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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

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Authentic (19)
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Good for a Date (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Casual (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (10)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Romantic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
People Watching (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My family and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Artu. The staff was extremely accommodating and the food was outstanding. We will return for another delicious meal the next time we are in Boston!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurants in the North End. And because it's off on a side street the wait is not as long.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

our waiter (Carlos I think was his name), was great and quite accommodating.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. Server was so amazing that she didn’t even write anything down. She was able to remember 12 food choices and all of our drinks. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our server was FABULOUS ... not overbearing ... always there just when we needed him ... never rushed anything. It was a lovely evening for our party of 6 ... great food and lots of laughs!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant is small and on the noisy side, but the kind of place where you feel comfortable and at home. There was a nice bar where you enter the restaurant, but we went directly to our table. Artu is in the middle of the older part of the North End, so expect a rustic look to the restaurant which is part of its charm. The value was good, and I would absolutely eat here again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great find if you are in the city of Boston where there are many restaurants that you can choose from especially in the North End. In my opinion more of Southern Italian Affair great staff great attention to details without being overbearing definitely a visit to again

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

This was a mediocre italian restaurant at best. For being in the North End it was incredibly disappointing--- almost every other restaurant I've been to in that neighborhood as been amazing italian food. Light, tasty, on par with italy. This one was uppity and my gnocchi was not good at all. My coworker got the same thing and was disappointed. My other coworkers thought their food was fine but certainly not representative of what you can get in Boston's North End.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Without question, the most underrated restaurant in the North End - my absolute favorite. The drink menu is excellent - the strawberry-infused tequila is absolutely amazing and the berry lemonade is a close second. The menu offers multiple selections and isn't overwhelming. You MUST get the rice and bean soup to start!!! I tend to get the tagliatelle bolognese - fresh pasta with incredible meat ragu. The gnocchi is also incredible. You really can't go wrong here. My girlfriend and I tend to go on Sunday nights - Prudy is one of the servers who will make you laugh and give you a true Italian experience - reminds me exactly of my grandmother - energy, spunk, and sarcasm - doesn't get any better!!!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

A good find in the North End. Water was excellent; Food was good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Menu was diverse, not your typical red sauce North End experience. Great service, welcoming environment

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

While the service was exceptional and the portions plentiful, the food quality was disappointing and not up to other Italian restaurants in its price range. The bread was cold and plain, served with butter and not olive oil, the Caeser salad dressing was heavy, the Caprese salad was pedestrian, the short rib ravioli, in a very thin light wine sauce vs. a more traditional expectation of robust, was not described well on the menu. The pork medallions were the positive exception. We did not stay for dessert. Finally, the room temperature varied greatly throughout the restauarant and we were unfortunately seated in a warm spot. We would not return.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Would recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy a night out with great food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good food! Arugula salad was delicious. Atmosphere was great. Wait staff was very efficient.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Portions small but food delicious
No valet , seated on time for our reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Casual
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Yummiest eggplant ever and wonderful salads. Don't let them talk you into the house sangria, though. Overrated. Also, very cold in there, so take a sweater and coat. Great service and great good more than made up for it.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Artu was an amazing stroke of luck in our experiment in North End dining on this trip to Boston. We read many glowing reviews by others, but to experience the unique flavors and quality of Artu's menu created a night to savor and remember. The Tutti de mare was terrific but the Eggplant Parmesan was out of this world! For years I have worked on perfecting my own version of this dish and now I know how it was always meant to be prepared. Also, Juan's attentive and personable service added to our enjoyment of the evening. When we made a suggestion to him to improve the Caesar Salad, he was truly appreciative of the input and passed it along to the kitchen. So go to Artu's and you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The meal was amazing and the service from Juan made it even better. It was truly a memorable night!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great location, great service and incredible food!

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