Arugula
Arugula

Arugula

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arugularestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 8565890475x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday Closed, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 4:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Tomasetto
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Arugula can host your private events whether it's in our house or yours. Custom menu options include buffet, formal, casual, business and family style. We will be happy to provide personnel including dining room and kitchen staff.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greentree Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Arugula
Chefs Nicholas Tomasetto and Stefano Gervasi are pleased to bring you Arugula. Arugula Restaurant serves the Very Best in fine Italian cuisine.

Chef Tomasetto selects only the freshest quality ingredients. Our menu features Italian favorites with an innovative, modern twist without losing roots of traditional Italian cuisine which were instilled from their Calabrian upbringing.

Each of our menu items are prepared to order, including house-made pastas and desserts.
Arugula Restaurant is a BYOB establishment. Please enjoy your favorite bottle with us.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Arugula reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (69)neighborhood gem (61)special occasion (55)romantic (34)good for groups (34)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fall food week
    seniorfoodie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We loved the new decor...innovative menu...we enjoy the special food week events
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arugula a step above!
    famagliadiningstar
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Went to Arugula for Harvest Week, but the menu and servings were better than many restaurants during normal times. Service was not rushed, and you could tell many were regulars. The ambience is either beautiful, or not to your liking, depending on your taste, but the food and selections are game changers. Even more appealing, it's a BYOB. Definitely a new "regular" spot for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mwlsVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Disappointing. Usually good, but the food was all overlooked and dry. Service slow. Fall Harvest menu was on special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fall Harvest Week
    tonydee
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great menu for the price! Enjoyed a 4 course dinner with my wife...on of the best restaurants in town!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant review
    Buddy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our waitress was awesome and food was great. Only black mark is for very noisy. Other than the noise, it was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Geat Food Service Ehh
    Carolynn
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was fantastic. we have been fans since Arugula had opened. Love the new decor, the food was fantastic, however, the service was not up to par. We hardly ever saw our waiter - and when dessert finally came it was without the offer of any coffee or tea. This would not prevent us from going back be ause we truly love the food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We have visited Arugula twice and both times had excellent meals. The two servers we had were so very friendly. We most definitely will be going back and would recommend this place to our family and friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner
    Sammy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My girlfriends and I go out to dinner once a month and this month we came to Arugula. I had been there before but my friends had not. The dinner all around was excellent including the salads and appetizers. There is just one small issue; my one friend ordered gnocchi's and when it came out, there was very little in the dish while the rest of us enjoyed a generous portion of our dinner. The gnocchi's were delicious but maybe you need to add a little more to the dish so it doesn't look like a child's portion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Arugula always delivers from the service to the food, too notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience EVERYTIME
    Lynne2me
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Never disappoints! My husband & I LOVE Arugula, actually I'm calling them today to book a dinner for 11 of us! The Chef cares, the waitstaff cares and it shows! We were just there on Sun and I want to go back already!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, great service!
    Mdesigner20
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I had a great dinner. The food was so good. Portions are a little on the small side but we were satisfied. Love that its a BYO but you can buy bottles of wine from them. Our waiter was also very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Kd133
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We loved the food at Arugula. We had something from every portion of the menu so we could try different things. Each was better than the next. The service was great and it was a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange techno
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The techno music playing really distracted from the otherwise lovely ambiance. I hope they change the playlist before we visit again. I am only 34, by the way, and I actually enjoy techno, but this was just too much for dinner music.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    doncompareVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Been coming here for a while now and it's always great! Food is always changing by season and everyone that works there are like old friends. Food is excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To Salty
    123456789
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    First time here. Very nice place inside. Place was almost 100% full, but because we had the Open Table Reservation we were sat as soon as we checked at a front window table they were holding for us. Coree our server was very helpful with the limited, but unique menu. Everything on the menu is ala carte, even the bread. My spouse ordered the Capellini, which was excellent. I ordered the Chestnut Flour Pappardelle, which was way way over salted. Will we go back, maybe.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant Gloucester County
    Manfre
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I have been to Arugula 3 times in the past month and each time I absolutely loved it. It is beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. The servers have always been great, especially Frank who made our girlfriend outing so much fun. Now to the food and the chef, Nick--FANTASTIC!!! Omg, the lobster bisque is so good, the best I ever had. The whipped ricotta and bread is a great starter along with the calamari and the fresh mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto and the cheesesteak egg rolls were fabulous. Great pasta dishes are all fresh and home made. Loved the Agnolotti, butternut squash filled pasta with brown butter, sage n amoretti cookies, it was so tasty! The scallops were excellent and the lobster Mac n cheese is to die for. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was excellent but, it was so loud that our group could barely have a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Excellent!!!
    JJK3
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant blew me away. I love dining out and I'm just sorry it took me this long to find out about this place. My group had several different appetizers and different dinners and the 4 of us were very pleased with each of the selections.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mlover
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was a Saturday night and it was extremely noisy and crowded.service was slow but the food was good
