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Tartufo Italian Restaurant

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22 Union St, Newton, MA 02459-2057
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Delray Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places to dine! Food, service, and atmosphere always consistently wonderful. Don't miss it!

1 Thank Gail G
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had two meals a week apart in June - the food, wine, and service were very good on both occasions.

Thank Judy L
Boston, Massachusetts
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were two couples in a pretty empty restaurant yet the help still had an attitude whenever we asked for something simple. The bread was hot and good but the olive oil didn't come out of the bottle except barely a drip at a time. I asked for a different one but they brought the same one back and told... More 

Thank Laurie B
Newton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a few times, with friends. The food is very good and they are flexible for picky eaters. My only complaint is the high noise level. It is hard to hear people talk. I think it is bad acoustics because it is not a rowdy crowd.

Thank Dale S
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251 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, warm, nicely furnished, this is a rare gem. On multiple occasions the servers have been both knowledgeable and available, and the menu is varied enough so as to be interesting and relevant. My only qualification is that it may be a bit overpriced.

Thank steventobolsky
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian food and sandwiches around get there early so you don't wait in line, like north end food best around if you like sandwiches they cut all meat fresh

Thank Fiddler29
Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with another couple and had to lean in and nearly shout at one another across the table to be heard. The person making the 7:00 reservation requested a quiet table and we were seated in a corner next to the water pitchers. It was a Tuesday night and the restaurant was full. The food was good, but the... More 

Thank CSR617
Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We dined at Tartufo for the first time. We had just returned from a week in Tuscany and were very skeptical about eating in Italian-American restaurants. Much to our surprise this was an authentic experience with an Italian owner and much of the wait staff. Beautiful setting, amazing food and great drinks and wine. Very popular and deservedly so. Would... More 

Thank mret700
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I've passed by this restaurant a thousand times but tried it recently and was pleased. It is very European. Waiters could be heard speaking Italian. French martini was so good it invited a second and my companion thought her mojito as boozy. She had a mixed grill seafood which she loved. It was served with lighly dressed greens. I had... More 

Thank drregina
San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Visiting the area and looking for a sit down restaurant. Tartufo perfect. Excellent service. Solid wine selection. Lovely Italy-Italian influence. White tablecloths. Bruschetta ok. Gnocchi excellent. Carpaccio with arugula thinly sliced and wonderful. Even bread served table side hit the spot. Hope to return.

Thank upintheairmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Union St, Newton, MA 02459-2057
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently located on the Green line, D line, Newton Center stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: 617-244-8833

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