Arturo's Restaurant

Italian Restaurant and Pizza Place$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
  • The experts at New York Habitat and Serious Eats recommend this place
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    • Serious Eats
  • Razorfish
    "Live jazz and low lighting made for a great pizza-eating experience."(15 Tips)
    Brad B.
    "Best pizza in NYC; it's a coal oven."(3 Tips)
    Emily K.
    "mac and cheese balls are fried in truffle oil."(4 Tips)
    Jessica M.
    "Excellent coal oven pizza."(2 Tips)
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  • pizza
  • jazz music
  • wine
  • good for dates
  • lively
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  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar and wait for a free table in the front room with the jazz musicians. Get a large 16" pizza and throw some additional toppings on there. Don't forget to leave a message in the bathroom!
  • Andy M.
    Andy MatticeJanuary 21, 2016
    Music, friendly family staff, the food is amazing. Sure the pizza is fabulous, but do be sure to venture into their gourmet menu. These folks live and love food. Arturo's is my favorite NY restaurant.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceApril 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a large pizza, it's well worth the extra price and loss of table space. Live music here too, which is nice but it does increase the sound level making it seem more older-crowd rowdy than it is.
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterMarch 14, 2014
    Totally underrated coal oven thin-crust pepperoni & mushroom pies in an old school 1957 NYC pizza joint. Get here early (before 4:30pm) on Fri & Sat's to avoid a wait & enjoy the live jazz.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 9, 2013
    The pizza menu here is straightforward. But to us, Arturo's has always been about meeting up with friends and not thinking too hard about the pies, all while you enjoy each other's company.
  • Jon P.
    Jon PetersJanuary 17, 2015
    Super cozy. On a cold day, sit at the bar, split the meatball pizza and a carafe of red wine, and enjoy the sweet sound of the live jazz band! Really lovely surprise to stumble into.
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanAugust 31, 2014
    Come for the food and stay for the music. The pizza is delicious (the sauce is unbelievable) but the Tortellini en Brodo is perfect, just like my mother makes it.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PepeSeptember 13, 2013
    One of the world's best pizzas in one of the coolest settings. And live music to boot! I've been coming hear since I was a kid and I don't plan on stopping.
  • Mirkat
    MirkatNovember 18, 2012
    Dim lit, mafiaesque small restaurant. Live jazz music. Prices on menu are wrong. All large pizzas went up $5. The pizza is tasty.
  • Jeeleighanne D.
    Very nice vibe. Food is great portions are huge. Real Italian food and oh the serve Campari my favorite!
  • Barry B.
    Barry BloomAugust 19, 2016
    An old standby. Great pizza, the original wood burning oven. Jazz combo playing behind us as we order dinner. Love it!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonJanuary 9, 2015
    a nice sit down place with live-music. Pizza is fine but nothing to really write home about, crust can taste a bit burnt. Fantastic atmosphere and very reasonable prices though, great for an outing.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MurphyOctober 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite pizzas in the city. The place is small inside but great atmosphere and very cozy. They have live music too!
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah LaHoodNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit by the piano to enjoy amazing live jazz. And be sure to ask for the garlic cheese bread!!
  • Mary C.
    Mary CrosseOctober 6, 2010
    Order the house red by the carafe, the simple arugula salad and a pie. Sit outside on a hot summer night, or arrive late on Monday nights for secret performances by jazz greats.
  • jake f.
    jake furstAugust 30, 2011
    excellente coal oven pizza (get it with sausage) and arugula/parmesan salads. you must sit in the front room for a 1960s-style NYC pizzeria experience.
  • Brad B.
    Brad BensonMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best pizza in NYC; it's a coal oven. House wine is great. Garlic cheesy bread is a must. Live jazz nightly. Leave a note on the chalkboard in the bathroom.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HaslowFebruary 14, 2012
    Great pie, great jazz combos. It's a true original and timeless local spot. God bless Arturo's. And check out the oil paintings on the walls.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneJuly 1, 2015
    The menu doesn't tell you this; but the mac and cheese balls are fried in truffle oil. What a delightful surprise.
  • Jenny D.
    Jenny DomiziMarch 11, 2014
    Best place, not Only for the pizza but mostly because the people is really nice and friendly. Felt like home!
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisOctober 6, 2014
    Tasty chicken parm and live music, even on a Monday night (piano).
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GanskyJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Out-of-town guests will enjoy the pizza, but even more so, the amazing cheesy garlic bread. And don't forget to make them check out the bathroom.
  • Leigh S.
    Leigh SansoneSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Veal Saltimbocca Raimond is OUTSTANDING. And the pizzas are always solid. Plus, great jazz trios with no cover.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FerrucciAugust 4, 2013
    One of the best pizzas I've ever had out at a restaurant. Service wasn't excellent but that made up for it
  • Jamie
    JamieJanuary 3, 2011
    Arturo's is one of the best places to grab a pie in New York--2nd in my book only to DiFara's in Brooklyn. Nice live music on some nights, too!
