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“Never a bad meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arpeggio

Arpeggio
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Spring House
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington DC
Level Contributor
75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Never a bad meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

I've been there many times and everytime the food and service are good. I would love to eat there everyday. There are healthier and not so healthy options. Food always seems fresh and has lots of flavor.

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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236 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Go for the food, not the atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

First time visit and we were impressed. The server was friendly and helpful. The menu was extensive and we were thrilled to see so many healthy choices. It's very reasonably priced (and a byob, which keeps the cost down). Loved the gazpacho and highly recommend it for starters..not spicey, but very tasty. Sunday evenings they have live jazz. The place is small, so you probably need to get there early on a weekend. We will definitely go back soon..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hang Up”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

Over the years I have eaten here many times and used their take-out as well. But the service and attitude of the staff and less food at higher prices has convinced me to start avoiding it. The final straw was two nights ago when I called an order in and was told that it wouldn't be ready for an hour. I was asked "is that OK" , when I said it wasn't the person on the phone said"Well then good night " and hung up. The ceaser salad is all lettuce. The lobster ravioli is fewer pieces for more money. I'm hanging up on Arpeggio!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Almost70_11
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mary c, Owner at Arpeggio, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
We are sorry that you were disappointed by your experience and appreciate the time taken to write this review. We also apologize for our phone person who was apparently short with you. Unlike many restaurants, all of our dishes are made to order and often customized, both of which take a little extra time. Although pizzas cook quickly in the wood burning oven, there are a limited number that can be made during any given time period, and the night to which you are referring was extremely busy for take out. We also had a very full dining room. Sure, we could tell you 15 minutes but if we know that the food can't be ready we would then have many unhappy customers waiting in our small lobby for takeout. We try to space our takeout so that the kitchen can take the time needed to properly prepare the dishes and have them ready on time for pickup. We have a system that seems to work well most of the time. If there had been a way to have your food ready earlier we would most certainly would have tried. This was probably not offered because there was no way we could expedite any orders that night due to heavy volume.
Regarding the ravioli, we have had lobster ravioli on the menu for years and have never changed the number in the dish, nor has the price changed in the last 5 years. Although these ravioli are delicious, this has always been an appetizer sized dish. I certainly hope that you consider all of these factors before hanging up on Arpeggio!
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lunch not so great!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

I woukd say that the salads we had (3 different kinds) for lunch here were just "average", at best. Most of the greens were wilted. However, the desserts were really fabulous. We split a slice of peanut butter pie and a dark chocolate gelato!! YUM!!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jaw914
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North Wales
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place with terrific cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is a terrific restaurant if you're in the mood for some great Mediterranean food. All is made fresh and is delicious. Service is good. Try for off times, as they get very busy, but it's worth the trip! The owner, Hamdi, is a great guy as well.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank oceanlady999
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