Rucoletta

6 Foster Lane , London, EC2V 6HH

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020 7600 7776

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Rucoletta
Rucoletta, Restaurant, London
Rucoletta
Rucoletta
Rucoletta, Restaurant, London
Rucoletta

SquareMeal Review of Rucoletta

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"GOOD"

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.

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Special offers from Rucoletta

Set menu at £16 per person

From: 23 July 2018

To: 31 October 2018

Max: 4

This offer is available from July 23, 2018 until October 31, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Set menu at £16 per person

From: 23 July 2018

To: 31 October 2018

Max: 4

This offer is available from July 23, 2018 until October 31, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Set menu at £16 per person

From: 23 July 2018

To: 31 October 2018

Max: 4

This offer is available from July 23, 2018 until October 31, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Set menu at £16 per person

From: 23 July 2018

To: 31 October 2018

Max: 4

This offer is available from July 23, 2018 until October 31, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

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Rucoletta Location

6 Foster Lane , London EC2V 6HH

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020 7600 7776

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Opening times

Mon-Fri 12-3pm 5.30-10.30pm

Rucoletta's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 9.7

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Service: 9.2

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Atmosphere: 8.3

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Value: 9.2

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 5

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. .

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

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.

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 5

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.

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