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Artu

#282 of 2,686 Restaurants in Boston
#305 of 2,899 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
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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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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Excellent location

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Nicola K
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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
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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 22 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
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
21 restaurant reviews
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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?