Rubirosa is AJ Pappalardo's neighborhood Italian-American restaurant and pizzeria.See more Rubirosa details
AJ has preserved his family’s 55 year-old thin-crust pizza recipe. The family recipe originated in 1960 at Joe and Pat's Pizzeria in Staten Island which is the namesake pizzeria of AJ's father Giuseppe.
The flagship pizza at Rubirosa is complimented with its take on Italian-American classics featuring a wide array of pastas made fresh in-house daily. Rubirosa features a unique Italian-focused wine, cocktail and spirits program by our 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 family-style group dining to drinks and antipasti at our cozy bar.