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Rubirosa

4.4
440 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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About

Located in New York City�s NoLita neighborhood, Rubirosa serves both Italian and American cuisine in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients including daily handmade pasta. Rubirosa also serves wine and spirits, imported from Italy.

Try the roasted octopus or the mozzarella sticks to start out your meal at Rubirosa. Choose from entr�es like the crispy Brussels sprouts and the rigatoni or order a large pizza to share with the family. The menu includes plenty of vegetarian options so that everyone in the group can find something on the menu to enjoy. Additionally, the restaurant offers takeout services for its customers� convenience.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday- Friday 11:30-4:00
Brunch
Saturday- Sunday 11:30-4:00
Dinner
Sunday- Wednesday 5:00-11:00
Thursday- Saturday 5:00-12:00
Pizza Hour
Everyday 4:00-5:00
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Phone number
(212) 965-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Berardino
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Catering
Rubirosa is happy to offer catering of your favorite antipasti, pasta and pizzas for all types of off-premise events. For more information please visit www.rubirosanyc.com or email party@rubirosanyc.com

We also have a our mobile pizza oven available to bring Rubirosa's pizzas to your next event!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Prince Street and Spring Street
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Parking details
There is a 24 parking lot located at 75 Kenmare Street.
There is also street parking (after 6pm) on Mulberry Street and most nearby streets.
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Public transit
BDFV to Broadway/Lafayette
6 to Spring Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.2

The only thing that is keeping Rubriosa from being one of NYC’s classic Italian restaurants is time. Let’s eat vodka sauce pizza while we wait.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
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4.1
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5.0Dined on May 10, 2016

Excellent food and service...our favorite spot when we visit New York City!!!!!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2016

We had a great night! Very helpfull waiter. Some great appetisers to start with and a fantastis pizza!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2016

Food was delicious. Very charming space. We were seated in the very back, which wasn't nearly as lively & fun as the front/bar room.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2016

Easily the best pizza in Manhattan, which compensates for service that is at best indifferent until the check is presented and then it's all smiles. Too bad FOH isn't in sync with BOH.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2016

Great gluten free menu. Very good service. Lovely food.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2016

Shared a fantastic pizza, vodka sauce with half anchovies and half pepperoni. Divine! Great rice balls too. Extensive wine list from Italy. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2016

This native New Yorker and his family are Ricotta Pancake fanatics. Rubirosa is always on our 'to do' list when visiting from Cincinnati.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2016

My daughter cannot eat gluten and Rubirosa was recommended as an option. We loved it! Items rarely available as gluten free such as mozzarella sticks and rice balls were available. The gluten free pizza was fantastic with very fresh ingredients. We've added this to our favorites list and will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2016

This place has so much character and the food is amazing. I would definitely recommend it. Pizza was amazing, the chicken parm panini was more like a sandwich than a panini- but it was so delicious!! Really good atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2016

Great place for lunch. It's small and welcoming. Friendly service. I was able to enjoy the food and the company for lunch. We had a salad which was really yummy and huge. Could have just eaten that and been happy. I ordered the eggplant parm. I was so busy chatting I didn't realize it was a sandwich when I ordered. I avoid wheat so I took the eggplant off the bread. It was good. It also came with a big side salad. It was a nice lunch. My friend got a calamari salad special which looked great. She enjoyed that too. It was a lovely lunch in a nice atmosphere, friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this for those who eat gluten free as they have an entire gluten free menu and gluten free pizza which I will try next time. I would recommend it to all because it's a nice casual place to eat with good food.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2016

Vodka pizza and a side order of meatballs for the win! Both some of the best I've had in their respective categories

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2016

Every dish is made fresh every day at Rubirosa, with the best ingredients. The pizza is incredibly delicious and the pastas are delectable!!!! The service is great as well

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2016

Great pizza. Had the traditional and broccoli rabe. They forgot the Brussle sprouts but didn't charge us and we had too much food anyway. Best pizza I've had in NYC.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2016

Always a great meal at rubirosa. Love the tie dye pizza

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2016

Vodka pizza, tie dye pizza and rubirosa salad are a must!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2016

Cozy and delicious! Can't wait to go back

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2016

I went specifically to try the vodka sauce pizza and it was worth the frosty welcome. Would go back to try more menu items.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2016

That's all. Get whichever pie sounds good to you the day you go. Order too much on purpose and bring some home. Tie-dye is a Rubirosa classic, more so than the actual namesake pie. Thin crust means even when there's no sauce or other fixings left, you still want to eat it. Had the arugula salad (delicious) and calamari fritti (delicious; make sure someone you're with doesn't mind tentacles because they do feature prominently here, as do zucchini slices).

