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“Good Meal Before BAM”
Review of Rucola

Rucola
Ranked #71 of 5,532 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is a little restaurant with a select menu of delicious, moderately priced food. The decor is simple and rustic. The waiters are personable. It's an easy walk to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and it opens for dinner at 5:30pm (and earlier for drinks), so it's a perfect place to dine before a show.

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

It was our first time and from the street the restaurant looks hopping. And it is. The big windows give it a real connection to the pedestrian traffic outside and a truly neighbourhood feel. The long tables - community style - mean that you are packed in and perhaps not about to have an intimate conversation with your squeeze - if that is what you were shooting for. But if you love the noise, the buzz of a packed place - and the squeezed in nature, you will LOVE this place.

The food is really good here. The chef and the entire kitchen spend time making sure the food is just right - and we found the prices very reasonable and the quality exceptional. It is a great place for sharing - and the wine list was modestly priced but a great selection. Dinner for four with wines was around $240 - and we had plenty of food, dessert and coffee.

There are lots of restaurants to choose from, but it is really nice to go to a place with a solid reputation for being consistent as well as excellent. Rucola excels in both departments. I would come here for dinner once a week if I could; it just makes you feel great.

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

My husband and I just got home from our dinner at Rucola. It's been getting great reviews and has been packed every other time we tried to dine.

It was wonderful. We shared 2 appetizers, scallops and the carrot salad. Both were delicious and included some unexpected touches like pancetta with the scallops and farro with carrots. Next we had a pasta and a fish dish. Again both perfect and full of interesting flavors.

Of course we had dessert. The pie was amazing and the panna cotta also yummy.

Service was excellent. Ambiance spot on. Glad it's in the hood. We'll be back.

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Four of us had lunch there recently. We began with salds that we passed, including a grilled squash salad and a tampenade. Three of us had the zucchini sandwich, a panini and one had the Sloppy Joe. All good, with a nice bottle of reisling to complement. Fine little neighborhood restaurant which we probably wouldn't have known without the help of our son and his wife who live in the neighborhood.

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