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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB) Ratings and Reviews
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.
I've been here several times and have ne ...
I've been here several times and have never had a bad meal here. My only complaint is the potential noise. My friend and I dined early, when it wasn't an issue. As we were getting ready to leave, the place became more crowded and noticeably noisy. I'll try to dine at off-peak times but otherwise wouldn't hesitate to return.
We walked into a nice looking restaurant ...
We walked into a nice looking restaurant with ambiance.
The waiter came quickly and we asked for wine glasses and got 2 large glasses of ice instead?
Our salad was loaded with dressing, too much.
My veal chop was so fatty that I had to keep taking it out of my mouth and left it on the plate.
I told the waiter that it was fatty but got no compensation. I was charged full price.
We didn't even get a free dessert and it was our anniversary.
We were very disappointed and will not be returning.
Good local find!
Visited the restaurant for dinner with family after my daughter's preschool graduation. Table was 8 people. Glad we made a reservation. Ambience, nice - nothing special. Cheap looking cafe chairs. Waitress was very nice, and welcomed us right away helping to get us set up with our wine. Menus were a bit disheveled (pages folded, sticky), and we had to wait about 5 minutes for 'more menus', after we were only given 3. We each ordered a salad and antipasti, and main course within minutes of sitting down and getting settled. Salads and antipasti were all delicious and came out within 10 minutes. Esp the Gorgonzola salad. Very good. Entrees received a bit of a mixed review. Also, there was about 30-40 minutes from the time we received our salads to the time we received our main course. Lucky for us, we did not mind the time chatting with each other. It looked as though there may have been only 1 cook in the kitchen putting up one entree at a time - and a full restaurant. Penne ala vodka - very good. Rich sauce. Linguine pescatore with the white wine sauce received rave reviews. Chicken Parm - we spent most of the meal trying to figure out what happened to the chicken, and if it were actually veal (chicken was pounded very thin, strangely shapen, and looked like dark meat). Red sauce looked out of a can, and tasted that way too. The other chicken entrees were decent. Looked and tasted good. Mushroom pizza - very dry. No sauce. We took 7/8 of it home, and trashed it. Very disappointed. Bus service was quick (our waters were filled every 2 sips). Waitress did not come back to check on us between courses or after receiving our main course (she looked very busy), but was very attentive and helpful when we could catch her. Inside was very noisy when restaurant was full. Service although slow, was enough. Food was very good for most part. Overall, we would come again - with different menu choices - and sit outside.
Plymouth Meeting gem
This was the 5th time I have been to Arugula and each time I have has a pleasant experience. Food has been consistently good, wait staff is friendly and attentive and atmosphere is relaxing and I have never felt rushed. Definitely will continue to dine here.
Great dinner Good service Good price Ple ...
Pleasant, attentive wait staff
I made the reservation for 6:30 and thought it was for 7 pm. When we showed up, the girl was so nice and said not to worry about it. I felt terrible about the mistake but they seated us immediately and were quite forgiving.
Fantastic Food, BYOB - Phenomenal Waiters
Love Arugula's! Fit for Wine lovers and foodies - BYOB establishment with unbelievable chefs and seafood/Italian menus - Terrific specials and they will cook items ordered to your desire. Only had one negative experience in the dozen times we were there and that was one waiter who evidently was in a very bad mood. LOVE the wait staff otherwise - they make it a great place; comfortable seating in contemporary, easy - to - get - to location. Love it Love it.
Our waiter was great. On the other hand ...
Our waiter was great. On the other hand the meal was mediocre at best. The red sauce with mussels was thick and seemed processed. The pizza was awful- the crust tasted like a bland wafer; I don't understand how a restaurant that presents itself as Italian could possibly serve it. A chicken entree was average but edible.
Mother's Day lunch for my wife , my adul ...
Mother's Day lunch for my wife , my adult children tagging along also. The taste and freshness of the food was excellent. I had the paste with crab and I have never seen large pieces of lump back fun like that before. The other dishes were great also.
The only drawbacks was the noise level and I kinda felt it was a bit pricey to be an often visited venue.
Waited an hour for our table but well worth it
We had 8:15 reservations. We got there at 8:10 but didn't get seated until 9:15. Yikes. The excuse was that the table that was slated for us had guests who were sitting more than the allotted 2 1/2 hours yet, no one asked them to leave. After waiting 45 minutes we were offered free appetizers. Just as we were given menus, our table became ready. The owner had appetizers waiting for us and he did apologize. The meal itself was fabulous. I would go back.
Terrible--didn't get to have dinner there
My husband and I had an 8:15 reservation here last night (Saturday), which we made the night before, Friday. We arrived at 8:15 to an over-crowded lobby with standing room only. The hostess said they were running 15 minutes behind. We said we'd rather wait in the car--we weren't about to be stared at in the stuffy, claustrophobic lobby area. She said she'd knock on our window. After 20 minutes of waiting in the car, seeing little movement out of the restaurant, we decided to jet and go somewhere else. We're glad we did. This place needs to learn how to stop accepting reservations if the place is going to be that packed. Not sure we're going to give them a second chance. There are tons of places for good Italian food in the area.
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