Arugula Ristorante- Chadds Ford
Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, creative menu, attentive service!!!
I have been to this restaurant several times and the food is consistently good. The menu offers a wide variety of choices. I also like that is it a BYOB. Downside is that it can get noisy . Unfortunately our recent seating was between two large groups and they were rather loud. Perhaps the host should be more aware of that when seating customers.
I would return and do recommend Arugula.
Good food, great service, good prices. Look forward to returning.
Food was great, but it was extremely loud as there were several large parties including ours. Our waitress did ok, but she had us and 2 other large tables which caused our experience to be less then impressive.
A hidden gem with great food and a BYOB. Been there many times and will be going back for sure.
The food and service were excellent. However, the noise is terrible. Not sure why this is so, but if I owned the restaurant I would try to find a fix for it.
I was not really impressed with the quality of the food. Perhaps it was an "off" night. The service we received was excellent. Because how great the serve was I hesitated (that is, did not) send back my veal or complain. We had a very good time nonetheless.
I ordered red Snapper. The food was very bland and it has not good taste. I was disappointed.
Food was outstanding - we both had a special for that day and they were wonderful! Service was a little slow but the restaurant was pretty crowded. Love finding new and different BYOs.
Excellent service and food
One of our favorite restaurants! Food never disappoints us!
We were visiting the Chadds Ford area for a couple of days and were searching for a restaurant and discovered Arugula Ristorante. We were there during the week so it was not crowded, which we appreciated and to our delight! We got excellent service, especially by Linda. She was so attentive and ensured that we had a wonderful dining experience. I haven't mentioned the food yet! It was outstanding and delicious. We love Italian food, and this did not disappoint. When we return to the Chadds Ford area, we will definitely return to Arugula Ristorante!
Our meal at Arugula was delicious. I had a chicken breast topped with crab which was outstanding! Our waiter Joseph was very helpful and personable. We were there with friends who we hadn't seen in a long time and were there a long time but never felt rushed. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
The food was very good, as it always is. Special comments were made about the soups. A shout out goes to our waiter who was very accommodating when one of our party showed up significantly late ( due to an issue at work). Raymond couldn’t have been more understanding.
Food was superb!!! Atmosphere is good. A bit pricey for a BYOB but it is a quality product and I am willing to pay for the quality. Biggest problem here is the owner of the establishment. He has poor customer service skills, and hurts his own business with his arrogance. We went on Mothers Day most recently. However, we have been there several times previously. I recognize this is a very busy day. When we arrived we were seated at a table in the middle of the room and I requested if we could be moved to one of 3 or 4 empty tables along the back wall. We were told by our server that we could not be moved, as the owner said those tables were being held, as they could be reconfigured for larger parties. Not happy as at least one of those tables stayed empty throughout our meal. Fine, I am over it. However, what I am not over, is when we ordered dessert, the owner again displayed his lack of customer skills. He came over and basically threw the check on our table before we had taken one bite of dessert. Translated, he was giving us the rush to leave, as he needed the table. We just dropped almost $160 at a BYOB for 3 people, and this guy is acting like we were overstaying our welcome. We were in and out in under 90 minutes so we hardly stayed too long. Not cool and not appreciated. Bottom line, space it out a little more if you are so pressed for the space, or manage your seating better. You do not make customers feel unwelcome because you accepted too many reservations or miscalculated. I will still recommend, as it is a good establishment. The owner needs to understand that he is making a fan of his restaurant, into someone who is debating whether to return. My hope is he reads this review and understand his actions have consequences, and tries to improve his customer service skills.
Good place the food is good!
Always great food and friendly atmosphere would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone
Always like coming to Arugula. The food is superb, the staff excellent and the variety on the menu is wide. My favorite is the fish filleted tableside.
Best Italian food outside of Italy! We always get great service and outstanding food!!
The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Lara was our waitress. She was friendly and efficient without hovering or being intrusive. We will definitely return.
We are longtime customers who always enjoy a fantastic meal and 5 stars to antonella our wonderful waitress
Great food, good location, good atmosphere. Issue with the service was when I paid the bill-$60 check and I gave the waiter a $100 bill inside the check folder. He came back 5+ minutes later with my change but instead of leaving in the folder, he spread it across the table and counted it out for me-very odd. I would and have recommend this restaurant to others.
Always great service and excellent meals. Love that it's a BYOB!
Not a good experience. Food was horrible, service was bad, place was extremely loud.
Great food at a great price. Service very friendly but slow. Ambience is basic. Clean and new but sparse. Noise level is very loud. One of my favorite BYOBs.
Food hot and delicious. Server was sweet and very attentive. Been here a few times before. Food always wonderful.
Food was prepared well and presented nicely. Service was fabulous!! I had chicken ala chesapeake and it was delicious. The salmon and gnocchi were enjoyed by my friends. BYOB, pleasant atmosphere--I will definitely go there again!
This was my first visit to Arugula. The food and service were excellent for a lunch visit but the ambiance of the place was a little disappointing. I would, however make a return visit for the food.
We had a group of mixed ages and a vegetarian. The food was great for everyone.
good Italian food . the bread just so so . the service excellent the ambiance cold not welcome warm .
Food and service were fine. Nothing especially Italian about the food. Single slice mozzarella melted across the chicken parmigiana.
especially love the arugula salad w fennel and oranges
Always have a great meal with exceptional service. Owner genuinely cares about the experience and food.
The food was fabulous and our waiter Joe was a delite.
One of the best family owned Italian restaurants we experienced. We go there frequently and bring our friends as well. Very friendly service and excellent food.
The food was incredibly good, and we all agreed that the sauces on the dishes were stand out! Even the dipping sauce for the bread was exceptional.
The seafood dish that I ordered was served with a healthy amount of scallops, shrimp, and fresh crab meat. Each of my family members, in fact, gave rave reviews to both their appetizers and entrees.
The server was very familiar with the menu and efficient but added just the right amount of pleasantness and humor to make the dining experience fun. The owner is personal and clearly cares that his patrons enjoy their meal and time at Arugula. We will definitely be returning!
Reservation for 10 was easy to confirm; appreciated the reconfirmation vis text. I requested a quieter area and the owner gave us a round table in the back which was the best possible place.
Large memu selection. I ordered grouper and it was a very large portion and cooked to perfection.
The spinach salad was very nice and everyone enjoyed their meal selection.
Our waiter did a great job is describing the specials and we liked the “no cork.”
This was our second time with our group of friends and we also have been there as a couple and a party of four. Easy, close parking.
The staff is always friendly and always provides excellent service. The food is always fantastic and the menu is full of options. Love Arugula!
Arugula in Chadds Ford is a neighborhood Gem. Tony and Family run a top notch Italian Restaurant.
Everyone wants to go back there. The Food is always great and the service is fantastic.