Our History

Artu was founded on the most basic Italian technique, great ingredients, simply prepared, that is what Artu is all about.

In February of 1992 Artu opened its doors to the world, starting with outstanding sandwiches and mouth watering roasted meats, we continued to evolve and grow. Since then we have steadily added to our repertoire. From those sandwiches and roasted meats, we have produced old-world comfort food dishes to current interpretations of those classics that still make the most discerning eater reminisce of their childhood.

Some may remember, our kitchen hiding behind a high counter exposed to the dining room. In it’s place stands a stunning granite bar that serves delicious libations until 2 A.M. Perched above the bar is a small dining room, with a view of both the bar and Prince Street. Used as a private dining room or lounge, it is great for any customer. The main dining room is ample with room for any size party and he is known for its lively atmosphere. Since those February days in 1992, Artu has become a stand by for tourists and our North End neighbors alike.