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) #663 of 2,418 Restaurants in Boston ££ - £££ Italian
89 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
+1 617-227-0499
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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89 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel was right on Charles Street and we discovered this restaurant on our walk down the street. We were there two days in a row and the food was delicious. I had linguini with clam sauce first night and my husband had veal Milanese,...More

Thank Franmer
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A nice and cosy location right on Charles Street should be no problem whatsoever to run a perfect restaurant. Food was not exceptionable but good. The interior needs upgrading and adjusting light intensity and getting rid of discotheque music means no investment at all. One...More

Thank Han v
Nancy F, Owner at Artu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hi Han, We appreciate you taking the time to give us this feedback. We regret to hear that you were not satisfied with the service, but we are glad that you enjoyed your meal. We will be bringing this review to our staff's attention to...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Nice cozy step down restaurant on beautiful Charles St Food was good, appetizers plentiful and server friendly, helpful and attentive

Thank higuy1001
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Terrible experience at this restaurant. Here's why: 1. Service: rude and demeaning. Would not substitute anything for meat even though we don't eat meat. Told me that "it's Italian". I've been to Italy and they have no issue accommodating non meat eaters. Server gave a...More

Thank berge616
Nancy F, Owner at Artu, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

We’re very sorry that you did not have the enjoyable experience that we aim to provide for all who dine at our restaurant. Please know that it is no trouble for our kitchen to make accommodations for dietary restrictions, and that we are always happy...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Meeting up with old friends, waitress was incredibly rude, there is no excuse for that sort of service. Didn't want to accommodate party member who has an allergy despite us clearing it with the restaurant earlier in the day. Was openly hostile to member of...More

1  Thank JessieGalway
Nancy F, Owner at Artu, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi Jessie, Thank you for sharing this with us. We are disappointed to hear that you did not have the wonderful experience we strive to provide for our diners. Our food is made to order in our kitchen, and we take food allergies seriously. Accommodations...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We walked to Beacon Hill from Copley Square and found Artu restaurant. You step down into a small, cozy Italian restaurant with couples and families having dinner. the Spinach manicotti was delicious, as was the linguini with shrimp. Good selection of wines, not too pricey.

Thank AnitaR5104
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Our waitress was very friendly and super helpful with our selections. I ordered Linguini and it was delicious!

Thank KathyLMGA
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Went here on our anniversary with two teens in tow. The cute cozy restaurant was able to seat us even without reservations on a Saturday. The waitstaff was wonderful and kind. Food was delish and nice wine selection! The entire family absolutely loved it!

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Have dined here once before. Pretty good. This second visit last week, not so much. A cured meat and cheese app I ordered for the table was very good. I had spinach manicotti. The spinach was in the ricotta filling, fine. The pasta encasing it...More

Thank Andrew A
Nancy F, Owner at Artu, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We assure you that everything in our kitchen is made to order, and the authentic Italian way that our family has believed in for years. Our sincere apologies that you did not...More

Reviewed 27 November 2016

Have eaten here several times and never disappointed. Seem to gravitate to the pasta bolognese with a side of sausage but other dishes are equally delicious. Friendly wait staff and good wines.

Thank Mebglf
Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to
soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll
down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your
walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander
through the hilly neighborhood and check out its
exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon
street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and
widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
20:00 - 11:00
22:00 - 11:00
22:00 - 11:00
22:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4608
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-0499
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