Artu

4.7
1419 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Artu was founded on the most basic Italian technique, great ingredients, simply prepared, that is what Artu is all about.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1419 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
144 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful dinner! The service was excellent as was the food. Great wine selections by the glass as well. We had an outside table on a beautiful evening and enjoyed the Hannover street vibe.

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vipmike492
New England
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit to Artu. Excellent dinner and great service from our waiter Andrew.

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vipDavidM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a nice North End experience at Artu. It was lively and the food and service were very good. We highly recommend it!

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SamanthaN
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The food was adequate at best. The servers were friendly and responsive. The lasagna came out cold and when we asked they fixed it. As well as giving the table an order of tiramisu. Mixed reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the atmosphere. We arrived early fir our reservation and were seated. Loved the spacing of the tables. Service was excellent and everyone was friendly. We had 4 different meals and they were all delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipJeffreyC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We lucked into an outdoor reservation during graduation weekend. Food was terrific. Great service and really enjoyed being in the North End with so much going on....I'd definitely return.

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DanaL
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a great time! Felt very safe even in times of Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wendy was working the bar, Mateo was our server in the upstairs dining area and our food was amazing!
Overall, great night out at one of my favorite North End restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have lived in this area for about 30 years and Artu is our restaurant of choice. Our table ordered the Eggplant Parmesan, caprese salad, lasagna, and Eggplant/Chicken Parmesan and all entrees did NOT disappoint. Food is fantastic. Service was great.

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Lyss
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The bread could be better but overall delicious food and drinks

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vipLaurieM
New England
53 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So sad that the Charles Street location closed. Happy to come to the North End location. Always delicious food and great service. Thank You!

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vipEthanF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nothing short of excellent on all counts. We will definitely be back again soon!

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vipanthony
Philadelphia
218 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. I have been hear multiple times. Food and service were great. Glad to come back next time I am in Boston North End.

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ScottS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food & Service were excellent, very loud hard to talk

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SteveG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The evening was perfect! The wait staff were attentive, friendly and professional. The food was delicious, prompt and lovely in presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Artu is one of our favorite spots in the North End. It was a great way to kick-off the Spring/Summer Seasons!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Not what I expected for the North End. Food was bland. Service was great and so was the ambiance. Maybe the chef was having a bad day?

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MikeF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always excellent. We enjoy the wait staff and a deal experience here. Never disappointment !!

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Sarge
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Long time favorite. Food was excellent and service was perfect. Strongly recommend.

KJ
KrisJ
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

I walked away from dinner feeling just "meh". I didn't have a terrible experience however it wasn't great either. We felt very rushed from the moment we sat down. The waiter was speaking quickly, clearly didn't have time to linger at our table, that kind of vibe. We were reminded of the 90 min time limit - and we felt it during our time there. Our order came out very quickly but the food was ok, not great. There was also a weird vibe of 90's hip hop playing over the loud speaker which didn't seem to fit the experience they were trying to provide. We did sit in the front room which I didn't feel had much character but there was an area up a flight of stairs that perhaps I would have liked more? Overall I would rate Artu as an OK.

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vipRobertF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Our waiter wasn’t nice or friendly at all! This was not our first time at artu and I loved the chicken parm the last time we came. This time the sauce tasted like chef boyardee and was inedible. We were so disappointed and will not be back. The food would have been excused if the service were good but our waiter was rude and seemed annoyed at us right off the bat.
The one saving grace was the gentlemen who delivered our bread. He was so kind.

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vipfittobesha
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience, attentive staff, great ambience. Food and drink were excellent. We felt very taken care of, and safe in the time of covid dining. Definitely recommend!!

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KathrynO
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was excellent. Portions were solid. Dessert was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The manager was very sweet and considerate about having a long wait time. Comped a lot of our meal due to the wait!

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JaceP
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My husband and I recently moved back to Boston last year after being away for 10 years. Artu was one of our favorite restaurants back then and we had the opportunity to return on 2/12. The cuisine was as artful and flavorful just as we remembered. Glad to see the consistency of the brand remain!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

I’ve been to this location in the past. I was VERY disappointed when I went this past Friday night. The food was poor to decent. The ambiance was horrible. Right when we sat down we felt rushed. Yes, there are COVID restrictions I completely understand that but the waiter came off rude & overall just a poor experience. No romance. All young kids. Would not recommend. Honestly felt dirty inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was good. Service not so much. The waiter was very inattentive, which would have been ok if the place were busy, except it wasn’t. Told me he was going to bring me grated cheese and disappeared for 15 minutes. By the time he brought me cheese my pasta was luke warm. My partner’s iced tea was basically dirty water. Tasted like nothing. Not all north end restaurants are created equal...

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BriannaG
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Poor service and cold food. We didn’t complain but he never asked us how things were or offer more drinks :(

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Tsap
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

The bartender was out standing! Attentive, not obtrusive, really made me enjoy the dinner experience. Theresa

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Food had turned Old meat

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was great, the ambiance amazing and the food excellent.

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Tina
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch! Happy to support a small family owned restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best authentic Italian food in North End

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful date night on Saturday at Artu. We reserved for outdoor dining. I'm so happy they have plenty of room outdoors. Indoor was possible, but I don't feel comfortable eating indoors just yet. The food was AMAZING. We had wine, antipasti, pasta, secondi, and dessert. It was a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had gone with friends for a birthday and everything was absolutely spectacular! Every dish and drink we ordered was delicious and cooked to perfection! Do not have enough good things to say about this restaurant!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the burrata

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DawnF
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outside on a warm fall night. It was beautiful sitting outside on the lovely tables. We arrived 15 minutes early but were seated right away. The waitress was very accommodating and came by our table several times but not overly so.

The food was delicious - very fresh and large enough proportions to take home.

It was a luxurious dinner and not too bad for the price.

I'd definitely return!

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EricAM
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food and service were both great, drinks were excellent

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TaraD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was fantastic!

As the days are getting colder, I'd recommend heat lamps for the outdoor seating.

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vipLacy
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

There are SO many choices in Boston's North End for Italian. We stayed at the W and were directed to Artu for dinner. Our family of three was delighted. The food was incredible and the service, provide by the charming Mateo, was impeccable. Thank you for a great experience. The lobster arancini was amazing, as was the Bolognese and the linguine with clams.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Artu using the Order Online button. Artu also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Artu also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 742-4336.

Artu is rated 4.7 stars by 1419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.