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Tartufo Italian Restaurant

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22 Union St, Newton, MA 02459-2057
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 yesterday NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Greenwich CT
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278 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night. When we arrived around 7 it was packed. Took a while to order drinks so we ordered our food at the same time. Still took quite a while for the drinks to come. Two of is had the lobster ravioli, tasted like freshly made pasta and the lobster filling was terrific! Another had... More 

Thank CTNYC16
New York City, New York, USA
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

From the perspective of one who has lived and worked in Italy for 38 years I was not expecting genuine Italian choices in Newton. I am lucky if I can find them where I now live, in Manhattan. Bravo to this ristorante! I will definitely return when I am next in the area.

Thank Gil F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Had an early reservation on Thurs night, before dinner crowd to celebrate my daughter's 23rd birthday. Food was very average and the service very poor. Apparently this is a neighborhood place and outsiders don't get served. Will make a point to stay away from this place. Food was just barely average.

Thank spaz1212
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We went to Tartufo on a Saturday night with my husband. The atmosphere was nice, and our waiter was efficient. The food was not too great though. Our main courses had the same creamy tomaro sauce, which seemed rather generic. Everything was ok but not special at all. Would have expected a little more for the price. Also, we were... More 

Thank Laura K
Newton, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I like Chicken Parm. It's my go to dish whenever I see it on the menu. I've had some that has rocked my world (i.e. Rino's in East Boston) and some that have left me scratching my head as to what I just ate. I've even had it here a few times and have been generally pleased with how they... More 

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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