Arturo's Trattoria

4.8
660 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service at a price đź’˛

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

Always excellent service and food. Our favorite Italian restaurant in south Baltimore.

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience, Nick is quite the restaurateur .

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NT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's Day meal with my elderly Mom and my stepfather. Food and service was excellent as always. Also, this restaurant is quiet, which is really appreciated. My stepfather can't hear when there is any significant background noise. We always have a wonderful experience at Arturo's!

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b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here for an early Mother's Day dinner. The whole experience was amazing. We will be dining here again very soon.

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BS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This inconspicuous restaurant just outside of Baltimore, MD is one of the best Italian restaurants in the country. I travel extensively and have dined at some the finest restaurants.

The food is delightful and bursting with authentic Italian flavors. I had the fresh gnocchi and it is hands down the best I have ever had.

I will be making this hidden gem a standard spot for family, friends, customers, colleagues and date nights with my wife. Arturo’s is a national treasure and it’s close to my home in Annapolis. Win-Win for me!

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CB
Baltimore
96 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in the area. Always outstanding service and personal attention from ownership goes a long way. Quality ingredients from Italian to wonderfully fresh fish.

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GE
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience each time we have visited. Food is always top notch. Arturo's has a nice wine selection. The ambience is very conducive to a nice dining experience and intimate conversation. Will be back again and again.

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M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are consistently outstanding. A little pricey, but we like to go on special occasions.

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W
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've travelled all over the world and Arturo's can't be beat for authentic Northern Italian cuisine. The entire staff is excellent and Nick cannot be more welcoming. Try the Sea Bass and you'll be very happy you did!

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BW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very friendly, knowledge waiter, Adonis . He helped us chose appetizers and wine.
Very pricey but worth it. Would definitely recommend .

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t
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and staff was warm and welcoming. Would have like to have tried a veal chop but $56-$58 way too pricey. Pasta dishes were more reasonably priced. This is a somewhat fancy place, and I wish the patrons would dress the part. T shirts with advertising and sloppy clothes don’t belong here. Don’t get me started on holding a fork like a caveman and using phones during dinner. Obviously this is not Arturo’s fault, nor limited to this restaurant.

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d
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The place is good but not great for entree prices of downtown DC expense. The beef tartare had little taste. My entree was really good but I left hungry and dessert was delicious. Total bill over $100 with one drink on a weekday evening is really pricey.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a nice quiet relaxing place to dine. Would be great for a date. It is very pricey though so I won't be able to go as often as I would like. Great atmosphere.

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DU
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining at arturros trattoria. We took 2 friends as a thank you dinner. We had a 7 pm reservation and they had already sold out of the grouper which my friend had ordered. They also did not make any risotto that day which was a disappointment. However we all loved everything that we ordered.

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PP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a great experience. The burrata was fresh and tasty. Great selections, lots of homemade pasta and reasonably priced. The wine list is well appointed for all tastes and price ranges. I highly recommend Arturo's.

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect every time

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FL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my daughter’s favorite restaurant. We were there on her birthday.

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AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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
121 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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Baltimore
50 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
55 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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