Rubirosa is Angelo (AJ) Pappalardo’s family-run neighborhood Italian-American restaurant and pizzeria.
AJ has preserved his family’s 53 year old thin-crust pizza recipe. The family recipe originated in 1960 at Joe and Pats pizzeria in Staten Island which is the namesake pizzeria of AJ’s father Giuseppe.
The flagship pizza at Rubirosa is complimented with Chef Al DiMeglio’s take on Italian-American classics featuring a wide array pasta made fresh in-house daily. Rubirosa features a unique Italian focused wine, cocktail and spirits program by General Manager/Wine Director Bari Musacchio and talented bar staff.
Rubirosa is located in the heart of Nolita and its clientele bridges the gap between the old and new neighborhood regulars. Rubirosa’s homey and comfortable atmosphere welcomes every occasion, from a family-style group dining to drinks and antipasti at our cozy bar.