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Tartufo Italian Restaurant

22 Union St, Newton, MA 02459-2057
617-244-8833
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Ranked #24 of 225 Restaurants in Newton
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Conveniently located on the Green line, D line, Newton Center stop
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English first
Chestnut Hill
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a great meal. I have driven by Tarfuto so many times; tonight was my first meal there. I went with a friend and we were warmly greeted. For a Monday night, the restaurant was full; but we had a corner table so we were protected somewhat from the noise and could have a conversation without having to yell. We... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have been coming to this place for years, now I live in the neighborhood, I have never written a review, I dont think they need it and I dont want to share but it would not be fare. I have had the opportunity to dine in many world renowned places, but Tartuffo is home is very good and service... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Tartufo has a nice menu, good service and we enjoyed our meal. We had a reservation and the table wasn't ready when we arrived, but they were very nice about it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Tartufo has been around for a while and although it does not impress you with ingenuity, it certainly delivers well cooked Italian fare. Risotto with porcini - my favorite dish, establishment is very accommodating and will make it for you even if it is not on current menu. Service is attentive and efficient.

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Boston
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Spent a pleasant evening with friends having dinner at Tartufo recently. The special Haddock was well cooked with a lemony sauce. It was a bit bland and could have used more sauce, but the saffron risotto accompanying it complemented the dish. The Vongole e Gamberi Guazzetto was a light pasta dish that was flavorful and satisfying. The Lobster ravioli had... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A friend and I stopped in for dinner for our first visit and we're warmly greeted. The menu was varied and there were a few appealing specials, one of which I had. It was delicious. Our server was attentive but not intrusive and we enjoyed our meal. We will return.

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MA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Tried to go here. Lacked handicapped access for one party member. Couple steps in front were ok but the first floor was rented out to a party and the second floor, where regular goers were to be seated, isn't accessible except by stairs. So we never got in the door. We had not known we needed to note handicapped access... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Tartufo is one of our favorite Italian restaurants. Reliably very good service and delicious food. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Good wine selection.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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285 reviews 285 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Tartufo used to be one of our favorite Italian restaurants. My wife and I did not have a good experience last night. We ordered minestrone soup, lamb sausages, duck and sea bass. Lamb sausages and duck were just OK, service was only average. Minestrone soup was insipid. The waiter did offer the specials, duck and sea bass, we went along... More

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newton,ma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had eaten here many times in the past since food was always good ( also had my husbands surprise 65 th Bday here) but then it seemed to go downhill for a few years ( abrupt,rude,service,our server "announced to table that my credit card was not working vs privately to me (which was not correct). But recently we decided... More

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