Arugula Ristorante- Chadds Ford

4.6
591 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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4.7
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service

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vipmaxR
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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vipDelcoDiner
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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!

RC
RichardC
Calgary
3 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.

MM
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
31 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
36 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
4 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
3 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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ArthurS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped in for a date night diner, driven by many times, food was good, very nice portions, taking home a doggie bag. Our waitress was very talkative and personable. Just and overall good experience. Would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a great place.... outstanding authentic foodand waitress for awesome. Great suggestions. BYOB and big menu- lots to choose from

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vipLouie
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love their chicken marsala and the grilled romaine!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice time at Arugula. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Arugula is at the top of our list.

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TammyP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Service was great. I didn't care much for my entree because it was extremely salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
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
2 reviews
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
28 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always good consistent food.

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
400 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
Philadelphia
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
4 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
9 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
400 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
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend to friends and family

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vipDebbieP
Philadelphia
21 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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Vicky
Philadelphia
37 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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Arugula Ristorante- Chadds Ford is rated 4.6 stars by 591 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.