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190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
+1 718-576-3209
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Brooklyn, New York
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Brooklyn478
Seattle, Washington
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Ryan D
Reading, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is a great Italian restaurant, a bit small and often noisy but with a great buzz about it. You often have to wait 30 mins for a table

Thank Brian B
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 Neil M
Wheaton, Illinois
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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159 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
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: +1 718-576-3209

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