Do yourself a favor and make the reservation. Lunchtime will be easier.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2016

Rubirosa continues to provide a place to "call home" in NYC for me and my colleagues. The wait staff are visible when you need them and invisible when needed-quite a balance.
The food strikes me as being constantly cultivated always honoring the proclaimed "family recipe" w/ a touch of modernization - the citrus salad was a big surprise + and prior to a veggie heavy pizza enough to cap off any week with a nod to the foodie up high...thanks AJ, your presence is still here.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2016

Superb pizza and ravioli with beet and potato!

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2016

The pizza is divine...never disappoints! The Classic will always remain my favorite followed by the Rubirosa Supreme which is topped with pepperoni and mini meatballs. Another favorite is the Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pizza. Yum, Yum, Yummy...now i'm hungry! LOL

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2016

$40 for a super think crust pizza is ridiculous. My boyfriend and I were able to split a salad, rice balls and and an entire large half supreme, half tie-dye. After some wine and a tip, pizza night turned into $130. The restaurant was too crowded, too loud and service was meh. The pizza however, is actually delicious. Just know what you're getting into.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2016

Rubirosa is authentic Italian pizza. A tasty sauce and right combo of cheese. High end ingredients make the pizza worth the price. Hard to get a reservation because of it's popularity and a hour plus wait for walk ins. But soooooo worth it.

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3.0Dined on January 9, 2016

Excellent service, a good draft beer recommendation and a yummy pizza (the Classic) made for an enjoyable lunch experience. We'd consider coming back but not for the pizza. It was good, not great. Tottono's and Di Fara remain the gold standard in our opinion.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our late lunch - particularly the roasted octopus!! Wonderful! The pasta was so tender and the tomato sauce was just plain yummy.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2016

The waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Homemade pasta was delicious...excellent texture and cooked to perfection. Citrus salad special was innovative, fresh and refreshing. Cavatelli with sausage seasoned to perfection. Flourless chocolate cake was outstanding. Love the restaurant!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Amazing food as always, amazing service from Adeena and an amazing way to begin our NYE. Thank you for making GF eating enjoyable for my boyfriend!!!!

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2015

Such a gem!
I wish I could find the equivalent in London.

Meatballs were the best I've ever had, and I've had a lot. Pizza was nice, light base. Not life changing but very enjoyable.

Would go back and recommend!!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2015

My husband and I made this our choice for an Italian meal while visiting the city and we weren't disappointed! From the Italian wedding soup, pasta and pizza everything was delicious. Service was excellent and we were seated promptly.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2015

Rubirosa was terrific in every way: fun, great food, great bar and festive night out. It's crowded but service is good and the host/hostess are really on top of things. Hip and happening too :)

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2015

We had reservations for a group of six. We were given a nice table in a secluded portion of the restaurant. The service was on point and the food was phenomenal! We split two supreme pizzas and were totally impressed! My wife is strictly gluten free. The Rubirosa staff had no problem accommodating her requests and provided what she described as the best gluten free pizza she's ever had! I tried some and couldn't even tell the difference. If you are in NYC, don't miss this place! You should plan to make reservations. We would have gone back again during our visit had we had another reservation time. We will be back to Rubirosa the next time we are in NYC!!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2015

The classic pizza is the best pizza I have ever had. My family agrees. Rubirosa is kid friendly meaning we did not feel weird having our young children here but the food is not dumbed down for kids. Everyone will have an amazing NYC dining experience. We spent some time hanging out at Columbus Park then walked to the restaurant. This is a great location with amazing food.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2015

Spectacularly good pizza. The tie dye was beautiful. The supreme was lovely. Half and half pizzas were ideal. Gave us a chance to try a few different types. The seafood pasta was a highlight. Warm, generous service. Small but well chosen wine list. Would tell everyone I know to eat here.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2015

Great pizza as always, good selection of beers too

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2015

De Arugula salad is spectacular. The pasta and pizza is great. We were in New York for 8 days and we went there 3 times...I think that says a lot about whether we liked it or not!

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2015

Best pizza in NYC by far!

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2015

Amazing pizza place. Has a local pizza place feel but a gourmet experience. Had the supreme and tie dye pies. It was excellent. Razor thin crust that was both chewy and crunchy. Service was great and not a long wait for the food. Fresh ingredients like pesto, meats and sauce. Will definitely return for the best slice in NYC.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2015

This is a great restaurant just outside the hustle and bustle of Little Italy.

The entrance is very crowded, but the activity and the closeness are well worth pushing through to get to the food.

The service and overall experience add to a great culinary experience.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2015

Great food service was terrible

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2015

After reading about Rubirosa online my boyfriend and I tried to get a table one evening as a walk in. Don't try this! They were fully booked all evening, and the next night too.

However, we booked online for the following week and it was worth the wait! The pizzas are huge, and the gluten free menu (one of the main reasons we went as finding good gf food in NY was getting difficult) is just as good as the main menu - no having to pick from one or two dishes, they had numerous pizza, pasta and even starter and dessert options. Highly recommend to any gluten free (and hungry!) diners in NYC.

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