Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB)

4.6
1313 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
INDOOR & OUTDOOR DINING AVAILABLE!

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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1313 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dry2
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious and service excellent. Many good choices.

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vipMandes
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I have eating here so many times and every time the food is wonderful! Great food and great service!!

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vipSusanB
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent dinner!!!! We are so disappointed by so many restaurants recently, but this place is very, very good. So glad we came over from Delco to enjoy dinner I would highly recommend this restaurant. Food is yummy

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vipLatteda22
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our meal was very good. This was our first sit down visit since covid when we did takeout that did not do well. We were glad we tried again as the experience was much better and was one of our favorite restaurants in the local area prior to covid. Our water glasses were constantly filled. The only hiccup was the octopus appetizer was recited as coming with kalamata olives, but was prepared with a plain black olive. When bringing that to the servers attention she apologized that there were supply issues and having been in the industry for 37 years was acceptable. However 10 minutes later the same server mentioned the same special again as coming with Kalamata olives knowing that was not the case. Most people probably don't know the difference, but selling the sizzle knowing they were not available is worse than saying the special comes with black olives. The truth is always the best policy.

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vipLynF
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of my favorite places, always good food and service is equal to it. Nice to see consistency in service and food.

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dry2
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside on the patio, which is very nice. Service was very attentive and food delicious. Very nice menu with many selections.

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MarjoryL
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

When the restaurant fills up even a little, it’s so noisy we had to shout across the table to be able to hear each other!
Ordered my favorite arugula salad- they’ve added hearts of palm (which were a trifle fermented) and the dressing was super tart and too lemony for my taste. Salmon was perfect, desserts (cannoli & chocolate cake) were too

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vipRandyB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Salad and apps good. Pasta not great. Overcooked and over sauced.

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vipMandes
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arugula is one of my favorite restaurants. I love chicken Marsala but it’s not on the menu. I ask if they could do it. They said to pick a chicken dish and they will make it with Marsala sauce. It was delicious!!! It’s also BYOB which is a real plus! Food is excellent so as the service.

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vipBentley
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

people very noisy inside, when people next to us left it was perfect

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TheOrganizer
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is delicious! Big portions for some entrees. The bread is yummy. I enjoy BYOBs.

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PatriciaP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific meal. Barramundi fish was perfectly prepared. Always fabulous service and perfect ambiance.

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Prd0508
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very enjoyable in most every way!!

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LaurenC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for an excellent lunch. Food was great & service very friendly & helpful.
Thank you!!

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KaraD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious and fresh.The staff is attentive. Highly recommend!

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vipRicman466
Philadelphia
94 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Very crowded and loud. Seemed like first time at full capacity in a while and the food quality and timeliness suffered. Pasta was undercooked after waiting over an hour.

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vipChadH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always delicious and the service is outstanding.

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vipLilly
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

They pleasantly accommodated a later reservation when we were running late which we appreciated. The food was very good and the staff was attentive. It’s a restaurant with consistently good food.

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DENISEG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always

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vipFoodDoc
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Arugula is an ideal neighbor Italian-style restaurant. The food is always fresh, tasty, and more than adequate in quantity. It not gourmet but is quite healthy if you make the right Mediterranean choices.

I go there often for that reason.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I picked this restaurant unknown to me to meet a friend, break bread abd catch up. What i left with was a great meal, fond memories and a yearning to return. The place was far from perfect. The tomato sucked in my mozzarella prosciutto salad but the rest was great. I had a seafood whole wheat pasta was so good. My friends pasta was equally delicious. Good pick on my part

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JenniferG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, waitstaff is attentive and allows you to sit and enjoy dinner with friends. Highly recommend.

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Nick
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a late lunch. Their menu and specials were great. Food was delicious. Service was outstanding. Price was very reasonable.

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JoanL
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch with friends. Good food, service and ambiance.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

First time back to Arugula since the pandemic. The food was as good as ever. They make the best octopus! All the other dishes were delicious too.

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Kira
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible!!

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vipSuzanned
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly service, love the outdoor patio and BYOB.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food !!

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vipLilly
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good but the service was disappointing. It was extremely hot yesterday and we were seated inside where it was uncomfortably warm. When we looked up, we could see the air-conditioning vent was closed and we politely asked our server if he could open it. First he tried to tell us it wasn't closed when it was clearly shut and then asked us how we expected him to open it. We were happy to help but it required a stool or stick because it was above our height and once they got that, it was opened in seconds.

There wasn't any need for a poor and unfriendly attitude which makes or breaks your experience at any restaurant. He was not pleasant throughout our meal and there wasn't any cause for an attitude. It negatively impacted our experience.

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vipJoeN
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The air conditioning vents were closed overhead I was dying! We told our waitress she said they cleaned the vents and probably closed the levers while cleaning them. She said there was nothing she could do till the table emptied. It was along the glass of outdoor patio in the corner. A seat for 2. Very stormy night so no outside dining.

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vipGreatFoodBut
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food as always. Service soso at best. The only real criticism is your bread is the worst! Given how good the rest of your food is you should be ashamed to be serving the bread you do. It might help to warm it up or do something it’s just bad.

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vipDianeM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food & service. Air conditioning could have been a little colder.
There were 4 in our party & each of us thought the food was great!

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Papi
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining room was somewhat very hot. Noise was terrible. People have no respect towards each other’s anymore.
We go because the food is excellent and prices are reasonable. We’d visit more often, but the noise makes it an average experience.

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venture99
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great experience every time!!

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vipDJnPJ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration dinner, food was excellent - capped off a great day :)

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vipMillers
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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janeb
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time to Arugula. Four friends were celebrating a birthday for lunch. The atmosphere is very pleasing. We were greeted by pleasant staff that us feel they were happy for us to be there. We started with a smoked mozzarella and mushroom appetizer as well as the salad special for the day a farrow and arugula salad with candied beets. Both were delicious! I ordered the Chicken Figaro, a lovely dish of pounded chicken breast with a topping of fresh tomatoes, artichoke, roasted red pepper, arugula and seasoning. The other dishes ordered were a special for the day of chicken saltimbocca with pasta, and salmon served over a bed of broccoli rabe. Every plate was empty! Although full of flavor the dishes were light. For dessert we split a lemon mascarpone cake that was heavenly, and a wonderful lemon tart.
We had a relaxed lunch and were not made to feel rushed. We all decided we would definitely be back again!

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vipDrRon
Philadelphia
269 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

As usual, excellent. Weather did not cooperate, but we were able to move inside. Meals were delicious.

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viprbcb2
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was wonderful - excellent service, the food was great - when the meal was over it took forever to get the check - why don't restaurants want to get paid? I recommend greatly - just ask for the check when you order dessert
Note - no disabled access to the front of the restaurant

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Kathy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice meal with great service.

FAQs

Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB) offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 941-1177.

Arugula Ristorante At Cold Point Village (BYOB) is rated 4.6 stars by 1313 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.