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About Arturo's Ristorante - Boca Raton
One of the prettiest and long-lived restaurants in Boca Raton, Arturo's (featuring Northern Italian fare) is owned and run by consummate restaurateurs Vincenzo and Rosaria Gismondi. Their tuxedo-clad staff are attentive and friendly, and do their best to inform you about, and not just serve, the excellent food.
Arturo's has a number of distinctive and attractive features. The antipasti trolley is filled with a mammoth selection of traditional Italian dishes (don't picture the usual salads - we have enjoyed crab dishes, pastas, stone crabs, grilled eggplant, layered pastries stuffed with veggies and cheeses, smoked salmon, etc). It is marvelous, and, at a very reasonable cost, a terrific way to dine. Due to market fluctuations, some dishes may be priced separately, so be sure to ask if anything on the trolley is not included in the one price given. Entrees are also wonderful. The Dover sole is something to behold, the meats are tender and perfectly prepared in many ways.
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We feature live piano music nightly.
We now offer off-site Catering. Please call us for more information!
Free Valet Parking is provided.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Arturo's Ristorante is one of South Florida's most highly rated dining establishments. Built to replicate a Tuscan villa, the restaurant features a capacious wine list complimented by an extensive menu featuring a prime selection of antipasti, soups, salads, meat, seafood, and pasta dishes.
Arturo's Ristorante - Boca Raton Ratings and Reviews
We came to celebrate a friend’s 65th birthday. When we walked in there was a birthday sign, as well as birthday confetti on the table. The staff was amazing! Very attentive and willing to offer suggestions. Dinner was delicious! The antipasto cart, with the torte, made us wonder how we could eat another thing! The torte was exactly as we remembered from years ago! I had veal sorrentino, my husband , a veal chop, and friends had various other dishes. The veal was soft and tasty. One friend had homemade lasagna that had just come out of the oven. It was as delicious as could be, just like her mother made! Dessert was shared among friends since we were stuffed! The biscotti and cookies were freshly made and tasty. We cannot wait to return.
We have been here many times during the year. We forgot about Arturo's as we have lived in Florida for 33 years. Since going back two years ago, we find it to be elegant dining with good food and moderately priced. They give a nice pour on your wine and drinks. I will be back !!!!
Arturo's never disappoints. The service is first class. Step inside the restaurant and you feel like you are in a restaurant in Italy. Top the wonderful food, service and atmosphere with delightful listening/dancing music, and you have an evening of DINING, not eating. What a pleasure to know that this restaurant has maintained their high quality and outstanding service. Bravo.
Another restaurant where tables are stacked one on top of the other and if your a regular you get special service. We waited while two tables who were seated after us, got their drinks, their menus and told about specials. Finally someone came by with a menu. We say our waiter twice. To finally greet us and give us a bill. Other than that regulars got his fun attention. Atmosphere is so negative and uptight staff running around and nobody ,not even owner was smiling. Food was okay. Veal tough and dessert cake was hard and old. Dessert and appetizers tray stays out for anyone to cough sneeze or touch. Ugh best staff there was valet who couldn’t do enough for you and very pleasant. Couldn’t wait to leave bad vibe
Fantastic meal. The restaurant is gorgeous and the food and service are top notch. Best Authentic Italian restaurant in South Florida. Don’t go if you are used to Maggiano’s, Olive Garden or other “fake Italian” food. It is family run for over 50 years and you can tell they take pride in what they do. The owner came over and spoke with us and was very gracious and hospitable. Will definitely be going back!
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Arturo’s . The food is always excellent and the waiters are top notch. The live music that night, was a special 5 piece jazz band, a rare treat. My husband and I started with the appetizer cart and table side prepared Caesar. Delicious. Afterwards I tried that evening’s special ravioli stuffed with ossobuco, so good! My husband had the assortment of grilled fish with vegetables and cleaned his plate. The place was busy but we were not ignored. It was a lovely evening and we cannot wait to be back.
Please listen to me. I have been coming here since I’ve lived in SoFlo 27 Years!! Read the other recent negative reviews and believe it. Down the tubes. Service is non existent unless you are buddies of the owner or a large party. Otherwise you are nothing!! Used to love this place but after tonight will never step foot in it again. After zero service asked for manager and was talking to the OWNER!! Basically told me the room had two large groups and I should have sat in main dining room?? Also it’s Saturday night and what did I expect?? Maybe I’m old fashioned but when I ask for manager to discuss poor service there is only one response. We are sorry we will make it better. Not it’s Saturday we have more important people etc.. REALLY!! Let me expound. This is not Olive Garden or some other run of the mill. High end you are paying big time for service. They kept asking me how was the food. Well. To tell the truth no better than at home cause my wife can COOK! But hey we came for Service ambiance music etc.. obviously they have enough Home boy regulars they cater to so they don’t care about you and me but maybe in time they will.
