Arugula Ristorante- Chadds Ford

4.7
562 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Arugula Ristorante Italiano is an authentic Italian restaurant, proudly owned and operated by the Lubrano family. The menu features traditional dishes inspired by the home cooking of our families in the Central and Southern towns of Italy, as well as innovative dishes inspired by our family vacations throughout all the regions of Italy.

No matter if you are in the mood for a meal that brings you back to your childhood Sunday dinners or a meal that reminds you of your recent vacation, Arugula aims to bring a taste of Italy to our Chadds Ford neighborhood. Arugula uses the freshest ingredients to create each dish. We take pride in making each experience special, whether it is a meal with that special someone, a business meeting, or a celebration with a large group, Arugula aims to impress.

We invite you to BYOB!
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waitress was nice but forgot to enter our meal in the computer which delayed the entire meal and when she did the entree was a different item than i requested. The food was good. She was young maybe too busy that night

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NicoleP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for the first time and absolutely loved it. The service was great. Our waitress was very attentive. The owner, Tony, stopped by and made sure everything was good.
The food was delicious! I will definitely be going again!!!

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vipMpat2zo
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always good consistent food.

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
396 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service. We love this restaurant. We highly recommend hands down.

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh, wait person was attentive, items on the menu were just a little different than an average Italian restaurant

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Philly
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, Love, Love this neighborhood gem!!! Been going for years now and NEVER disappointed. It really doesn’t matter what you order, everything is fresh and delicious. I am truly happy and grateful that this family operated BYOB is surviving a pandemic.

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vipEdCa
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and experience. Our server, Antonella, was amazing as always.

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vipWestChesterResident
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ford and service. Tables spaced out, not crowded and it's a BYOB.

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
396 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OMG. Excellent service and amazing food. We were blown away, to say the least. The best Italian restaurant in Chadds Ford!!! We highly recommend it!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been out in awhile. It was my husband and I, my grandson and my sister and brother-in-law. We all enjoyed our meals. My grandson though there was too much butter on his spaghetti (😊), otherwise everything was perfect. Our waitress, I think her name was Kim, was EXCELLENT! We definitely would come again.

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend to friends and family

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DebbieP
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Disturbed by lack of Covid precautions. The restaurant was close to 100% occupied by the time we had received our entrees. The food was average particularly the fried calamari which was rubbery. The gentleman who seated us was sullen and unfriendly. So overall this was not a good experience!

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dieterf
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Veal parmesan with rigatoni..sauce was very good and the veal very tender..also had the pasta figol which was excellent..hubby had the pasta I gorgonzola sauce that he loved..it's a great byob..

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ChristineF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

First impression. It would be nice to be greeted by the person at the desk. The food was very good. Hot, tasty and abundant. Because it was a small restaurant, it was cold. Especially there is no inner door to avoid it.

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vipVicky
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful menu and great food - service very pleasant and attentive. Casual restaurant so the food makes up for the lack of ambiance.

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vipCandaceP
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arugula is one of our favorite go to restaurants for Italian! It’s a BYOB that has an amazing menu at reasonable prices! The staff is always friendly and on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to dine out! Food is phenomenal, service is outstanding and so friendly! I highly recommend to anyone who love Italian food! It’s a BYOB which also makes it nice!

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vipEshfromWestChesterPA
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Arugula is consistently excellent. Full menu with delicious food and friendly excellent service. Highly recommend!!

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SusanS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always good to go to Tony"s.
Best place I have found for several veal dishes.
Love it there.

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vipBaconIsAVegetable
Philadelphia
123 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not your typical Italian menu. Loved the many options and a place that still does specials (diminishing in COVID times). My pasta dish with spicy red sauce was perfectly cooked and the proportions were huge! You will definitely get your money’s worth here. Extra perk is BYOB without the corkage fee. We can’t wait to return.

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vipJillianC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall, great place for their pastas but other options on menu were not as good. Our server was very friendly but it took about an hour and half just to get our food. They were prioritizing to go orders first rather than customers in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for a BD celebration. The server was excellent and extremely nice. The food was delicious. One thing, they needed to have steak sauce for those non pasta people. If you like BYOBs its awesome.

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Susan
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony and his team always do a great job. Authentic Italian cuisine and great service keep us coming back.

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
396 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

OMG. Excellent food and amazing service to say the least. Everything was perfect. We highly recommend.

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vipEshfromWestChesterPA
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat at Arugula fairly often and always enjoy excellent food and service!

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
396 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

OMG. Great food and service to say the least. We highly recommend hands down.

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Susan
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This auhentic Italian ristorante has great food and service. Whether you like veal or chicken or fish or pasta, Tony has something in his kitchen for you to enjoy. The prices are reasonable and it's BYOB - so fairly easy on the pocketbook. Arugula is a stand-alone restaurant that deserves our business during the difficult times created by this pandemic. All PA precautions are practiced.

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anthonyb
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great service we dine here often and always have a great experience

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
396 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

OMG. Great food and amazing service to say the least. Great Caesar salad and pasta. We highly recommend it hands down. We're looking forward to our next visit!!!!

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vipTomG
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding menu. Meal was delicious. Service was excellent!

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vipBrianM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the area. Food is amazing and extremely tasteful!

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vipRJS1
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner at Arugula!

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vipAngelaandJim
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious and the service always outstanding at Arugula. Our appetizer was the lightly fried calamari -- perfect! My husband had the zuppa di pesce, a generous serving full of a variety of seafood and served with broccoli and roasted potatoes on the side. The spinach salad -- my go-to -- full of sliced figs and candied walnuts and dressed with a citrusy hint of dressing was lovely. Alexandra did a great job serving and checking on us during our meal. A little neighborhood gem with excellent Italian food.

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LisaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and waitress were excellent.

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KarilynM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time we dined here, food was very good, generous portions. Our server Alexandria was outstanding, very friendly, provided excellent service, we enjoyed ourselves

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at Arugula Restaurant. Food is very good -waitstaff very good

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Edwardo
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A good home cooked Italian meal at a BYOB in an area with too few of these.
The polenta and spinach salad were winners as well as the bread. Ambiance is lacking with dreary lighting and bare walls.
Better than most Italian in the area and I would return.

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MHI021417
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a party of 11 for a birthday, we ordered everything on the menu and it was great, everybody complemented on the food and the wait staff. We will be back.

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vipBuzz
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is consistently great! Arugula has become one of our “go to” places.

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EdMiles
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only thing that was disappointing was the calamari. It clearly was the same as our previous visits. In fact we told our guest that it was a favorite of ours there.
Everything else was great, entrees were perfect.

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Arugula Ristorante- Chadds Ford is rated 4.7 stars by 562 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.