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Orta Restaurant
Orta Restaurant

Orta Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ortarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (781) 826-8883
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brett Williams
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Book a private event in our Grotto. A private dining room with a full bar that comfortably seats 40. Perfect for all small gatherings, the grotto is an intimate and cozy space with a private entrance located at the rear of the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Cara Williams (781) 826-8883

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 139
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Guests may park anywhere in the rear of the building or in limited spaces in the front.
A word from Orta Restaurant
Named from a lake in the Piedmont region of Italy, Orta is a modern Italian restaurant located at the intersections of 139 and 53 in Pembroke. We apply Italian culinary philosophy to locally sourced product. Please join us in our dining room that features an open kitchen with a newly constructed pizza oven, or swing by the bar and try our wonderful libations, wines, and craft beer selection. We also offer a private function room that can roughly seat forty people, call or visit our website for details. We are open 7 nights a week.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Pizza was excellent! Nice thin crust cooked to perfection in a stone oven. Short ribs were tasty with delicious light gnocchi . The caprese salad was very tasty. Only downside was the place seems a little run down and one of the new waiters almost dumped a charcuterie tray on some unsuspecting customer."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I dined at Orta on Sunday evening with a friend. I was very disappointed in the food and moreover the chef allowing the food to leave the kitchen as such. We ordered the arancini appetizer. I have had them everywhere from the North end of Boston to restaurants in So Boston and these were terrible. Overcooked to the point of burnt and very small. They are supposed to be very moist, not crispy and dry. We both ordered the chicken bracciola with risotto. The menu said it had a mustard cream sauce. You'd think the sauce would be drizzled on top of the chicken not a cup or more of it put down into the dish and then the risotto on top of that! All I tasted when I tried the risotto was mustard. Chicken was terribly dry, I did not eat."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great creative & flavorful Italian food, including real brick-oven pizza. Appetizers are tremendous (try the lobster cake). We are adding this to our rotation on the South Shore."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. It was my anniversary and they made us feel so special with a private table with flowers and brought us champagne and a dessert on the house. Everything about the experience was perfect and I am so glad I booked my reservation at this restaurant. The food was great, the service was great. They went above and beyond my expectations. A truely great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I love everything there, Stuart was attentive, everyone was very friendly."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Always a great meal, service and atmosphere. Favorite drink- Caravella martini, favorite dish salmon. The brick oven pizza is always delish and unique fabulous salads to start. Always a treat to dine at Orta"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "When making a reservation I would specify an alcove table."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had an enjoyable time at Orta. My husband and I were seated immediately given our reservations. The restaurant was packed on a Wednesday. I noticed a few larger parties awkwardly seated. My brick oven pizza had great flavor; yes, the edge of the crust was burnt but that is the way brick oven pizza should be! I also enjoyed a homemade dessert. Our waitress was terrific. No complaints."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We went back to Orta’s last Tuesday night. The restaurant was busy but we were seated promptly at the table requested. Unfortunately, even though the bartender who was waiting on us was attentive, he clearly could have used help. We got our drinks, had a short wait for our salad, and had to ask for bread. However, our dinner took forever to come. Customers at the tables around us were waiting equally as long and were also frustrated. Orta’s was understaffed and workers were overwhelmed. The food was good but spoiled by the excessive wait time."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was extremely good, I would recommend Orta to family and friends."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Always a fantastic dinner, great service, and good people"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Best meal that my boyfriend and I have had in a while. Our waiter Shawn was great as well!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had a chance to meet the owner and head chef. He told me, "If I have the ingredients, I will make you anything you want...". That is an owner/operator who knows what is important when it comes to customer service in the restaurant industry. Make sure you ask for the gluten free menu."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food is great here! Nice wine selection. The atmosphere is nice, staff always friendly. We have never had a bad meal or experience here. Try one of the brick oven pizzas as an app, we tried the short rib with gorgonzola cheese - very different loved it, it's plenty big to share. The desserts are terrific, try the mini cheesecakes!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Awesome staff, calming decor and amazing food! I will definitely return when visiting family in the area."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We go to Orta often. This time we tried a Monday night. Another great dinner. I had the local sole with asparagus risotto...fantastic! The touch of cilantro on the top made the flavors really pop. My guest had the short ribs, which he usually gets and which never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food is good, but not outstanding. I think it is overpriced for the food and ambience compared to other restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food but found the "buzz" in the restaurant to be unpleasantly loud. We were also a bit surprised that in spite of having made a reservation, we were offered a "high top" in the bar. We asked for a table in the main restaurant and they happily gave us one but my general impression has always been that high tops in the bar are saved for walk-ins (unless someone specifically requests one.)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "good food, could be a few more choices on menu especially on pizza"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We are foodies and regular diners at Orta. This time I ordered sautéed sole on top of asparagus risotto w. a to-die-for sauce. It was different, light and stupendous.....really the best restaurant dish I'd had in a while."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Nice spot, first time we had been. Service was very good, menu selection and specials were great. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "What a thrill it was to find such a good restaurant on the South Shore!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Arrived at restaurant and was promptly seated. Service and food was very good. Learned that there was a birthday cake cutting fee of $2.00 per person. Opted out of that. Too bad, after spending $300.00 on bill, would it have been a big deal?"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Party of 7 of us went as a Post Graduation event. We had my elderly mom and mom in law who were treated like queens! Thanks. Food and service by Joey was perfect. Can't say anything bad about the night. We even forgot a card at the table and by the time we got home, the hostess had called us offering to mail it out. We went back and got it but what a considerate thing to do! I guess there are nice folks left in this world. Everyone commented how well their meal was, especially the short rib with gnocchi. A++ all around. Can't wait to go back! Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was the first time I had been since it changed hands. I feel it is a big improvement. The food was great as well as the service. It's a very lively atmosphere, which I love."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Fantastic food, great presentation and 1st rate service. The menu can vary, but when we were there we ordered the skirt steak, Yellowfin tartare, 1/2 Roasted Chicken, Seared Salmon.... all very good. I highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our second dining experience was just this week, and was great. The menu surely has a choice that would suit almost everyone. we two will be back again."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I booked a reservation to celebrate a family event. We were seated as soon as we arrived. The food was excellent. My daughter and I are gluten free. The gluten free gnocchi was wonderful. Great gluten free menu - although I would have liked to have see a GF beer offered like Omission Lager. We ordered a variety of entres from pizza to pasta to tuna - all fantastic. The only downside was that my daughters GF angel hair pasta was not cooked through and we had to send it back. I don't think they traditionally offer gluten free childrens items. We loved the atmosphere and the service was great. We will be going back soon!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We love Orta. Food is outstanding as is service. Our appetizers arrived in the perfect amount of time. The time between finishing our appetizers and receiving our entrees was WAY too long. Tables around us were also experiencing long waits. We have eaten here quite a few times and this has always been an issue for. We will definitely go back but wish they could improve on the prep time between appetizers and entrees. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We love Orta. Amazing fresh food all the time. Never a disappointing meal. The staff is friendly and attentive. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I loved Orta very good, great portions. Only thing I was bummbed no Resling wine. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I heard good things about Orta so wanted to give it a try. I was disappointed as was my husband. The meal was okay but we have had much better. Our kids had the brick oven pizza which they loved. I am gluten free and made the reservation specifying that and checked it that way. I ordered mussels for an app and they were served with bread on them. They apologized for this but still. The sole and steak entrees were alright but sort of bland."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Dinner last night was deeply disappointing. First, it took three days and numerous tries to get a response to a reservation request. I finally succeeded with Open Table when it became available. We were shown to a high-top table--for my 90-year-old mother. When I asked for something more suitable, I was told that alcove tables must be requested in advance. The three of us sat in the front, at a table for six, and waited a long time for each segment of service. The "great nighttime specials" advertised in the Mother's Day flyer were nonexistent. When at last our entrees came, mine was incorrect, so I waited again while a pizza was prepared. The food was great. The service was not. No accommodation was made for our inconvenience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a reservation and were greeted by the friendly owner and seated promptly. We ordered drinks and appetizers which included lobster cakes, eggplant and rice balls - all were excellent. The entrees were also delicious including fresh pasta dishes, yellow fin tuna, and my favorite- short ribs. All had great flavor and were tasty. The venue is tastefully decorated with a view of the open kitchen and wood fired pizza oven. Reservations are recommended and the staff and owners are very welcoming. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have gone several times and is always good. Spring menu is out and we tried the spring mushroom ravs. they were excellent. My wife had the pork tenderloin with peas and bits of bacon. it was also excellent. Waiter was extremely knowledgeable. It was a great evening. would highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "They were changing the menu the next day so selections were a bit thin. Food wasn't great although in the past was very good. Service was horrendous, waiter seemed like he was some where else and couldn't be bothered. I don't think this is a typical experience for Orta, I am striking it up to a full moon. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Our server was terrific, and the atmosphere is great. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food was excellent, above the typical italian food in suburbs. Drinks were savory not too sweet. Waitress was pleasant, and prompt with service. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We dined on a busy Saturday night. We were promptly seated and waited on. We split a beet salad that was great. My entree was a pizza and my husband had the veal meatloaf. My pizza was fine but my husband was not enjoying his meal as he said it was much too salty. The waitress came by and asked if everything was ok and my husband said he wasn't enjoying his meal as it was too salty. She asked if she could bring him something else but he declined saying he was pretty full from the salad. She left and came right back with a new veal plate saying the chef didn't season it with any extra salt. We didn't expect a new meal. He need up taking it home for the next day and said it was very good. The waitress was more than gracious. We will go back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed our night at Orta's. We go regularly and think it is a hidden gem."
    Dined on 4/12/2014