Arugula Ristorante
Arugula Ristorante

Arugula Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ristorantearugula.com/
  • Phone: 2153555577
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Arugula Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (20)special occasion (16)great for outdoor dining (15)good for groups (15)romantic (8)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • A new go-to for us
    Lalaloooo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had the oyster appetizer and for entrees the sea bass special and the langoustine. Everything was fresh and delicious. My husband said the langoustine was the best he's had since our trip to Barcelona! The waitstaff was on point and friendly. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great menu,service and delicious food. I love the fresh fish which is filet at table side. Great for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Ambience is currently disturbed by construction. Offers both inside and outside dining. Reliably good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For the meal we all thought it was good but overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not perfect
    Sellvan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have had the pleasure in the past of a very delicious appetizer. I'm talking about a Tuna TarTar. however, this is not a regular on the menu. I was told in the past that I should call ahead and ask for it. They (Arugula Ristorante) assured me they would have it if asked. Unfortunately they were not correct. They had a Tuna TarTar, but it was no where near as good as before. Everything was just fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kicnbac
    KICNBACVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I am still waiting since 8/22 for the restaurant to honor my reservation so I can receive my open table points.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food!!
    excellent2dine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of towner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food fair price
    out2eat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Attentive staff complimented by deliciously prepared food. Prices are fair and ambiance is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable excellence
    Feasterville
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebraton
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Evening
    nicknameMJD
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ina
    Ina64
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Very elegant place with amazing service and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 82 reviews are from the Arugula Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Disappointed
    Foodiechick
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Arugula
    paula
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was excellent. Service was not attentive; looked like maybe not enough wait staff. Noise level was high.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining experience
    Tesh
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mickey04
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Service was excellant, the food was delicious. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mgtg
    Mgtg
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great neighborhood place Byob or bar Good food Friendly staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday evening at Arugala
    foodie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy to enjoy the food
    Consumer
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WE had delicious octopus and
    lobster101VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Arugula Huntingdon Valley
    knowitall
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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!
    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.
  • Food is outstanding, from
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food is outstanding, from apps to dessert. The service is attentive and friendly. Center city food for a fraction of the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yummmm...
    jmazz21
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From the minute you walk in
    foodloverVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Operational issues
    JRPA
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice neighborhood Italian
    david7VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Brocoli rabe with sausage was especially good. Friendly, attentive service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service. Accommodati
    Rich
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food and service. Accommodating staff. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat customer
    Dine4fun
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise Level Not Really Energetic
    judi
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Unexpected Great Time
    Jess19026
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and service
    Maggie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good Food
    KSPhilly
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were four for dinner. The
    Arugula
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We were four for dinner. The food was excellent. All of us enjoyed our meals and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    excellent2dine
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family dinner
    Angel
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve
    Gammie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Nite Dinner
    Richard
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Great Food, Super Service, Friendly atmosphere and Great Tequila!!! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good But Not Great
    RichardVIP
    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. !
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit
    Keith
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate