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Tartufo Italian Restaurant

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22 Union St, Newton, MA 02459-2057
Conveniently located on the Green line, D line, Newton Center stop
617-244-8833
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not even the best Italian on the street

Sort of knew Tartufo would be nothing special. A few friends said it was decent, so a group of us gave it a try. Wine List - Nothing good to select. it was strange, because this is not a common problem because we drink anything! Salad - very good Apps - we had meatballs which tasted like... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
ObjectiveRater
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Sort of knew Tartufo would be nothing special. A few friends said it was decent, so a group of us gave it a try. Wine List - Nothing good to select. it was strange, because this is not a common problem because we drink anything! Salad - very good Apps - we had meatballs which tasted like they were from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

The food was pretty good, probably not worth the price but still good. However, the service and sanitation of the place is bad. There was a hair clearly cooked into my dates food. The hair doesn't necessarily bother me but when I asked them about the hair they said they would make her another dish (which took 20 minutes) so... More 

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Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I will definitely come back here. The service and food is amazing! The environment is warm and inviting. The waiters sincerely want to please and I kept seeing them greet guests as though they were regulars or maybe even family. I came here with two other adults and we started off with the lamb sausage and Caesar salad. I never... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner here and found our dinners just average with the service matching the food. Our grilled calamari appetizer was uninteresting in taste and the two veal dishes we ordered were without much flavor even if tender. The service was slow and insufficiently attentive.

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went to Tartufo to celebrate our son's engagement. The food was fabulous and the service very nice. The only downside was the very high noise level.

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Asked my Irish/Italian nephew for a gift certificate last Christmas to his favorite restaurant. Took a while for us to get there but have to say the kid knows outstanding Italian. Menu offerings, atmosphere and wine choices just superb. A bit close in the main dining room but we had a high top table just at the bar entryway which... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

But the food looks awesome here. The Apple Cobler was delicious and the presentation was excellent. My friend who I went with said it is real world Italian Restaurant and it has the feel as if you are in Italy. Will go back for dinner, but it is not inexpensive by any means. She had two White wines and I... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My 2 friends and I go out every month or two.. Usually one of us picks a restaurant ..we go then someone else plans the next restaurant.. I recently suggested Tartufo.It was even beter than the last time I was there ! The staff were great making suggestions and keeping us happy with any request. They even brought us a... More 

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Newton, MA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We eat here twice a year and then wonder why we don't eat here more often. The food quality is excellent and service is as good as it gets in Boston. Tartufo offers an excellent wine list with an excellent selections of Tuscany Reds. The menu offers a nice balance of chicken, veal, seafood and pasta entrees with plenty of... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went to dinner last night with friends and their son who is friends with our two boys; none of us had ever been to Tartufo before but had heard and read good things. We were welcomed like old friends and our teenage boys were treated like adults. The menu is expansive, and they had a number of fresh specials,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Union St, Newton, MA 02459-2057
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently located on the Green line, D line, Newton Center stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: 617-244-8833

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?