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2785 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
+1 303-443-5100
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2785 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Monday is 'happy hour' all evening with both food and drinks. We were presented with the normal menu, and the 'happy hour' evening menu. We chose from the happy hour menu and were not disappointed. Food was great, portion was perfect - not massive, but...More

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arugula's quality is high, no doubt. But when I order a salad, I don't mean I want you to put as few leaves as possible on the bottom of the plate with a tiny bite of pickled onion. I wouldn't have ordered a salad if...More

Thank Writerchef
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have eaten here a couple of times since the Restaurant is a short walk from our daughter's home. Yes reservations are necessary as this place is always packed with locals....with good reason. The food is delicious, the presentation is flawless and oh so upscale....More

1  Thank LadyPearl47
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Have only been here for lunch, but they are three for three in my book. Very interesting menu and every dish I've had there has been first-rate. There is a big focus on wine and food-wine pairings and their wine list is very nice. Am...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lovely decor, friendly service. Food not so great. My salmon was good but my carrots and fingerling potatoes were hard and not cooked. My husband ordered the roasted pear dessert again the pear was hard and not cooked. The food was not awful but since...More

Thank PKD2Harbors
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've eaten at Arugula a few times over the last 4 years. As my title says, I really want to like this place, but each time I've gone I've been let down. I just don't think I can spend my money there again when there...More

Thank Laurel A
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Arugula seemed an unlikely spot for excellent Italian food when I came upon it, but it really surprised me. They served an excellent homemade bread to start. We split a small plate of calamari poached in olive oil with garlic, tomato, basil and charred bread...More

Thank MunichEricJ
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was our second visit to Arugula in several years. The layout had changed for the better since the last time. We were here for Boulder’s restaurant week called First Bite. Therefore, we were handed a preset menu and chose items for each of the...More

Thank aerofaze
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a small and quite relaxed restaurant. We sat in a comfortable booth and enjoyed some very tasty food, including Italian sausage with handmade fettucine, Colorado bison, beef & pork bolognese and my own personal favourite - crawfish & local corn risotto which was...More

Thank bongo54
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I started with a mint martini and she had the recommended Nebbiolo wine, a new one for us both. As we sipped the drinks we ordered mussels as an appetizer to share and looked over the menu. The mussels were really good and the homemade...More

Thank David B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2785 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
    (28th St (Highway 36))
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop right in front of the shopping center.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-443-5100
  • E-mail
Arugula is the realization of our dream to create a simple, natural, and pleasurable casual dining experience in Boulder, Colorado. Arugula is elegant Italian restaurant dining with the warmth of home in a modern environment, infusing the best of Italian and Mediterranean culinary tradition with our contemporary interpretations. We pride ourselves on being a farm to table restaurant, using ingredients grown based on traditional practices, helping to remind us of our connection to the land and the seasons. We create balanced meals using meats that are naturally raised, in-season organic local produce, and fish and shellfish which is in accordance with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guidelines for sustainability. We are proud to offer one of the best dinner spots in Boulder, including an incredible happy hour and delicious tapas. When you're looking for gluten free restaurants in Boulder, we also have an extensive menu to suit your palate. Come join us in North Boulder!