A Gem in the North End
I brought some friends here from out of town, it was recommended by my boss. Everything was amazing! The presentation was beautiful, our service was great, and the food...amazing. With so many restaurants in the North End this really is a gem!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
the wait staff was very friendly
the wait staff was very friendly and personable. The chef visited our table and was very friendly and helpful. Will be back there soon.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was pleasantly surprised that
Was 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.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
First North End Visit
We 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!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A nice meal at a reasonable price
We had a Friday night reservation and were seated immediately on arrival. Entrees were well prepared and reasonably priced. Room is long and fairly narrow, and was a little loud but not to the point of being a distraction. Our waitress seemed to disappear for long stretches during dinner, which was a little annoying. Artu remains one of our top 5 places in the North End for very good Italian food at reasonable prices.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding Italian favorites
Outstanding Italian favorites at an excellent price as always.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Needed a last minute table
Needed a last minute table for 6 on the Saturday before Easter, found Artu on Open table. after ariving we were prompty seated and engaged by a efficient and friendly waitress. appetizer and meals were served promptly. all diners were happy with the meal.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The 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.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff was very attentive
The staff was very attentive and quick to render assistance. I was quite pleased with their effort.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Flavor of the North End
We 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?
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Above
Food was very good. Above the normal North End fare. Service was attentive and helpful.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good and service
Food was very good and service was excellent; top-notch staff. Highly recommend dining here if you are out in the North End.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went with a group of friends
I 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!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I 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!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
North End Gem
This 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.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had another great meal at Artu again only complaint was that service was slow for not being particularly busy other than that it was great
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Choice in the North End
Could 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 anything
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great value
Delicious! 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 recommend
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly 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.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Appetizers, Excellent Service
Recently took 5 friends from out of town to dinner. They wanted North End Italian, and I wanted to be seated and served promptly so I could get on my way for the weekend. Artu seated us immediately on arrival, which is not always the case at other NE spots. The waitress recommended a few appetizers that were outstanding - enjoyed by one and all. Our entres were also good, and reasonably priced.
The place was a little noisy but not so overcrowded as to kill conversation. I will come back again.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good shrimp arrabiata and eggplant parm. Assaggio appetizer tasty.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is sometimes difficult to get a reservation in North End, especially on Saturday night. Artu did the job for us. Food was very good, Service was Excellent. Best part was we were not rushed out of our table like at some places.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My cousin from Washington,
My cousin from Washington, DC was in town so we took her and her husband to see the Red Sox beat Toronto and then to Dinner at Artù. We had eaten there a week earlier and thought it was great. Our waiter, Sal, was friendly and warm. When I told him it was someone's birthday he went out of his way to put candles in the tiramisu we had ordered and had the whole place sing "Happy Birthday". Later my cousin old me it was one of the best birthdays ever ... and she has had many! The food at Artù (and Sal) were a big part of that.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just passing through Boston
After spending a busy 4th of July weekend in Kennebunkport, we had a one night stay in Boston. Artu was exactly what we were looking for -- great food in a relatively quiet neighborhood. With temperatures in the high 90s, "The Derby" was a perfect drink to chill with. It's similar to a Mint Julep.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely North End eatery
We don't eat in the North End often but wanted something that was Italian and not terribly expensive. This fit the bill. The menus was varied and the meals we got were tasty.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian food in town...
But don't let all the tourists know!
I have been going here for years and I am finally taking the time to review it following my daughter's birthday soiree. The chicken donato is so fulfilling. The lasagna homemade heaven. I can go on.
Just some guy from the suburbs giving praise!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
New favorite spot
Food was unbelievable and the service was great. What more can you ask for?
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I found Artu by just walking past looking for lunch. Whenever we come to Boston we always stop in for lunch or dinner.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food. The tempura
Very good food. The tempura squash blossom appetizer was a gem.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little gem
This was a great place to Dine at, wonderful food, outstanding service. The only reason for the moderate noise level was there were two large groups of people dinning at the same time we were there.
We would go back agian...
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't say enough about Artu!
I can't say enough about Artu! Silvio and Sal made the night for me and my guests. The appetizers were wonderful, the meals were spot on and the drinks topped it all off.
I brought my colleagues for a light hearted business dinner. Silvio made sure all was perfect for my guests and Sal, our waiter was hilarious making the dinner fun and engaging.
