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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 thoroughly enjoyed a delicious lunch with a friend at Arugula 's. The ambience was perfect; noise level was minimal and the service fantastic ! We had a lot to catch up on and the staff never rushed us through our meal. It definitely is a spot we would return to for lunch.
We came to Arugula due to friend's glowing comments, and we were not disappointed. Some restaurants balk at parties of 5 adults with two small children--but the Staff was lovely. We sat outside on the attractive patio which features comfortable seating in a relaxed setting. The food, however, was the star, from the moment the generous platter of fresh, true "Italian" bread with olive oil was placed on our table, each course was delightful. Special praise for the Arugula risotto porcini--real Amalfi Coast style!
The waiter asked us if we needed an ice bucket when we sat down, we said yes. Did not bring the ice bucket until the end of the meal. We ordered appetizers and the main course. The appetizers came. My eggplant was ice cold and not edible. My wife's Caesar Salad was just ok. The waiter finally came by after we had stopped eating about 10 minutes later and I told him that my eggplant was ice cold. He offered another appetizer, but I did not want another one. My gnocchi wth an almond pesto and chicken came next. Good news, it was hot, but too much garlic. I didn't eat very much. My wife had Penne Sofia, which had scallops and shrimp. The dish was not memorable. As we slowly dined, the tables around us was not bused, not very appetizing. My wife was served on 2 chipped plates. The noise level was so loud that I had to lean over to hear my wife. Fine dining, no. Lots of food, yes.
We will not be returning.
We had a 7:30 reservation for a party of three and were seated within a few minutes. We ordered appetizers and entrees and appetizers were served in about 20 minutes. At 9:30 when our entrees were still not served we told the server we were leaving. Restaurant was not crowded at that time and had not been crowded for sometime prior to 9:30. Needless to say, we will not be returning and we would not recommend this establishment to anyone.
My husband and I went to Arugula for an anniversary celebration after I found this restaurant on yelp. Thanks to the reviews here, we had the right attitude and expectations. We knew service would be slow per some reviewers, but the problem was exasperated due to it being the day before July 4th and they were understaffed. To give you a time frame, we arrived shortly before 7pm, and did not leave the restaurant until 9:30pm.
The food itself was amazing. My husband and I shared an appetizer (grilled calamari); he had the lamb chop and I had the linguine pescatore (with garlic white wine sauce). We loved the flavors of the food, and the portion size was good as well. We did not order dessert because we had our wedding cake at home to tackle, but they do have an amazing looking dessert tray that we definitely want to try next time.
Our only complaints were 1) after they gave us our check, it took another 20 minutes before they came back to collect it. As my husband said, slow service is acceptable except when you're trying to pay and leave. There is really no reason for us to be ignored for so long at the end of our meal especially because by that time the restaurant was no longer busy. 2) When we first got there, the restaurant was packed and it was LOUD. Multiple times I made my husband repeat what he was saying because I really could not make out a word he was saying, and we were seated at a more secluded area of the restaurant already. We think that if the weather is good, it is definitely a good idea to sit outside if you want to be able to hear your conversations.
Still, we liked our server, loved our food, and think the bill was very reasonable. We will definitely give it another try in the future.
It was the worst dinig experience We have had in a long time. Our food took almost 2 hours. All of that time the waiter never came over once to say anything to us even after we pulled aside other waiters. We constantly had asked to have our drinks refilled, that is when we could find somebody. Our eggplant appetizer was good but both of our meals were tasteless. I was glad we were there on a gift card. However when I tried to leave a tip for the waiter, even though it was crappy I still wanted to leave a tip, I couldn't find anybody including the hostess to give me change for five minutes. So we just left. This was the second time we were there, we were not impressed the first time either.
Arugula restaurant is a great neighborhood BYOB. The food is good and has a nice range of choices. The only complaints I have with the restaurant are the noise level and inconsistent service. The noise is so loud that you need earplugs when the place is filled! The first time we went to Arugula, the service was impeccable. This time, the waiter had to be reminded to bring a forgotten flatbread and one of entrees came out late also.
We visited friends we had not seen in a long time and neither of us had been here before. The food was excellent, service was good, and we enjoyed every minute of our time there. It is BYOB and we brought a bottle and they kept it next to our table on ice and came by and poured. Lovely place.
Horrible, just horrible!!! My sons and I took my wife here for her birthday expecting a really nice time, but were extremely disappointed. Here's what happened...
We were seated immediately and given water and menus. About 10 minutes later the waiter arrived and mentioned the specials, then left. After waiting a long time we flagged him down and told him that we were ready to order. My son ordered the fried calamari and the rest of us ordered salads. My wife ordered the fettuccine bolognese, the boys ordered pizza and I ordered the veal saltimbocca.
We waited forever to receive this first course. The salads were OK, but my son received a grilled calamari instead. We tried to complain about the calamari, but no one was available. The pizza was dry and tasteless. It arrived and the boys were done with it before we received our entrees. They were done for so long, that their leftovers were boxed up before we received our entrees. Fettuccine was OK, but was pretty much something that could be made at home. The veal was an overcooked, tasteless dry mess covered in cheese. Potatoes were overcooked and unseasoned.
No one stopped by our table to check on our dining experience and to address any of our concerns.
Really quick to keep my water glass full
i have been here several times and it is disappointing that they never have any new specials..additionally some of the dishes seem to be made differently each time so the consistency is lacking, also the quality seems to be slipping each time I come. This time the server was testy nd impatient and went from being on top of it to making us look for him and as we were early - there were only 2 -3 other tables at the time.
I used to think of this a great place to go but that is changing as it is becoming boring for foodies and the inconsistency of the dishes and qualtiy will make me think twice about returning
First time there with a friend. The food was really good! We spilt the octopus salad which was a special, it was amazing! I would go there again just for that salad. We also ordered the eggplant parm app which was good. I prefer the cheese on the bottom and sauce on top and more cheese as well but it was good. We ordered the pasta with seafood, linguine with shrimp, mussels, and clams that was delicious too. And for dessert we ordered the homemade tiramisu and it was on point! Can't wait to go back!!
The meal was amazing from appetizers to dessert. Outdoor seating area was lovely, great service from Italian waiters. If you want to experience authentic food from Amalfi coast you won't be disappointed. Will be one of my favorite restaurants for dining out!
Hadn't been back to "Arugula" in a while; turns out it is even better than I remembered. My friend and I had reservations and were seated promptly. The server poured our wine and said he would be back to tell us the specials. He did come back,but it was quite a while. The good thing was we had plenty of their tasty bread and oil to tide us over.
We knew we had liked the antipasto before and that there was plenty to share. It was just as good as I remembered. I ordered the penne with shrimp and scallops in a blush-type sauce and it was delicious. My friend ordered the gnocchi with chicken. He said the gnocchi was very good but that he could have done without the chicken. He said that was "hard". Because we had eaten so much bread,we both wound up taking parts of our meals home,and just could not fit dessert!
The staff seems to have gotten training in being more pleasant to customers,as well as slowing down. On previous visits,some of the waiters were almost running to get the food out,and almost knocking people down to do so! This past time,staff stepped back to let you get by,and smiled and spoke as they did so. I was very pleased with that.
This visit reminded me how good "Arugula" can be. I will be back soon.
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