Rucoletta 1

6 Foster Lane , London, EC2V 6HH

020 7600 7776

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SquareMeal Review of Rucoletta

Sitting in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, family-run Rucoletta (formerly Rucola) has been delivering good, honest trattoria food for more than 30 years and still manages to satisfy. The sleek, modern dining room is pleasant enough (if a little ‘basic’), but charming service and ‘excellent’ cooking seal the deal. The kitchen makes its own pasta (try the semolina-based scialatielli or twisted trofie with squid, courgettes, white wine and lemon sauce), while mains might run from lamb shank with raisins, crispy leeks and Marsala sauce to cod on pesto mash with cherry-tomato salsa. Antipasti, risottos and traditional desserts such as tiramisu complete the offer. Set menus offer terrific value (£19.95 for three courses) and Rucoletta is open for lunch from 12-3pm then reopens for dinner at 5.30pm.

Rucoletta is recommended for

Group Dining 8 Plus

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This offer is available from June 18, 2018 until August 31, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

From: 18 June 2018

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 10

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

St. Paul's Tube Station 142m

St. Pauls Station 142m

Address

Address: 6 Foster Lane , London EC2V 6HH

Area: Fleet Street St Paul s

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12-3pm 5.30-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Goldsmiths' Hall 66m

St. Paul's Cathedral, London 197m

Details

Telephone: 020 7600 7776

Website:

Cuisine: Italian

9.5

Food & Drink: 9.7

Service: 9.2

Atmosphere: 8.3

Value: 9.2

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Frank C. silver reviewer 20 January 2018

One should never be born on a planet that does not include an Italy. In addition to contributing beyond measure to high art and music, that great country has contributed enormously to earthlings' joy of living. These are the thoughts that a visit to Rucoletta bring. One should start by stating that Rucoletta is fun. The staff is charming and create a buzz that somehow manages to be an antidote to the City's more stressful counterpart. It is a buzz based on good humour, laughter, the enjoyment of excellent food and outstanding service. I have yet to go to Rucolletta when it is not deservedly full. Nevertheless, service is impeccable, friendly, never rushed. The food is excellent, the pasta al dente, the flavours subtle and never ruined by the needless chili which seems otherwise ubiquitous in London. Think of a superb and knowledgeable chef and add the finest in produce and you will know what it means to have lunch at Rucoletta. I have tried many of its dishes, both starters and mains, and have never been disappointed. Not even slightly. Yesterday I had a dish of swordfish on pasta with aubergine, tomatoes and other wonderful things that is still making me smile. This is not a quiet restaurant. It is full and noisy, sometimes even raucous, but then so is life at its best. Congratulations to all of the people who make Rucoletta a haven of happiness on Foster Lane. Grazie di tutto e di cuore. .

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Calum M. 04 October 2017

I found this unassuming place on Squaremeal, although I have walked past it a 100 times and never taken it in. However, once inside, the service is charming, the food has more flair than your average Italian and we didn't find it at all expensive. It compares very well to some of the flashier places in that part of the City.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

mark d. bronze reviewer 22 August 2013

Good food and service, quick turn around if you are pushed for time and good value to quality ratio. I have been half a dozen times in the last few months and the quality is always high, I appreciate the constant high standard.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Sylvia P. 09 August 2013

Excellent value for money – enjoyed so much went back for lunch again the next day. Staff on the ball and very obliging. Food very tasty and well presented and arrived pronto. Noise levels can be quite loud but saying that it was still a good experience and well worth trying for a quick lunch if you haven't much time to spare.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Wendy M. 10 May 2013

My husband and I had dinner with the Groupon voucher and we were not disappointed at all. We were very impressed with the impeccable service and the food was very tasty. Rib eye steak to die for!!! We were definitely come back again and will savour their pasta dishes! Please try to open on a Saturday!! Thank you!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Nick H. 19 March 2013

Everything the owner's descritption promises. Excellent food. Good service and very pleasant, if basic, surroundings. Certainly worth a visit and somewhere I will be returning.

Special offers

2 for 1

From: 18 June 2018

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 10