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 24, 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
  • Food Always Good
    eatoutqueen
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    As always, the service, food and its presentation are always excellent and the other night was no exception. The midweek 3 courses for $30 is excellent! There are quite a few choices in each category to please everyone's tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    sweetsue
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Had dinner with friends. Our reservation was for 7PM and we were seated immediately. Service was excellent and we all enjoyed our meal. Everything was fresh and very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cooked to perfection
    VyolynMom
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The dishes are creative and expertly prepared. Just the right amount of delicate crisping on the pork belly and the scallops. Relaxed and unrushed atmosphere. A very special meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive dinner
    FCJS
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food is vastly overpriced. The restaurant is in a strip center with windows overlooking parking spaces. The food itself was good but no better than other Italian restaurants we had visited. Everything is extra- soup, salad, any sides. The portions were small even for my wife who is a light eater.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner
    2girls
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Husband took me here for our 17th anniversary and IT was also OUR 1ST TIME here ..NO one told us ANYTHING or show any thing towards us or rest ,, ..... the food was NOT enought food and DONT say its high QUALITY food and ship in I WILL NEVER COME HERE AGAIN cause i did report it the same night and girl at front desk said WE HAVE NO BOSSES ON DUTY TONIGHT
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  • A Delicious Experience Every Time!!
    Opus1VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    This neighborhood gem is the perfect place for a creative meal with an Italian flair. The food choices make it hard to pick just one and their weekly menu of 3 for $30 you can't go wrong. The food portions are great and the specials are fantastic. I travel to this area several times a month and have made this restaurant my must go stop. If it wasn't for open table I am not sure I would of found this gem. The staff is fantastic making sure you are pleased with everything that is presented to you......shout out to Kelly and Paul who I am happy to be my servers almost every time. They know the menu and will always give you great suggestion to satisfy your hunger. Great place, great food and great customer service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with old friends
    Kayo
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We brought our friends from North Carolina to Arugula for dinner the other night. My daughter's bridal shower was held there and it was amazing so I wanted to share with our friend who couldn't make it. She loved the atmosphere and the food. As luck would have our server was also working the shower! They can't do enough for you. The food is always wonderful. We just Arugula.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place with an
    Mfisher
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Great little place with an outstanding, yet surprising menu. Not just your typical Italian menu, everything has its own little twist. The lobster bisque is over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!!
    shortstuff09
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This restaurant was suggested to me by a friend. It was absolutely amazing. Service was great. Food was amazing. If you have food allergies (i.e. Gluten), the chef will work with you and create a delicious meal. Would highly recommend this restaurant and cannot wait to return! Also, it's a BYOB so bring wine!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian cuisine with a twist
    MisterKB
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This place is just awesome all around the board! They treated me and my wife great for our anniversary dinner.......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant...
    NChi
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Incredible restaurant, definitely worth a night out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful anniversary dinner!
    Parischic
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A true gem in the middle of a neighborhood strip mall! Enjoyed the restaurant week menu and it was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary! Loved the BYOB aspect, the service was superb! Will definitely return again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence every time!
    GlorVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Went for South Jersey restaurant week. Portions and selections were great along with the food. The best part however was our service which was outstanding. Angelo was attentive and the perfect server! No one could have been better. Love this restaurant. Tip - book way in advance, reservations are difficult to come by unless you book at least a week or two in advance, especially for the weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    drk2dine
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The selections were outstanding and no one walked away hungry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great! The greeter
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food was great! The greeter was very pleasant and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent - as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Restaurant Week menu was excellent. Nice presentation. Portions were larger than other Restaurant Week restaurants. Service by Paul was exceptional. Been here several times and have always had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    Alexis
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    My fiancé and I had a wonderful experience at Arugula. I had been there once before, but this was his first time. Surprisingly, when we arrived for our reservation we realized it was restaurant week. We did have a slight wait for our table, but the hostess brought out wine glasses so that we could open our wine and have a glass while we waited. The food, as always, was incredible. We were so full that we took our dessert home to enjoy later! Our waitress Kelly was incredible and extremely pleasant. We cannot wait for our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night
    KayT
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I've been to Arugula twice, once on a regular date with my boyfriend and once on a double date. It's the perfect atmosphere - lively and fun, but with delicious food. It's a great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good service
    Luvdiningout
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Everyone was very happy with the food. Our server was very good and we did not feel that we waited for anything...eleven though every table was full. The noise level is very high...so do not go there expecting a quiet romantic dinner. Go there for a good food and nice presentation. Would definitely go there again. I have never seen jumbo lump crabmeat as large as the crabmeat that was on my veal dish. Also, the lobster bisque was excellent and the sauces are good. There were 4 in our party....we all ordered different dishes with different sauces and they were all very good. I would recommend this neighborhood restaurant to anyone that enjoys good food and does not mind bringing their own wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with friends
    LM2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Al;though we have been to Arugula many times, it was the first time we brought close friends with us. It was wonderful and because they loved it so much, we have booked another dinner with out of town friends for the end of March. The lobster bisque was especially notable and piping hot when served. Our server was such a pleasure that we've asked for her again when we return. EVery member of our party, one gluten free, raved about their entree. We are so pleased to have this BYOB gem in our neighborhood. The one drawback is the noise level. On a Saturday night with all tables full, it is hard to have a conversation without speaking loudly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Shan
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was elegantly displayed, and tasted fantastic. The fact that it's byob makes the pricing more acceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scallops
    Stevew
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Got the scallops, they were good, but it wouldn't have killed them to throw a couple more scallops on the plate
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food-enjoyed everything!
    BobbyBoyVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Great meal on Friday night with our wonderful daughter home for the weekend! Outstanding food as usual....the veal meatball appetizer was interesting & excellent. Entrees of filet w gorgonzola, scallops w risotto and salmon all received high praise. Food here is consistently excellent. Service is a little uneven and the noise level can be high. But if you are looking for excellent food that is more interesting than most spots in the area, consider Arugula. The fact that this is BYOB improves the value of the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love food
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I pass this restaurant every day and I am sorry that I did not try it earlier. This is a neighbor gem. Everything from appetizers to entrees were great. Best veal meatballs I ever had. There were 6 of us and we all cleaned our plates
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love, Love, Love this place
    mudd19
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I have loved this place from the very first time I was taken there as a guest. The food is always delectable. The service is fabulous. I have come back time after time with friends and family. I always recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food excellent call for reservation
    chipper
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Food excellent call for reservation. Very loud service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Al71649
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Wonderful place. Food and service was outstanding. Four of us ordered different entrees and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. A definite return place for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice as nice
    Joevig
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    It was only my 2nd time there, but it was like I never left the waiter remembered my wife and I, which is always nice we were with another couple and it was their first time there they thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was great as usual. Service is top shelf no doubt about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mtshark7's Review
    mtshark7
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This place was nice, I took my girlfriend there on our 2 year anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of My Favorites
    Mike
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Arugula nevers disappoints, the food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Meal In Every Way!
    Tompat
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    This is truly a hidden gem of a restaurant. One would never assume that tucked inside a bland looking strip mall would be a really great dining experience. The interior is very artsy with purple and green décor, lighted stars hanging from an open ceiling, and unusual mirrors and wall art that begin a general conversation about how "neat" this place is. But the main star is the food. We all had the lobster bisque with large chunks of lobster meat. It was excellent! The arugula salad was a generous size and filled with dried cranberries, glazed walnuts, and gorgonzola cheese. Very good as well. Our fillet minion was fantastic, and the salmon was another hit. No room for dessert. Overall, a little pricey, but well worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The night we went it was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The night we went it was a little cold and the inside of the resturant wasn't much warmer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    eatoutqueen
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I've been to Arugula numerous times and always find the food and it's presentation outstanding. I was not disappointed on my recent trip there. The Chicken Stefano was incredible. Service is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arugula
    Jackie
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The food tasted great, but the prices were a little high. The service was good, but the waiter could have been more approachable. I'm glad I tried the restaurant, but nothing stood out to me. I probably would not go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth It
    riotact13
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This is based on a few experiences. This restaurant is usually crowded, and unfortunately they never handle it well. You have to wait well past your reservation time and the hostesses are not very friendly. The service is average. Our food has been a mix of good and bad. Not the consistency you'd expect from a place that charges as much as this one does. For example, we ordered Calamari and it was mostly peppers and tentacles. I ordered Capellini and it was extremely salty. So much so that my mouth was tingling. I should have sent it back. My wife's dish was good, so again inconsistent. Overall it's just not worth the hassle for a hit or miss meal that ends up costing approximately $100 dollars or more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food so so service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great food so so service. Had reservations but still waited 40 minutes for a table. But food was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Arugula!
    Samantha
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I have been coming to Arugula ever since it opened! It is a great little BYOB! The service is phenomenal and the food never disappoints. It's Italian but its things you have never had before. Such a great flare! Super romantic! Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    KFamilyVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We went to Arugula to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated. Our meals were excellent. Service is executed in teams, so were never lacking anything. That said, our primary server could have been more engaging.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Outstanding but........
    muzloo
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The food was wonderful, the crying baby all evening was not. Someone in the restaurant walked around with a crying baby in her arms the whole time we were there. This is not a fast food restaurant, prices are not inexpensive and what should have been an enjoyable dinner with friends, was not at all relaxing. We felt that someone in management should have tried to control the situation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • crying baby appeared to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    crying baby appeared to be related to an employee or owner. baby and mom walked around dining room, lobby and kitchen. I can go to olive garden for that. ordered veal meatballs based on a review, they tasted exactly like regular meatballs. under-whelmed. tables for 2 are close. could use a little more space.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall