angus burger & chicken sandwich) great location for girls day out.
Wonderful meal and wonderful service!! We will definitely be back!!!
Pricy. Everything is alacart. This is a wading River family restaurant. Higher prices then some NYC prices. I would go back again.
Nice atmosphere. The menu has a nice selection of entrees. Only wish there were more vegan and gluten-free options as this is the new norm now. A menu with those options would be a home run. The food was tasty & seasoned perfectly with ample portions. The service was impeccable including the bar. The location has easy parking with a short stride to the restaurant.
The ambiance is everything! Staff was extremely friendly and the food was good. No complaints!
I made a reservation for 7. Received a confirmation and when we all got there, there was a note saying the restaurant was closed. I received no text, email or phone call. It was a huge problem.
Enjoyable and great accommodations for large family like ours! Food was average, but service made up for it! Beautiful place and a carousel across from the front of restaurant for kiddies.
very nice evening out with my family. the food was very good the portions were very big and the price was resonable.
Fried artichoke was so-so. Bread served cold. Shrimp scampi was in a thick flavorless sauce with no hint of garlic. Chicken Marsala gravy was reminiscent of a packaged turkey gravy. Disappointing! Carlos our server was great. The service was outstanding. The rest wasn’t.
State came out wrong I sent the steak back it came back burnt manager Alyssa would not come over to speak to us
Food was excellent - service was great and we celebrated my daughters birthday - great family restaurant
Excellent food and wonderful service. We'll be back for sure
The atmoshphere is very nice, however we were somewhat disappointed with the food. There definitly was a change since the last tmie we were ther. The Buratta appetizer was excellent and great presentation as was the brownie sundae dessert (which by the way MUST be shared, it is huge) but the bolognese as well as the Veal Marsala was just eh. It was a rainy night and slow, the waiter was very nice but he was uninformed about wines. They offered a home made wine but discouraged us from having it and the wine we chose was just ok. It could have been an off night in the kitchen, but I think they need to step it up a bit.
Ruggero's Wading River offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 886-1625.
Ruggero's Wading River is rated 4.2 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.