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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
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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

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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)