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Artu

4.7
1384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Artu was founded on the most basic Italian technique, great ingredients, simply prepared, that is what Artu is all about.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1384 people are saying
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DawnF
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a warm fall night. It was beautiful sitting outside on the lovely tables. We arrived 15 minutes early but were seated right away. The waitress was very accommodating and came by our table several times but not overly so.

The food was delicious - very fresh and large enough proportions to take home.

It was a luxurious dinner and not too bad for the price.

I'd definitely return!

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EricAM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were both great, drinks were excellent

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TaraD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic!

As the days are getting colder, I'd recommend heat lamps for the outdoor seating.

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vipLacy
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There are SO many choices in Boston's North End for Italian. We stayed at the W and were directed to Artu for dinner. Our family of three was delighted. The food was incredible and the service, provide by the charming Mateo, was impeccable. Thank you for a great experience. The lobster arancini was amazing, as was the Bolognese and the linguine with clams.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Chicken parm was very good ans the

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and great food. Pace was perfect and loved the outdoor dining.

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vipPaulH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, amazing dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love dining at Artu’s. The food and service is outstanding

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GailB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We ordered meatballs for an appetizer, they were delicious! Tasted just like mine. There were several different main course dishes ordered and everyone loved their meals. I highly recommend this establishment. I would suggest making a reservation.

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vipIWiz
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The North End is a marketing ploy, which pulls in the tourists and enables the restaurants to offer standard but charge premium.
Artu has adapted to the COVID, with about 20 tables outside in an alley and about 4 inside in corners.
We booked via Open Table, expecting an outside and get placed in a cold, un-atmospheric corner.
The menu was lacking, not clear and food honestly wasn’t great. Service was hurried, especially the have to order food with drinks and no drinks alone. Really not impressed. Still in search of a good restaurant in the North End.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Meatballs wand Chicken para were amazing!

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LeslieA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have always loved Artu and been there many times for good food, good service. The only reason I gave the Ambience a 4 was because we were outside due to covid. While it was fun to people watch, see boston, eventually it got chilly and windy. But, it is ALWAYs a good bet!

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Michelle
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in the North End - always the best experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were younger adults sitting behind us screaming profanities thoughout the dinner. It was very inappropriate.

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JillR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, amazing service! Only 1 star lost on ambience - we opted to sit outside for this reason and had a perfect night. Everyone was impressed with their dishes & our server was top notch!

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vipLoriM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration for our daughter. The food was outstanding as well as the staff. Our favorite restaurant, we have never had a bad meal. Always delicious! Highly recommend!

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vipAsian1996
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and people. Plus they have Ghost Tequila for spicy margaritas!

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vipAngelaG
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughter getting into Harvard Law School. One of my coworkers in TN is from Boston. He recommended Artu to us, and it was perfect. They have phenomenal service and are so nice! I had to call ahead because we were worried we were going to be really late. Alex answered and told me not to worry and they’d have our table ready for us. Our server, Juan, has the best personality and made our night perfect! For appetizers, we had the calamari and then meatballs. For dinner, we had the was Lasagne and the shrimp scampi. And, at the end, we had four of their desserts and they were delicious!! Love th is place!! Great Food!

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vipClosed
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best restaurants in the NorthEnd. Everyday dining or celebration you might have, this is the place to spend it. The owner brings a rear quality to the table to have great food and service that makes it even that more enjoyable. Please take my advice. Bon appetite

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JennyR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering the circumstances of wearing masks due to covid virus, this was an outstanding dinner. The staff was thorough in their detail to serve properly and with attention to cleanliness. The food was excellent!

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vipSumo
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good. Need to keep the outdoor seating post-Covid, felt like Italy. Maybe heaters in the fall. Didn’t like to order everything at once. Salad was brought out same time as app, not cool.

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StevieB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We’d heard excellent things about Artu and while we enjoyed our meal, we felt it was a little overpriced for the quality we received. We just expected a little more from a place that had come so highly recommended to us. But again, especially with the outside patio seating, the service was excellent and was a very pleasant dining experience.

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vipJake
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

excellent food. little pricey but to be expected while places try to survive during covid

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great dining al fresco on a street that was closed to vehicles. The accordion players added to the already delightful atmosphere. Our server Alissa was excellent with her recommendations, politeness and attentiveness to our needs. We cannot wait to go back.

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vipLoriM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! This is our favorite restaurant. Never a bad meal. The wait staff is always attentive and nice! Outside dining is really nice, it’s off the Main Street, so it feels safe.

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viplilyn
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner

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Cwolicki
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this restaurant. It’s off of Hanover Street, the main drag in the north end which worked well during coronavirus time because it meant there was room in the alleyway for tables and social distancing. There were a number of groups but enough space between tables and the restaurant was very strict about not moving them. Menus were provided via GR code so you could read them on your phone without having to touch paper. Waiters wore masks as did the host. There was some moisture dropping off of air conditioners above us so we had to move a bit to stay away from the splashing but it was really minor. Small but good selection of wines and the food was great. My friend had a chicken dish with pasta and I had the eggplant Parmesan which was absolutely awesome. Everything was plentiful and we took food home. I would definitely go again. Or go and get takeout. Maybe next time try the short ribs ravioli.

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KarenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner outside, our server Alyssa was on point! The Halibut special with Lobster risotto and oh the peach and local tomato panzanella to start was just
a quintessential summer meal. Our first visit and we are made to feel so welcomed. Will definitely recommend Artu to anyone heading to the North End.
We also had 3 children who were catered to without a glitch. Thank you to your staff for putting together a fantastic place to dine.

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GloriaP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and they did a great job with dining out with the COVID-19 regulations.

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vipJustSteph
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Artu was fabulous! Treated like family. Rabe is the absolute best in the city. Great service!

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Caitlin
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Artu never fails to deliver! Always great food and REALLY great service. This is by far my favorite north end restaurant, it’s so welcoming. Good vibes and good food all around.

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vipLoriM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artu is always an amazing dining experience. We have never had a bad meal or complaint. Staff is very friendly, professional and accommodating. Highly recommend!!

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ElainaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere is great! Recommend the calamari fritti, mussels, and sausage with peppers and potatoes!

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ChristineD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal & off the busy Hanover St.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. First time out since COVID-19 and it was great

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vipMiddlesex
New England
89 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First night dining our post Covid 19 was an experience. Sitting on Prince street was fun, food is consistent and pretty good. Not enough hand sanitizers but we brought our own.

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DesireeJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was great for first time opening from Covid. Great to get out and sit outside. The chicken was bland in my entree but the sangria was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first outing since the state’s reopening. The outdoor seating is a new measure taken for safety reasons but I hope it stays beyond the state’s requirements. It felt like being in a small side street of an Italian city. Our server was so patient with us and explained all the new guidelines such as how the kitchen requests all of your party’s order be put in at once (apps, salads, meal) to limit the number of times the server has to return to the table. Even still our food came out in a timely and well spaced manner. When we realized our chances of casually finding a drink elsewhere without a proper reservation were slim, our server let us go ahead and order another round even after having closed out our bill. Thanks to the staff for making us feel welcomed and for keeping everything so obviously sanitized and clean.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artu never disappoints! Fabulous Italian dinner !
Excellent wait staff.

FAQs

Artu does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Artu also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 742-4336.

Artu is rated 4.7 stars by 1384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.