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#418 of 17,221 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2022
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US$15 - US$50
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Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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City of London
0.3 km from St. Paul's Cathedral
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had good expectations for this place but it was poor. Place was empty, but despite having plenty of staff they were not attentive or very friendly. Bruschetta was burnt, sea bream had a bone left in it, Capri cake dessert was dreadful - 2 tiny...lumps of cake and a big dollup of plain vanilla ice cream on top of something congealed and stuck on the plate - no idea what that was but it wasn't supposed to be there. Won't be going back.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022

Ivano helped us designing and prepared an authentic and delicious neapolitan lunch for 30 people. The food arrived warm and nicely packed. Everything was prepared with care, fresh and generuously portioned ingredients. We had mozzarelle, aubergine parmigiana, risotto with pumpkin and sausages, pasta all'arrabbiata and...gnocchi - just to mention a few. Ivano also threw in a couple of free limoncello and amaro bottles to complement the tiramisu and baba we ordered as dessert. Aside from the quality of the lunch and ingredients used, Ivano was a pleausre to deal with - very responsive and open to suggestions - definitely would recommend him and Rucoletta's food - it felt like being back home!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2022

This restaurant is very expensive for the food served, staff friendly enough when you go in but on leaving not a second glace no thank you for your custom. The food is average very small portions with high price tag. Clearly playing on the tourist...trade in the area very near St Pauls. Rip off. One dish to comment on was the "Special" Lobster with spaggetti - lobster shell with two pieces of Lobster and small portion of Spaggetti £20.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022 via mobile

Lunch with a old client, and a very long time since I have entertained in the City. So many places are gone, either forever or yet to reopen, and a search of TA threw up this terrific Italian restaurant. Went for the tricolore salad then...the gnocchi. Outstanding. Great service, really great staff. Top find.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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rucoletta r, Owner at Rucoletta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2022

Most welcome comments, it is thanks to persons like yourselves that we managed to survive as a family run restaurant.

Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

The best Italian in central!! Marianna was so so accommodating to us, it was a special occasion and she made sure it was celebrated in style! Will 1000000% be coming back

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 May 2022

Rucoletta is the perfect combination of truly italian food and the family restaurant service and vibe that you have in Souther Italy! Fantastico! We went on a Monday for dinner and the restaurant was full. The Chef came at our table to suggest us the...signature dishes and also served us the dishes, which I was impressed with, because is a great touch to customer to be served by The Chef that is not very common nowadays. Marianna, The Restaurant Manager took care of us in the proper italian style family restaurant which was amazing! Grazie. We ordered the special which was the Paccheri with Monkfish and the homemade scialatielli Seafood. SPEACHLESS! Amazing food and the quality of the food is the highest. The birthday person that we were celebrating is Italian and a "professional eater" in Milan, and he was visiting the family in London. He commented as per below: " Based on the quality of the food and the service, I find it difficult to believe that further that door (the entrance) I am in London!". An this comment should say a lot about the quality of the food and the service in this truly Italian restaurant. A big thank you to Marianna and her Team. We will be definetly be back as many time as possible.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 May 2022 via mobile

Wonderful to find a traditional Neapolitan restaurant in these days of big chains. Independent family run with great food and friendly efficient service. Not cheap but well worth it.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022

Lovely Italian restaurant close to St Pauls. Food was excellent as was the service. The wine was particularly good. Great dining experience and good ambience.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Business lunch for four near office. Bread and olives to share. Ordered steak with tomatoes, spinach and extra side of potatoes. Steak was fine, but I have definitely had much better. All main portions looked on the small side. Friendly and attentive staff.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 April 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed this dining experience. Bespoke and had a real identity. The host was engaging and a pleasure to talk to. So much so, we assume he was owner. We had 6 fantastic dishes between the 6 of us.

Date of visit: April 2022
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rucoletta r, General Manager at Rucoletta, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2022

Thank you very for your kind compliments in a moment of need. I hope to see you in my restaurant again. Silvano ( Proprietor)

Reviewed 31 March 2022

Really excellent Italian pasta. Lovely vibe to this family run restaurant. No pizza which is fine. Restaurant was busy so make a reservation. Excellent service. Paid £65 for two pastas, bread and two glasses of wine

Date of visit: March 2022
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rucoletta r, General Manager at Rucoletta, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2022

Thank you so much for your kind comments. See you soon Silvano (Proprietor)

Reviewed 20 December 2021

Absolutely delicious food, highly recommend! Devastating if we lost this gem due to covid :( worth a visit if in the area (or worth a trip if not)

Date of visit: December 2021
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rucoletta r, Owner at Rucoletta, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2021

Thank you so much this will boost our confidence and resilience on the restart next year.

Reviewed 2 December 2021

A very atmospheric restaurant, very good and quick service, excellent food, varied menu. A delightful experience. Thank you

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 26 November 2021

Sought a restaurant for its proxiity to an nderground station for a lunch with old school friends. This is very near St Pauls so met that particular requiremnt. The food and service were very good and the staff very friendly. It was especially good to...find an Italian restaurant which served an interesting range of dishes: not just pizzas and spaghetti bolognese. Beteen the 8 of us a range of dishes were tried and everybody was happy with his selection. As we had not met for nealry two years we were in no hurry to leave and equally the restaurant was very happy for us to linger. A very good find.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

This restaurant has the best Italian food we’ve ever eaten in our lives! We stumbled across it by accident and fortunately they could fit us in. The service was fabulous but the food…out of this world! I’d like to say we’d be back but we...don’t get to London that often - I’m going to email to ask for the risotto recipe though!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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