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190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food

Except for being a bit cramped, this neighborhood gem is worth the wait. The carrot dish is sublime as is the pasta.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Ruth L
New York City, New York
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English first
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Except for being a bit cramped, this neighborhood gem is worth the wait. The carrot dish is sublime as is the pasta.

Thank Ruth L
Hollywood, Florida
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I've not been inspired to rave about a restaurant in Brooklyn since first visiting Mile End or catering my daughter's wedding with Roberta's Pizza. Rucola exceeded expectations with food preparation, quality ingredients and excellent service from hostess to wait and serve staff. They do not take reservations except for large tables and it is a small restaurant but I advise... More 

Thank Ellen M
Wheaton, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in with 3 colleagues on a Tuesday night for dinner. This is about 1/2 mile from Metrotech offices where we were working. We were seated right away with menus. Pluses - nice selection of wines by the glass; delicious focaccia for the table; interesting and delicious salad selection; yummy house made pastas; tasty trout. The desserts were fabulous with... More 

Thank SMRodee
Honolulu, Hawaii
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110 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We ate here on a Friday night, a party of 26. We were served family style, the food was excellent, and that is gospel. I would highly recommend: Escarole, Trout and Chocolate Pudding. They were the highlight dishes.

Thank bdwood2000
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Get here early as the place was bursting by 7pm midweek, and they take bookings only for parties of 5 or more. Everything's a little cramped, but the efficient and easygoing staff make you feel comfortable. The menu is restricted to a few dishes - always a good sign as you know everything will be cooked to order. Not everything... More 

Thank tedwil
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Our family of 10 gathered together recently for brunch at Rucola. The staff was very accommodating for our large group. The food and the service were wonderful.

Thank Terry K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great little hidden away restaurant filled with locals and some of the tastiest food in the area. Everything is seasonal, reasonably priced, and tasty. Staff are great and decor is gorgeous.

Thank rachel s
Oceanside, New York
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My brother and I were in the area on a Saturday night and just stopped in to this small, neighborhood restaurant. It was very crowded, a gentleman came over and told us that there would be a 45 minute wait for a table, but we could sit at the bar once space freed up there. He estimated that would be... More 

Thank bigelskis
Brooklyn, New York
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We finally parked our car and were heading to one of our favorite old school Italian restaurants when we spotted Rucola. It looked very pretty and had an interesting well priced menu. It was early and we were quickly seated. This restaurant doesn't take restaurant doesn't take reservations for parties of less than 5. All tables were full by 6:30pm.... More 

Thank Holly137
New York, NY
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Why did we wait so long to check out Rucola? The food was really great, heads and shoulders above most other places we've been in the Bococa area of Brooklyn.The service was knowledgable and attentive. The server recommended a really wonderful bottle of wine at an extremely reasonable price point which is now one of my favorites. Highly recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-576-3209

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian


Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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