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190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
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
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Los Angeles
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207 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rucola is filled (always) with bright, well-to-do urban professionals. The downsides: it's noise (except for the two outside tables), and fairly expensive ($40-50 pp without drinks). The upsides: the food is creative, with great sauces, and a large and varied menu. We shared a capponata appetizer, and sides of beans and a stuffed tomato. Our mains were an excellent chicken... More 

Thank LarryFLosAngeles
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious and innovative italian food, great neighborhood feel, no reservations, but worth putting your name in and walking around for a bit.

Thank sheselectric25
Winter Haven, FL
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Tucked a bit away from the busier commercial streets, this terrific little restaurant almost blends in with the brownstone residential area it serves. It was so good, I ate there twice during a recent business trip to Brooklyn. The main reason I returned (and ordered it again) was for their "Little Gems" salad offering. Everything else I had was excellent,... More 

Thank PolkRarity
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Like, like, like!!! Very beautiful place and sooo cozy!! The wood decorations were so cool and pretty and the personnel very cautious and well behaved. The bathrooms and all the place were so clean!! I highly recommend it!!

Thank Lilliam D
Shanghai Region, China
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I was lucky that a friend lives close by otherwise I would have stayed in Manhatten and missed out. This is a great neighborhood Italian. Even on a Monday night it was crowded and lively. The "little gems" salad was a bit sparse on the fava beans and artichokes and nothing special. However, both the house-made pastas were special. Our... More 

Thank ToesGo
Skokie, Illinois
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Talk about excellent Italian food, Rucola beats out many other high profile restaurants. Situated on a corner in a residential neighborhood in Brooklyn (Boerum Hill), one is lucky to get a table in this relatively small venue. It is lively with an upbeat vibe. You feel that the diners feel lucky to have a table since reservations are only taken... More 

Thank Afocus1
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Wasn't able to go for dinner, so made a trip for lunch. The food is unique, bright, and flavorful. I will be back for dinner!

Thank vtviajera
Santa Rosa, California
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Service with a smile from hard-working solo waitperson. Perfect country breakfast in Brooklyn. Farm to table fresh, home made.

Thank Chris B
Weston, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Lovely place with excellent, low-key service and simply amazing food. Truly a gem of a place! The breads are incredible, as are the desserts. The roast chicken is going down as one of the best I have ever had!! Run don't walk.

Thank huntingandgathering
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Quaint, charming and absolutely special and delicious! We had a wonderful brunch this morning. They have superb handmade cocktails that are not to be missed. Two of us had the eggplant sandwich, which was delicious. The other two had the asparagus and egg dish, which was also lovely. We opted into an order his side of the toast with avocado... More 

Thank Lee W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-576-3209

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