2785 Iris Ave.
Arugula Bar e Ristorante is the realization of our dream to create a simple, natural, and pleasurable dining experience in Boulder. Arugula is elegant Italian dining with the warmth of home in a modern environment, infusing the best of Italian culinary tradition with our contemporary interpretations. We pride ourselves on 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. Thank you for choosing to dine with us.
Ample free parking.
Dinner nightly at 5pm.
Lunch Wed, Thurs & Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm.
Please call for a reservation if you can not find your preferred time thru OpenTable.
Tomato-fennel bisque with shaved Grana Padano and balsamic reduction VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN FREE
Smooth winter squash soup with apple chutney VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN FREE
Baby lettuce salad in sherry vinaigrette with cherry tomatoes, balsamic onions and basil VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE
Arugula and fennel salad in white balsamic vinaigrette with dried fruits and goat cheese VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN FREE
Kale salad in Champagne vinaigrette with local beets, pistachios, speck ham and feta (+$2) GLUTEN FREE
House made mozzarella with roasted bell and Anaheim peppers, arugula, sea salt and charred bread (+$2) VEGETARIAN
Sautéed local organic Hazel Dell mushrooms with Gorgonzola cheese and fresh herbs VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN FREE
Carpaccio of boiled sushi grade octopus with paprika oil, tarragon and caper berries (+$2) GLUTEN FREE
Shaved Alto Adige speck with baby pickles, arugula, lemon and pine nuts (+$2) GLUTEN FREE
Duck confit rillettes on grilled brioche with apple mostarda and Tuscan pecorino (+$2)
Second CoursePrimi Sized Pasta/Gnocchi/Risotto:
Penne pasta with winter squash, apple, honey, rosemary, walnuts and Fontina Val d'Aosta VEGETARIAN
Handmade potato gnocchi with pears, arugula, almonds, Gorgonzola cheese and a touch of cream VEGETARIAN
Carnaroli rice risotto with local Hazel Dell mushrooms, Italian porcini, parsnip, fresh herbs and Grana Padano (+$2) VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN FREE
Wild Gulf shrimp and orecchiette pasta in mixed herb broth with garlic, lemon zest, fennel, jalapeños, capers and frisee (+$2)
Penne pasta with fennel sausage, caramelized onions, broccolini, roasted tomatoes, fresh oregano and goat cheese
Classic Bolognese sauce made with local Bison; with Grana Padano cheese and orecchiette pasta
Primi Sized Pasta/Gnocchi/Risotto:
Third CourseMAINS:with roast potato, carrot, turnip & Brussels
Grilled portobello mushroom and asparagus; spiced borlotti beans; and walnut-basil pesto VEGAN
Seafood stew: fresh fish, shrimp, mussels, octopus, calamari, tomatoes, carrots, capers and fresh herbs; with charred bread (+$2)
Grilled wild Mahi Mahi over smooth local beet sauce with a petite fennel-herb-pine nut salad (+$2) GLUTEN FREE
Roasted local never-ever chicken breast with lemon-thyme butter sauce GLUTEN FREE
Grilled local hanger steak with Marsala-shallot sauce and Cambazola cheese (+$2) GLUTEN FREE
Spice rubbed grilled Colorado lamb T-bone with shallot, sun-dried tomato, herb and lemon infused Tuscan extra virgin olive oil (+$3) GLUTEN FREE
MAINS:with roast potato, carrot, turnip & Brussels
Please note: menus are subject to change at the restaurant’s discretion.
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