About Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB)
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.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 11am-3:30pm, 5pm-Close
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout
Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB) Ratings and Reviews
This is a gem, the area is fabulous the ...
This is a gem, the area is fabulous the outdoor seating was comfortable and inviting. The decor was bright, interesting and soothing but with a contemporary flair. It was a great place to catch up with my friend and have conversation inside and outside. I would definitely come back to try more of the menu items...I had ravioli...tasty and just enough for my lunch choice.
Pleasant dining on their patio where we ...
Pleasant dining on their patio where we elected to dine as inside the restaurant seemed noisy. Enjoyed our meal and the service was very good. Certainly will go again and try the inside on a weekday evening. Nice discovery.
Not so good this visit. We have been to ...
Not so good this visit. We have been to Arugula several times before and it was better...perhaps they had an off night.
Service was lack luster, carelss and inatentive. Swordfish was not good and we were seated under an airvent that blew air that smelled like bags of garbage.
Not so sure, we will be quick to return.
Arugula is one of our very favorite rest ...
Arugula is one of our very favorite restaurants. Great food, great atmosphere and absolutely excellent staff and service. All meals are made to order and they will make whatever you wish as long as they have the ingredients, a sure sign of seasoned and experienced chefs. So, relax and enjoy, you will not be disappointed.
For a casual meal in the suburbs it was ...
For a casual meal in the suburbs it was great. Clearly the menu had been given thought. The food was more than the standard Italian fare, interesting enough, and well-prepared. The service was responsive but with some irregular timing. Most BYOs maintain service of the wine one brings. Our bottle of white was put on ice for us, the first glass poured, then we were on our own. The ambiance was warm and pleasant, but it was a bit echo-y when the room was full.
Try the Octopus appetizer - it is outsta ...
Try the Octopus appetizer - it is outstanding. Be prepared to share since it is a large portion. The veal is excellent in any variation- thin and tender with tasty sauces.
The service is good but unsophisticated compared to the food quality. This could be an area for improvement.
The food here is very good. Our waiter ...
The food here is very good. Our waiter Eric was very attentive without being obtrusive. There is ample seating both inside and outside. If I have to give a negative it would be that there wasn't any music playing in the background to help with the atmosphere. Some soft Italian music would have elevated the ambiance a great deal. All in all a great dining experience by our party of 4.
This is our go to restaurant. This time ...
This is our go to restaurant. This time it took about 20 minutes to find our reserved table. It turned out to be an outside table. We weren't expecting that since it was a chilly night. Service was fast, food came out hot and tasty. Portions this time were a little smaller. We will still be back.
Wanted to try a different place for Ital ...
Wanted to try a different place for Italian. Had never been here but the reviews suggested we should give it a go. Was very impressed with the food. Menu has many options, including handmade pizzas for the kids. BYOB is also a great option. The place was relatively filled with locals for a Monday night. We all agreed we would go back.
Lunch is understaffed, but the staff wor ...
Lunch is understaffed, but the staff work exceptionally hard and gracious. Pasta is surprisingly average; appetizers are better! Caesar salad mediocre, calamari notable, gelato exceptional. With a little tweaking of menu, will be an excellent addition to the local area and lovely change from all the chains in the area.
We have dined here are multiple occasion ...
We have dined here are multiple occasions. Service is always very good. Really excellent this time. We ate outdoors which abuts the side of a parking lot, but is quiet and unobtrusive. Food is always solid. Salmon was slightly overcooked as was the grilled octopus special, but both were flavorful. Both salads were fresh and tasty. We will return.
This is the second time we've had our Gi ...
This is the second time we've had our Girls Night Out at Arugula and it has been a delightful evening both times. The food and service are excellent. We recently had the grilled calamari, antipasti platter, mussels in spicy red sauce, pasta in a vodka sauce with crab meat, and the smoked burrata salad--they were all delicious.
If you like Italian BYOBs that specialize in seafood, you should give Arugula a try. It is located a mile or 2 away from the Plymouth Meeting Mall.
When entering they did not have my table ...
When entering they did not have my table ready for 10 people. Even though I had a reservation on the books. They had problem with help and when I called they really nice and they are sending us a gift. The waiter offered wine and gave us dessert and limoncello. They did try but truly noise level was unbearable. Food outstanding but problem getting it. Long wait for dinner portion.
Overall I liked Arugula however there we ...
Overall I liked Arugula however there were some things that needed improvement.
1. Noise Level - it was so loud I would probably not return. It was beyond an acceptable degree of noise and the restaurant was only half full.
2. The waiter rested his open palm on the top of the neck of our open wine bottle while he went over the specials.
3. I had barely set my fork down when a waiter swooped in and removed my plate and bread dish. I might have liked to use a remaining piece of bread to mop up the sauce on the plate.
My dining partner hadn't finished her meal as yet.
4. Bread was served only after I asked. Most of the tables had bread almost as soon as they sat down
5. In general the service felt rushed.
I was there for lunch with friends. Food ...
I was there for lunch with friends. Food and service were good. I would go back. I do hesitate to go for dinner because the noise level was pretty high and only 4 tables were filled so what does it sound like when the restaurant is full?
I was a tad disappointed in Arugula. Was ...
I was a tad disappointed in Arugula. Was told were Italians and being Italian & having just returned from Italy was let down. First the owner might be Italian but all servers I saw seemed to be Spanish speakers and there was an El Salvadorian framed coffee bag leaving me to wonder if Italian at all. Who knows.
Cute inside but music WAY too loud. I had a very good soft shell crab appetizer and then the Vitello Milanese -which was mediocre. Seemed to breaded w/ thick egg batter which is not traditional & veal not pounded thin enough and marbled with lots of veins of fat forcing me to keep spitting pieces of fat into my napkin. Need better quality veal or to trim way more fat off. And pound MUCH thinner. My son got the pizza margherita and was pretty awful. Should've looked around for a pizza oven. All sauce - not fresh - more like marinara and 1 rubbery mozzarella round on each slice. Clearly didn't use mozzarella di bufala. Shame cuz such an easy thing to do right. If you are used to American-ized Italian food you will like this place esp because byob but if you are expecting real Italian then this is not the place for you.
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