The first time I went to Rubirosa, we were in a group of 5 and we had made reservations beforehand (Make sure to do this well in advance as they are very popular) Its a very crowded, cozy place that really makes you feel like its a restaurant where the locals come to eat. Our favourite items were the Vodka Pizza (one of my favourite pizzas EVER,) the gnocchi - quite good,the ricotta ravioli was AMAZING, and the chicken parmigiana was very very good - perfectly done. OVERALL, atmosphere (if you like something small, loud, warm and cozy) and the food (you can't NOT love it....) are both a perfect italian option in new york city. I've even been back since then - and took it out since the line was too long to get a table.
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