Coal Fired Goodness! Giuseppe Pappalardo, the founder of Joe & Pat’s in Staten Island, wanted to create an institution like his father’s in Manhattan. He succeeded!! Five words, it blue my socks off! The general consensus was that I try the their two most favorite pies, the Tie-Dye (vodka / tomato / pesto / fresh mozzarella) and for you meat lovers, the Rubirosa Supreme (tomato / mozzarella / pepperoni / mini meatball / roasted garlic). Delicious! The one thing that stood out was the customer service. Our waiter was so helpful and explained the menu favorites and was spot on with recommendations for pizza and craft cocktails. Rubirosa also has a traditional Italian menu and from what I saw I will be coming back to try some. Hail to Rubirosa, it just made bcp’s top 5 of all-time!
Tip: Be the first in line or be prepared to wait. Weekends are slammed!
Atmosphere: Great Atmosphere