Raffina Ecclesall Road

4.3
52 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 52 People Are Saying
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SallyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
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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vipSheffFoodie
Manchester
1 review
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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EKem
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy brunch, coffee and pastries made a lovely Saturday morning. Nice atmosphere, service and food. Family friendly too, we took our toddler and they have high-chairs and colouring in sheets to keep them entertained.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thank you for the great review! We hope to welcome you again soon.

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vipHeatherD
London
43 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant dining room , friendly owner and staff. Good food and drink. Well worth trying!

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thank you for the lovely review, Heather!

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere , good choice of food and excellent service.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thank you for the kind review, Ann. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bruschetta starter quite good
Waited 40 minutes then had to ask where our mains were. They arrived my salad was warm and looked totally unappetising. My daughter ordered the clams and linguine, this again looked awful. Clams clearly had been defrosted and were oily and mushy, the white wine sauce was brown! This tasted almost like I would imagine sewage to taste like, this too went back to the kitchen, I suggested the chef taste the sauce.
Not a good start

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 10 June 2021

Hi Julie, 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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TerriP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was ok, but for the price it needs to be better than ok. They have too much competition in the area to be serving ok food.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 10 June 2021

Hi Terri, we’re really sorry to see your review and we take all feedback seriously. This does not reflect the experience we strive to offer our customers and we would like to offer out sincere apologies. We’d be happy to discuss your experience further to see what we can do to resolve this if you'd like to email us at hello@raffina.co.uk.

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JasonW
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very poor service. Food was average and over priced for what you got. Be aware they have a bottle of Prosecco for £40 and it’s a half bottle

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 10 June 2021

Hi, we’re really sorry to see your review and we take all feedback seriously. If you’d like to get in touch directly by emailing hello@raffina.co.uk, we’d be happy to discuss your experience further to see what we can do to resolve this. 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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DebbieB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant. We just went for lunch, we both had avocado on soda bread which was delicious.
Good service. Looking forward to returning. My only vague criticism is that I was hoping for more choices that fitted into ‘light lunch’ description.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 8 June 2021

Thank you for the great review, Debbie! We will definitely take your comments on board, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Anne
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The venue is nicely decorated and comfortable.
Service was friendly but slow despite the restaurant being almost empty.
The food was okay, our children had fish and chips from the kids menu and didn't like the fish - which is unusual.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 10 June 2021

Thank you for your review, Anne. We're sorry to hear this and we take all feedback seriously. This does not reflect the experience we strive to offer our customers and we would like to offer out sincere apologies. We’d be happy to discuss your experience further to see what we can do to resolve this if you'd like to email us at hello@raffina.co.uk.

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gigi
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Could do with better vegetearian options. The aubergine parmesan was a bit too salty.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 10 June 2021

Thank you for your feedback Gigi, and we're sorry to hear this. We take all feedback seriously and this does not reflect the experience we strive to offer our customers and we would like to offer out sincere apologies.

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EKem
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice brunch in a lovely setting - looking forward to a returning for an evening meal

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 8 June 2021

Thank you for the great review!

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Mtwinte
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Average, some food was a bit cold. Chips undercooked & burger overcooked.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 10 June 2021

Thank you for your review, and we're sorry to hear this. This does not reflect the experience we strive to offer our customers at Raffina and we would like to offer out sincere apologies, if you would like to contact us directly to discuss your experience further to see what we can do to resolve this, please email hello@raffina.co.uk.

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Louise
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, will definitely be coming again. X

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 10 June 2021

Thank you for the lovely review, Louise!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, calamari cooked to perfection. Drinks and coffee from the bar were delicious !

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 8 June 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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LewL
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third time I’ve been now and the food was amazing. We ordered a couple of starters to share between us, a real highlight was the calamari & prawn tempura. Everyone loved their mains, the ribeye with chimichurri was beautiful. Waitress had a great knowledge on drinks and her recommendations went down a treat. Will definitely be back soon!

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 10 June 2021

Thank you for your great review, Lewis! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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LeeR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This place looks lovely inside & has an interesting menu. I had the prawn gnocchi and my dad had a steak.he’s choosy about his steak but he said this was very nice. The dessert choice is good, the almond & cherry tart I had was delicious. I’ll come back in the day to try the coffee. Free parking a bonus too in this location.

Raffina Ecclesall Road
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thank you for your great review, Lee!

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You can order delivery directly from Raffina Ecclesall Road using the Order Online button. Raffina Ecclesall Road also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0114 252 7777.

Raffina Ecclesall Road is rated 4.3 stars by 52 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.