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  • 235 Mulberry St. Map It
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  • Italian

Updated 02/25/2014

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Named for a jet-setting Dominican playboy, this Rubirosa is only Latin and lascivious in name. Owner Angelo "A. J." Pappalardo has 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, United States

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Updated 02/25/2014


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