Raffina Ecclesall Road

4.3
67 reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary Italian
Raffina Caffè Bar & Ristorante was created to bring you authentic Italian flavours, high-quality ingredients and world-class service, in a place you can call home.

We are obsessed with using only the best ingredients to produce new, innovative dishes. We keep taste exciting, while offering traditional elements in their purest, most exquisite form with exceptional dishes, the finest drinks and fresh ingredients.

Our passionate staff are dedicated to high standards. Along with great food and drinks, we aim to serve your every need; the ultimate caffè bar and ristorante experience in a contemporary and comfortable atmosphere.

Our passionate staff is dedicated to high standards. Along with great food and coffee, we aim to serve your every need; the ultimate coffee shop and bistro experience in a contemporary and comfortable atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 67 People Are Saying
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Anon
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Unfortunately we were the only people there so no atmosphere. The waiter was friendly but got various aspects of the order wrong which was disappointing especially as there were no other distractions. The food was good and reasonably priced .

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John
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a good time celebrating a birthday. The staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful. Excellent sea bass.

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Leel
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch in a lovely setting, great service and menu choice.

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SammieW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service. Will definitely come again

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MarkE
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, generous portions, great drinks (cocktails). Wine list could be a little improved upon.

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Ashh
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner had a lovely meal with a great atmosphere and fantastic service, we will definitely be visiting again!

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vipS11FoodLover
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian style Sunday Lunch, the slow cooked pork belly was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal in lovely surroundings, just a pity that the drinks are so expensive especially the wine. Definitely go again.

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AngelaF
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

We booked a table at Raffina as an anniversary date night treat after being recommended by a friend.
( It was a Saturday evening )
On arrival the restaurant was empty, whilst the staff were attentive and friendly there was zero ambiance, we remained the only customers in the restaurant.
The food was average at best, little to choose from the menu and overpriced for the quality of food.
A disappointing experience overall, would not recommend.

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PaleRider
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice Relaxing lunch venue, basic menu but good food

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EKem
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening meal. Food was good and presented well. The starters we shared were a highlight. Great service and staff were knowledgeable on the menu and recommendations. Such a nice ambience in there at night too.

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AnnC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely chilled atmosphere and delicious food. Service was excellent. Would definitely go back.

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Polly
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Small menu. One starter and one main (out of two!) we considered very strange. Very long wait for mains even tho only 3 tables taken, with no apology. Wine vastly overpriced. Very disappointed.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 4 October 2021

Hi Polly, we’re really sorry to see your review; we take all feedback seriously. If you’d like to get in touch with us directly to discuss your experience further to see what we can do to resolve this, please email hello@raffina.co.uk. It does not reflect the experience we strive to offer our customers at Raffina and we would like to offer out sincere apologies. 

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TimW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere and great food.
Definitely recommend.

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vipS11FoodLover
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab Sat am brunch with the kids, great vibe, quality food and the best coffee in the area.

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SallyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place for breakfast with amazing service!

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Lainey
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty food, good value and service and welcome excellent. I have never been disappointed on any visit to Raffina. I highly recommend a visit.

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DaisyW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. A clean and beautiful restaurant. I absolutely loved the salad I ordered, it was super fresh and very flavoursome. Staff very professional and friendly.

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OliviaS
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very reasonably priced, especially compared to the new Marmadukes up the road. The food at Raffina was delicious, lots of options including vegan and veggie. Fresh juice was delicious!

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Polly
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were excellent, the food was good. Drinks, especially wine, overpriced.

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AnthonyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for lunch on a Tuesday and it was quiet. Staff pleasant and helpful. Food v nice though it was a little slow arriving as not busy. Desserts mixed, Tiramisu was a dry though mini doughnuts were enjoyable. We would be happy to return though today’s visit was pleasant if a little lacking in some areas.

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DanielleA
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food and wine was so good however the service wasn’t the best, still had a nice time though

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MelissaStar
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I visited the restaurant (Ecclesall Road, Sheffield) and was very quite disappointed with menu choice, i have to be careful in what i eat and always look before attending. I did struggle to find something that suited my diet.

The wine is very expensive, lowest price for bottle £30, other restaurant have lower priced bottles to suit other budgets. I drank Rose, which was ok, but after a while gave me a headache straight away. No other option, not even a blush.
Sadly disappointed.

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Disaffron6
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu looked very exciting but didn’t really deliver. The tomato bruschetta was tasty but just halved Cherry tomatoes on a very thick piece of bread. Lacked imagination. The carpaccio was ok but didn’t like the very crispy lentils. The cod was nice but don’t like slimy fish skin. Needed to be crispy to give some texture to the dish. And lastly the Parmigiana was very heavy, very big and a bit ordinary.
I have to say that the staff were fantastic! Some of the best ,especially Luke. What a pleasure. Restaurant also lovely.

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Kath
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Slow service and antipasti was underwhelming for the price. Cocktails were very nice though

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KarenF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly recommend a vist to Raffina, Ecclesall Rd. The menu provides plenty of choice for even the most particular diner, me!
My friend and I really enjoyed our lunch. The ambience was convivial and we are looking forward to coming again soon.

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GreigB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent fresh food sourced locally and cooked in a very traditional Italian style. Excellent wine coffee and a great range of desserts for the evening, and pastries for morning. Recommended!

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JenC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, staff were friendly and attentive

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JayneH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food
Great service
Nice restaurant
Love the decor

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ClaireG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic with lovely service. Thoroughly recommend

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SarahL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was superb and excellent portion sizes, although a little expensive - especially when you can't resist the cocktail menu! But the service was excellent, the atmosphere and decor is fabulous, and we'll definitely return - we just might be saving it for special occasions :)

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dstahl
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect as an upscale family dining experience. Staff was pleasant and attentive. Food was freshly prepared and had a string flavour of local, top-notch produce. The drinks were generous. The deserts were well sourced and quite a delicious way to end the meal. Would recommend for small groups of four to five. The Tagliere (antipasto board) was an excellent starter and our personal fav.

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DebraW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a last minute booking, and we really were delighted with the food, drinks, atmosphere- almost felt like being in a Mediterranean city! Was fabulous would recommend and I cannot wait to return

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Jaciram
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was abit slow and other customers quite loud
Food was amazing

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vipS11FoodLover
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch, and great service. Highly recommend the brownies, too.

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AllieD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit to Raffina and it just keeps getting better and better. Delicious food, great service and a lovely atmosphere. I will be back again very soon!

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SteveU
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service we received from the moment we walked in was great and nothing was too much trouble. The food was served in good time and was presented very well. It tasted even better though! The whole place is great and we’ll definitely be returning soon.

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LisaM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Had the most amazing tempura prawns as a starter and gnocchi. Delish. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thank you for your kind review, Lisa!

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal last night, the food was amazing, friendly informative staff and great decor

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thank you for the kind review, Sally. We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us.

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Razl
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and good service. The tuna tartare was great. Even the salad that went with the arancini was tasty. Loved the nutella gnocchi as well! Good-sized portions. We sat outside and it was lovely to get the evening sunshine. You can't do much about the traffic noise outside but it was ok once you got used to it and you wouldn't hear it inside.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 16 June 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope you'll join us again soon.

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FAQs

Raffina Ecclesall Road offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0114 252 7777.

Raffina Ecclesall Road is rated 4.3 stars by 67 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 bookings at the moment.