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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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Shanghai Region, China
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Skokie, Illinois
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Vermont
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Santa Rosa, California
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65 reviews
44 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.

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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.

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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 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Area is great. Very quiet. Food is average and service is slow. Recommended for a local dinner. Otherwise nothing special

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Carrollton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Rucola is a great local eatery with breakfast/brunch to dinner menus with tasty dishes. Simple semi-rustic décor with a small bar and a homey feel. Watch for Brooklyn celebrities (like Ethan Hawke) who are regulars.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful Valentine's dinner tonight! Service was wonderful wine selection delicious and the food as always was beautifully prepared. Pasta was excellent shared a salad and a pasta with chicken all delicious. Cosy warm and inviting.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We had dinner here the night before the blizzard. The food was very good, with some dishes being great (shells w/spicy lamb sausage). Our service was a little lackluster, despite their best intentions. I would give them the benefit of the doubt on it... was probably just an off night. Try to stay away from the door when it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?