Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB)
Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB)

Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB)

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://arugulacoldpoint.com/
  • Phone: 6109411177x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BYOB
    Monday-Saturday: 11am-3:30pm, 5pm-Close
    Sunday: 4pm-Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Plymouth Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB)
A tribute to Italy’s Amalfi Coast in both cuisine and décor, Arugula Ristorante at Cold Point Village allows guests to dine al fresco in a roman inspired garden patio, or simply enjoy the spacious dining room, built around an open kitchen atmosphere and traditional old world wood burning oven. Arugula Ristorante successfully brings a center city style of dining to the suburbs.

Sourcing the freshest and finest local ingredients, such as organic produce, free-range chicken and grass fed beef and veal, this restaurant has created an everyday dining experience with tasty offerings that are showcased in a simple, yet delicious manner.

Seeking casual, affordable and flavorful Italian fare, Arugula Ristorante at Cold Point consistently maintains the highest quality of product and success, ensuring that each guest's expectations are always met and exceeded.


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Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB) reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (93)great for outdoor dining (59)fit for foodies (55)special occasion (40)good for groups (34)great for lunch (24)romantic (16)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Wonderful!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It was wonderful dinner. The food was delicious and the host and servers couldn't have been nicer. I will go back many more times. I loved it!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd visit
    anom
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    i almost hate to give Arugula 5 stars since it will make it harder to get a reservation. this was my third visit and first time eating indoors. the other visits were parties of 3 on the patio on Sunday and Monday night when the restaurant was slow. i was hesitant to bring a party of 7 (with 3 children) on a Saturday night given some of the review comments about service but i couldn't have been happier. the service was great and the food continues to be outstanding. kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    koolmelVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had high recommendations from friends. Service was good, food just ok.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service good, food and ambiance?
    Travelingfood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Noisy place with overly sauced food. I love a good Italian sauce but the lobster ravioli over asparagus was swimming in a good but overwhelming blush sauce. There was so little cut asparagus at the bottom of the plate I forgot that it came "over asparagus". My date ordered crab fusilli but there was only one noticeable piece of crabmeat. Server who was very attentive brought more.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New spot
    FriendsVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was very good. The waiter was very nice and the service wall great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sansgluten2
    Sansgluten2
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Risotto was excellent. Veal dish very good. Salad small for price. They do offer gluten free items on menu. Nice for dining with friends, not a run in for a quick bite kinda place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends!
    crazyaboutfood
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Very good food although my wheat pasta could have been seasoned more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid BYOB in the burbs
    TkapVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is just like the original. Solid food, good variety and quality service. The atmosphere is nothing special, but this is a solid addition to the suburban dining landscape. The fact that it is BYOB lets you step it up or down depending on what you want to accompany your meal. I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KLluvBYO
    KLluvBYO
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We just visited Arugula for the second time. The food was excellent! Two of us ordered Bronzino which was cooked perfectly and delicious. My husband enjoyed Pollo Cardinale which he thoroughly enjoyed. Regarding ambience, I would suggest some sort of partitions to block the kitchen, if not completely, then partially. It takes away from what could be a romantic atmosphere. Definitely recommend - you won't be disappointed! Oh, and don't forget your favorite wine- BYO a huge plus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Jgood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was great, and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service was outstanding. Food was good but not earth shattering. The calamari was very good. Entrees were a bit too rich, couldn't taste seafood due to overpowering sauce but if you like creamy blush sauce then you'll probably like it. I just wish I had ordered something with a lighter sauce. I will go back to try other entrees because I regret my choice but feel there is probably a dish that's superb. Ingredients were very fresh and asparagus in my pasta was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very friendly staff and the food is amazing. Love the out door dining. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arugula
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Very good food, great service, lovely menu! Enjoy the BYOB aspect...prices were generally good although $10 for a Caesar salad seemed a little steep. But overall, would definitely recommend and return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will return
    Marie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was first vist here and picked because midpoint in distance between two friends. We prefer BYOs and this was perfect. Pleasantly surprised that they were open on Monday being Italian restaurant. Staff very attentive and food very good. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • crphillyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First visit the food was better. Very loud this time, and table close to the kitchen didn't help. Liked it better when sitting outside.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a great dinner. Our server and food were great. I would recommend your restaurant to all my friends. Thanks so much!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • suzyfoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    THE PACE IS JUST FABULOUS. HAD A SPEICAL LUNCH WITH A GROUP FOR A BIRTHDAY AND IT WAS JUST GREAT ALL ROUND GOOD FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE. ALSO HAS BIRTHDAY LUNCH FOR TWO AND IT WAS WONDERFUL AS WELL. IT IS ALSO EASY TO GET TO FROM MANY AREAS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My daughter and I had a nice meal. we are looking forward to coming back and tasting more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal service
    MattVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I had an excellent time at Arugula. Our waiter, Cam, was extremely attentive and engaging. Our food was delicious and a definite change from your run of the mill Italian American restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arugula
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was my third visit. Two for lunch, last for dinner. Lunches were delicious with fantastic pizza. Dinner started off with the hostess telling up we could not be seated until our reservation time at 715. It was 708. Food was good, but not great. Service was very spotty. Waiter was attentive, but long lags in time between courses. The bread was delivered with appetizers after a 10 minute wait. We sat outside on a lovely august night
