Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB)

4.7
1285 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
INDOOR & OUTDOOR DINING AVAILABLE!

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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1285 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSuzanned
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service, love the outdoor patio and BYOB.

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vipLilly
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good but the service was disappointing. It was extremely hot yesterday and we were seated inside where it was uncomfortably warm. When we looked up, we could see the air-conditioning vent was closed and we politely asked our server if he could open it. First he tried to tell us it wasn't closed when it was clearly shut and then asked us how we expected him to open it. We were happy to help but it required a stool or stick because it was above our height and once they got that, it was opened in seconds.

There wasn't any need for a poor and unfriendly attitude which makes or breaks your experience at any restaurant. He was not pleasant throughout our meal and there wasn't any cause for an attitude. It negatively impacted our experience.

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vipGreatFoodBut
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food as always. Service soso at best. The only real criticism is your bread is the worst! Given how good the rest of your food is you should be ashamed to be serving the bread you do. It might help to warm it up or do something it’s just bad.

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vipDianeM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food & service. Air conditioning could have been a little colder.
There were 4 in our party & each of us thought the food was great!

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Papi
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining room was somewhat very hot. Noise was terrible. People have no respect towards each other’s anymore.
We go because the food is excellent and prices are reasonable. We’d visit more often, but the noise makes it an average experience.

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venture99
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience every time!!

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vipDJnPJ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration dinner, food was excellent - capped off a great day :)

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vipMillers
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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janeb
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Arugula. Four friends were celebrating a birthday for lunch. The atmosphere is very pleasing. We were greeted by pleasant staff that us feel they were happy for us to be there. We started with a smoked mozzarella and mushroom appetizer as well as the salad special for the day a farrow and arugula salad with candied beets. Both were delicious! I ordered the Chicken Figaro, a lovely dish of pounded chicken breast with a topping of fresh tomatoes, artichoke, roasted red pepper, arugula and seasoning. The other dishes ordered were a special for the day of chicken saltimbocca with pasta, and salmon served over a bed of broccoli rabe. Every plate was empty! Although full of flavor the dishes were light. For dessert we split a lemon mascarpone cake that was heavenly, and a wonderful lemon tart.
We had a relaxed lunch and were not made to feel rushed. We all decided we would definitely be back again!

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vipDrRon
Philadelphia
265 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As usual, excellent. Weather did not cooperate, but we were able to move inside. Meals were delicious.

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viprbcb2
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful - excellent service, the food was great - when the meal was over it took forever to get the check - why don't restaurants want to get paid? I recommend greatly - just ask for the check when you order dessert
Note - no disabled access to the front of the restaurant

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Kathy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice meal with great service.

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vipDavidD
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service in a friendly, cozy atmosphere.
Quickly becoming a family favorite!

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vipCraigL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We go twice a month, at least!!!

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vipSusanF
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food. Wait service seems inexperienced but for lunch everything was fine.

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vipZadroga
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary (3)

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vipDrRon
Philadelphia
265 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time and great food and service. We really enjoyed it all. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Ate on the outside patio. Wait staff is always pleasant and professional.

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Spark
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Went on a Wednesday night, so not exactly a peak day and service was so slow. They seemed to have enough wait staff for the amount of people, so I'm guessing the issue was back of house. Took over an hour to get to entrees, and when they arrived they were just warm enough to be appreciated. The food was as good as always, but the wait really detracts from the experience.

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RRE2015
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was attentive but a little slow. Food was excellent and the outdoor patio was really nice.

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gnet
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Well, we had a lovely meal. The waitress took our order and disappeared. Luckly we had other wait staff to bring our food. She showed up to collect the bill, not cool.

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vipGary
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another terrific meal at one of our very favorite local spots. Service and food were outstanding.

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vipMBF22
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

One Appetizer came out wrong, the other came out freezing cold. Hubby had the veal chop millanase which was dry. No balsamic, no tomatoes to give it some juiciness. Just arugula and a lemon wedge. When he got closer to the bone he saw that it was raw. He never received his sides. I had the fish special which was very peppery. It was served with a wine and caper sauce but that was pretty tasteless. It did come with spinach underneath but again, tasteless, like it just came out of a pot of water. No side of potatoes like I was told. The server didn’t come over to ask how we were doing. When he finally did stop at our table he argued with me about the potatoes not being included with my meal. When our plates were being cleared the bus boy didn’t bother asking why most of my meal was still on the plate. My husband told him about the raw veal and suggested he tell our server or the chef, instead he watched as the bus boy put our dishes in the tub and walked back to the floor without saying anything. All in all it wasn’t a pleasant experience. Between the noise level being off the charts and the mediocre food and service we probably won’t be back.

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cath
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and Personable staff. Noise level is a bit high. Portions were generous.

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JaniceC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Both veal dishes were excellent. Tasty and generous portions. The bacon was undercooked for me for the bacon wrapped scallops appetizer. Complimentary bruschetta was delicious!
Service was on point . Noise level a little higher than I would like but still able to carry on a conversation.
Would definitely return and recommend.

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KerriM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Would highly recommend!

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Marie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I meet here for lunch over the years as it is centrally located between us. The food and service never disappoint. Serving size is generous; food is fresh and staff are professional and knowledgeable. BYO which is another plus.

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vipDrRon
Philadelphia
265 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was an excellent evening with great service and delicious meals. Thank you. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipDeborahM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was pretty good. Not outstanding. The service was not good. I have been to better byo’s. We were celebrating a birthday and had never been there before. No one explained why some people were offered an ice bucket for their wine. There was a long delay before our order was taken. We had to request more water service. No one checked to see how are meal was. It wasn’t horrible but don’t think I would recommend it. There are other Italian places with better service and comparable food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great. The service was lackadaisical.

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vipTheOrganizer
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. We sat inside with 2 other couples but the patio looks inviting for our next visit.

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vipScrappinjam
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Arugula. It is one of out for to restaurants. We know the food and service will always be great.

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vipAnnette
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local gem particularly if sitting outside. Noisy when busy if sitting indoor. Food and service were very good. Relaxing atmosphere outside.

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TomB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and environment! We always eat at Arugula when we are in town from MD.

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KathyS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I normally love the food I get here however it is inconsistent. Must be due to different chefs. I have had great meals and I’ve have had bad ones. This time we got 2 pasta dishes and both didn’t have enough sauce and the one was completely tasteless. Very disappointed since I recommended this place to several people and got bad reviews from them sadly.

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wineanddine
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

food and service great but noice level is almost prohibitive

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vipPatty
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food was great and the service was excellent, however, it was so hot in the restaurant that it was hard to enjoy our food. We weren't alone, other patrons were complaining and fanning themselves. The staff should've taken action, turn on the AC or open the doors. It was unbearable and essentially ruined our dinner.

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TomM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good and the COVID precautions were good.

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vipDavidM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was my first time dining at Arugula. The food was excellent and I am sure that i will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Consistently good! You can’t beat a BYOB

FAQs

Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 941-1177.

Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB) is rated 4.7 stars by 1285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.