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.
235 Mulberry St
|Cross street:||between Prince and Spring Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30am–11pm; Thu-Sat 11:30am-midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average pizza: $20|
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Great Pie, old school pizza style in little Italy. Amazing ambient for friends to enjoy a slide over a good conversation. Drinks, outstanding service & the start of the night, the Pizza. Truly authentic NY.
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...
Why I love Rubirosa:
-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)