Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB)

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$30 and under
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Italian
A tribute to Italy’s Amalfi Coast in both cuisine and décor, Arugula Ristorante at Cold Point Village allows guests to dine al fresco in a roman inspired garden patio, or simply enjoy the spacious dining room, built around an open kitchen atmosphere and traditional old world wood burning oven. Arugula Ristorante successfully brings a center city style of dining to the suburbs.

Sourcing the freshest and finest local ingredients, such as organic produce, free-range chicken and grass fed beef and veal, this restaurant has created an everyday dining experience with tasty offerings that are showcased in a simple, yet delicious manner.

Seeking casual, affordable and flavorful Italian fare, Arugula Ristorante at Cold Point consistently maintains the highest quality of product and success, ensuring that each guest's expectations are always met and exceeded.


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KS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is really good and a great value for your money however I went with two other women and we all felt as thought the waiter was not happy with us from the beginning (we were not being difficult at all!). He messed up my friend's order and didn't even apologize! The kitchen quickly made her the correct meal, however he practically threw the dish on the table and walked away. I would probably go back but would make sure I got another waiter!

FD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was our third dinner at Arugula. First was great, second was uneven, as was our most recent experience (Sep 9, 2019). Steak and halibut were prepared nicely and cooked to order, but the side vegetables were uninteresting at best. My wife's chicken was tasteless, as were the accompanying vegetables. We were joined by a friend we hadn't seen in months, so the slow service suited our needs (but would have been annoying any other time).

ST
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Their food is phenomenal. They seemed understaffed but our waiter did the best he could. All of their food is so outstanding and we will definitely be returning.

S
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved eating outside Saturday evening. The food was great and so was the service and ambiance.

RC
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent - fresh ingredients, seasoned perfectly. The server, who came over several times before we ordered, never came back during the meal to check on us or to take my credit card.

F
Philadelphia
154 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is quite good, and service is prompt and friendly.

TW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Generally love the food. My veal was very tough and not cooked as well as in the past.

CV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner and great service. Our meal was exceptional! BYOB is a plus!

OT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Very nice place for a quiet lunch with friend from out-of-town. First time. Would return again if I am in that area.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grilled octopus was fantastic
Great lively atmosphere

MC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and lovely !! The food and service was A plus!

SM
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined outdoors and it was a beautiful night. Eggplant appetizer was delicious. The penne Sophia and the pollo romana were very delicious. The wait staff is very attentive and friendly. Always feel welcomed there.

KM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. The homemade pasta is amazing as well as the grilled salmon. Jove the grilled artichoke or grilled romaine as an appetizer. Highly recommend Argula.

b
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent cuisine and service! It was the first time we dined outside, al fresco, on a pleasant summer evening--positively delightful! This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area and it never disappoints. Warm thanks and kudos!

FF
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

VERY noisy. Service so so. BYO. Food very good

A
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot....great food and service. Has a nice "neighborhood" feel. Can be a bit loud when busy.

GF
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

As always great food! Our 4-some had the gamut from chicken parm, to risotto, to seafood and pasta. Great salads too. The only complaint is very average service at best and the absolute worst bread from a high quality restaurant.

CS
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints! Truly a gem!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner very much. Can’t wait to go back again

c
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We usually have a very positive dining experience at this restaurant. However, this time, even though we ordered 5 minutes after we arrived, we received our food almost an hour later, long after diners who came after us received their food. Our server came to our table only 5 mins before our food finally arrived to explain why there was a mixup in the kitchen. Had she checked with the kitchen much earlier, we wouldn’t have been inconvenienced for that period if time. The food arrived fresh & delicious. Our only issue was the delay & lack of keeping on top of our order by our server. Based on her error, she should have comped us for dessert.

DR
Philadelphia
248 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun, always great service, always fantastic food. Highly recommended.

PG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Once we were seated outside we waited 24 minutes before the waiter came to our table. We waited an additional 7 minutes for wine glasses because we were told there was no "clean" glasses. I have never experienced such poor service. I had better service at McDonald's. Our server NEVER checked in to see how any of our food was nor did ask if we wanted dessert. Our party all felt as though the waiter was doing us a favor even talking to us. I had to ask 3 times for the check.

M
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My brother and sister in law were in town so we went to Arugula. It was a nice night to eat outside and the food was great as usual !

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant

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DR
Philadelphia
248 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Very accommodating, friendly, with great service. Food is awesome.

JF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy your great food and service. Always served just right.

TC
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Meal was good but the grilled romaine was too cold

RS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Where’s the beef? Love the Fettuccine Bolognese but on Saturday, my Bolognese was practically all sauce minus the meat. Maybe just an off night or meat shortage?

PM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food! A little noisy but the BYOB is well worth a little noise.By 9:00 PM it started to clear out...of course there were a few tables full outside so in winter it would be a little noisier. Still a great place not too far from Tnpk.

DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistently good

AA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood was wonderful especially The mussels

AL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

excellent amazing service. nonstop attention to our table. food was very tasty

J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love to dine at BYOB restaurants. The food was great and the service was wonderful! We will definitely be back and also recommend this restaurant to our friends.

RM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been here many times and always enjoyed. I took friends that had not been there and they thanked me for introducing them to it. Everything we had was delicious and fresh.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The consistency in all aspects is what makes this a repeat place we come about once a month.
While it is a treat to come, you will not be disappointed. Consistency is what makes being a repeat customer.
See you next month!
Luca P.

P
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, was fantastic. He was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu and specials of the day. The food was very good and skillfully presented.

a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience just like always!

DR
Philadelphia
248 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful with great food and excellent service.

K
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fabulous, I highly recommend the penne vodka! The BYOB feature makes the dining experience much more affordable & the restaurant was very capable of hosting a party of 6 comfortably.

CM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The appetizers & dessert were excellent. Main pasta dish was ok not enough crab meat, too many tomatoes, overall ok. Arugula was better when it first opened.

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