New favorite local spot
Great spot. Clean food, not spiced or salted heavily. Excellent wait staff very attentive. Nice touch with bruschetta and biscotti as start and finish to meals (no charge). Sultry singer there some evenings after 730pm. Excellent grilled calamari or octopus appetizers. Will go back again.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arugula just got a liquor
Arugula just got a liquor license so it was nice to have a sit at the bar while waiting for my other guests to arrive. We arrived around 6:30 on a Friday night and it didn't start filling up until 8pm. Nice appetizers and a variety of items on the menu. Seafood pasta was fantastic. Rich! But wonderful. Breaded veal was a little dry and not what I expected.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just as good the second time...
A returning diner to this restaurant. Just as good the second time. Veal and fish dishes outstanding. Attentive wait staff. We sat a little too close to kitchen and will ask for window seating next time we go. Octopus appetizer delicious but small. Everything freshly prepared. Lots of chopped fresh tomatoes on bruschetta, appetizers, and dinner entrees. Good draft beers. Just wonderful experience. Will go back again.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Third time back here. We enjoy the freshness of food, presentation, and attentive wait staff. Ordered mix of mussels and clam appetizer in white sauce (not spicy compared to Chickie & Pete) and a plate of calamari. Grilled calarmari was the winner- tender and tasty; mussels were OK just not spicy enough for us. Entree with veal and another with seafood and pasta were excellent. Tasty vegetable accompaniment of broccoli and scalloped potatoes. One issue with this night was a wrong drink to the table but honest mistake and they offered to replace it. We'll be back again.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had lunch there on a quiet
We had lunch there on a quiet day so it is hard to tell the noise level.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always have a wonderful
We always have a wonderful meal. Have never been disappointed. I think they are still getting used to the fact that they are no longer a BYOB and have a bar....our waiter's first greeting was to announce the specials... Usually the first greeting is to offer a cocktail!!!
We love this place.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious as always!! Service
Delicious as always!! Service is always excellent!!! Love this neighborhood restaurant and love that they have a bar now!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Timer- IMPRESSED !- WOW !
This was my very first time finally getting to this highly recomended spot,now I finally see what all the buzz is about. We visited with a two other couples and we all left agreeing this is our new FAVORITE place to eat, The food, service, drinks, menu, everything was exceptional. The place was packed, yet service was fast and pleasant. The atmosphere is beautiful, reminded me of Old City philly, except there was Free parking and no 45 minute drive to the city. The girls got dressed up, and the guys wore jeans, nobody felt over or under dress. We will al be back and maybe even just hang at the bar !! Great times ! Thanks ! :)
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Visit; more to come
My first visit, but won't be my last. Went with group and we had lots of time to catch up. Food was delicious and service attentive.Great atmosphere.Only sorry it wasn't warm enough to eat outside on the patio.Also great wine selection.Will recommend it to others.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Nice Place. Glad I found
Very Nice Place. Glad I found it on Open Table. Service and Food were excellent. Note that they now have a bar so the description of the property needs to be updated
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A secret Gem
My wife an I went to Arugula Restaurant for our 35th Anniversary. The Service , the beverages and especially the food were excellent. I had the Veal Milianaise it was perfectly cooked and the arugula salad was perfectly seasoned.
We also had the Octapus for an appetizer Tender and flavorful. Dessert was a cannoli, It was home made to perfection. I would recommend it to everyone. It is my new hang out.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I celebrated Mother's Day here. Service was great! Ask for Paul.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall enjoyed my experience
I had a great experience but I did think the music selection was a little out of place. Playing dance music at 6 PM on Mother's Day seemed a bit odd. Personally I like the music but found it out of place for the time and day. Friday night, Saturday night with a more energetic crowd I think it fits.
Overall, service was great and food was good. The bread for the brucshetta was a soft and soggy which lead me to believe it was sitting around for a while before ending up on my table. My arugula salad was supposed to come with warm goat cheese according to the menu but it was one big cold clump. Main course was good although I felt like the majority of the pasta dishes were priced a couple dollars too high.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arsen's service is impeccable!
Absolutely wonderful in ever way. Our waiter, Arsen, anticipated and took care of our every need and want. Well done!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food & service!
Delicious food & service! we will definitely be back.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was at the restaurant for
I was at the restaurant for a bridal shower and was very impressed with the food, atmosphere and service so I returned for luch and was not disappointed
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined at Arugula for the first
Dined at Arugula for the first time as an anniversary celebration dinner. It made our night!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here before
This was my third visit to this restaurant and there will definitely be a fourth and fifth. They now have a liquor license, which was a bit disappointing, as we like BYOB's. But, having said that, we will return as the food and service are excellent. We were there on a Sunday night around 5pm so it was very quiet.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a party of 7 and everyone
We were a party of 7 and everyone had a great meal. The hostess was great! Will differently recommend and return.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Food is Delicious
This is definitely an excellent restaurant. The food is outstanding...my compliments to the chef. The service was excellent. I really don't have a bad thing to say about this restaurant. Definitely will be going back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian food in the area
We have eaten at Arugula a few times and thoroughly enjoy the food every time. They have a wonderful menu and are always coming up with the most delicious specials! The servers are very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone thinking of going there.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I love this
My husband and I love this place. The food has always been delicious. Our test of a good Italian restaurant is how good their gravy (red) and meatballs are -- they are both delicious! The wait staff has always been wonderful. A must go!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very clean food choices. Fresh
Very clean food choices. Fresh ingredients. Nice bar. Quiet gem on weekend nights.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm so glad I found this place.my wife and I went and had a great dinner during the week.the place has allot of tables
Might get a little crowded on the weekend but during the week it was empty would definitely go again.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noisy but so good!
Saturday night, 7:30, couldn't hear a whit of what my dinner mates were saying. Food was scrumptious. BUT, no complimentary biscotti...shucks
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate here
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was delicious.
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM