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  • 235 Mulberry St. Map It
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  • Italian

Published 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Named for a jet-setting Dominican playboy, this Rubirosa is only Latin and lascivious in name. Owner Angelo "A. J." Pappalardo created an exciting Italian-American eatery that locals have shown an insatiable appetite for (so be prepared to wait). The kitchen isn't trying to reinvent anything here; they simply serve high-quality classic Italian dishes, from pasta with red sauce or a fork-tender veal chop Milanese to the thin-crust pizza (the recipe for the latter comes from Mr. Pappalardo's parents who have run the popular Staten Island pizza joint, Joe &Pat's, since anyone can remember). You don't have to be a jet-setter or a playboy to love this place. Just come hungry.

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235 Mulberry St., between Prince and Spring sts., New York, New York, USA

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Published 06/26/2015


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