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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.
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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
I was hearing about a "buzz" about this restaurant and I wanted to personally see what some people were talking about. From the moment we got there, the place was very loud, I guess from people drinking and talking over each other. Now onto the food. We got salads to start and the dressing was terrible, actually too tart and the pears in the salad were not ripe, so the bitterness and the sweet did not exist. My girlfriend got the veal, I thought it was ok as the crabmeat on top of the entree was nice sized, but she said it was too much butter/ cream and the veal was not thin enough. I got the linguine pescatore, actually asked for Gluten -Free Pasta, I thought my dish was ok, the seafood in the pesacatore dish was good, I liked the broth it was in, but I would not feel inclined to come back.
Great food and very friendly service - unfortunately we waited almost 30 minutes for our table. It appeared as though numerous other parties had to wait as well. However, the two hostesses were more than friendly and understanding - opening the byob wines for waiting parties and serving bruschetta. Food was great. Waiter was great. Unfortunately the waiting factor was a kill joy. Granted it was a Saturday night at 8:30 - but still they clearly overbooked.
Arugula has always been our go to place and have been there numerous times. Have had plenty of great meals especially outside. Unfortunately last Saturday night they were off their game, just like Villanova. We had an 8:15 reservation, but were not seated until after 9pm. To their credit, they gave us a complimentary antipasto due to the extended delay. Unfortunately I ordered the pork chop special and asked for it cooked well. In fact our waiter apologized for the food taking so long due to the pork chop. However I cut into the pork chop and it was raw. The waiter took it right back and brought it back about 15 minutes later, but after my family had finished their meals. After a few more bites, it was clear that this pork chop should never have been served, since it was very fatty and after cutting away the fat, 1/3 of the chop was gone. The waiter took it back and took it off the bill. Then the waiter asked me to order something so I wouldn't go home hungry. By this time it was after 10 for an 8:15 reservation and just asked them to pack up a small pasta dish. The dish was fine but I really didn't expect to get charged for a dish that the waiter asked me to order. Anyway I'm sure we will be back at some point and hopefully they will get back on their game again. Also they did give us a complimentary dessert too.
Been there a few times now. As always the food is excellent, well prepared and comes out relatively fast regardless of if there are a lot of settings or not.
The menu along with daily specials is plentiful of choices for all to enjoy.
The only two points which are reoccurring on every visit are the noise level that some parties bring to the restaurant, making it more of a stadium feeling rather than a restaurant one. They should be asked to tone it down so that everyone can enjoy their stay, and the buss boys that ask you for your choice of beverages have a tendency of forgetting what they asked you for.
Overall the place is charming, the food is great, and the value is balanced.
I absolutely LOVE this place! Everytime I go I am impressed with the quality of the food they put in front of you. My husband had the bass special with tomatoes and carmelized onions and it was to die for! I had the artichoke salad and the salmon and couldn't have been more pleased.
Our party of 4 all enjoyed their meal. The chef even adapted a pasta entree for me of sausage, mushrooms and arrabiata sauce. Leave off the smoked mozzarella and it was really delicious. The bone in veal chop was properly cooked and flavorful. The waiter was helpful and accommodating to our requests when sharing salads. We would definitely go again.
This was a new place for a friend lunch. We all enjoyed our food. We split the Arugula salad and enjoyed our new discovery of farro. The Veal Roma was tender and had a hearty fresh non-traditional chunky tomato and pepper sauce. There was enough to take half of it home. Although we did not utilize the BYOB for lunch, I could envision going back for dinner with a good bottle of wine. Access was easy for a friend temporarily using a walker.
For appetizers we had grilled octopus(which is not in the menu but someone told me to ask for) and the artichokes with shrimp and Parmesan cheese. They were delicious! The dinners then came and they were not good at all. The brandy cream shrimp pasta had a funky twang to it which really made it inedible. The mussels were tremendous and therefore quite chewy and my bolonese sauce was not bad but not anything I couldn't make myself. Ground beef and tomato sauce over pasta. The waiter came over shortly after we sat down offered us water and then we didn't see him for quite some time. When I said that, he said well he has been running around. Ok... when he asked how everything was my husband said his pasta was not good at all. He didn't seem to care. (Not sure why he asked then) didn't take it off the check and didn't send over a manager. maybe I'd go back for apps and sit outside in the summer but certainly wouldn't rush there again.
Avid diners of Arugula, our service was disappointing on this particular experience. Our server failed to bring bread, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes to our table; he also forgot to clear our dirty plates. He didn't come back to the table during our appetizers or entrees to check to see how we liked our food. The food was superb and satisfying as always, but the service was a real let down.
I was a bit disappointed with Arugula. It may have been due to Valentine's Day volume, but the food was not overly impressive. We had the eggplant app, penne vodka, and the squid ink pasta with lobster. The lobster was very chewy, and something was off.
The service was great though. Very attentive staff.
We come to Arugula often and there are times that the menu and service is hit or miss.This time, we had a 4:00 p.m. reservation that included our grandchildren and I am happy to say that our entrees were excellent, as was our waiter. First and foremost, we as customers were treated respectfully!! Our waiter was attentive and engaged in what he was doing. Kudos.
Food was not that great.
My daughter had the special pasta with sausage andbroccoli rabe with truffle oil Think they must have forgotten the truffle oil. Thank goodness there was olive oil on the table because the pasta dish totally lacked any kind of sauce Sausage was cut into very small pieces and overcooked. Broccoli rabe was just a huge clump in the dish. Big cloves of raw garlic as well. Pasta was homemade which was a nice touch but that was about it.
I had the salmon in white wine sauce with broccoli rabe which was okay.
Appetizer was fried eggplant with marina sauce and mozzarella cheese. Eggplant was paper think and after the breading and fried you couldn't really taste the eggplant at all. I would rather have had one piece of eggplant that was sliced thicker
My boyfriend and I dine at Arugula pretty often. It is the one local Italian restaurant that never disappoints. On this occasion, we ordered the grilled calamari and arugula salad to start and enjoyed the linguine pescatore and veal cacciatore. Everything was cooked to perfection. Molto bene!
We started out with the arugula salad and octopus special as appetizers, both of which, were very good. Our entrees consisted of chicken parm, short rib pasta special and shrimp and pasta. We ended the night with coffee and a light lemon cake and chocolate mousse cake. Everyone enjoyed their meal!
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