So we are regulars at Arturos. I couldn’t believe our dinner the other night. Complete chaos. Service has been consistently going down the last few times we have been there. Food as well. This night was just awful. We waited 35 minutes past our reservation. Then we sat down and waited more just to get a drink and I had to tell the waiter who started giving menus and serving another table that sat after us to get our drink order which they brought out wrong. Literally it took 2 hours to get dinner from when we sat and it was wrong and awful. Took the waiters recommendation. I have never had a bad meal there but all the dishes (we were three) were just awful. At one point they screwed up someone else’s order and gave us this calamari or so they told us it was calamari but it was shrimp and I told the waiter I am allergic. Lucky we caught it
Peoples orders were forgotten. The table next to use had been waiting over an hour to find out the waiter didn’t put the order in! People all around us complaining and sending meals back. I don’t know what’s going on. What was one of the finest restaurants around is quickly becoming a disappointment. They have too many people and not enough servers. Our server had like 6 tables and some were large parties of 10 people. I really love this place and hate giving a bad review but I can see I am not alone and perhaps management will wake up and make some changes to fix this and put it back as it used to be. This was a birthday celebration and I felt terrible.
From the minute I visited the restaurant to make arrangements, I was thoroughly impressed with the management, the restaurant and everything else about it. My party was treated with the best service, food and frequent trips from the restaurant manager to make sure everything was okay.
I cannot wait until the next time I dine at Arturo's and highly recommend.
We have been to Arturo's many times and this was the first time we were very disappointed. The service was very poor. We had to ask several times for our beverages, water and to get the waiter's attention. This had been one of our favorite restaurants in the area but no more.
Besides the food drinks and atmosphere, when you “visit” Arturo’s for dinner it is such an hospitable place it’s as if you are being welcomed into your Italian relative’s home. It is just a totally warm and welcoming place. We totally enjoy ourselves every time we are there.
Tired ! The Resturant, wait staff and especially the food. I bet it was a great place at one time, but now it’s a disaster. Took over 15 minutes just to get a menu after being seated. The food is really awful, had veal and the worst veal ever., so salty Couldn’t wait to pay and get out of the place, but getting a check took a very long time. They need to close down re tool and tray again. Don’t waste your time. Also the main dining room is freezing and the outer room to hot.
Arturos is no longer fine dining. It is chaos dining, that only disappoints. I wanted a caesar salad
to be made at the table for 2 as they normally did this readily, while waiting for Veal and chicken marsala. Although not busy, I was told there were no anchovies,(no big deal to us),so they brought our salads from the kitchen premade. Then it was an hour wait for the main courses, with side orders of pasta bolognese. The worst pasta I have ever had,way overcooked,with cold bolognese mixed in. neither of us ate our pasta. the veal was tough as well, although the sauce was outstanding. We were ready to try some dessert.Unfortunately,
At this point the restaurant was busy, and getting any waiters attention was difficult,so we never stayed for dessert because who knew how long that would take.So sorry, Arturos is No Longer what it was.
We were extremely disappointed with our meal tonight. First and foremost I ordered a dozen oysters on the half shell. I specifically asked the waiter if they were fresh and he assured me they were. The 3rd or 4th oyster I ate was absolutely rancid and immediately had to spit it out of my mouth. They were kind enough to offer me another appetizer which I took advantage of. I ordered a filet mignon medium which was fine. My wife ordered risotto with Truffles and she was extremely disappointed. It tasted like Uncle Ben's rice with virtually no truffles what so ever. At no time after being served our meal did anyone come up to us and ask if our meal was satisfactory. It was confusing because we were initially greeted by a waiter followed by a captain and in the end we got more attention from the busboy than anyone else. Upon leaving and expressing our disappointment to the owner he quietly listen but offered nothing in exchange for our dissatisfaction. I do not recommend going to this restaurant and we will never ever return.
The place was absolutely wonderful, with an old school Italian atmosphere. I felt I was in a Martin Scorsese movie :). Our waiter has been Federico, a very professional, passionate and funny waiter that introduce us the all manu suggesting the best wine to drink according to our food selection.
In my case was a date and it was perfect but the restaurant suit also group or friends and family.
I will be back!
What a great to experience gourmet Italian meal, complete with white tableclothe setting, elegantly prepped table side.The ingredients were so fresh, especially the Bronzino....the best I have had. The homemade pasta was well prepared with fresh large pieces of crab. The dessert cart chocked full of Italian delicacies is irresistible!
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