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mixed bag
    muzloo
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was great! The service was wonderful! The noise level ruined the experience. The restaurant is all hard surfaces. There is nothing to absorb sound. We were a party of 3, at a four top, and found ourselves having to shout to each other, all evening, in order to converse. It was so uncomfortable, we declined coffee and dessert, because we could not wait to get out of there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Tessie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Came with another couple and we all loved our meals. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful restaurant experience!
    PitmanShamus
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my wife here for her 30th birthday and we both had an amazing time. The food is absolutely delicious. We were crazy about the whipped ricotta on grilled bread. The pork tenderloin was on point. Cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth. Our waitress, Megan I believe? Was so sweet and funny, and she really knew her stuff when it came to the menu as well. We will definitely be back again for a date night. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miss the old Arugula!
    WeMissArugula
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Once one of our favorite places, this Party of 8, misses the old Arugula. The apps were very good, but meals were just ok. The portions were very small, some came out cold, and one order was incorrect. They even ran out of the steak-most likely because the selection choice is limited. Unfortunately, until they go back to the old menu and move away from the small/sharing plate style, all 4 couples will not be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal, again.
    JacquieD55
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had an excellent meal once again at Arugula. Our waiter Angelo was attentive and very informative. Our appetizers were wonderful, the cheese plate delish, the pasta pockets filled with butternut squash and just with brown buttersquash, dressed with brown butter, sage and candied nuts was delicious, as were the pork, short ribs and hanger steaks. Desert finished it all off wonderfully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fall menu changes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always love Arugula but the Fall menu changes are great. Scallop entre had a new combination of great flavors. We will be back to try the entire menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wish it were better...
    thefour
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    delicious food, modern decor, but the noise level was terrible- voices ( and other sounds) bounce off the hard surfaces of the decor and it was almost impossible to hear the person sitting across from me (not a large table). Love that it is BYOB. I would definitely recommend for the food, but would not recommend generally because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with hubby
    Florenz
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent staff and very good food overall, the décor is contemporary and elegant in every way. I had my husband 60th b-day and it was enjoyed by everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rojim93
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We wanted to try someplace new for our anniversary. Great new dining experience for us and I would highly recommend this restaurant. Hospitable atmosphere and the food was wonderful. We enjoyed our evening very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    AndrewMcVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was a great find on open table. I was traveling in glassboro and looked at my open table app for a spot to eat. I was very pleased to find Arugula. Service was great. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • change in menu
    jack
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Not crazy about the small portions in the main entrée, I like a full plate of pasta.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Restaurent was small, loud, with very bright lights. The wait staff seemed overwhelmed by the volume. There were long lag times between service. The wait staff looked unhappy. The food was variable. Couldn't wait to leave.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What happened?
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Each course took surprisingly long to arrive. Unsure whether this was due to a the kitchen or the waitstaff. When the food arrived, it was not cold or dried out so we assume it was not the fault of the waitstaff. But, it was an unpleasantly long wait between courses. And, as the time extended, our waiter was totally unavailable. Had this been our first visit, we would probably not return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a fantastic value BYOB
    stallroadVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The 3 course menu for labor day weekend had some excellent fresh local choices. Corn salad, pork and grilled preaches with burrata were all very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Options
    Gahoot
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I loved my food...but I miss the Chef's tasting menu. I feel there are not as many options on this menu. I miss the old bread that was served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing, as always!
    Alexis
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We hadn't been to Arugula in a few months, and my fiancé and I decided to have one last date night before our upcoming wedding. As always, it did not disappoint! The food was incredible and our waiter, Frank was even better! We will definitely be back to our favorite spot and will ask specifically for Frank!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh.....
    Huds85
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've visited Arugula quite a bit in the past, this time was our first visit with the new "small plates" menu. Overall, the food is good... but I can no longer say it's at the top of my "go to" list. As far as I'm concerned, most of the "small plates" are the same things that were on the old menu except a smaller portion and price. I seem to recall Arugula offering a "half plate" in the past, which is basically the same thing they're doing now. I am glad to see they are FINALLY trying to do something about the noise in there... noticed a few baffles up on the ceiling to cut down on the noise bouncing around. The restaurant was about half full for our visit, so not sure how much the treatment helps when the room is full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissapointed
    bandms
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nothing special. Very limited menu. We saw a totally different menu in the magazine in the entry way which showed Filet Mignon, Veal saltimbocca etc. which was not currently offered. Very limited Italian entrees eg: no veal/chicken Parmigiana, marsalla etc. Waited over 30 minutes for main course. Not a fan of PAPER menus, especially at a moderate to higher priced restaurant. No bread on the table. Food was good, but nothing overwhelming. Certainly not the best bang for your buck as far as I'm concerned.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rite419
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I love arugula the food and atmosphere are wonderful but the server didn't make is feel welcome. I don't think she was knowledgeable a out the menu either. She couldn't explain some parts of dishes we asked about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was fabulous !!! Small potions was just right !! Kim is fantastic !! Waiters where great also
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    JasonleeskinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    1st time here & was very pleasantly surprised. The place was beautiful, the server was very friendly, and the food was excellent. The prices were also very reasonable. I'll definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.