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Arugula Ristorante
Arugula Ristorante

Arugula Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ristorantearugula.com/
  • Phone: (215) 355-5577
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday: 4:30 pm - 9:30pm,

    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm,

    Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Street Pike
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Arugula Ristorante
With a unique marriage of modern design and the authentic ambiance of an old world Tuscan trattoria, we proudly invite you to experience Arugula Ristorante. Masterfully prepared, yet rustic and homemade, the menu focuses on Southern Italian cooking, specializing in fish filet at table side. Dine al fresco in our Roman inspired garden patio or enjoy our spacious dining room built around an open kitchen atmosphere and traditional wood burning stove. Arugula's list of fine wines is sure to please. We allow you to bring your own wine, with a corkage fee, and we are open seven days a week for dinner, and open for lunch Monday thru Saturday. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Though the food is excellent the menu selections are a hit or miss. The Tuna Tartare is outstanding but they do no always have it when we go to the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Being from out of town we are thrilled to have found Arugula! The food was fresh, delicious and tasty. The bruschetta was fantastic! We had a large group and the service was outstanding as well. Will definitely be coming back. Thanks"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Attentive staff complimented by deliciously prepared food. Prices are fair and ambiance is nice."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Arugula has become our go-to restaurant for quality food and service in the area. From the warm bread and bruschetta which starts the meal through outstanding entrees and exceptional desserts, the dining experience is always reliable and rewarding. A rare place that offers to serve brought wines as well as their own excellent wine list."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Our party added another person at the last minute; restaurant was accommodating without fanfare. Dinner was pleasant with excellent service exactly at the moments when we needed a server! My son's dessert had a 'birthday' candle added and Happy Birthday written on plate with chocolate! How nice!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Bright. open, cheerful! Comfortable layout with room outside in a nice setting. Menu had nice and interesting choices which when served proved to please each of us who tried our own idea. Appetizer and Salads very fresh and pleasantly served with a few breads. Great coffee to close the meal after a couple dishes of ice. One piece of chocolate/Vanilla cake was so-so at best."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Very elegant place with amazing service and delicious food."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I was expecting the same quality as I just visited the recently opened sister restaurant in Plymouth Meeting and it was wonderful. I was served pizza that was over baked...and had to wait between salad and entree for 45 minutes and the place was not crowded. The salad was just ok and for the price I would have expected something presented beautifully and while everything was fresh it just lacked I know there is potential here but I was very disappointed."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Service was not attentive; looked like maybe not enough wait staff. Noise level was high."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Octopus grilled special was one of the best octopus dishes I have ever had. Other standout items include the grilled langoustines and the penne al vodka. Very unassuming location but once you go inside you will love the ambiance. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Service was excellant, the food was delicious. Would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great neighborhood place Byob or bar Good food Friendly staff"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Dinner on Easter. Not overly crowded, so not too noisy. The highlight of the evening was the food; the specials were very nicely prepped. The Octopus appetizer had a very nice wood grill aspect and the artichoke with shrimp was lace with assagio and very tasty. Our choices for entrees were seafood with pasta, both of which were delicious, rich sauce. The wine list complemented the Italian offerings and were priced fairly."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This restaurant was the loudest one I have ever been in. I can't even remark on the food due to the discomfort of the loudness. Additionally, the tables were so close together that customers and waiters were always banging into me as they passed by. Even though there are cloth panels on the ceiling, they were of no help in absorbing the din. Try table clothes and fabric curtains, otherwise, I don't know what else can be done to reduce the noise level. The best part of the evening was walking out the door."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "WE had delicious octopus and a pasta dish with shrimp and tomatoes in a wine/garlic sauce....delicious bruchetta and bread...definitely we'll be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Overall, the evening was a very positive experience. If I had to critique anything it would be the noise level which seems to be an issue with many. The other issue was with the entree that i had ordered. It was a Seafood Pescatore over Linguini. It was a tad bit "fishy" tasting, not in a pleasant way and several of the Mussels had not opened. I wish that the kitchen would have combed over the dish before serving unopened seafood. You are paying for an entree to be eaten in it's entirety. That's a huge pet peeve of mine. Everything else was enjoyed by all! One of the best things about the restaurant, although they have a full bar, they permit you to bring your own wine or champagne (only) and there is no corkage fee,now that's a huge bonus!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food is outstanding, from apps to dessert. The service is attentive and friendly. Center city food for a fraction of the price."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "the food is delicious & the service was great! it's a little noisy on a Saturday night & the dining space in a little tight but the food makes it worth it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "From the minute you walk in it is disorganized. We had to complain to owner to be seated even with reservations. Then the appetizer came out cold even though it was on a hot plate. The veal dish was good but the pasta with oil and loads of garlic had no flavor at all , almost like eating it plain. How hard is it to make a flavorable sauce in an Italian restaurant. The manager should be tasting the sauces to see what is wrong. I asked where the sav blanc was from and they were not able to tell me and it took 15 mins to come back to table to let me know. Never go to this place on a weekend. Then to add insult they claimed I did not show up and I had to complain to get my points. Will not be back and I rec others not to go as well."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was our third visit and Arugula still has issues with inconsistent food and major service problems. The salads were great yet a mixup caused our entrees to arrive 10 minutes apart. The salmon was served warm yet the vegetables atop it were cold. The risotto was fantastic. And then when the bill arrived, we realized the waiter totally forgot about our pasta dish that was to be served as an appetizer. The manager floats through the place but only greets those along the major aisle of tables. Three strikes, you're out."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Brocoli rabe with sausage was especially good. Friendly, attentive service"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great food and service. Accommodating staff. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Third time there and I like it better each time. Service is professional, attentive and warm. The groups I have gone with have always enjoyed all aspects of the restaurant. I look forward to returning again."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "A normal conversation was practically impossible -- tables too close together (or maybe just too many for the space) -- too many people were using their "outside voice" to communicate with others at their table -- but you had to be louder than those at the next table in order to be heard! Food was very tasty and nicely presented."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We chose this place on a whim after reading the other diner's reviews and are so glad we did!! Everything about the place was far above what we expected from a restaurant this far away from the City. Food was unbelievably delicious and the waitstaff was extremely attentive. Can't wait to visit it again."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We were seated at the time of our reservation. The staff was exceptional and attentive. Our food was all served warm and at the proper temperature. We've dinned at Arugula a few times before and enjoyed it very much. This time we were with out of town guests, and frankly had a hard time hearing each other. Very high noise level. Arugula should try and do something about the acoustics. Great food but very noisey!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have been to Arugula's a few times for business dinners and have been very impressed with the food and service. There are not a lot of restaurants to choose from in the area, so we are happy to have found Arugula!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We were four for dinner. The food was excellent. All of us enjoyed our meals and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My husband and I can only say that this restaurant is Excellent!!! The food is delicious, service is great...overall, the restaurant is definitely a place that I will going back to."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I found this restaurant on here and it was close to home so decided to try it out with my husband and kids. My first impression when I walked in was that the decor was very nice and inviting. All of the food was very good. My husband got steak and I got fish which came out whole and was filleted table side. They did not have a children's menu but offered chicken fingers with fries, pizza or pasta as options for the kids. The kids shared pizza and chicken fingers and fries, which they all enjoyed. The children's food came out right away but we waited a really long time for our entrees to come out. It was about 45 minutes after we were seated before we got our entrees. That would be the only bad thing we experienced."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "First time at Arugula. Food was very good. Good size portions for entrees but appetizers were small. Noisy level was distracting but there were several large parties which contributed to people talking rather loud. Allover good experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great Food, Super Service, Friendly atmosphere and Great Tequila!!! Will definitely return."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The food was good - the waitstaff was nice and helpful but the service was very slow, Just a big room with lots of tables. - zero atmosphere. Summary - good food with zero atmosphere. !"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Christmas eve dinner, everything was outstanding. Service was top notch with coat check, the servers were very attentive and we didn't feel smothered. Dinner was fantastic good portions and the flavor was outstanding. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great place to be during non-peak times. Very good food. The noise level gets high as the restaurant begins to fill."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I have been here about 5 times and the food is always delicious. If you like fish, I would recommend the Dover Sole or the Branzino...they are both outstanding. The service is excellent, the atmosphere is great and overall is definitely a great restaurant. Looking forward to going back..."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Everything was delicious. Very impressed with the grilled octopus appetizer and beet salad. The menu has a great selection - something for everyone. The staff was very friendly. The only issue is the noise level. It is very loud and you feel like you are screaming to have a conversation. With that being said, it is a energetic atmosphere. I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Saturday night, 7:30, couldn't hear a whit of what my dinner mates were saying. Food was scrumptious. BUT, no complimentary biscotti...shucks"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "First time diners. From a service and food perspective everything was very good. Our party of four was well taken care of by the staff, with numerous members chipping in. Everyone enjoyed their entrees, which ranged from penne w blush sauce, breaded veal chop, linguine and clams, and finally salmon. The only downside was the din, which actually made it difficult to carry on a conversation. Definitely worth a try and we will be back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This restaurant was recommended by a friend, so my husband and I tried it out and was so surprised where it was and how good it was. Center City dinning in the suburbs. The only thing is the noise level was a bit high, but I have been to worse. The food was excellent. The restaurant was a BYOB but has since gotten a liquor license so you can bring your own or buy a bottle from them. They do charge a corking fee when you bring your own, which to me was a bit high. ut giving you the option is very nice."
    Dined on 11/2/2013