Arturo's Trattoria

4.8
505 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
New restaurant by Chef/Owner Arturo Ottaviano, master of authentic Italian cuisine. Specializing in fresh-daily seafood, homemade pasta, prime cuts of meat, and local produce.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation

LUNCH:
Mon-Fri 11:30 am-2:30 pm

DINNER:
Mon-Thurs 5 pm-9 pm
Fri & Sat 5 pm-10 pm

Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(410) 761-1500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hospital Drive
Additional
Full Bar
What 505 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

There is no questions that Arturo's is the best restaurant in the Annapolis/Baltimore area for great dining! The atmosphere is lovely and the wait staff is wonderful. But the real shining star here is Francisco's cooking. The food is fabulous and the presentation is outstanding. It's like being in Italy but so much better. Even the "non" Italian dishes , especially the fish dishes are worth trying as they are beautifully prepared. Dining out just doesn't get any better than Arturo's.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Excellent dinner! This our first time visiting Arturo’s and I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

We have dined at Arturo's many times since it opened and have always been
impressed with the food and service - very authentic Italian and attentive
service. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Authentic upscale Italian food. Quality is 5 star!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We have had many meals at Arturo's and they have been consistently good, something I find few restaurants can live up to. Many provide an occasionally good meal but only one or two deliver all the time. Arturo's is one of those. They always have a nice selection of classic Italian meals which additionally include specials on any given day. The service is genuine. They went out of their way to prepare a cocktail they way my mom liked. Everything was served hot, there were no skimpy portions, the only issue we had is that my meal did not come out with the other four entrees. We weren't really given an explanation and I waited a good 5 minutes for it to arrive. It was delicious as were all the entrees. They were busy but that is no excuse, if you don't have all entrees at once then hold them or remake them and offer an apology. Additionally I felt they should have offered a dessert or drink to make up for the deficiency and an apology. This was a relatively minor blip in a successful meal. I would recommend Arturo's and their sister restaurants, Mezzanotte and Osteria 177.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Food is authentic and tastes wonderful.
Excellent attentive staff.
If you like Italian cuisine please go here for dinner. You will not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Love this place. It’s a hidden gem in an unassuming location. Truly great food.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Arturo's is fantastic as usual, Nick and his employees go out of their way to make sure everything is always perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Don’t let the location in a strip mall dissuade you from dining here. Once you’re inside, there’s a nicely decorated interior with good ambience. Friendly staff and delicious fresh food made our dinner great! The fish was fresh and perfectly cooked. Lots of menu options.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We met two other couples at this restaurant on a Friday night. Not much to look at from the outside (in a strip mall). But inside it was cozy and welcoming. Excellent bartender! Waiter was charming and really helped with menu choices. Every dish was wonderful and we would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great service, server terrific, food was delicious. We loved it.

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Typical good Italian food, nothing amazing. This restaurant seems to be popular in Annapolis (as Osteria) due to its location, outward “elegance”, and lack of better Italian options. The menu is the same. You can get much better Italian food at multiple restaurants in Baltimore.

The service at Arturo’s was slow. The food is overpriced.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Arturo’s. We were greeted and seated immediately. The service was excellent throughout and the server was extremely attentive. The food was outstanding. We enjoyed Veal Saltimbuco and a special Cuban penne dish. Both were excellent. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Arturo's is our "Go To" spot for special occasions. We are always treated well, the food is always top-notch, and, once past the shopping center parking lot, the ambiance is super for an elegant dinner. This past Monday was no exception. Our server Adonis, was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Our dinners were superb! Both my wife's swordfish, and my Veal were done to perfection, and just bursting with flavor. Arturo's has never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My mother, stepfather and I enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day dinner. Our food was excellent as always. as was the service.

Arturo's is usually closed on Sundays. We appreciated that they made an exception and were open for Mother's Day with a special menu.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Arturo's continues to be an excellent choice for fine dining. There are always new options to compliment an excellent menu. The cocktails are always well made. The staff do there best to provide the guest with a comfortable well paced dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My daughter and I took my mother here on the eve of Mother's Day. I have no complaints. Service great, food amazing. Prices a bit high end but well worth the price. We will make this one of our few special occasion spots.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Just incredible food every time we go. So worth the price. Service is very good, drinks are great, and the ambiance is relaxed and quiet. Ditch the kids and go for a quiet night out. You won’t be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Fantastic as usual.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

My wife and I went to Arturo’s for our Anniversary. Our only regret was that we had never been there before. Fantastic evening from greeting at the door to goodbyes on way out. Authentic Italian dishes, superior ingredients combined with exceptional customer service. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Always delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I took my mom midweek for an early lunch for Mother’s Day. It was perfect. The staff found us an excellent table to accommodate her limited mobility and really made her feel at home.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This was our first time to Arturo's Trattoria. As mentioned elsewhere, it is in a very unassuming location and the visual from the outside does not convey well the experience on the inside of the restaurant. We found the inside of the restaurant to be very pleasant and moderately upscale, but not overdone. Service was excellent, menu options plentiful, and our food was exceptional. Prices are a little on the high side considering the location has no ambiance (you are really paying for the food quality and service only). As an extra plus, the bourbon selection was better than most restaurants in the area. We will return again.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The service, ambiance, and food were excellent. We live an hour away and would gladly drive it for this wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Still the best Northern Italian restaurant in Maryland. From the manager to the wait staff, from the chef to the bartender, everyone associated with this gem strives to present you with the finest in food and service. You can't do better than Arturo's.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent as usual

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Read the reviews and wanted to check out the restaurant. Curb appeal was not great but the food, service and atmosphere was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very enjoyable experience all the way around, food, service, everything. Asked for and received recommendations for drinks and wine pairings, all excellent. Nick came out and greeted us, made us feel welcome.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We went for a friends birthday. The food & service was impeccable. We couldn't believe that we actually stayed for 3 hours.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

As always excellent. Probably the best Italian food in the area. Tremendous chef housed within a strip mall setting. You won’t be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I have eaten here several times before and the food, as always, was amazing. The service, however, was not great nor was it on my last visit. My parents were with me and commented on how expensive everything was and they are used to high prices they live in Northern Virginia. If you could work on the service, which has never been good much less great, I would eat there a lot. I spent a semester in Italy and love authentic Italian food.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Had a wonderful meal with a good friend. We got a nice, quiet table so we could catch up. The Chilean sea bass was fabulous and my dinner partner enjoyed the cannelloni.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding food and impeccable service! It's like eating a gourmet meal with such personalized service, you feel like you never left home.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was our first time going to a spot fully based on the OpenTable reviews and it did not disappoint. The food was perfect and the customer service was exceptional. We were very happy that this is now our go to spot. We prefer vegetarian and fish options and they aim to please. I'm not Italian, but their food reminded me of our 2 week vacation last Fall. I had squid ink pasta with shrimp and my BF had the sea bass. Both dishes were delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding quality food, caring customer service, elegant but friendly anbiance

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter and tried all the appetizers on the special menu. Everything was delicious, as usual...Trio of baked oysters, octopus salad, bison carpaccio, stuffed cornish game hen and more.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We have been regulars for the last few years but this past Saturday night's meal was even more outstanding than usual!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Love it ...my husband and I enjoy it...

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Arturo's is an excellent restaurant with inventive and standard dishes, fine wines, and terrific service. The menu is varied and the fare is subtle and ranges from Veal Parm to Wild Boar Lasagne (one of their best). We make it a point to visit every time we come into town and can't wait for our next meal with them.

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