Will be bringing my guests (colleagues and friends) back to Artu soon!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luck of the Draw
Artu is excellent, the food is always wonderful. Unfortunately we had a less than stellar server on our recent visit, one of our party described her as a bull in a china shop. We won't let this keep us away, but a first timer would surely have been put off by her - she spilled drinks, didn't know how to properly pour a beer, and then the entrees arrived before we were half way through with out appetizers.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in the North End
We tried a few restaurants in the North End during our recent visit. The food at Artu far outshone the rest! Their menu had a lot of unusual but creative options, beyond the typical Italian favorites. We did have to wait a bit but it was worth it. Delicious summer menu too!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly Sevice, excellent value
Always enjoy returning to Artu. Food is always delicious and service is always friendly. Very solid value for the money
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was recommended by someone that grew up in Boston. Other people told us to go other places when we told them where we were going, but we stuck with our reservation. We are so happy that we did. The server was excellent, food was fabulous and the atmosphere is very open and friendly. We met three couples that sat next to us and we enjoyed interacting with them. That being said, the place that we were sitting would not work if you are looking for an intimate setting. They may have that available, but I am not sure. We did ask for a deviation from the fried calamari appetizer and that did not turn out very well, but at least they were willing to try it for us. The prices were reasonable and we would go back.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
brought a group of my daughters
brought a group of my daughters friends for Sunday lunch to celebrate her 21st birthday - great in every way -
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Artu serves the best eggplant
Artu serves the best eggplant parm in the North End. The rest of the menu is superb as well!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Everytime
This is now the third time that I have been to Artu. Every time, I have had a great experience from the service to the food. Whether for a late night dinner or food and drinks with the girls. I highly recommend the red sangria!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we think Boston (where our middle child lives), we think ARTU. Found it 25 yrs ago, when our 5 children were under the age of 8.. they accommodated us then.. allowing us to order four dinners and share the goods.. they accommodate us now, as two of us are gluten free. BEST FOOD EVER!! Just thinking about it makes me hungry. I order the rustico antipasi, meso salad (perfectly dressed), eggplant parm (unbreaded) with gf pasta (al dente), Sangiovese Rustico cab and gelato for dessert.
I'm hungry all over again, just typing it out.
Never disappoints, great staff, HAPPY diners!!
Doesn't get much better than this...
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of Town
We had an out of town guest, and went to Artu's - 9:00 reservation, so unfortunately they were out of 2 dishes that our guest wanted. But it was good the waitress was excellent,
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time, great food
Loved out dinner; Special celebration with family. The food was wonderful and the service superb!
We will be back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A solid North End restaurant.
A solid North End restaurant. There are some lemons in the neighborhood, but Artus is always reliable, generous, and good.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I and our two twenty- something daughters had a very nice dinner at Artu on a Thursday night. One of my daughters and I have Celiac disease and need a gluten free meal. We mentioned this to the waiter apron sitting down and he assured us this was not a problem at all. That's all we needed to hear! Dinner was great. We tried the Bolognese sauce over the gluten free pasta and it was delicious. The anti-pasto was very good as well. Everyone had a delicious meal. Very pleasant surprise.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two locations, both great!
I've been to both the Charles Street and North End locations of Artu, and you can't go wrong with either one. The menu is filled with familiar dishes, like pasta carbonara and eggplant, chicken or veal parmesan, but done in a tasty way, not in a "blah, everyday dish" way. Our group of four was promptly seated and had a great Italian red to compliment the food. The only complaint was that our food took awhile, but it was Friday and the restaurant was very busy. Other than that, I would definitely be back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another good thing about Boston
I don't get up to Boston enough, so when I do I want it to be special. The boyfriend and I walked in and heard our name called, and were taken to a corner table by the window, right on time and no waiting. It was perfect for a romantic dinner. Sal, our waiter, was excellent in every way. My shrimp appetizer was unusual, in a balsamic vinegar sauce with arugula. It is a bold thing to have on the menu; I loved it, but can imagine some would consider it overpowering, My Osso Bucco was very good, the sauce delicious and the meat tender. The side of roasted asparagus was great. The Misto salad was fresh and crispy, just the way it should be. The restaurant had a comfortable feel, but upscale.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Artu, North End
Took a client who wanted Italian, but something different from the usual Hanover Street places. The food was very good, as was the service. Ambience a bit loud, but fun. Don't drive, though - hard to get to. Park on Commercial Street and walk.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and ambiance
This was my first visit to Artu. What a great place. The staff is very courteous and professional. We had a reservation and got seated right away. Our server was helpful with a choice if wine. The food is very reasonably priced and large portions. We got dessert which was vanilla and chocolate gelato wrapped in dark chocolate. It was incredible. We couldn't stop eating it. Our server made sure everything was good after each item was served. We will definately be back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with exceptional service
The food was delicious and the portions large.. I had the chicken parm and an appetizer of fried calamari. We definitely had one of the best waiters in Boston, which made for a relaxing lunch.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM