About Ruffolo's II
Ruffolo’s Special Pizza 2
Ruffolo’s Special Pizza 2 was originally opened by Francesco and Giuliana Ruffolo on May 14th, 1989. They have owned and operated 3 successful restaurants in Kenosha, WI since 1983. When they began to look into retirement, Nunzio Covelli and his wife, Francesca Ruffolo, decided to pursue their dream and continue the tradition of Ruffolo’s Special Pizza II.
Nunzio and Francesca met at the restaurant when they were teenagers. Nunzio was a cook and Francesca was a waitress. Their friendship became a romance and were eventually married. They now have 5 children who are very involved in the family business. Moving forward with their vision of Ruffolo’s Special Pizza 2, they began remodeling the inside of the restaurant and added a few specialties to the menu. They brought in great staff and are now creating their own traditions that will last for decades to come.
La Nostra Famiglia
Our commitment to excellent food and service is our No. 1 objective. Whether you’re a regular, an old customer, or new one, you’ll fall in love with atmosphere that reminds of an Italian home dinner. Just wait till you meet our sister, Crazy Cathy, she literally brings the party to you when you come in and dine with us. For those of you who already know Cathy, you what I’m saying. We love her! Enjoy our delicious entrees, soups, and pizzas that our chef Shawn has developed through his years of culinary experience.
You’ll spot our beloved mother Nella walking the restaurant greeting our patrons. Heck, she may even be walking around offering pizza samples that we do regularly with our customers. Once you meet her, you can see how lucky we are to have her. She puts in countless hours preparing homemade ravioli, gnocchi, and meatballs. And believe me, she makes them like it’s Sunday dinner at NaNa’s house. Our restaurant has a lot of seating available, so bring in the family and friends. We can accommodate almost any request. We look forward to the opportunity to impress you.
“The restaurant isn’t a place that takes us away from our family, but rather it’s the place that brings us all together. Our children will have fond memories of growing up in the restaurant just like we did.” – Nunzio
“It’s a honor for us to operate a restaurant that Uncle Frank and Aunt Giuliana built from the ground up.” – Francesca
Come in as a friend and leave as family. – It’s a Ruffolo Thing