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89 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608 (Beacon Hill)
(617) 227-0499
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Ranked #319 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Mon 8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tue - Wed 10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu 10:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
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  • English first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I went to this restaurant on 14, August 2014 with my family to have lunch. Thinking about the place of Beacon Hill, the price is reasonable. A Staff was very friendly and he took care of us well. Dishes were basically home cusine and tasty. The table was a little creak but I did not care so much about it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We liked that it was a small restaurant, maybe 30 seats, and the cozy feel was followed up with a great wine list, and very good execution on a menu of Italian favourites. But get there early or book a reservation.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We got into Boston late and headed straight for the north end in search of a great meal before heading north. Artu was still serving at the bar and we gladly saddled up and ordered. The atmosphere was warm and inviting and the bartenders were great guys and treated us very well. We enjoyed our meals, the staff, and the... More

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A new chef, a chatty cathy waitress, watery sauces and oily vegetables do not make for an enjoyable dining experience. Help should be seen and not heard, and if a sauce calls for wine - ad some in!

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We were attracted by the menu and by the nice place. However we were quickly disappointed by the very poor quality of the service assured by a rude and unpleasant waitress. She treated us rudely, ignoring us. The food was good and well cooked. Pitty that the service does not match the quality of the food. Not to be recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had the unique pleasure of dining at Artu' on Prince Street in Boston's North End. The Puttanesca and the Broccoli Rabe dishes that we got were incredibly delicious. Our server, Gia, was great! Overall a perfect, perfect nite. Can't wait to go back!

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Thornhill, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

After being turned away by several, maybe more trendy restaurants in the area, we ended up at artu's and were glad we did. Both, the appetizer and the main course, were super yummy and the wine and cappuccino did the rest. Maybe not the greatest looks, but if you are looking for good food, definitely a good choice!

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Bernard, Me
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

There were six of us for dinner, and every dish was a winner. We just kept passing them around, because after the first taste, everyone wanted more. Porcetta - roast pork loin. Melanzane Parmigiana - eggplant parmigiana. Pollo Parmigiana - chicken parm.Penne Puttanesca - deep hearty flavor. Pollo Saltimbocca - a real chicken 'jump in the mouth. We can't wait... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Artu is situated on Charles Street - a few blocks up from the Liberty Hotel. The food is fantastic - try the Gamberi Saggitario ~ Shrimp, asparagus, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, white wine, linguine or our very favorite the Vitello Bracciolettine ~ Rolled veal, prosciutto, provolone, mushrooms, sage, lemon, white wine. The price is right and the cook and... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

On a cold Saturday night in Boston, we were heading to eat at another restaurant at the Liberty Hotel. We passed by Artu on Charles street and it looked so cozy and warm (and it was also recommended by my daughter and niece who work on Charles street). We arrived about 6:30, early for dinning in Boston, and the 4... More

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