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Artu

#233 of 2,674 Restaurants in Boston
#249 of 2,887 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Beacon Hill
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89 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
(617) 227-0499
Today
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tue - Wed 10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu 10:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
intimate yet boisterous Italian evening

Fresh food, cozy atmosphere, relaxed dress, makes you part of the family when you come in (you have to be because there is no place to sit or stand let alone have a drink...) We got a last minute weeknight reservation and it was wonderful. Our hostess/waitress/whatever needs to be done individual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Jeanne H
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Tacoma, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
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East Aurora, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Excellent homemade food and friendly service. Would go back again as soon as I get back to Boston. It is a small location - so I wouldn't go there with a big party.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

great location on charles street. very average food that comes within moments of ordering. had only just finished appetiser when main arrived. seriously depressing brown decor. good wine list. friendly but curt staff.

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Parksville, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Artu is a genuine Italian family neighbourhood spot with a warm ambiance and warm friendly service. On two visits we found our meals good enough but not things we'd want to order again. Next time might try simpler pasta dishes or pizza.

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My favorite restaurant in Boston for a great dinner when visiting my daughter on Beacon Hill. We always feel welcomed by the super friendly staff. Food is excellent and authentic Italian. Wine list is excellent. Better to have a reservation, but walk in is possible. Thanks for bringing the North End to Beacon Hill.

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Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This restaurant is one of my favorites...it's small and family run. Food is fabulous and the location is bustling. It's not quiet or romantic, but just an absolute fun place to eat - excellent wine selection.

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Tacoma, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fresh food, cozy atmosphere, relaxed dress, makes you part of the family when you come in (you have to be because there is no place to sit or stand let alone have a drink...) We got a last minute weeknight reservation and it was wonderful. Our hostess/waitress/whatever needs to be done individual was not shy about recommendations and we took... More 

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We go every year on our anniversary. This is an unpretentious, authentic place with wonderful food. They take reservations, too!

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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185 reviews 185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

While in boston recently we wanted to have a nice dinner to celebrate the wife’s birthday. She chose Artu after doing a little research online. Located in the Beacon Hill area, Artu is located down a few steps off the street. The dining room is small, maybe 30 people max. The wine list was quite reasonable and had plenty of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Got here around 6-ish on a midweek evening late September and this small, cozy place was packed already. But all the diners looked as though they were having a really good time, so when the friendly and very on the ball waitperson, Branka, promised us she’d have a table ready for us if we had a drink and came back... More 

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London, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Firstly, we went to the small Artu, on Charles St, in Beacon Hill....not the one on Prince St in the North End. Artu is a small place on the lower level. Seating maybe 30 people with a bustling open kitchen. The menu is authentic Italian and our server John was patient to explain Italian dining customs and translate the menu.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: (617) 227-0499

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday
10:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?