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK this time
    PhillyEater
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have eaten here before and thought the food was amazing. We returned with some friends and we were a little disappointed. Maybe it was a different chef or maybe it was what we ordered. The chicken parm could be described as bland. The penne Sofia was similarly on the bland side. The lobster ravioli in a blush sauce was a special and it was excellent. Stick with the specials. The inside restaurant is very noisy. We were sitting in the middle of the restaurant and this may be why it seemed so noisy. Ask for a table on the side. Outside dining seems much quieter as well. The service was excellent. Our water was always refilled without asking. Overall a lovely setting for a BYOB if you get a good food night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice addition to the area
    Foodiesx2VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    4 dined.Great bruschetta brought to the table.Best beet salad I have ever had.Two diners loved the salmon - perfectly cooked and flavored. 1 diner had the Vitello Rolattini and found it very tender and flavorful. Great service in this busy BYOB. But,MAJOR problem with front desk:we arrived NINE minutes before our reservation time.Several tables were open. Hostess would not seat us until right at our res time - we asked why-she said cause "the kitchen is so small" PLEASE! So we had to wait on a bench instead of sitting at our table enjoying a glass of wine. Really set the evening off wrong. Hope it does not happen again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and nice place
    beforetheshow
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A bit too noisy!!!!!! however, I would definitely return and recommend because the menu is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and authentic
    LoudVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food at Argula is absolutely delicious and fresh. Everything we ate was wonderful! The restaurant is very clean and everyone couldn't have been nicer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place for dinner !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had dinner on Saturday August 9, THere were six of us. We All LOVED our meals !!! The wait staff was excellent from the hostess at the front door to the waiters !! We never had eating at Arugula and I had read mixed reviews about this place... All that I can say is the food was presented beautifully and was out standing ! We will tell everyone about your place and we cant wait to come back !! And we LOVE that it is a BYOB : )
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • girls nite out
    bunky
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    food was great, service more than fine, noise level was completely unacceptable. i would only ever go really early before the dinner crowd hits.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Babes
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Love the marinated grilled octopus. There bruchetta that they put on the table is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner for mom
    Intogoodeats
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Open kitchen made the restaurant too noisy. The food was so-so. Nothing spectacular for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our new favorite
    superfood
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food is uniformly excellent, the menu creative and the service wonderful. Can't wait to go back and I've already been there four times in the last couple months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place in Plymouth Meeting
    crazyaboutfood
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great place for lunch. We had the lunch special which was chicken saltimbocca with pasta which was wonderful as was the dessert similar to tiramisu with almond flavoring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    joyousVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were looking forward to finding another good byob in the area and were disappointed with Arugula. The menu selection was good and the prices reasonable but the food was nothing special. The salads were good but the Penne a la Vodka was very salty as were the side of potatoes that came with over done vegetables. The chicken parm chicken patty was tough and way over pounded. It's a pretty restaurant with a nice patio but the food needs work!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice BYOB Place
    Lawnee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I went there for dinner with my mother. She got the salmon and I got chicken. Both were cooked and seasoned well. We also got an eggplant appetizer which was good as well. We got fresh bruchetta at the beginning of our meal which was a nice and refreshing surprise. I love that it's BYOB and their gelato was great as well. I recommend this place and will most likely return. Great environment and fresh food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed our meal here!
    LoveBYOsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great new BYO in the suburbs. Food was fantastic and portions are big. Loved the octopus appetizer and the beet salad. Squid ink seafood pasta was incredible! We sat on the patio which was very nice. Will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for a relaxing bite and drink
    WineO
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was welcoming and attentive. Well balanced menu with some interesting selections, though nothing was terribly adventurous. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal overall (quality, presentation, flavor, etc.), especially those that had the risotto! Almond-based desserts were outstanding!! Classy, yet casual atmosphere. I could probably bring my 4yo for an early evening dinner. I'll likely dine again some time and would recommend to others. A great go-to BYOB for the area!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Restaurant
    mrmontcoVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great Find. Really delicious. Will go back again real soon. Waiter staff very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a friend.
    Leelee
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Excellent all the way around Unique specials with friendly and attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fair effort
    Elsie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This is a very pretty place, but the food we had was only fair and priced high considering lack of quality. 2 out of 3 entrees were not very good, mine, the lagostines, we're just okay.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Neighborhood Gem
    LafayetteHillLawyerVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Run, don't walk, to try Arugula in Cold Point Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this new find!
    rhofbbpa
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Really enjoyed Arugula- they have a varied menu and the food I ordered was delicious. Would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we did...
    sheipatVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We dined on a Monday evening during a downpour. They had a good crowd for a Monday. Our waiter seemed distracted - he appeared to have tables scattered about the restaurant. He was pleasant, if a tad soft-spoken. We threw him a curve by asking for a carafe to let our bottle of pinot breathe, but he persevered and found something suitable, battling patiently with the overly brittle cork, and straining out the errant pieces. (Note to management: proper wine carafes and strainers should be de rigueur for an upscale BYOB, and your staff should not be thrown by such a request.) He was slow to return to the table to take our order, but I blame geography for that. (continued)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic