Great dinner in Little Italy!We were given a personal recommendation to dine at Artu and ask for the waiter, Gianni. It was a rainy Thursday night and we went out of our way to get there. It was worth all of the effort. You enter into a wonderful bar area which would be worth coming back just for that experience. We had a reservation and were immediately seated bya friendly host/owner!? Giianni was a wonderful waiter. We started with a great Chianti and fabulous crostini appetizer. We had 3 different entrees, a veal special, shrimp linguini, and penne puttanesca. All very tasty and perfect portions. The homemade cannolis were amazing with a touch of orange zest. Our room had many full tables and most seemed to be locals. Wish this restaurant was in our neighborhood!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommend Artu!This was our first trip to Artu, having tried several other restaurants in the North End. There were 6 of us -- three of whom were second generation Italian -- so I was hesitant, never having been to Artu. But my worries were soon over after we received and tasted our appetizer. Things just went up from there! The servers were attentive, the food superb and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. I think the noise level was normal, as there was no carpeting. I have already recommended Artu, and will definitely return!
It's also very easy to find on Prince Street, and only steps from Hanover Street.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great valueDelicious! Five of us recently dined at Artu and thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers and meals. We had the Rustico Antipasti which included a delicious spicy eggplant, the Calamari which was tender and crisp, and the Caprese salad with terrific mozzarella.
We had two of the specials, haddock with the signature broccoli rabe, sea bass with sausage and a fantastic lasagne. It was all very tasty!
The service was excellent! We had a better meal here than we have had at some pricier restaurants. I definitely recommend6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Choice in the North EndCould not recommend Artu strongly enough. The menu is homemade Italian classics, perfectly prepared and at ridiculously low prices. Our server was friendly, attentive, and clearly very skilled at her job. The only downside was the temperature- it was 90 F the night we ate at Artu and the air conditioning was broken! But as long as the weather cooperates, we would definitely go back to Artu. Try the lasagna-for that matter, try anything5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodHad another great meal at Artu again only complaint was that service was slow for not being particularly busy other than that it was great5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNorth End GemThis was my 2nd visit to Artu. I really enjoyed the Broccoli Rabe Bruschetta and the Pollo Arrabiata. The waitress was very pleasant and made good recommendations. I would go back the next time I'm in town from ATL.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerI try not to eat at the same restaurant twice in the North End, but Artu may need an exemption from this rule. My date and I both agreed that the food was fantastic Sat night. Appetizer was a ricotta wrapped in eggplant, for dinner she ordered the Fusilli e Salsicce con Broccoli Rabe with Sausage and I got the Pollo Arrabiata. The appetizer was definitely the highlight of the evening. For dinner: pasta was perfectly cooked, my chicken dish was spicy, sauces were not too thick/watery and the portions were a reasonable size (nothing left for lunch the next day). No valet parking for Artu, I valeted my car @Mamma Maria for $25. I'd highly recommend!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI went with a group of friendsI went with a group of friends from college, our waiter was knowledgeable and personable. I will be back. The atmosphere was great. My dish was good, not great, but my friends dishes were amazing. The chicken parm is as big as your head and outstanding. All 6 of us couldn't stop raving about our waiter. He made the evening for sure! Thank you Artu!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good and serviceFood was very good and service was excellent; top-notch staff. Highly recommend dining here if you are out in the North End.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!I have eaten in several North End restaurants and this is another fine place to walk into. Server had a fun personality and gave great service. The sangria was very tasty and worth getting. Nothing negative to say!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. AboveFood was very good. Above the normal North End fare. Service was attentive and helpful.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFlavor of the North EndWe love this place. The North End neighborhood is great and the family atmosphere is perfect. Our favorite waitress, Prudenzia, is always there and we love her. She puts smiles on our faces and food in our bellies-what isn't to love?4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was very attentiveThe staff was very attentive and quick to render assistance. I was quite pleased with their effort.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was excellent.The food and service was excellent. The restaurant was pretty loud but other than that it was a great dining experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Italian favoritesOutstanding Italian favorites at an excellent price as always.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst North End VisitWe came from NY and booked a table at this restaurant on a friends recommendation. Glad we did. Loved the North End and if we did not have reservations would have been totally confused on where to eat. We were seated promptly when we arrived. Our waitress Amanda was sweet and attentive. The food/wine and company were truly enjoyable. We each ordered something different and were very pleased with our choices. I would definitely return and recommend to anyone visiting the north End that does not already have a favorite restaurant!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWas pleasantly surprised thatWas pleasantly surprised that the food & service were very good especially on a busy Saturday night when you can't get in anywhere! We had 10 people & they did a great job accommodating us. Would definitely go back again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSaying that the noise wasSaying that the noise was energetic is very kind....it was so loud we couldn't hear each other talk at all. You needed to yell to have a conversation. Great food / Great service. NO valet parking in the North End, either.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was great. HeOur waiter was great. He was friendly, patient and helpful. He knew the menu and gave great recommendations for drinks and food based on our likes and dislikes. The food and drinks were perfect. I had plenty to eat. It was so good, I wanted to eat until I burst, but I just couldn't finish the last bite.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThere was a table across fromThere was a table across from my husband and I that was really loud. The food was good, with a good sized portion. We were so full we didn't even look at the desert menu. We would most likely go here again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM