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–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
4.8 / 5
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Anyone can do a review of the pizza - which is fabulous here. But I came in for lunch and ordered a Rubirosa sandwich panini instead. It was delightful - the chicken super moist and succulent and the combo with the peppers and pesto was perfect. Of course it was busy, so we ordered at the counter and the service was great! This place just feels like Italy and the smells coming out of the ovens and kitchen felt a little bit like heaven on Earth.
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)