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“Men that was good”
Review of Rubirosa

Ranked #57 of 13,763 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Nolita
Cross street: Prince Street and Spring Street
Transit: BDFV to Broadway/Lafayette 6 to Spring Street
Description: 235 Mulberry street New York NY 10012
Quebec City, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Men that was good”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went there on an early Sunday lunch. It was fairly quiet. The waiter suggested their Sunday sauce over rigatoni which I had. That blew me away. The sauce was a mix of meatball, italian sausages and beef rib in a perfect tomato sauce. It was amazingly good. Just great taste. We had an excellent service as well.

The place is small which I like but you might have problem getting seats

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Yvan A
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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Disappointment on an Otherwise Great NYC Trip”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

We booked this restaurant based on its location (Little Italy) and TripAdvisor reviews. We arrived on time for lunch (12:15) and we were seated immediately. The restaurant is narrow and fairly small, and we were seated near the kitchen / prep area. We heard glasses and plates clanging against one another our entire meal. Due to the size of the restaurant, it got pretty loud during lunch. The service was very slow and we had to remind our waiter on more than one occasion to bring things to the table. The pizza was very fresh, although the bottom of the pizza and outside crust were pretty burned. One small thing - you pay for ice tea refills. At $3.00 per glass (and the glasses are quite small), this seemed sort of ridiculous. Finally, it felt like the restaurant was actually just beyond Little Italy. Next time, I would choose to eat in Little Italy at one of the many restaurants along the street. No reservations needed.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank alamocityattorney
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Madrid, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
279 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Food good, but loud athmosphere”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

The pizza, pasta and salad were nice, and the waiters fine, but the place is a bit loud and busy for my taste. House wine was average.

Visited July 2014
Thank Mark v
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Lodi, California
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Small, Italian, authentic”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This restaurant was very small, popular, and it felt Italian. It's located in Little Italy, and has that small, family owned feeling. We really enjoyed our meal, but be aware it is mostly traditional red sauce. If you're looking for an extensive menu with white, clear, and clam sauce recipes, this may not be for you. What they do have is nicely prepared traditional dishes such as lasagna, spaghetti and seafood - all with variations on red sauce. They also have wonderful New York style pizza. Extremely thin and crisp - the focus being on wonderful, fresh toppings. My daughter loved the pizza - she liked it better than all the other places we ate pizza. If you check my other reviews you'll see it compared with the best in New York.

I recommend reservations, although they do keep a portion of tables open for walk-ins. I used OpenTable, and it was difficult to find an open time. After securing a reservation, I called and they were able to improve the time slightly. Be aware they are open late, so if you attend a play you can probably reserve a table for 11:00, and still get a nice late dinner. Enjoy!

Visited July 2014
Thank J S
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Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
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“Food good, service terrible”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We ate here on an off hour between lunch and dinner. Our waitress was completely unfriendly and made us feel unwelcome. Anything you drink here comes in very small glasses. Even the water glasses were small. It took awhile for the food to come to the table. The food was good, but overly salty. I have no complaints about the pizza. It was tasty. There are lots of other choices when you come to Little Italy. This is not a good one.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank casavaldez
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