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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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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian comfort food

We ate at Tartufo in Newton Center, Massachusetts on a recent Sunday evening. The restaurant was nearly empty which gave us some pause as this was our first time at this establishment. Our fears were unfounded. The food was quite good with a predominance of Southern Italian dishes, many of them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautiful atmosphere, warm and inviting staff, loveable hard working owners, and food that is so delicious!!!! We have been coming to Tartufo since it opened and the restaurant is always clean and welcoming. The food is cooked to order, and special requests, if can, will be made. The menu has wonderful, regular favorites on it and does change seasonally.The Caesar... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We ate at Tartufo in Newton Center, Massachusetts on a recent Sunday evening. The restaurant was nearly empty which gave us some pause as this was our first time at this establishment. Our fears were unfounded. The food was quite good with a predominance of Southern Italian dishes, many of them classics. Our meal was very good and the service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very good food and service. It is s her nice and charming restaurant at a quality you'd expect to see downtown but luckily it is a suburban neighborhood restaurant

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I loved this place because the veal was so delicious! You get 2 pieces of veal and the flavor was spot on. I had spaghetti and meatballs (a custom order) but mine was more like an appetizer. My family had the veal. This is luxury dining.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great food, great service. Definitely coming back. Good place for family, friends and don't have to go downtown for good Italian meal

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Tartufo is a small neighborhood restaurant located on a small hilltop overlooking the center. We have been eating there since we moved to town 3 years ago. It is a lively, yet romantic ambiance similar to what you would find in Italy and Europe today. The food is so tasty and awakens your senses. We enjoy sharing the tuna tartare,... More 

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Great River, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Service spotty, "Seafood" Platter consisted of three shrimp, three scallops and a plateful of chewy calamari. I didn't even bother with dessert or coffee, dreading what I might expect to see. I'll go to the diner around the corner before returning to Tartufo.

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Newton, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Having lived in Newton for a long time and not having Tartufo on my culinary radar made me think it was probably an average place. I am happy to say I was quite wrong! The food, service, and ambiance are all excellent! There are other places nearby that are more trendy or get more media attention, and I've eaten at... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had reservations at a different resturaunt for months, but when we called a couple days ago to give them the heads up that our party of 6 turned into a party of 4, they canceled our reservation and told us they could only reserve tables for parties of 6 or more. So, we ended up at Tartufo's. Boy, did... More 

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Millville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went to Tartufo last night with some good friends and had a great meal. I had the Frutti di mare, which came wrapped in parchment paper. There were a ton of clams and mussels along with a few shrimp and some squid. Taste was excellent, portion was large and pasta was fresh. My wife had a pasta dish with sausage... More 

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Additional Information about Tartufo Italian Restaurant

Address: 22 Union St, Newton, MA 02459-2057
Phone Number: 617-244-8833
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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