Orta Restaurant
Orta Restaurant

Orta Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ortarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7818268883x
  • 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 7818268883x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Orta Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (53)special occasion (50)romantic (34)good for groups (29)notable wine list (24)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (16)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (5)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • grammysue11
    grammysue11
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Loved it as always!! Orta never disappoints, great food, service and atmosphere!! Favorite restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • requested a better seating location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My compaint is with the matradee and our seats! Arrived on time and the place was pretty empty. The matradee showed us to our seats right be the main entrance. I requested if it would be Ok to move and his said NO, all the others seats are reserved. Well that would have been fine but sitting be the main entrance I could hear everything as people arrived and none of them had reservation By the time we finished dinner, thete were serveral seats available. I would never go back a nd would no recommend Orta to anyone!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • used to love it
    susan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The tables are packed together and our table was for two and a long table so we would have to talk loudly to hear each other. When we asked to be moved the manager made it like it was a huge inconvenience . We were moved to the bar area which is even more crowded than the dinning room. Our service in the dinning room was not good. They brought menus 2 wine menus and one dinning menu. No one came for a drink order for a good 10 minutes. Meanwhile the table next to us, sat after us, had bread and water and was about to order drinks. The entree was delicious and very pricey!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shelley
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was great. Jessica gave excellent service. Orta is our favorite date night spot. Never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Exceptional service. Great food. Love the staff and wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food South of Boston
    JohnC
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A nearby gem. This is the third time we have dined at Orta and each experience was outstanding. This restaurant equals any Boston quality dining without the drive and traffic. The food was outstanding, the wait staff was helpful, courteous and timed delivery of the three courses perfectly. I highly recommend Orta. The atmosphere is vibrant without being noisy, We were seated upon arrival without a wait. Our table was as requested in our Open Table reservation" a table in a quiet area" and that;s exactly where we were seated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal, great service!
    TobyMax
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The entire dining experience was wonderful. Braised short ribs were well seasoned and tender. The lamb special was cooked to perfection. Servers were very attentive and didn't rush the meal. Highly recommended for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dining
    deluxebury
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Absolutely the best appetizer menu great pizza,desserts, beers
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christine1529
    Christine1529
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Fabulous. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the overall dining experience was truly terrific. I would highly recommend Orta to anyone. It's a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Eleanore
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always great service and wonderful food. Chef is creative and presentation of meals lovely. We dine here often and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lulu46
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    wonderful food great service ate in bar area and it was very relaxing and the noise level was low
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dining experience.
    Yvie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Although we had a reservation we had trouble getting a decent table that wasn't next to the front door we finally settled in the bar the food was fine overall very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably great
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We eat here every couple of months. The food is always good, but the service sets them apart. This is not some local dive with inexperienced kids waiting tables. The service is always professional and friendly. I have to note that they have lobster bisque on the menu now and it is REAL bisque unlike so many local places that put lobster in clam chowder instead of clams and call it lobster bisque. Bisque and chowder are not the same thing but Orta has one of the few local chefs that seems to know that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    BScap
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We arrived at Orta to celebrate our 25th anniversary. It was 7pm on a Tuesday night and the place was packed. Even though we had a dinner reservation thru Open Table we were seated at a high top in the no man's land between the bar and the dining room with a view of the bathroom and the staff registers. A high top table is not the most comfortable seating and to make matter worse our table was not level. I mentioned to the hostess that I thought we would have been seated at a regular table since we had a reservation, but she did not offer to move us. The service we received was fine, but unfortunately the food was not. We had an excellent appetizer: beef carpaccio, but the sauces on both entrees were over-salted and a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A family favorite
    moandfamily
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Has been a family favorite. A little pricy but meals that are usually creative, definitely not the run of the mill. They were busy but not crazy and this was good as we had at least one disappointing experience in the past. I still think the wait was a little long but not excessive. My chicken special was good stuffed chicken special, came with potatoes but no veggie) my husband lived grid seated tuna and we ask thought my daughters fig pizza was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST!!!!
    beantownbaby
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Brett is a rock star in the kitchen!! Phenomenal menu, perfect execution, and overall awesome experience! We loved everything we ordered and can not wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Orta never disappoints!
    Kimbir
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Orta is a hidden gem. I've been here for date night with my husband, meeting friends for drinks or as a family - especially great when the kids can make their own pizza! They have a good variety of options on the menu and the food is always fresh and excellent. The staff is always great about understanding my family's food allergies. Fantastic atmosphere as well! My favorite spot for dining on the South Shore.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GMD47VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • selling my second groupon
    Joanne
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Add it to the rotation
    DonaldKDonald
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Orta Review
    food21
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Carolinae09
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I love everything there, Stuart was attentive, everyone was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Fabulous!
    Whats4dinnah
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating
    Cj4555
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    When making a reservation I would specify an alcove table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Good2go
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another time ?
    dineout
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Letitride
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food was extremely good, I would recommend Orta to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ldesi
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always a fantastic dinner, great service, and good people
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Shelley
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Best meal that my boyfriend and I have had in a while. Our waiter Shawn was great as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great "Mission Statement"
    Zebs
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT! Go you will enjoy!
    MaryAnn
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Establishment
    SiulkaFood
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Awesome staff, calming decor and amazing food! I will definitely return when visiting family in the area.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another nice meal
    ddamon406VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TommyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food is good, but not outstanding. I think it is overpriced for the food and ambience compared to other restaurants in the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud
    Charlie
    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.)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rest4
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    good food, could be a few more choices on menu especially on pizza
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptionally yummy!
    Zonnie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yvie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    What a thrill it was to find such a good restaurant on the South Shore!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hanoverfoodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate