Arugula Ristorante- Chadds Ford

4.6
611 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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vipHerm
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Short staffed , Moderately busy at 6:30 when we had our reservation. There was a large party of about 14 to 16 people which included about six very noisy children under the age of 10. Parents seem to ignore the noise level from the kids. Food was great server did the rest under the conditions

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PeggyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always excellent. The only issue is the noise level can be a bit much at times. We will continue to come back

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BobF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service even while they’re understaffed! Delicious food! Can’t wait to go back!!

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DadHRules
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Great meal and service. Will definitely return!

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Grant
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was very good. I like the ability to bring a good bottle of wine a plus. Will return.

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anthonyb
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service antonella the best server

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annonymous
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been over a year since we last dined here. WE were very happy to see nothing changed always enjoyed dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. It's the nest Italian food we've had in a while. Highly recommend the restaurant, food is very authentic.

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Patty
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selection of entrees, appetizers and desserts was excellent. The pricing was reasonable and the service was great. We will definitely go back. A real gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Date with the lady friend, greeted by a seemingly not happy gentleman as a host. Wait staff were wonderful, food was good, room is a good size but carried noise easily. It was not fully packed and it was a little hard to hear my girlfriend to talk.

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vipKenC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Best I've had in a Long time.
Waitress was a little slow but I expected that it's hard to get help. Food was a 9.4 👍🔥

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EvelynE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent as always and the service was great. You will definitely enjoy dining at Arugula.

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ChrisP
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food !

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BobF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No need to travel to NYC anymore. Arugula is our “go to” for great Italian food. Usually I’m one who finds something I like on the menu and sticks with it out of fear that another dish may disappoint. That’s not the case here. I’ve visited 5-6 times, had something different each time, and have enjoyed everything! I particularly like the Arancini, pasta fagioli, veal piccata, tortelloni di vitello, gemelli di boscaiolo, and the rigatoni alla vodka. Service is attentive and never rushed. That it’s a BYOB is a bonus.

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RobertK
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You couldn’t find a better Italian meal and you bring your own wine!!

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Patricia2014
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious dinner and huge portions! Our server Thomas was very pleasant.

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Vicky
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful menu and delicious food - it's always hard to make a decision with the selection offered!

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vipChristopher
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always....and I mean 12-15+ times here..an amazing experience. Great specials. Great atmosphere. Go to place in Chadds Ford / North Wilmington.

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BoTai
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and service.

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vipmaxR
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We ate outside and enjoyed that very much.
Disappointed that the state is forcing restaurants to close their outdoor dining, especially given the large costs the restaurants have laid out to set them up.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service

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vipDelcoDiner
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very good experience, just noisy. But we'd go back and liked the variety of food, the quality and the portions.

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Patricia2014
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, lots of variety in the menu and a friendly, prompt server.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Host was rude. Poor service. Food quality was average.

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rboyda
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a gem! This is our favorite Italian restaurant. The food is always good and service is outstanding. We have been to many Italian restaurants and this one never disappoints us. The menu is large and the dishes are delicious, varied and plentiful. I you like cannolis, you will find theirs one of the best. Give Arugala a try, you will glad you did.

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vipMpat2zo
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Its always good food and fun at Arugula. A neighborhood favorite.

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vipfoodieonvaca
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The owner is so unfriendly and rude!

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MarieM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good and it was not overly croweded. A very enjoyable evening!

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vipRich
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal - good food and good, friendly service.

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VickiS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and Services was excellent! Would recommend and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner !

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GaryL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have never had a bad meal at Arugula! We had reservations but were seated immediately> Our waiter (Thomas) was quite attentive and a joy to work with. Arugula is also a BYOB; therefore making it even more affordable.

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MikeM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Mother’s Day as the pandemic restrictions are being lifted. The staff were busy, but polite & welcoming. The food was great. I am looking forward to going back soon & would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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lowen1
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good local Italian restaurant. Nice variety of menu items.

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vipjocko1945
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Horrible customer service!!! Front door Host/Owner/Chef was very rude and unhappy considering how booked the restaurant was. Our server (she was excellent) said he is usually like that. Food was heavy red sause, BYOB was a plus.

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RenaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and the food was wonderful as well as the service, The prices are reasonable the the ability to bring your own bottle of wine is a real plus.

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vipChristopher
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a better experience than eating here. Every single waitress is attentive to your every need. Love love love this place. Always a new addition to the menu and everything is super fresh.

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EvelynE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. The waitress was vey attentive but not overbearing. We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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peterm
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to arugula on a Sunday night. Wasn't very crowded the food in the service were excellent. It is a BYOB so the prices are reasonable.

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Arugula Ristorante- Chadds Ford is rated 4.6 stars by 611 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.