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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
Regular pie at Rubirosa
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Owner Giuseppe Pappalardo of Staten Island pizzeria Joe & Pat's enlisted his son Angelo (Esca) as chef and pizzaiolo at this Italian restaurant, offering simple, thin-crust pizzas and classic red-sauce fare. Rubirosa's crisp yet pliable pies have a delicate char and a small ring of crackerlike crust around the edges. We've yet to go wrong with the no-frills vodka rendition, which boasts a layer of creamy, booze-spiked tomato sauce and a gooey patchwork of fresh mozzarella.
Venue name: Rubirosa
Address: 235 Mulberry St
New York

Cross street: between Prince and Spring Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun noon–1am; Fri, Sat noon–3am
Transport: Subway: 6 to Spring St
Price: Average pizza: $15. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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lily r

If you don't come with a big group and do the family style dining option, you're not doing it right. Seriously, you'd be doing yourself an injustice to not try all the antipasto and entrees offered at this cozy, rustic, casual but not too casual pizza joint. I highly recommend trying the rice balls and meatballs as well as the lasagne and caprese pizza. 

Ashley B

Great Italian restaurant with an old-school vibe. Much more than just a pizza place and the specialty pizzas are perfection. Very quick service and great for small groups - cozy atmosphere. All of the recommendations from our server were great and I will definitely return here. Green salad is perfect and simple and I really want to eat the pizza in my photo again right now...

jessie R

Why I love Rubirosa:

-Fast service

-Friendly employees

-Friendly customers

-Delicious food



-Food is properly made

-Employees aren't rushing you out of your seats and neither are customers (but people don't linger around their tables after they paid their bill)