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Artu

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6 Prince St
Boston, MA 02113
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(617) 742-4336
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Best

We popped in this past Friday around 8:30 w/ no reservations, greeted cordially by the hostess who told us ""there was 30 min. wait, but we could eat at the bar"", and as she spok...

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You can do much better in the North End in both food and value if you just walk a block or two. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was prompt. The food was mediocre & the...

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/28/2014

I've been a huge fan of Artu for 20+ years. Unfortunately, my sausage, rabe pasta this week was eh. Not bad, not great. I'm ordering again tonight and am hoping for a better meal. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 12/2/2012

I love Artu's food. I am not crazy about the delivery charge, but I tipped 15% anyhow. I just shouldn't have had to spend quite so much $$$$ more

Food great...service needs improvement 8/31/2009

My husband and I stopped in last Sunday during the St. Anthony's festival for an early dinner and were pleasantly surprised at how nice the bar area was. So, we grabbed a couple seats. Ordered the capreze salad and a couple entrees, all of which were fantastic! Great flavor for cheap prices! Unfortunately, the only low was the service. There were two bartenders for the afternoon and the male bartender waited on us...or should I say we waited on him? Everything was very slow. Our wine took forever. He brought out bread before placemats and didn't give us bread plates until we were almost done with the bread. Waiting for the check seemed like forever. But it was even longer to get the credit card back. We will definitely return, but will be skeptical with the service. Hopefully it'll improve. Pros: Location, freshness of food Cons: Bartender more

Editorial review from GrubHub 11/19/2008

First few times we ordered it was fantastic! Penne alla Amatriciana is the only way to go it looks like...\r \r Ordered 2 different dishes the other night and one was bland - the second was so bland I compared it to tasting like water... more

Great food, friendly staff and some mean martini's..... 7/21/2008

We popped in this past Friday around 8:30 w/ no reservations, greeted cordially by the hostess who told us ""there was 30 min. wait, but we could eat at the bar"", and as she spoke a couple seats opened up so decided to go that route, glad we did. The bartenders, Tanya and Stephanie were great!! Gave us some excellent dinner suggestions, my wife went with the veal carrozzella and I opted for the guazzetto (mix of fresh seafood), couldn't have been happier!! Our friends stopped by and grabbed a pizza (a grilled shrimp scampi pizza) while we split a chocolate souffle, they loved the pizza.....we followed that with several ""mean"" martini's and stoli doli rounds and we ended up staying to 1!!! Staff was very friendly, casual atmosphere, bar got a little more energy as the night went on ( don't know if that was the drinks or the crowd, lol!) People were ordering meals as we were leaving at 1a.m. , believe the bar closes at 2 we are all looking forward to heading back soon... more

A Dissapointing Evening 2/10/2008

Stopped in for dinner on a fairly busy saturday night in the North End without reservations. My fiancee and I were relieved to find somewhere without a wait and we were seated in at a two person table in the corner of one of the rooms. The menu was decent, a bit heavy on the meat, but both of us quickly found something to order. Everything was going decent until our meals arrived. Neither one was particulary hot, but the main problem was the fact that my fiancee's breaded chicken dish had large pieces of egg shell all over the chicken. Both halvesof her chiken had the egg shell pieces. We pointed them out to the waiter and all he said in reply was that he had never seen that before (I would hope not). He did manage to get a replacement meal quickly, but left us with only 1 fork. After asking anearby waitress and recieveing a gruff response, I went and got my own fork. Cons: Dissapointing service, unfriendly servers, questionable sanitation more

Great Food, Reasonable Prices, Great Staff 12/2/2006

I went here with a group and had a great time. The food was fabulous. Our waitress, Prudie, was a gem - down to earth, fun and spunky. All 6 of us had a different dish and every person was more than happy with thier meal. And the prices were GREAT; I dont know why anyone would complain about that. It did get a little loud (probably mostly from my group) so I wouldnt suggest this for a quiet romantic evening, but definitely GO to this place. It's well worth it! more

Quality Italian classics for a great value 3/28/2006

I recently went to Artu to celebrate my birthday along with six other guests. We had a reservation and were promptly seated dispite a quite busy atmosphere. We were treated like family from the time we arrived until we left, and the service was adequate despite the obvious crowds. The menu offers several Italian-American staple dishes that were good yet not outstanding, however for the price they tasted quite nice. The wine list is small but also moderately priced, although it lacks the high end punch offered at other north end haunts. Overall, if you are looking for good food, a family style atmosphere, and a great value, Artu offers a great choice located in the heart of the north end. Pros: Value, Atmosphere Cons: Crowded more

Artu - A North End Must! 2/14/2005

Two things seem to be true about the North End. 1. You know there is good food to be had. 2. You never know quite where to go for dinner. I here to report a hidden-find! Upon entering Artu, I was greeted by the owner (?). He's very friendly and even held my table so I could get a drink before dinner. At the bar we joined a lively crowd and were served by a skillful and personable bar-keep. Seated in the main dinning room, our table allowed for quiet conversation. The waitstaff treated us like old friends. They are attentive and paced our dinning experience quite well. We both started with salads: Caprese and Verde. For dinner, we both went with chicken parm. Can't say enough about the food. The prices were low, combined with the quality of service... This is a great value. Go! You'll enjoy yourself. Pros: Service, Food, Value more

Hideaway 8/6/2003

Artu's is one of the hidden delights of the North End. Good food at a very reasonable price and a charming atmosphere that has recently been expanded. Expect to be treated as one of the family, litterally! Jokes and friendly conversation between the guests and the wait staff give a real italian dining experience. Pros: Easy to Find Cons: Limited Parking more

Nothing Special 2/22/2003

You can do much better in the North End in both food and value if you just walk a block or two. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was prompt. The food was mediocre & the prices were not cheap ($15 to $18 for entree) considering the food was bland. The wine list is also overpriced and sparse. more

Average 8/3/2002

This place is ok. The service was fine and the food was alright, but there really wasn't anything about this place that jumps out at you. The menu doesn't really have anything out of the ordinary. It is in a good location, but not worth it with all the other restaurants in that area. Good prices though. Pros: location, price Cons: menu more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Artu's location--along a narrow side street in the heart of the North End--belies its big-time flavors. The kitchen's smoky grill churs out delicious roasted vegetables that make...

  • 10/20/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Friday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Neighborhoods:

    North End, Central

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