Artu

4.8
1430 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1430 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to go for dinner after gathering family at Logan flying in from many places especially who have never been to the North End.

JZ
JosephZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Waiter was friendly and very efficient. As a local I highly recommend Artu to everyone.

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vipLisa
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall it was amazing but it took forever to get drinks and we were left “thirsty”.
Specials were delicious. We ate outside so ambiance & noise N/A.

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MattM
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and service. Top-notch food.

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vipBill
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service . . . You will not be disappointed.

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vipMiggie
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place ... great service!!!!

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KrisK
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend roasted beets with pistachios and blue cheese, and the lobster bruschetta. The halibut and the beef short rib ravioli was perfect. For desert we had the cannolis and lemon sorbet cleverly served inside a lemon. The bill was lower than expected!

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vipMiddlesex
New England
92 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artu is always been our go to spot. We celebrated a graduation and enjoyed being outside in the hub of the north end. Food is always solid decent and dependable. The wine menu is varied enough to please 4 picky people. overall just a great night

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SusanL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in the North End.

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vipmkar
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic. Our server was courteous, the hostess went above and beyond. We had 2 kids with us and they refused to allow a pizza to come to our table. Apparently only at the bar or take out. I was even willing to buy at bar and bring it to the table. The server claimed the owner doesn't allow it. Oh well I guess. Just disappointing they aren't kid friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
148 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner! The service was excellent as was the food. Great wine selections by the glass as well. We had an outside table on a beautiful evening and enjoyed the Hannover street vibe.

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vipmike492
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Artu. Excellent dinner and great service from our waiter Andrew.

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vipDavidM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a nice North End experience at Artu. It was lively and the food and service were very good. We highly recommend it!

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SamanthaN
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was adequate at best. The servers were friendly and responsive. The lasagna came out cold and when we asked they fixed it. As well as giving the table an order of tiramisu. Mixed reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere. We arrived early fir our reservation and were seated. Loved the spacing of the tables. Service was excellent and everyone was friendly. We had 4 different meals and they were all delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

JC
vipJeffreyC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked into an outdoor reservation during graduation weekend. Food was terrific. Great service and really enjoyed being in the North End with so much going on....I'd definitely return.

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DanaL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great time! Felt very safe even in times of Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wendy was working the bar, Mateo was our server in the upstairs dining area and our food was amazing!
Overall, great night out at one of my favorite North End restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in this area for about 30 years and Artu is our restaurant of choice. Our table ordered the Eggplant Parmesan, caprese salad, lasagna, and Eggplant/Chicken Parmesan and all entrees did NOT disappoint. Food is fantastic. Service was great.

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Lyss
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The bread could be better but overall delicious food and drinks

LM
vipLaurieM
New England
53 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad that the Charles Street location closed. Happy to come to the North End location. Always delicious food and great service. Thank You!

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vipEthanF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of excellent on all counts. We will definitely be back again soon!

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vipanthony
Philadelphia
219 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. I have been hear multiple times. Food and service were great. Glad to come back next time I am in Boston North End.

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ScottS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food & Service were excellent, very loud hard to talk

SG
SteveG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was perfect! The wait staff were attentive, friendly and professional. The food was delicious, prompt and lovely in presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Artu is one of our favorite spots in the North End. It was a great way to kick-off the Spring/Summer Seasons!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Not what I expected for the North End. Food was bland. Service was great and so was the ambiance. Maybe the chef was having a bad day?

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MikeF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent. We enjoy the wait staff and a deal experience here. Never disappointment !!

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Sarge
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time favorite. Food was excellent and service was perfect. Strongly recommend.

KJ
KrisJ
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I walked away from dinner feeling just "meh". I didn't have a terrible experience however it wasn't great either. We felt very rushed from the moment we sat down. The waiter was speaking quickly, clearly didn't have time to linger at our table, that kind of vibe. We were reminded of the 90 min time limit - and we felt it during our time there. Our order came out very quickly but the food was ok, not great. There was also a weird vibe of 90's hip hop playing over the loud speaker which didn't seem to fit the experience they were trying to provide. We did sit in the front room which I didn't feel had much character but there was an area up a flight of stairs that perhaps I would have liked more? Overall I would rate Artu as an OK.

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vipRobertF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our waiter wasn’t nice or friendly at all! This was not our first time at artu and I loved the chicken parm the last time we came. This time the sauce tasted like chef boyardee and was inedible. We were so disappointed and will not be back. The food would have been excused if the service were good but our waiter was rude and seemed annoyed at us right off the bat.
The one saving grace was the gentlemen who delivered our bread. He was so kind.

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vipfittobesha
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, attentive staff, great ambience. Food and drink were excellent. We felt very taken care of, and safe in the time of covid dining. Definitely recommend!!

KO
KathrynO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was excellent. Portions were solid. Dessert was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The manager was very sweet and considerate about having a long wait time. Comped a lot of our meal due to the wait!

JP
JaceP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I recently moved back to Boston last year after being away for 10 years. Artu was one of our favorite restaurants back then and we had the opportunity to return on 2/12. The cuisine was as artful and flavorful just as we remembered. Glad to see the consistency of the brand remain!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I’ve been to this location in the past. I was VERY disappointed when I went this past Friday night. The food was poor to decent. The ambiance was horrible. Right when we sat down we felt rushed. Yes, there are COVID restrictions I completely understand that but the waiter came off rude & overall just a poor experience. No romance. All young kids. Would not recommend. Honestly felt dirty inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good. Service not so much. The waiter was very inattentive, which would have been ok if the place were busy, except it wasn’t. Told me he was going to bring me grated cheese and disappeared for 15 minutes. By the time he brought me cheese my pasta was luke warm. My partner’s iced tea was basically dirty water. Tasted like nothing. Not all north end restaurants are created equal...

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BriannaG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service and cold food. We didn’t complain but he never asked us how things were or offer more drinks :(

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Tsap
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The bartender was out standing! Attentive, not obtrusive, really made me enjoy the dinner experience. Theresa

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Artu using the Order Online button. Artu also offers 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 4.8 stars by 1430 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.