Unquestionably, the finest Italian restaurant in Newton/ Metro West Boston. This spot is amazingly comfortable in every respect and serves up the finest, most fresh pastas and unique Abruzzan fare. There is no better service. The Veal Pamadoro is my favorite along with the Bolegnese. We love this place!
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific restaurant in the suburbs
5 of us had dinner at Tartufo this week. Service was great. Food was great. Red wine list was great. Can't wait to go back. Enough said?
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, but plan to shout!
Food is great, service is great, but no matter where you're sitting in this restaurant it is LOUD. So loud that when you come out of it, your voice is hoarse. But would still return, as the food was delicious.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
You won't Find Better
The best Abruzzo restaurant in the Boston area. The food is always top quality, fresh and astounding. The rigatoni bolognese is the finest in the the Boston metro area. The service is unsurpassed and always friendly and comfortable. We love this spot and return as often as possible.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back
there were 7 of us and we all passed our meals around so we could all taste (we are family) and couldn't decide which meal was the best. they were all fabulous.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceeded our expectations!!
Everything about this restaurant is awesome. We were greeted by the most gracious & charming host. Our waitress was knowledgable & very friendly. My husband & I started by sharing Prosciutto di Parma. Unlike most restaurants, this appetizer was the right portion for 2. For entree, I had a delicious Frutti di Mare w/ the extra 1/2 lobster. Loved the concept of the dish baked in parchment paper. It really made all the seafood flavors stand out. My husband had the special Fra Diavolo, also w/ lobster. He enjoyed it very much, but we couldn't figure out why a restaurant such as this would use tiny shrimps in their entrees. Dessert was tiramisu to share...sinful! We had the special red wine that was really good. Can't wait to dine here again!
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very welcoming, very good
Very welcoming, very good waitress, food was delicious
Only thing negative was the tables are very close together and hard to navigate around restaurant.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place except for
Very nice place except for constant low-grade banging sound which our waiter said was preparation of meat for dinner in basement kitchen. Lunch menu was a bit sparse of mid-sized meals - mainly appetizers and entrees- but seemed like a pretty authentic Italian place and I look forward to returning for dinner.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in Newton
The seafood risotto is amazing as is everything else relating to this very comfortable spot, which produces the best authentic and fresh Italian fare in Boston. Service is first class and prices are reasonable for the offerings.
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good neighborhood choice. Food and service were very good. I will make a return visit. Restaurant tends to be a little too noisy.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and Fine Quality Italian
THIS RESTAURANT IS WONDERFUL AND SERVES UP THE MOST FLAVORFUL OF ITALIAN DISHES WITH ABRUZZAN SLANT. THE BOLOGNESE IS POSSIBLY ONE OF THE BEST IN BOSTON AND THE WAITERS AND STAFF ARE EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL. I LOVE IT AND RETURN VERY OFTEN.
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
We hadn't been to Tartufo
We hadn't been to Tartufo in a while and were pleasantly surprised - the food and the service were very good - the restaurant has a warm atmosphere.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was overextended
The service was overextended and therefore slow, but they were experienced and trying hard. The menu offers a good variety of food, and all the dishes we had were very good. (Except I took exception to the burnt flavor on the outside of the scallops, which my friend did not object to.) The prosecco was extraordinary. The cabernet was extremely fruity, which would be fine for many people but not what I wanted. I should have asked for advice.
The restaurant was crowded, but we were lucky to get a corner table upstairs that was probably quieter than other spots.
All in all I thought, "This restaurant knows what they are doing" and I would like to go back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
We enjoyed Tartufo. Starting with the basket of wonderful bread which was delicious and generous, the food was superb. We had a pasta dish with the name Tartufo in it, so perhaps that is their signature dish. It was excellent and not too rich and heavy. There were other things on the menu I wanted to try. Maybe next time.
Service was attentive but not overbearing in any way.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the fine Italian Restaurants
It does not get much better than this spot which frequenters know is very special. If you like fresh produce and updated "old school" Italian at reasonable prices, this is the Newton spot to try. Far superior to the new guys just opening, this great spot is where Newtonites and those from further away come for a great meal. I have seen Mayor Manino there several times in the past with staff. Don't think he lives in Newton. Tell you something?
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful friendly service,
Wonderful friendly service, Veal Chop as to die for! Excellent wine selection... Been here many times! Apps are tasty and innovative especially the lobster!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found the food at Tartufo to be very good. It is a great Italian restaurant.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a truly outstanding experience at Tartufo from the moment we arrived with an energetic greeting and promptly seated despite a busy Saturday night. The appetizers were exceptional including the Tuna Tartar and then a veal scaloppini which followed. We will definitely return.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Little Gem in Newton Centre
GREAT restaurant - BEST Italian food in Newton. Wonderful menu, bar, and ambiance. Intimate and cozy, yet sophisticated and trendy. The service is superb. This has become our favorite spot.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food - nice atmosphere
on my home from Boston to Connecticut I found this restaurant through OpenTable. Excellent choice. Because of the short notice I only found a seat at the bar but this was also absolutely fine. I will stop by again.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service doesn't fit the food
We had a Tuesday reservation, and arrived on time. Our table was not ready, and we had to wait at the bar for 30 minutes. Once seated, it took a while for the waiter to take our order -- and he was hard to hear above the noise of the restaurant. (We were in a corner table, but the noise was still too loud.) The bill for our drink order was not added to our meal costs (which seemed unusual to me in a higher end restaurant), and the bartender had to come to the table, first to give us our bill, a second time because we had not speedily taken out our credit card, a third time to collect our credit card, and a fourth time to return our credit card. All in all, and while the food for all of us was very good, the service was less than attentive.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy but elegant Italian restaurant
We liked Tarfufo a lot. We arrived at 6:00 (with a reservation); by 7:00, the place was completely full, even the bar--and it was only a Wednesday night (not the weekend)! So clearly, a Newton highlight for dining. The menu was interesting and the food very good, the wine list impressive, mostly Italian Ambience was lovely--low lights, pretty cream tablecloths and napkins and use of drapey cream-colored fabrics to set off the rooms., friendly waiters, large windows looking out on a busy Newton Centre. Felt like a happening place in a cozy, warm, welcoming setting.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
what a steal!
don't have to go to north end for good italian food. We had their beef carpaccio and tuna tartare avocado as appetizers, THE best we have ever had!! both were melt-in-your-mouth. we had seafood as entrees, cooked al-dente.. their specials are always really good as well and not to forget dessert, the best tiramisu we have ever had!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner for Two
Friendly atmosphere, good food. Have been to Tartufo many times in the past and plan to keep it on my "go to" list.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
took a shot in the dark....
We had never dined here before and I found this great little piece of Italy on line./
Everything was so great. Our server was very good, our food reminded of us of what we ate in Italy.
If I had to give one bad comment it would be that it was very loud, but only because they were so busy,
which is a great thing. We would definetly go back if in the area!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taste of Italy in Newton
Having traveled to Italy last year and wanting to recapture the Italian cuisine on return we went to the North End.
Skip the North End and try Tartufo. Great food and wine and easy to park.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very nice and knowledgeabl
We had a very nice and knowledgeable waiter. Food was really good! Prices are reasonable. Looking forward to returning!; we didn't realize there was such good Italian food in the neighborhood!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM