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“One of my favorites”
Review of Arugula

Arugula
Ranked #13 of 179 Restaurants in West Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This French-inspired Mediterranean bistro is cozy and friendly. One of my faovrite dishes is the cassoulet, which often isn't on the menu. Ask for it anyway -- you just might get lucky. The wine list is modest but well selected.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Arugula feels like a West Hartford institution in the best possible way. It also feels as though you've landed in a wonderful mediterranean trattoria, where the servers are friendly, the food is delicious, well-prepared, homey, and affordable, and the staff is relaxed about letting you linger with your friends over your bottle of wine or coffees. The salads are fresh and lively and the flat-bread pizzas are simply delicious (although I wish they wouldn't put caramelized onions on so many of them). It's makes a fun meal to share apps, salads, and pizza.

Thank Sheila F
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christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

hi sheila and thank you for taking the time to write such a lively little review of my bistro...the feelings you express are precisely the ones i try and convey here...so, thank you...by the way, my flatbreads all start with onion marmalade, because i need moisture and flavor ....they're not pizzas...it would be easier if they were! i created this concept 20 years ago...you can always order them without the marmalade...thank you again, and i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

While most people write and rave about the food this is a hats off to the outstanding service from all. They are kind very personable always willing and able to make your experience a memorable one. And of course the great food including the fatouch and bolegneae

Thank jpassman
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christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

i loved opening my computer to your review...thank you! i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Arugula is a great restaurant in West Hartford - although small, it was quiet with an attentive and knowledgable waitstaff. Food is carefully prepared, very fresh and flavorful. What a breath of fresh air!

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Thank Patti L
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christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

hi patti...thank you so much for taking the time to review my little bistro...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Every selection I have tried at Arugula has been fantastic, so this visit I asked my server for his recommendation. Again the result was just delicious - he even recommended dessert of their Affogato. Vanilla ice cream drowned with a shot of espresso - garnished with chocolate covered espresso beans and toasted hazelnuts. I need to get back there soon for another offering of their Affogato.

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christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

hello and thank you for your review...i adore the affogato...it's the way my italian nonna introduced me to coffee 50 years ago...brings back divine memories every time i see one go to a table...thank you again...christiane

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