Arugula Ristorante- Chadds Ford
No matter if you are in the mood for a meal that brings you back to your childhood Sunday dinners or a meal that reminds you of your recent vacation, Arugula aims to bring a taste of Italy to our Chadds Ford neighborhood. Arugula uses the freshest ingredients to create each dish. We take pride in making each experience special, whether it is a meal with that special someone, a business meeting, or a celebration with a large group, Arugula aims to impress.
The food and the service at Arugula was exceptional! We had never eaten there before last week, so we didn't know exactly what to expect. Our server was excellent! He was always there when we needed him, but was not intrusive to our meal. He was very knowledgeable about the food and very accommodating to any special requests. The food was well prepared by a chef who knew what he or she was doing. Everything was fresh and we loved the homemade potato chips! We found the pricing to be very reasonable since the six of us ate lunch for $100, not including the tip. My husband noted that the bathrooms were very clean, which can be a good indicator of the general cleanliness of the kitchen and the rest of the establishment. We will definitely eat at Arugula again!
Excellent food every time there. The wait-staff always aims to please. Very, very good local BYOB, love it there.
This is one of my favorite restaurants over 100 times and ALWAYS had great; however, they were really struggling this particular night. Service was really slow, “Dinerish” like, no authentic attention from our server. Seems a lot of new faces...maybe natural turnover of staff. As far as food, both our meals were not prepared the best...mine was heavy on the mustard in a Cognac Mustard sauce and my wife’s was heavy lemon in a
Great local restaurant. A bit noisy on week ends, but the food is very good and fairly priced. Have visited many times. Looking forward to many more.
The food was delicious and the waiter was very nice and helpful!
Excellent restaurant, outstanding food and very creative specials especially the scallops and bacon
The food is very good. The B.Y.O.B. is a huge saving. I would definally reccomend Arugula to my friends.
Service was terrible, the server had to clarify things multiple times, and we still had an incorrect dish and a missing side. Pasta tasted worse than boxed pasta from the grocery store. This was our first and last time here. Will definitely not be going back.
Always a great meal and excellent value! Staff is wonderful!!
The BEST Italian cuisine in the area! We love this place and recommend it to everyone!! ♥♥♥
Food was very good, we both enjoyed our entrees. The waiter was not experience but it did not detract much. Noise level was high with no quiet corner. The bread and oil dip were very good. The decor is adequate but not particularly attractive.
Food and service were great. Loved this place and will be sure to visit again trying many different dishes on the menu!
Outstanding food well prepared and presented.
Delicious, as always! They make you feel like family!
Popped in after attending a funeral. Place was pretty quiet. Service was friendly. Meal was delicious. Tried a new dish tonight, pollo ciociara, in a lite cherry tomato sauce topped with ground sausage and smoked mozzarella. It was very tasty, and nice portion 4 pieces of chicken. Chicken Parma was enjoyed by my wife, and daughter had the Rigatoni alla Vodka...which is usually my favorite dish. They had leftovers. This place is always good.
What a great surprise! Looked specifically for a BYOB in the area and selected Arugula, based on convenience and reviews. Are we glad we did. Fabulous service, menu selection and food. Heavily recommend - we will be back!
Excellent food and service at this family-run place. I was a bit concerned because getting a table on a Sat night seemed too easy, but the place was packed. It’s a BYO but sadly we forgot to bring wine. Varied menu for all of our party members including vegetarians. Prices are a bit high but not terrible. Excellent service. Overall enjoyable evening.
Always a good meal and good time.
The food was delicious but the service was slow.
Love it there and will be back!
Always great food and service
One of our favorites! Good food and good value
It was a Tuesday and wasn’t expecting much. The gnats were just ruining the dinner. They must of been from a plant. Just wasn’t like before. Blame it on Tuesday.
Lovely little restaurant in a strip mall. Much better inside than out. Loved that it was a BYOB. Food was delicious and large portions. Service was great.
Very nice Italian BYOB. Food always freshly prepared and I like the fact that their meals are not rushed out. They give you a chance to enjoy your meal and make a night of it.
Excellent place and great food. Always enjoy going there
One of my local favorites. Delicious pasta, veal parmigiana, and fish dishes. Had Caesar salad as did the rest of my family and everyone commented on how good it was. Super fresh and great dressing, but not overdressed. Looking forward to dining there again soon.
Brady is an excellent server and representative of the restaurant. Food was very good but I feel a little pricey. I would suggest that the bread for the bruschetta be toasted more in order to prevent it from folding while trying to eat it. I will return.
We were there while it was 100+ degrees om 7/20 and the air conditioning was doing it's best to keep up as was the overworked waitress that evening (the team was a bit shorthanded) but you know what … we opened our wine, grabbed an ice bucket and made the best of it. Before we got inside, four nice young people rose in unison to get-up and offer the bench seat for my 84 year old mother. Heck, that even got the owner to laugh a little before the end of the night. Our waitress was on her game and worked the room - I can only hope that everyone took as much care of her as we did. Great food (always get the sachetti - pillows of goodness!} and everything was on point including the arancini balls!
Ok. Dining. Won’t go back.
Arugula is our favorite restaurant. Can't say enough good about it. Anyone to whom we've made a recommendation for Arugula has always thanked us for the recommendation. While I don't always get the specials, I always look forward to hearing them and will choose one over the menu items if it appeals to me.
While the food was good, the noise level was so loud I had trouble speaking with my dining companion. To be fair there was a large party on the other side of the restaurant, however some simple movable dividers would have cut down on the noise level significantly. The food was good - not exemplary. And the server was very attentive and friendly. However the combination of the inability to have a conversation over dinner, along with the food being average leads me to not give a strongly positive recommendation.
Excellent food & service
Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, creative menu, attentive service!!!
I have been to this restaurant several times and the food is consistently good. The menu offers a wide variety of choices. I also like that is it a BYOB. Downside is that it can get noisy . Unfortunately our recent seating was between two large groups and they were rather loud. Perhaps the host should be more aware of that when seating customers.
I would return and do recommend Arugula.
Good food, great service, good prices. Look forward to returning.
Food was great, but it was extremely loud as there were several large parties including ours. Our waitress did ok, but she had us and 2 other large tables which caused our experience to be less then impressive.
A hidden gem with great food and a BYOB. Been there many times and will be going back for sure.
The food and service were excellent. However, the noise is terrible. Not sure why this is so, but if I owned the restaurant I would try to find a fix for it.
I was not really impressed with the quality of the food. Perhaps it was an "off" night. The service we received was excellent. Because how great the serve was I hesitated (that is, did not) send back my veal or complain. We had a very good time nonetheless.