In February of 1992 Artu opened its doors to the world, starting with outstanding sandwiches and mouth watering roasted meats, we continued to evolve and grow. Since then we have steadily added to our repertoire. From those sandwiches and roasted meats, we have produced old-world comfort food dishes to current interpretations of those classics that still make the most discerning eater reminisce of their childhood.
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The food was truly mediocre, with one dish being outright bad. The service was terrible and one person in our party was brought an entree he had not ordered instead of the one he had. After the mistake was rectified (after having an extra wait, of course), the restaurant did nothing to make up for the error. Plus the room is downright ugly. We won’t be back.
With a reservation we waited more than half an hour. When we asked the host/hostess what was going on they assumed (without asking us) that we were waiting for our party to arrive. They never asked us if we were ready to be seated. When we arrived they said they were checking on our table....nothing from them until we asked when our table would be ready. They said we couldn't be seated until party was all there...hmmm....1) they never asked us 2) we were all there. Our reservation was originally for 3 and we ended up as 4....they could not figure out that the party of 3 would still sit at a table for 4. Absolutely crazy. If it had been earlier we would have left for another restaurant. The noise level in the dining area was deafening....very very loud....hard to have a conversation.
The mussels were cold and the broth was so-so. Overall an OK meal but nothing exceptional, which you kind of hope for in the North End.
Great Food, service was quick and on top of all our needs, pricing made you feel like you got a bargain and not snookered.
Our server Marcos (I think that was his name?) was fantastic. Excellent service and he made the meal memorable.
Food was great but service was just ok. Our waitress had a bit of an attitude although the others servers all seemed nice. She never told us the specials and we only heard them when the other waiter shared them at the next table. The atmosphere inside is dark and depressing. Very few windows.
Artu far exceeded my expectations! From the ambiance to the wine the food the service, every element was perfect! I have my favorites in the north end and Artu is definitely up there. We will be back!!
A perfect North End dinner! We loved the menu, ambience, waitstaff, wine selection, desserts. Fun, lively and delicious!
Better food and a better value overall than overpriced dining options on Hanover St., yet not as authentically Italian as one would hope to find in the North End.
Always popular and crowded place. Front of house super friendly, got us a great seat for two by the window. Waiter helpful enough. Food is always good.
Our food was delicious and the service was nice. I will definitely be back.
Food and prices were good, service was great and very nice atmosphere compared to some places in the area that are beat up and run down. Much newer places them most around.
Artu is fabulous! A great neighborhood restaurant with delicious food and lively atmosphere!
One of my go-to's in the North End. Food is always great!
Artu never disappoints. Consistency through and through. From the ambience, to the wine to the food. Will be back!
The food was amazing, as was the service. Marcos is the best and made us feel so welcome.
Delicious generous portion of lamb chops. Tables too close for my comfort level. Couldn’t have a conversation without people next to us listening. Service was great! Would go back again!!
Great service, great place to go! Highly recommend!
Reliably a cut above the usual North End Italian fare. Nothing fancy to look at, but this place always serves up great food. The wine list is a good one, and if you just want to hang out at the bar, there’s plenty of room. Service was great too.
I was very disappointed. The noise level was awful and one of the dishes we ordered came out wrong and we waited patiently for a new meal to come until I had to get the waitress to go see about the order. On a better note, they did not charge us for our friends meal, which was the right thing to do
Great food and service by Ricco. Great place for adults and teens as well.
Enjoyed the calamari and the pasta. Great wait staff tight seating but nice. Would go back again. Excellent Bolognese and great ravioli
We ordered many apps and shared; scallops&cauli, Brussels and the Meatballs - all were excellent!
Three of us stopped in for a quick bite; no apps just three delicious mains. Service was very good- would definitely go back.
We arrived early seated properly wait staff was very good and very knowledgeable and we were surprised with the birthday could always at the end of meal compliments compliments of the chef I would definitely go back
too loud, too bright, no atmosphere, food mediocre
Cozy, bistro type atmosphere with excellent service. We ordered caprese salad, chicken and eggplant parmigiana and tiramisu, all of which was very good but perhaps a notch below outstanding/memorable. Prices are reasonable. All in all a very enjoyable dinner.
New Years eve
unremarkable. average in all categories. the panini bun tasted like Wonder Bread. the roast chicken was dry and bland.
Excellent food and great wait staff, Jess. Fun anniversary dinner!
Service was excellent and the value was very good. Food was good.
Delicious food! Excellent service! I've been dining at Artu for more than 15 years. It is worth the hour drive to Boston.
Great night out celebrating the end of a hard semester with my girlfriend. The food, wine, and service are all excellent here. We will definitely be coming back again!
We've been here several times, never disappointed. Nice selection of entrees, and the salumi appetizer was wonderful for sharing. Service was great, our server was very accommodating in helping us with selections. We did not feel rushed in any way. Stayed for dessert and coffee, delicious tiramisu!
We love Artu. It’s our go-to restaurant in the North End. It can be quite loud if surrounded by a raucous group. But the food, wine and staff are wonderful and we highly recommend Artu.
Our food was delicious, timed just right so we didn't feel rushed but we didn't wait too long in-between courses and everything was delicious. Our server was great, informative and attentive.
The meal was excellent. I had veal which was tender and lightly breaded. The pasta was
perfect-not overcooked. The service was amazing and the staff were so attentive and pleasant. It was a little loud but just with conversations. Great dinner!
I always go to Artu when I have either friends in-town or business partners... the food and service is just amazing. Thank you!