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
Arugula reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (69)neighborhood gem (63)special occasion (59)good for groups (35)romantic (34)great for lunch (7)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Another perfect meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/2/2012
    Love!! My favorite restaurant. Mussels are so tasty in a lobster sauce. I had filet Gorgonzola- so yummy!! My husband had veal and he said it was delicious. This is my new favorite restaurant. Third time here and perfect every time :) Its a byob which always helps keep costs down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We took a friend for a birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    We took a friend for a birthday dinner on recommendation, it was great!! We are going back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We are a party of 6, and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    We are a party of 6, and we are all cousins.. We have a cousins nite dinner every month...Been doing so for 7 years now.. When we got there, we were shown to our table.. The atmosphere was very nice and relaxing.. Our waiter was great and answered all of our questions about the specials! The food was bought out with enough time in between our entrees and the service was great. The food was superb!..Everything was cooked just right.. The desserts were delicious as well... We would highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family, and will be visiting again soon... . Dee & Bob Kull
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arugula is a GREAT restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Arugula is a GREAT restaurant, not just for Washington Twp, but anywhere. The dining room is small and doesn't allow for privacy, and gets loud when there are loud tables, which there often are. BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Whatta great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/18/2012
    Whatta great restaurant! Better than anything else in the area, and no need to go into Philly. Not an extensive menu, but our appetizers and dinners couldn't been better, and the presentation was excellent. Our server was attentive, but not obtrusive. BYOB. We'll be back...again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is great, not your everyday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/16/2012
    Food is great, not your everyday italian meals. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waitress was excellent, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    Waitress was excellent, and the food was very good. The presentation of the food was done very well. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an amazing dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    We had an amazing dining experience from the moment we walked into the restaurant and where we found a beautifully decorated environment, which was fun and funky, to the incredibly delicious fare. All in our party shared our meals with one another and every course of the entire meal was FABULOUS!!! We particularly liked the homemade gnocchi in a truffle cream sauce with peas...to die for!!! We were so impressed with the entire evening that we are going to book a family function for 22 in the upcoming months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Losing its luster
    SES08080VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    We have eaten at Arugala several times since it opened and I have always raved about the food. The service can be described as slow but attentive. This recent visit was not as good. The swordfish (new on the menu)tasted fishy and the service was even slower than usual. Overall, I was disappointed with my experience and may not go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was just OK. Salty for
    mwlsVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2012
    Food was just OK. Salty for sure. It was a Monday night so I'm guessing the A Team kitchen staff may not have been working. First time there. Will give it another try on a weekend.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very comfortable atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/9/2012
    Very comfortable atmosphere and the food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife said her dinner was
    CurryVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    My wife said her dinner was great. Mine was just OK. We were seated near the entrance of the restaurant. Each time that someonw entered or left the restaurant there was a blast of cold air. We may try it again, but not rushing back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was outstanding however
    Jeff
    Dined on 1/4/2012
    The food was outstanding however the service was very slow. Our steaks came out warm as opposed to hot. Tables around us were also complaining about the slow service.
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  • Food was good but pricey.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2012
    Food was good but pricey. Filet at $34 with 3-4 asparagus and dollop of mashed potatoes. Bill for 4 was almost $200 and this is a byob. Great special occasion place but not for regular night out; not for me anyway, unless it's the 3 course menu for $25 which the server never mentioned as an option even though we were there before 6 pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was not hot. Steak was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/1/2012
    Food was not hot. Steak was good. Place is beautiful and service was good. Still not sure whether you serve bread and butter. Tables around us had it, we did not.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • new diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    This was my first visit to the restaurant. I dined on a Thursday and took advantage of their tasting menu. This menu offers you 3 courses for $25. Each course was served in a timely fashion and I enjoyed every bite of my meal. If you are looking for a solid deal and great food, the tasting menu is a fabulous option for earlier week day dining.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little gem in Washington Twsp!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    Arugula is a gem tucked in a little strip mall! Flavorful food with appropriate size portions!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • authentic Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2011
    Food is excellent. The 3 course tasting menu is a great deal. You get an appetizer, entree and dessert and even though they call it a "tasting" menu, the portions are plenty. I had to bring home half of my entree, which I enjoyed the next day for lunch. The calamari was nice, not chewy, the pasta with veal sauce was outstanding and the creme brulee was better than what I had in New Orleans. Available from 4 to 6, if you don't mind going early, this is a great deal for $25.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our entire party of 8 had
    lovegoingout
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    Our entire party of 8 had a great time and the food was the best in the area
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Gem of a Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    This was our second visit to Arugula and both the food and service were excellent. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and extremely helpful throughout the meal. We never felt neglected, our courses arrived in perfectly timed intervels. Plates were whisked away and water & drink glasses refilled smoothly without interrupting our conversation. I have recommended this restaurant to all my friends and family, truly a wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant was really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    This restaurant was really great. The food and service was excellent an I will definitely be going back. The lobster bisque was the best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arugula is a small, cozy restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    Arugula is a small, cozy restaurant. I have come here many times for lunch, but this was my first dinner experience. We really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice upscale addition to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2011
    Nice upscale addition to the Washington Twnp. area. Well prepared, quaity food. Had veal with crab. Veal was fork tender and delicious. My partner has squid ink pasta with with scallaps and shrimp. She thought it was excellent (half portion was plenty for her). Courteous, professional service. BYOB
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm so glad to see a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2011
    I'm so glad to see a great Italian restaraunt in washington township. The food is amazing and service was great. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu had many mouthwatering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/7/2011
    The menu had many mouthwatering dishes. My friend and I had the veal bolognese because her sister raved about it. We thought it was good but not extraordinary. Everyone else at the table thought their dishes were great. Several had the mussels and said they were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food at Arugula is outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    The food at Arugula is outstanding. I've been there three times and everything our party has had is the most delicious food any of us have ever tried!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Most incredible scallops that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    Most incredible scallops that i've ever had. Swordfish was prepared perfectly. Just a perfect dining experience all around.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant is fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    The restaurant is fabulous! The menu is diverse and the chef is willing to make adaptations. We will absolutely continue to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was outstanding.Got the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Food was outstanding.Got the Chicken Nicola ,Arugula salad and creme brulee.Service was very good also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Arugula is a quiet spot in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Arugula is a quiet spot in Washington Township that is fabulous. The food is phenomenal. We went for the $25 dollar menu and the portions were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Andrea was are our server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/28/2011
    Andrea was are our server and provided patient and knowledgeable service considering that in addition to two adults she had to deal with two teenage grandsons whom I describe as "gormands." All of our food was well prepared and adjusted to personal preferences without issue. The eggplant appetizer was readily changed into an entree which my daughter adored. I had the gnocchi which were perfection. The two "gormands" ordered the soup of the night, lobster bisque, which they said was good but not to level of the bisque at the , I'm sorry, Franklinville Inn. They also had the pasta special, shrimp and crab fra diavalo, which was adjusted to be served with linguini rather than squid ink pasta. They were very happy. Desserts were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    This was our first time at Arugula. We had Thanksgiving dinner and it was wonderful! The food was fresh and perfectly seasoned. The hostess greeted us with a warm smile immediately upon arrival and our waiter was a gentleman. It was a lovely dining experience and we will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly good Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Surprisingly good Thanksgiving diner experience. Will return.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our party has an aversion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/20/2011
    One of our party has an aversion to garlic. There was no problem in preparing her dish with out it. Excellent meal.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    I've been to this restaurant several times and it is one of my favorites. Everyone is very friendly and the food is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We ordered calamari and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    We ordered calamari and the breading fell off quite easily and some pieces were slightly salted while others didn't have any salt at all. The "spicy" marinara that came with the calamari was not spicy at all. It tasted like plain marinara. It was good though. Salads were good. Entrees, I had the halibut special which needed salt. It didn't taste seasoned at all, The same for my husband petite fillet special. Otherwise the flavors were great. The pumpkin bread pudding was very tasty, as was the apple crumble. Overall, a good experience. Would go back for an occasion, it was a little pricier then I originally expected. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate