“The pizza here is really great, and I even love the cheesy atmosphere (no pun intended) in the dining room, but maybe it's the presence of the heavily packed bar but I always feel as though when I go I am being gawked at as something of an outsider.”
“My favorite pizza when you want to sit somewhere or when you want a pie.”
“They also have delicious seafood: raw clams and steamed mussels in a savory garlic and wine sauce.”
“The staff was great and they had live jazz (Thursday night), so I was really excited about the food.”
“Arturo's - great local place”
“Delivery and in-restaurant service are usually pretty slow, but it can't be beat if you've got some time and you're looking for a taste of good old-fashioned, old-school NY.”
“Although the Pizza is very good the real values are the sandwiches, salads and Clams Arturo.”
“The crust is so good you will remember the taste for a long time.”
If I told you I bought an extra pizza from Arturos (after eating 4 pieces of my own), purchased foil and Ziploc baggies while on vacation just so I can haul an entire pizza back to Chicago, would you believe that it's some of the best coal fired pizza in the country?
Is it the thick coal-oven pizza, the piano music, or the primitive paintings that adorn the wall? This is the last of the mohicans, a holdover from when New York's restaurants had real personality. The pizza is pretty goddamned good too.
Great food, bad service. Kind of cramped place, but it is kind of homey and cozy, which is how you shoudl feel while eatin so, thats cool. Theres also live music, which can be loud if your sitting right next to it, but its not so bad and it goes with the whole ambience fo the place. Or waiter looked like a patron off of a bar stool in the front ( oh yes they have a full bar, always a pro) Jeans, messy hair, baseball cap, th ewhole nine, he forgot abou us like 4 times, another girl had to take our app's. The mexican guys were theones doign all of the work, ( cleanrin the tables, bringing things out,and wraping our food) we saw the waiter/bar patron guy twice, and he left us sittinghtere with our jackets on for 20 mins before comming over and asking us if we were waiting for coffee : / we then told him we wanted the bill, and he stayed close by to wait for that one. The food was delicious though, I am always very iffy abot ordering maccaroni, but it was sooooo good, we had some pizza ( yuckkkkk, very chewy-if you want good pizza go to brooklyn) but the voka sauce was out of this world!!! All in all I liked the atmosphere, loved the food but the service sucked. I almost wish i gave the mexican guy the 20$ tip.
Totally Burned Delivery.
Ordered a calzone to be delivered. The top of the calzone was black and burned. I MEAN BLACK. I can't believe they would send this out!!! I will never order or go here again.
$20 just thrown in the trash-----------thanks arturo's
Best brick oven pizza.
I simply love their crispy brick oven pizza with all the toppings. Fun live jazz music and resonable priced cocktails.
Best night to go is on a Tuesday less of a wait for a table. Great staff good service even when crowded.
Fun place very retrospective part of Greenwhich Village. Arturos reminds me of how Greenwhich Village use to be years ago.
Ok but not amazing. The staff was great and they had live jazz (Thursday night), so I was really excited about the food. The arugula salad with fresh Parmesan was amazing, so my excited grew even more as the pizza was on its way. I'm sorry to say, it was a big let down. It had little flavor and didn't inspire any ooh's or ah's. I've had better pizza at the little hole-in-the-wall shops on Bleecker. I won't dissuade people from going here, but I don't think it's worth the hype.
Great Italian restaurant, you must try this place. Arturo's was recommended to us by a friend. Going in we had high expcecations and not only were they met they were greatly exceeded. The food, the service and the ambience of the restaurant is incredible. The restaurant has a good neighborhood feel to it. Many of the tables near us were "regulars" with the staff asking if they wanted their regular. The food was excellent. The baked clams with bacon had actual bacon slices on them, not just diced up or fake bacon. The main courses were delicous and good sized portions. We were so full we did not have desert but I imagine that would have been great as well. Arturo's is my new favorite Italian restuarant in New York city.
The pizza of my dreams. I used to live in NYC and ate here any time I craved pizza. Now it's the standard by which I measure every other pizza and eat here whenver I visit NYC. Yes, the place is a somewhat seedy dive and is always crowded, but it'll never be accused of being bland. And the pizza, with it's thin, coal over perfection is exactly how I like it.
An authentic experience. In this age of Olive Garden, Arturo's is an oasis. It's like taking a step back in time. Colourful characters, great ambience, terrific food.
A horrific experience. Do not go here...About two bites into my mushroom pizza, I realized that one of those brown bumps was actually a baked, cheese-encrusted moth. This place is filthy. Do not go here. I spent all night regurgitating.
Shht! A tourist did visit Arturo's.... I was taken there by friends that are 'locals'. Now each time I come to NYC I insist we go to this place - it's the best pizza in town and the best pizza I know! On my last visit we managed to secure a place outside. I greatly enjoyed the people watching, thought the staff was great and the peperoni and the mushroom pizzas did not dissapoint. Didn't see John Favreau, though!
The crust was perfect. Thin, very crispy but still foldable, nice taste of char without being burnt. All in all I'd say it's was the prototype NY pizza crust. The toppings were unremarkable. All in all though a good pizza. The service was slow and the waiter definitely gave the impression that this he really hated his job. The people watching sitting outside was fine, the inside is pure old NY kitsch, and I'd eat there again - although I wouldn't make a trip to do it. Some better toppings and I might.
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