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About Artu

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.

6 Prince St.
Boston, MA 02113
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dining Hours

Monday - Sunday: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM

Bar Hours

Monday - Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM

Cross Street:
Hanover Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 742-4336

Website:
http://www.artuboston.com/

Catering:
Please visit: http://artuboston.com/functions/

Public Transit:
Artu is accessible from the Haymarket T stop (green and orange line) , the North Station T stop (green line) Government Center (green and blue line) and the Aquarium Stop. (blue line)

Executive Chef:
Donato A. Frattaroli / Gabriel Perez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Artu provides a home-style experience designed to make you feel comfortable with the food and the surroundings. The business -casual atmosphere will keep you coming back time and time again! Our superb chef and friendly wait-staff can surly create your ideal dining experience!

Artu Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
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Neighborhood Gem (13)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (8)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

artu was a nice spot for Saturday dinner. Typical north end fare, I have been coming here for years but felt the prices were a little high for the value. Chicken marsala was nice but a bit overpriced without even serving pasta.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter was very sweet and attended to all of our needs. The food was amazing, and the restaurant allowed our large party to be comfortable sat and enjoy the occasion. Food took a little long to come out.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went for dinner and had the chicken Marsala. The portions are a little small and we were seated next to the doors so there was a lot people moving around us. Overall good flavors, good waiting staff and overall positive experience

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Third time there and it was once again very good. Salads, main course and desserts were all really good. Wine by the glass was excellent as was the service. Definitely go back again soon.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were seated right away ...only to be seated at the back of the rest. The waiter took forever to get to our table.. He was very inattentive ...it took 15 min to place order.... when food arrive one of our dishes was cold ... chicken parm informed our waiter he said oooo let me take it back and have them warm it for you ... it came back piping hot floating in a sea of red sauce. When we expressed concern about the plating our server he offered to bring back a plate to drain some of the sauce

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT ...Finally when we decided just to leave ..... i had to find to go and find our server to get our bill only to discover that he and all of the other male servers were near the bar watching a hockey game.....on the bill they offered no discount or reduction to the bill after we expressed our concerns ... he came back with one canoli as an apology from the chef

REALLY !!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had Christmas Eve dinner here. There were 12 of us! The service was outstanding. Our waiter handled the large party flawlessly! The food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was excellent and our waiter was excellent. The part that spoiled an otherwise good evening was the support service. We were made to keep our dirty silverware from our appetizer course, I was handed a dirty knife with entre (which was quickly replaced), and we were repeatedly asked if we were done with our dnnee dishes, when we clearly were not. It was toward the end of.the evening, so it was not because they were trying to flip the table.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was good for the most part. Veal and chicken dishes got high marks; the pasta dishes were just okay or a little on the bland side. Was seated in a cramped, high traffic area which was very noisy making it hard to have a conversation. Service was good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We have been twice and the food and service are always 5 star. The sauce is great and portions are large. Will be back again

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was delicious, service was excellent. Unfortunately A very large party was there and they were extremely loud. If that party was not there everything would have been perfect!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

As always, a fantastic dinner with a fantastic server!!!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing dinner, waitress was so nice and accommodating. Love her Boston accent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was great! Juan was our server and he was awesome!! We were celebrating two birthdays and had a wonderful night.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was excellent as always! Wait staff
was very attentive!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

one of my fav spots in the North End. The staff makes it very easy and are very nice. Food is the Tops! Bruschetta of white bean and broc rab and another with cheese and prosciutto were excellent way to start. Cocktails were perfect. Dinner were pasta dishes. Great place

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Four of us had dinner over the weekend. Mussels were fantastic, as was the pasta bolognese. Service was good, but after meals were delivered the waitress said she’d be right back with grated cheese- never appeared again. Food is excellent and we’ll be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, great service. We have been to Artu many times and they never disappoint.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Was great service was fast and food was delicious !

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Usually better- could have been too crowded so food was not as good and service was very slow and inattentive. Very disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and Michael was very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful dinner at Artu. Service was fantastic, restaurant was great. My son wanted garlic bread which they didn't have on the menu and the chef created a Bruchetta that was fantastic just for him. Our waitress was great and food was delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We went for my son's birthday. The food was great, good size portions. The service was outstanding. The only slight negative is the decor, kind of bland.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I made a reservation for 6, arrived early and waited at the busy bar which the hostess knew. I tried to check in with her but it was so busy I could not find her and then when I went up to the desk she said our table had been ready early but she couldn't find me... We were seated next to a very loud table and the lighting was way to dark.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very Italian without being formulaic. A bit noisy and hard to have a conversation but not any worse than anywhere else. Service was excellent from the front door to the servers. We arrived early for our reservation and we were accommodated. Definitely would go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

awesome restaurant. one of my new faves. Service was absolutely spot on. Food was wonderful. All around a great place to go

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

first time dining here. Food was fantastic, our waiter johnny was very helpful. Have dined in many places in the north end and this is one of the best so far.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Family get together. Outstanding food and service. We love Gia😊

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The scallop appetizer plate was delicious. We almost ordered a second plate for the main meal. The chicken parmesan plate was large portion and tasty. The chicken marsala was ok. I've had tastier sauce. The spicy pork plate was good as expected. The service at Artu was excellent, very attentive and accommodating. We had a reservation, but due to unexpected delays with the MBTA, we were going to be late. We called Artu and let them know we would be about 25 minutes late. They said they would hold our table. We actually ended up being 50 minutes late, but Artu still had a table ready for us immediately. We were very happily surprised that they held our table that long. Great restaurant overall.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great time at Artu. The food was tasty and service was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2017

One of the best restaurants in The North End

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was fabulous as usual. I never tried Octopus before so I have nothing to compare it to but it was awesome. The chicken saltimbocca is the best I've ever eaten. The waiter, Mike, was awesome and attentive. Loved the American Mule!!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My friend and I shared a lovely antipasto. I had a delectable veal marsala with wild mushrooms. Relaxing atmosphere, good service and very good food.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Artu is my FAVORITE restaurant in the North End. I ALWAYS can rely on a great meal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was very friendly, and excellent. Food was good, but I had the Shrimp scampi linguini, and I thought it would have had more flavor. The shrimp was good, but the pasta was pretty bland. My dad had the chicken marsala, and LOVED it. We were visiting my daughter for Parent's Weekend. I would probably go back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

There are 130 small Italian restaurants in Bostons north end. Amazing but true. This one is excellent.
Menu has the standby pastas but also innovative fish and meat dishes. The pasta sauces are very flavorful without being too spicy. Prices are mostly moderate. Excellent wine list with good choices in less expensive range. Noisy snd lively but not too loud. Popular with locals. We were tourists and hope to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was delicious and service was excellent. I was impressed because Artu is such a busy place, but we had an attentive waitress and excellent service, and we were not lost in the crowd. We all enjoyed the food, and there were so many great choices. Also, I made reservations on-line, then changed the time and number in our group, twice. Artu was very nice about the changes, and I really liked that they actually called me to confirm our reservations. Finally, the atmosphere was lively & enthusiastic. I recommend Artu & would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Artu's was the perfect spot for our business meal in the North End of Boston. I am gluten free and was extremely satisfied with a tasty meal and everyone else enjoyed their meals as well. Good food, great atmosphere, and I ate more than I probably should have (Basically ordered 2 dishes and a side of sausage), but it was well worth it!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Artu is our favorite North End restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is always first rate. We went before the Celtics game and were out quickly with a wonderful meal.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Vegan
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