Arturo's Trattoria

4.7
641 reviews
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Italian
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.
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AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been multiple times now, have taken friends and family, and have had anniversary and birthday dinners there as well. There is NEVER A BAD BITE! The food is truly made and served with love, the owner is regularly there and checking on the patrons, and the bartender is a master mixer that understands how to balance the flavor of a beverage with perfection. An intimate restaurant that is such a hidden gem....we love it!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great get together with friends. Varied choices. All delicious and special. We loved the portion size. Waiter was extremely helpful.

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R
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Arturo's and had a first-class waiter on our most recent visit. Thank you!

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n
Las Vegas
118 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. Our server Ally is a gem.

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AG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I try to get to Arturros once a month. In my opinion, it is the best restaurant in the Baltimore suburbs. I’ve tried dishes from all parts of the menu and have never had a bad meal. Highly recommended!

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S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group was celebrating a birthday and everything was perfect. All of us had been to this restaurant when it was Alberto's, and we thought the Arturo version was an improvement. We will be going back again!

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WN
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Arturo's is the finest and most authentic Italian restaurant in all of MD.

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PB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is loaded with charm. We decided to come here for our 20th Anniversary. It was a good decision. The wait staff is very attentive, and they pick up one another's slack. It's a very Old World atmosphere and menu, if that's what you like (which I do). But the specials seemed to have a fusion factor to them if you want some flair. I have never had a veal saltimbocca quite as delicious as this. The proscuitto had a light and smoky character. We avoided the mashed potatoes and green beans and opted for a side of linguini. It was perfect. The wine is not too expensive if all you want is a by-the-glass order, but if you should choose to be more adventurous, their wine cellar runs from the simple to the exquisite. The only music you hear is very relaxing Italian opera. And the owner even approached us and wanted to know how we liked it. The prices are not cheap, but they are quite reasonable. That said, that's not why you are coming to a place like this. So make your reservation, show up, relax, and enjoy!

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P
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our first visit to the restaurant. We were cautious about the parking lot and the building which is a bit shabby but the reputation of the place encouraged us to enter and we are glad we did. Nick the owner was charming, we were seated exactly where we wanted, the service was fine, cocktails were very good, the food was even better. Actually the food was outstanding. Glad to have found this place, we will be back

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although from outside you would not expect it, this restaurant has a very cozy ambience and atmosphere. The owner chase the Italian style from A to Z. You must go there!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!
Can’t find enough positives to say.

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DK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brother and I meet in the area of the BWI airport several times each year when he's there at a conference or hosting an event in the DC area. I drive down from York, PA. We had been having dinner in crummy hotel restaurants. So, we decided to bump it up a few notches, drive a little further from the hotel and try Arturo's Trattoria. It was a great experience.

While the restaurant is located in a strip mall and there's nothing special about it from the outside, once you are inside, you are in for a fine dining treat. It looks like a nice European restaurant, arched entrance-ways between rooms, artfully decorated walls. The maitre' d was formal and classy, European-style. The servers were personable, pleasant, and attentive at the right level. While the place was hopping, the noise-level was low and it was well organized.

We had an appetizer of grilled calamari, which we thought was going to be batter fried. Instead, the server said they were running out of calamari, would we mind scallops and shrimp mixed in? We said ok. When they brought it, it was seared in olive oil, not batter, perfectly tender and really tasty.

My brother and I both had pasta dishes, mine with a red sauce his with white. Both were excellent, with fresh pasta of course. I also had an insalata mista which had really fresh greens and a tasty delicate olive-oil dressing.

We worked our way through the main course, which was amply portioned. The staff always kept our water glasses full, but were unobtrusive. We shared a lemon tart desert, which was also excellent in both its pastry and the tart portion. I had a limoncella (which was the only thing that was a little off, not sweet enough to my taste) and a cappucino, which was perfect.

What a great experience. We are sure to be back the next time my brother visits in the summer.

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OT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! A hidden gem within a strip mall. I can’t wait to return!

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P
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The St. Patrick's Day special menu was yet another home run. It amazes me how a restaurant noted for fine Northern Italian cuisine could pull off traditional Irish and Irish-American dishes with such aplomb. Four of us enjoyed several appetizers, entrees, and desserts and not a single one disappointed. Bravo!

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C
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have a great meal and great service here.

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AS
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place.

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L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit, most positive experience. So pleased that we made another reservation for a birthday celebration in 2 weeks!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Not bad but could be better value high price small portion,nothing spectacular.

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PM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is the second time that I went to Arturo's. The first time, the calamari was chewy. This time I ordered a lobster pasta dish which was supposed to come with a rose sauce. It came with an overpowering red sauce; the sauce totally destroyed the dish. This is two strikes against Arturo's. I might be willing to give it a third chance, but I'm not sure.

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TB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Appetizer was great
Veal parmigiana great
veal chop milanese was terrible, which was a shame because it was very expensive

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F
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was very nicely done. From inside, it would be hard to imagine this restaurant was at the end of a strip center. We were seated and asked if we would prefer bottled or tap water. Our waiter was very nice. The food was delicious. We had caprese salad, grilled calamari, veal parmigana and veal piccata. The portions were small and the prices were high. Everything was made from scratch and presented beautifully. The piccata had no lemon flavor and was full of butter, which I have never experienced before. The veal itself was still delicious and tender. The only reason I would not recommend this establishment is because the location is inconvenient, and the prices are way too high.

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N
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great. You get less than you would at other more expensive Italian restaurants, but that may be because they use better quality ingredients. Service was a bit slow, but that might be the "fine dining experience" that I'm not accustomed to. I would return for a special occasion, but prepare myself to spend over an hour and a half there.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular, as was the service. Dinner took 2 hours, which is what it should be. My party never felt rushed and never felt like we were waiting for service. Outstanding experience.

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ML
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal here. Pricey but usually worth it. It would be nice to have a small serving of pasta for a reasonable price when ordering entrees

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall our experience was great. The major reason for a rating of 4 was due to the small table at which we were placed, it was a bit cramped with water glass, cocktails, bread basket and the entrée dishes that followed.

Food was excellent, and service was also very good. We will return again.

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EM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 2nd anniversary with a newborn. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. The food was amazing, the service was impressive and we really felt celebrated! Can’t wait to go back! Would give them more than 5 stars if I could!

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RC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food here is consistently great. Never a bad meal here, pasta is excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Would definitely go back!!

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SN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food, ambience and service. Even when the restaurant is busy it is relaxing and you can hear the conversation at your table! So happy we have found this terrific dining spot!

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f
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the evening was great.
Celebrating my wifes birthday, they went above and beyond all my hopes and expectations.

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OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food and personalized service

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R
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at Arturo’s Trattoria is a bargain. The food is excellent. The restaurant is quiet and a great place for business.

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J
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal here - the food is superb and the service is just right. It is nice to receive a list of the weekly specials too. This is a treasure of a restaurant!

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GK
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough good about Arturo's. Some of the best Italian food in the city of Baltimore, including little Italy. The kitchen the and the wait staff excell art their craft. Thank you for another wonderful meal!

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AL
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Anne Arundel County/Baltimore area - great service by Greg and Adonis, great bar tendering with Amber, great atmosphere and most of all best food by Chef Francisco - on overall wonderful dining experience.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been several times. Never disappointed! Great menu and execution

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MS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian cuisine! Nick the owner is great. By far the best Italian food (even better than the food I had in Rome)

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GM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent wait Staff, Excellent Service and Excellent Food. Fish dishes cannot be beat. Appetizers are all excellent as are the desserts.

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SS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was the best. Made excellent recommendations and controlled the flow of service in a seamless and unobtrusive manner. I could probably remember his name if it wasn't for all the amazing food. Perfect portions for such a special occasion so that you could still enjoy all courses including dessert. Highly recommend Arturo's!

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M
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner and his staff were fabulous. Special Valentines Day menu included Octopus, Shrimp, and scallops appetizer. Chesapeake baked oysters stuffed with lobster in a Bernaise sauce was a wonderful taste sensation!! We will be returning to Arturo’s again and will highly recommend it to our friends and families.

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