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Artu

#280 of 2,879 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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North End
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6 Prince St, Boston, MA 02113-2409 (Hanover Street)
Artu is accessible from the Haymarket T stop (green and orange line) , the North Station T stop (green line) Government Center (green and blue line) and the Aquarium Stop. (blue line)
617-742-4336
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
North End favorite

The North End of Boston has lots of Italian restaurants. I have been to Artu a few times and I am always impressed with how good it is. This visit I took friends from out of town and they were equally impressed. I had orecchiette with sausiche, one of my favorites. Done perfectly. We started with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
MaineMoke
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Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The North End of Boston has lots of Italian restaurants. I have been to Artu a few times and I am always impressed with how good it is. This visit I took friends from out of town and they were equally impressed. I had orecchiette with sausiche, one of my favorites. Done perfectly. We started with calamari fritte, excellent, fresh.... More 

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191 reviews 191 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The eggplant rollatini special appetizer was light, creamy and perfect. The sauce was light. The bruschetta with chick peas, broccoli rabe was tasty once salt was added. My special lobster ravioli was good and the scallops were great. Good service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The people and menu have changed. I sent back my lasagne because it was ice cold; it came back a pile of heated mush. The *old* Artu would never have served frozen lasagne. No compensation or apology for the mess. The menu is not near as seasonal as it once was.

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was recommended by two different Boston residents for the half dozen out of towners including myself that I would be having dinner. The first thing they did very well was handle a phone call after the reservation had been made. One in my party had an evening plane to catch and wasn't sure if dinner would work. The person... More 

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Boston, Ma
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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's not a grand restaurant. But, good, solid food and I think a great place for lunch. Their roasted vegetables are the best.

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boston, ma
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I hadn't been here in a couple of years, but they've updated the space and added a spacious bar area. The food was delicious, however a little on the expensive side. It used to be one of the more affordable places in the area. The quality of the food was very good though, so not overpriced. Great drinks and atmosphere... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Been here for dinner a few times and haven't been disappointed. The pasta is amazing and is what I usually stick with when I come here. The service can feel super rushed at times and can switch to being super slow. However, the waitstaff are very congenial. This is a great place tucked into a corner in the North End,... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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169 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice place just off Hanover Street with great lunch menu selection. I had a Risotto dish that was excellent.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I don't know where the chef went to food school, but I do not think a panini consists of a cold sub roll. I had the chicken with tomatoes and basil "panini", while my companion had the lamb with eggplant "panini". Both were on nondescript cold sub rolls. The chicken was completely tasteless. The basil was just hard-to-find scraps of... More 

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Bennington, Vermont
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34 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My wife and I and our son and his wife had dinner at Artu's on Prince Street in the North End on Friday evening. My wife and I have eaten lunch here a number of times but this was our first dinner meal. We were able to make reservations on the Open Table website for 7:00 p.m. As we arrived,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Prince St, Boston, MA 02113-2409
    (Hanover Street)
  • Public Transportation: Artu is accessible from the Haymarket T stop (green and orange line) , the North Station T stop (green line) Government Center (green and blue line) and the Aquarium Stop. (blue line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 617-742-4336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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