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Rucola

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190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
718-576-3209
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Come for the pasta, stay for the pudding!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
SMRodee
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Wheaton, Illinois
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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110 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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.

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London
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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 

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Peoria
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6 reviews
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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.

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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.

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Oceanside, New York
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34 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 

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Brooklyn, New York
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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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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NY
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387 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very nice atmosphere for a small and intimate place. Food was very good, try to homemade pasta. Service was excellent.

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a small restaurant on Dean Street which is always busy. Best to arrive early for dinner to get a seat. The short rib beef is excellent and the wine list interesting.

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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
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?