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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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
with tomato sauce
Pancetta, egg, pecorino romano.
Awesome service, amazing dinner!
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.
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.
Great food! Meatballs wand Chicken para were amazing!
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!
One of my favorite places in the North End - always the best experience!
There were younger adults sitting behind us screaming profanities thoughout the dinner. It was very inappropriate.
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!
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!
Great food and people. Plus they have Ghost Tequila for spicy margaritas!
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
excellent food. little pricey but to be expected while places try to survive during covid
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.
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.
Amazing delicious food and great service!
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.
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.
Service and they did a great job with dining out with the COVID-19 regulations.
As always, Artu was fabulous! Treated like family. Rabe is the absolute best in the city. Great service!
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.
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!!
Food, service and atmosphere is great! Recommend the calamari fritti, mussels, and sausage with peppers and potatoes!
Great meal & off the busy Hanover St.
Amazing service. First time out since COVID-19 and it was great
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.
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
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.
Artu never disappoints! Fabulous Italian dinner !
Excellent wait staff.
Alyssa was phenomenal. Made a night at one of our favorite places even better!
Great atmosphere, great food, great service! Would recommend to anyone looking for a date night, family dinner, or business outing!
The food wasn’t great.
Our party of 2 ate at Artu's on a Friday night. We were seated immediately at a small table wedged next to the wall in front of the window. It was a frigid night and we had to wear our coats as the cold air seeped in around us. It was a moderately busy night, but there were empty tables and no lines for waiting. That being said, our waiter was spotty. Greeting us, bringing bread, taking our order was filled with yawning gaps in between. Our food took an immense time to arrive: over a half hour. When I finally asked the waiter how much longer, he waved towards large parties and said Sorry. Large parties tonight.
I wondered why we had to wait as we were only a party of 2...
The food eventually arrived and it was good. Nothing outstanding; the ordinary Italian dish that is abundant in the neighborhood. I'm not so sure I want to wait as long for ordinary.
Waitress was great but table was very tight for 6 people and the noise level upstairs was way too loud. We went for a birthday celebration and couldn’t talk as a table. Appetizers like the burrata and octopus were terrific, but the main meal was less than mediocre. Risotto lobster special had very dry and grainy “risotto” and the portions were less than stellar - vongole linguini was delicious but barely any pasta. We all left and had to get more food elsewhere since we were still hungry despite a hefty bill.
Food was amazing. Service was fast. Love coming back here all the time!
Love this restaurant! My favorite !
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 4.6 stars by 1377 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.