Rucola is a rustic Northern Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of historic Boerum Hill. Inspired by the slow food movement in Piedmont, we seek to provide a farm to table experience by selecting the highest quality ingredients available in and around New York. Our food, wine, and cocktail menus change seasonally.

Henry Rich
Managing Partner
After running a specialty food company for seven years, Henry wanted to start a local neighborhood restaurant in historic Boerum Hill, a stone’s throw from where he first lived in as a child. When he set his heart on opening Rucola (named for his favorite bitter green), he couldn’t think of anyone better to partner with than his cousin and fellow Brooklyner as a baby, Julian.

Julian Brizzi
Managing Partner
Julian has worked in restaurants all of his adult life, honing his craft as a server, bartender, and manager at Gramercy Tavern, Frankies Spuntino, and Prime Meats. He has also served as a consultant for Gourmet magazine and has written about food for New York and Food Arts.

Joe Pasqualetto
Chef
Joe’s passion has always been to create simple, ingredient-driven Italian fare. He has cooked for some of New York City’s best restaurants — including Daniel, Café Boulud, 71 Clinton Fresh Food, The Tasting Room, Oceana and Gilt — and draws on this wealth of experience while executing creative and delicious food for Rucola.

  • GENERAL INFORMATION

    Hours of Operation
    Monday-Wenesday
    8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Breakfast
    11:30 AM - 4 PM Lunch
    5:30 PM - 11 PM Dinner

    Thursday-Friday
    8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Breakfast
    11:30 AM - 4 PM Lunch
    5:30 PM - 12 AM Dinner

    Saturday
    9 AM - 4 PM Brunch
    5:30 PM - 12 AM Dinner

    Sunday
    9 AM - 4 PM Brunch
    5:30 PM - 11 PM Dinner

    Phone
    718 576 3209

    Main Address (Map)
    190 Dean St (corner of Bond St), Brooklyn, NY, 11217

    Do we take reservations?

    We accept reservations for parties of 5 and larger, host private events, and will gladly make arrangements for smaller parties with special circumstances. If you are a smaller party hoping to join us today, do call to put your name on our waitlist prior to your arrival.

    We kindly request that all parties of 10 and up provide a credit card to hold the reservation. There is a $25 per person no-show fee for all parties that do not cancel by 4pm the day of the reservation. We thank you for your understanding.

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