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Artu

#277 of 2,702 Restaurants in Boston
#299 of 2,915 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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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    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
A very good restaurant but not my favorite in Boston

This restaurant was good and I would expect a good meal. However, it just wasn't a place I would rave about. Our server made suggestions on what was popular. I had the fusilli con broccoli rabe e gamberi. It was good, but not fantastic. My mother had a special and her comments were the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Kim D
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Woodhull,IL
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Benton, Louisiana, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went to numerous places looking for a table. Short wait and amazing find. Would come back here again and again. Service and food excellent. I do t remember the last to I gave a place five stars but this is it. Small family owned. Fresh. Muscles and calamari appetizer to start.

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Woodhull,IL
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This restaurant was good and I would expect a good meal. However, it just wasn't a place I would rave about. Our server made suggestions on what was popular. I had the fusilli con broccoli rabe e gamberi. It was good, but not fantastic. My mother had a special and her comments were the same. Maybe we had eaten at... More 

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New Hampshire
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We tried this spot because the wait at Neptune Oyster was three weeks and the line at Giaccomos went to Concord, NH. The four of us were greeted and seated by a very pleasant young lady, whom we had made a reservation with two hours earlier. We always begin assessing an Italian restaurant with the meatball app, which wasn't on... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A small restaraunt with very few tables. Authentic food with wonderful specials (I had the lamb chops which were unbelievable) and a good wine list. The service was perfect for the occasion and style of the establishment, although some might have thought it inattentive or somewhat slow. The ladies were great and were there in a moment if you motioned... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Excellent location on Charles street just up the road from our hotel.The staff and service were quick and friendly.The food was very good,unfortunately i chose a roasted vegetable starter which was very tasty but too large a portion,i think i had about 7different vegetables on my plate.My husband enjoyed his soup starter and the mains of Pork chop and Swordfish... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The menu attracted us in but the service was rushed and the food quality was disappointing. Considering the location, quality and the price it was not an enjoyable meal.

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East Aurora, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Additional Information about Artu

Address: 89 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
Phone Number: (617) 227-0499
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
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
Average Prices: USD $30
Cuisine: Italian

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?