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190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
+1 718-576-3209
10:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy restaurant serving good products well cooked. Interesting wine list including a good selection of Italian wines, we ordered am excellent Cinque Terre white wine.

Thank Philippe E
Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I found this place for breakfast while staying in Downtown Brooklyn. Highly recommend! It had a great breakfast choice, terrific coffee! Wonderful friendly service too!

Thank Blacker_Mike
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85 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had some excellent red wine and pasta ( Squash Campanelle). Great ambience and buzz. Highly recommended

Thank Srikant S
Birmingham, Alabama
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother who lives in NY, took me and my husband here on a Friday night in January. It was packed and we didn't have a reservation, but they found us a spot at the community table within an hour. I was newly pregnant at the time, so I was having to dodge certain foods and this restaurant and our... More 

Thank Alabama85
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a good authentic meal. We go that here. We ordered a pasta and roast and split them. The Brussel sprout Salad was absolutely wonderful! A little crowded, but a good atmosphere.

Thank Dominique D
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went to the Nets game on Sunday and found this Rucola through Yelp! The stellar ratings are justified. It is a corner location and very cozy inside. Rucola was packed with cool happy people sitting at the bar and all the tables. The six of us had a quartine of wine, shared an antipasto plate (the accompanying bread was... More 

Thank Fan4Cal
Quincy, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The restaurant is small, but the atmosphere, food and drinks are top notch. Our group of six sat in the front corner and it was cozy. the food was amazing as were the drink.s

Thank Jessica M
Cypress, California
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204 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This small trendy neighborhood restaurant was quite crowded on the Sunday morning we visited. Fortunately the wait was short. We were seated at the big communal table in the center of the room. The décor is typical of places like this: exposed brick wall, long counter on one side. The Green Juice made up of squeezed kale, cucumber, carrot, parsley,... More 

Thank LnS2004
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this fabulous restaurant completely by chance after attending an event nearby. What a lucky find it was! It was packed when we arrived and we were told the wait would be 30 minutes, so we quickly deliberated - it smelled very good and we liked the atmosphere, so we decided to stay. Max. 10... More 

Thank tavg
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962 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant in Boerum Hill. The food is tremendous, and the service was excellent. It is very noisy, though, and in cold weather you will not want to sit near the door, as it does not close easily. But these are small criticisms; I would happily return.

Thank Mark P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-576-3209

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?