Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB)

4.5
959 reviews
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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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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and had a delicious meal! Shared a great tricolored salad, flat bread with artichoke hearts,mushrooms, and goat cheese, a side pasta, and broccoli rabe. Coffee ended the meal. It was wonderful, not too heavy, and the perfect setting. We could have been on vacation! The delicious Chardonnay we brought, intsensified the delightful meal!

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MG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, yes & YES! What a pleasant surprise! Random selection after Preakness and we will be certain to recommend as well as make the trip from PHILLY! Excellent service, lovely patio, delicious cuisine and the staff was the BEST! Priced right and portioned perfectly, this establishment is doing everything 💯 % right

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c
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent good food and friendly atmosphere. Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. Usual menu with additional specials. Loved the lobster ravioli.

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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Reservation was for 6:00 and we didn't get seated until 6:40. In between our salad and main course it was another 40 minute wait. The food was good, but definitely not worth all of that waiting time.

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LR
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our most favorite restaurants for the food, the service and because it’s BYOB! If their food was served in Philly, it would be another $8-10 per entree. It’s traditional, but seasonal and fresh. The other nice thing is that, although it’s always a vibrant and full dining room, we can almost always get in last minute for 2 people. We either have great timing or they offer great service. Fav!

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FD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We should not have come on Mother’s Day since it was so busy and extremely noisy. Had to keep moving out of the way for wheelchairs and walkers to get by. The person that had to keep getting out of her seat for someone to get by is handicapped as well. Food was good but one of our guests also didn’t receive her eggplant until reminded 3 times. We traveled from New Jersey to dine at Arugula. Will choose other than holiday next time.

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D
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arugula never disappoints!! As busy as they were on Mother's Day, everything was perfect!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family came here for mother's day and the food was excellent. My father and I had the lobster ravioli, it came with flavorful scallops that were so tender and in a brandy tomato cream sauce, very similar to vodka sauce. My mother had the penne sofia that had flavorful shrimp & scallops, again in that brandy tomato cream sauce. The dessert was excellent as well, we had the lemonchello and the strawberry cheesecake. The strawberry cheesecake is a cheesecake with layers of cake between it. Overall service was excellent, will come here again and let friends and family know about this hidden gem.

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RM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always good along with the service.
Noise level is high.

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A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was disappointing. Shrimp was overcooked on both of our entrees and the cherry tomatoes were replaced with grape tomatoes. Service was ok. Would not rush back.

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TP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was far from great and pricey for a byob .Food was heavily dressed with too much balasamic.It was alright but not great.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious.

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ML
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Basically Arugula is a really good restaurant. I don't think I'd been there for dinner in a while - so I was shocked at the price of the branzino ($34.00). This time my arugula salad had too much dressing for my taste. I didn't send it back - I'm sure they would have re-done it. And I didn't specify that I wanted it lightly dressed - which I will do next time. Still a lovely place especially in the sweet springtime - patio was full!!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on point!

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KR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I apologize but Arugula is just too noisy. The noise cancelling baffles on the ceiling did little to curtail the noise. Having servers constantly coming round in such narrow spaces did not enhance my feelings with relation to creating too many breezes. Absolutely loved the food and there was plenty. Will go back but my mother refuses.

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RB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious server was just ok. He seemed as though he had somewhere else to get to

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K
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Second time coming to Arugula - I came back because the penne vodka was so delicious & it did not disappoint! They serve bruschetta & bread in the beginning which is very good, my boyfriend loves the bruschetta. The BYOB is great but don’t forget your beverages because fountain drinks are a whopping $3/drink which is steep in my opinion. I would definitely recommend this restaurant! Especially the outdoor dining during the warmer months!

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MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our 26 things wedding anniversary had never been there before. It was delicious. Our waiters were on point. Would def recommend to others. And go back ourselves!!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The mussels were very sandy and gritty and the dish lacked flavor.
The room was very loud making it difficult to hear your own table conversations.

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RR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We felt the food was good. The dining room is too loud and our server was not very friendly but was ok not great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

First time for dinner! One of us had a wonderful lunch at Arugula and dinner did NOT disappoint!! Our entrees were outstanding and the tiramisu one of the best ever! You pay a little more but it is clearly worth it!
Service was quite good but not as good as the food!
Very noisy and the relatively small space probably could use an acoustical ceiling!
Short of that, we’ll be going back and recommend to others for excellent Amalfi Coast Italian dining!!!

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K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is great! They have gluten free options on the menu, which are all delicious. My friends are not GF and say the food is excellent also.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is very good. The building isn’t ideal (hard to create a warm place with homogenous construction). Our server was great.

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r
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Arugula has gotten better since it opened a few years ago. It's really good now and the atmosphere has a fun vibe but not too much.

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PP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my adult kids for Easter pre dinner since we could not be together on Easter Day. Had a delicious meal, each one better than the next. Shared a bottle of wine. Great time!

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and service is excellent. Love the grilled artichoke ,grilled romaine and salmon .Any of the pasta dishes are great especially the homemade ones. Deserts are great and it’s a BYOB, love this place.

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WR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good Italian. Good service.
A little sterile, likely related to newish architectural style. Just space.

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KP
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Great Staff! Love the food! Server was friendly.

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D
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We picked this at random and were very, very impressed. The food was creative and very well prepared. I could eat the veal chop every night. Service was a bit slow, but the food and the overall atmosphere far made up for it.

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RC
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent - just as it’s been the 2 times I’ve been here before. Creative menu, really-fresh ingredients, and wonderfully-light and flavorful seasonings. And I love that it’s still a BYO.

I would definitely come back.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have not been credited the points for this reservation. Can you please add them?

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Made us wait an unreasonable amount of time with a reservation . There were many open tables but not bussed tables . Kitchen was apparently backed up and wouldn’t seat us . They could have seated us with at least bread and a drink . Also for good customer service should have at least offered us an appetizer or something on the house . Won’t go back!

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DR
Philadelphia
238 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful family dinner at a fantastic restaurant......

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LF
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is one of my favorite places. Food is always excellent. Thank you

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S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I always enjoy the food at Arugula. The pasta is delicious and the entrees are even better. The dessert also are always a delight. Portions are the right size not too much but also not the small plates that are often served at this caliber restaurant. Service is very attentive with a round of different wait staff constantly checking in on the diners. The place can get noisy and not all table locations are idea. We were seated at table that was crammed in between two entrance ways. There was a constant flow of patrons going past both sides of our table. I would have been more accepting of this if there were not other tables open in the middle of the dinning room the entire time we were there. I would have thought that this table should be the last one to be filled on any given night since it seemed to be the worst table in the restaurant.

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M
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like eating at Arugula with my friends as the food and service are great. It is also BYOB with is awesome !! I’ve eaten here many times. I am looking forward for the weather to get nicer so I can sit outside !

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K
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very loud!

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice place. Dinner was very good. Dessert was ok. We will definitely go back for dinner again.

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CB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time there— food was awesome. Waiter was super friendly and knowledgeable. Only piece of feedback would be to bring the bread bowel sooner.

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