Bourn out of the Ashes of COVID..

The story of BARBEA was born years ago – Pre-COVID even! We wanted to bring a taste of Spain to NOTL and incorporate traditional small plates and tapas with a unique wine bar experience. BARBEA was a success! But with rising costs it’s becoming more and more challenging to run two separate restaurants. We have made the sad decision to close BARBEA. But out of the ashes comes something new!! A phoenix is born! Ruffino’s will be assuming the space and adding a little Italian to the region – well maybe a lot! We will be introducing a new antipasti menu featuring more bar snacks, including pizzas and mozzarella sticks all served alongside your Ruffino’s favourites! It’s the little Italian bar you wished was just around the corner and now is! Stop by for some of your favourite Ruffino’s snacks and pizza in the new space! See you at BAR RUFFINO!!

It’s the little Italian bar you wished was just around the corner.  But now is!!

BAR Ruffino is the kind of destination where you can spend a leisurely afternoon or evening exploring new wines from Niagara’s largest selection of VQA, Italian and International wines, enjoy a glass or two of wine, some cocktails or beer and some new Italian Antipasti or you favourite Ruffino’s pizza or Pasta. Our urban industrial speakeasy encourages socializing with friends.