Arugula
Arugula

Arugula

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arugularestaurant.net/
  • Phone: (856) 589-0475
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday Closed, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm, Friday Dinner 4:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday Dinner 4:00pm- 11:00pm, Sunday Dinner 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • 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
130 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)neighborhood gem (71)special occasion (53)romantic (42)good for groups (31)hot spot (13)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • GOOD ITALIAN FOOD AND BYOB
    apples
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I do not live in the area but I was give a Gift Certificate to Argula. We were 4 people total and everyone really liked what they ate. I thought the Gnocchi Portion was a little small. Food was good and our waiter was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Al71649
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. Wish that the menu selections were larger. Noise level in restaurant was high. Other than the noise we enjoy this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great! My boy nick is that dude!
    Jd2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great food and great time for a nice date! Place is amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolute neighborhood gem
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Go go go but be sure to have a reservation ! The food and service are impeccable!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great company
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We have been wanting to try Arugula for a while now and we are glad we did. From the boards with different cheeses and meats to the entries Everything was really good. We will definitely be going back soon
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food is always exceptionally delicious. I love coming to Arugula. It's close to home and has an extremely friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lanie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The chestnut flour parpardelle, though very good and home-made tasting, looked and tasted like it was made with regular flour, rather than chestnut flour. I also found the cappuccino to be very bitter. Dessert was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food -- too noisy.
    JSSS
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The night we were there, there were several large groups and the noise level was really high. It made it difficult to have a conversation at our little table for two. The food is awesome and I'd love to go more often, but the noise level is always more than "energetic."
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frank
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Excellent meal - would go again for sure. need to reserve way in advance for a weekend night. restaurant crowded and tight - very noisy. food and service were wonderful! love the BYOB option
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Menu and Quality
    Sundance
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was very good. Only problem was the place was cold. More heat would have been nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arugula - Don't go
    Lovebyobs
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    After an hour wait in the lobby (I had a 7:30 reservation for 8 for 2 weeks), we finally got seated at 8:30. Service started out satisfactory but quickly deteriorated. The appetizer order was incomplete, and dinner was severely delayed. After repeated requests on how much longer dinner would be, we were finally served at 10:30. Not a chance would I ever go back here again
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delishh
    delishhhVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Service and food is outstanding!!! The restaurant takes food to a new level with unique flavors and dishes. Excellent service and decor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4th Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We have been to arugula numerous times. Each time it gets better and better. The food is always outstanding as well as the service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep coming back
    Steve
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    One of our favorite places to go for special occasions. Food is always excellent and they change up their menu so you can always find something new to try. Great place for couples as well as 2 or 3 couples having a nice dinner out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative in a Good Way
    Blewcrowe
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is our fourth visit to Arugula over a 1 year period. It has been consistently exceptional. The food is creative, and I mean that in a good way. If you have ever visited restaurants in the wine valleys of the west coast, this is comparable. The dishes are fresh and savory without getting over-the-top complex. We had lobster bisque; best ever. My wife and shared the short rib ragu over pasta and the scallops in risotto. Both just mouthwatering. We brought our kids and their spouses to dinner here last Christmas and we'll do the same this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food - Understaffed
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We arrived 10 min before our reservation and were seated in 20 min. We sat unattended for another 15min. Our server was very sweet and completely overwhelmed. The food was outstanding, when it arrived 40 min later. Everything we ordered came out in no particular order. We didn't get any bread (which I hear is awesome), our water glasses stayed dry and we felt totally invisable. We were informed that the kitchen was a little backed up, but had no idea it would be so long before food arrived. We arrived at 8:15 and left at 10:45. It's such a shame the experience was so bad because the food is so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiting for a table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Expect to wait for your table on Saturday nights because the food is so good folks just don't want to leave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arugula Sewell NJ
    boys
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Awesome food! Awesome Service! We had pasta dishes which were perfectly seasoned and plated. Would highly recommend Arugula
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fall Harvest week!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We tried Arugula for the first time during their Fall Harvest week and everything was excellent. Usually we find during "restaurant week" that food and/or service isn't up to par, but decided to give Arugula a shot after seeing their creative fall menu. We were pleasantly surprised! Our server, Olivia, was very attentive and courses were paced well. All 4 of us in our party enjoyed each menu item that was ordered. We'd love to return and try their regular menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband & I were just at Arugula Saturday night for restsurant week. Four courses for $35. Can't beat the price. Each course was delicious and the service was excellent. I had the long hot stuffed pepper with pork, broccoli rabe & cheese as my first course. My husband had the pasta filled with pumpkin then pumpkin soup. I had a caesar salad. Our main we both had gilet cooked medium with mashed potatoes & string beans. To top it off, the desserts was a trio of a pumpkin cannoli, rice pudding & a ghirardelli chocolate brownie. Awesome dinner for an awesome price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but a few issues
    CHMD68
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went at 8 with party of 4 for hot chefs event and they were full when we arrived but tables emptied as the night wore on. Food was good but fairly heavily salted and I like salt so it was a bit much for me to notice it. Service was good but a little slow between courses but this may have been due to the busy weekend. Crowd noise was fairly high. Overall a good place to eat and we enjoyed it but a few minor faults.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was great, but very loud. Appetizers came right out, but waited very long for our entres. Loved the ideas of the 3 desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pegk
    Pegk
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    AGAIN, had a great dinner. Brought a new couple to Arugala and they were just as delighted as we are about the great food. Everyone raved about their meal! Pear salad wonderful, chicken Marsala delicious and desserts tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The great food is the reason that we eat at Arugula as often as we can. The arancini (sp?) were fabulous as were the squash ravioli. My sister had the filet mignon with mashed potatoes, and I had the scallops with risotto. Marvelous! We eagerly look forward to brunch and lunch. Service was friendly and efficient without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Always a fantastic meal, never leave hungry. Amazing how incredible the Chef makes food taste. Service is always warm, never feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Another great dining experience
    DiningOutExp
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Been dining at Arugula for the past several years, typically on special occasions. The Restaurant has never failed to impress, with excellent food, very attentive wait staff and a welcoming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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