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.December 3, 2010
    Get a seat at the bar and have a pizza and a Peroni. Tony will make you feel very welcome. The live jazz will take care of the rest.
  • Luis L.
    Luis LopezMay 15, 2015
    Great pizza, great ambiance, live jazz music playing in the background.
  • Mari L.
    Mari LundbergOctober 24
    My favourite pizza place in the village so far. Great pizza, cozy and with live piano music!
  • Adam H.
    Adam HillJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bolognese is super creamy and delicious, but their meat sauce is different and just like your mom made is great sure to buy an "eat pizza" shirt
  • M B.
    M BytzJuly 4, 2012
    Coal oven thin crust pies to die for. Enjoy one with onions while listening to the nightly jazz piano.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettOctober 19, 2014
    Best veal parm, veal cacciatore, and great pizza. Live music and awesome staff.
  • Brian M.
    Brian McGOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Live jazz music, great NY style pizza, and great atmosphere! Good for groups
  • Martha
    MarthaNovember 3, 2014
    old school Italian. large, tasty portions. pizza and chicken parm are my two favorites.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 28, 2011
    Where else can you enjoy a slice of pizza while listening to live jazz? Treat your taste buds to the eggplant parm pizza and enjoy the scenery.
  • Abe M.
    Abe MonzonNovember 10, 2013
    Yummy garlic bread. The broccoli and tomato pizza is so good. Ask for Angelo!
  • Rudimus R.
    Rudimus Radimus RamulusFebruary 17, 2014
    Pizza pizza pizza! Eggplant parmesean sandwich or entrée. Oh the whole menu is superb.
  • Emma R.
    Emma RiccardiAugust 29, 2013
    Arturos had me at the warm bread basket. Make sure to sit in the front room to watch the late night jazz.
  • Derek M.
    Derek McLeanDecember 2, 2014
    The best pizza in NYC. Lovely piano music and a lively crowd. Just great.
  • Mis Ter B.
    Mis Ter BugslyFebruary 18, 2012
    Great vibe, AMAZNG pizza...lot;s of talented jazz acts creating ambiance here on the reg.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica M.May 2, 2015
    Excellent coal oven pizza. One of my favorite pies in the city.
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"October 2, 2014
    Their pizza is amazing, though beware of the limoncello - it's strong!
  • Friederike W.
    Friederike WildNovember 13, 2014
    Pizzas are good for sharing in a group. Large size was plenty for two.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BertinoFebruary 27, 2013
    Obviously the pizza is good. Eat it. But a large should be split 3 ways, not 2, or else you will be fat and slow and probably miss your train.
  • Lily
    LilyApril 25, 2016
    The stuffed eggplant is amazing and the live music is fantastic.
  • Arturo V.
    Arturo VCApril 28, 2013
    Best pizza in town!! Get a glass of Chianti and enjoy!!!
  • Michele R.
    Michele RomasMarch 22, 2010
    ehh...I guess it's cool to have a wide variety (ranging from $4-$15) of topping choices. I like my pizza to taste like pizza though and the fresh tomato sauce was the only thing that really stood out
  • Barry H.
    Barry HottApril 5, 2016
    Underrated pizza spot. Great old school pizza experience
  • Sam M.
    Sam MMarch 6, 2013
    make sure to ask for fresh mozzarella and basil on your pizza
  • Liz D.
    Liz DellJune 20, 2011
    FANTASTIC coal oven pizza! One of the best pies I have had in the city! Read more
  • Eddie M.
    Eddie MarreroSeptember 5, 2011
    Amazing Coal Oven Pizza! YUM!!!!!!! Always busy! Casual Attire. Soho hot spot.
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MartensJuly 12, 2014
    Get any pizza, house wine, and broccoli rabe.
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamNovember 28, 2016
    Gotta love a good pie and some live jazz in dim lighting- best pizza date spot
  • Carol's Daughter
    Carol's DaughterJuly 13, 2010
    Ask for Danny the waiter. He takes good care of you. Also besides the pizza the linguini fra diavolo is incredible.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LettaJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Classic spot. Good food and the jazz is a nice bonus
  • TAMMY G.
    TAMMY GIAJanuary 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Mini slider, amazing pizza, hot antipasto! Not one bad thing on the menu!
  • Alexander
    AlexanderSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A great environment. Great food, get the baked clams. Very good.
  • Norma R.
    Norma RodriguesFebruary 16, 2015
    Great pizza with a wide option of toppings
  • Michael K.
    Michael KMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go with a few ppl & split a pie, a pasta, and the arugula salad.
  • Amy S.
    Amy SJuly 27, 2015
    The minestrone soup is yum. But then so is everything!
  • Quentin G.
    Quentin GeddisSeptember 2
    Great live music — amazing pasta 🍝!!! Indoor seating and outdoor
  • Jaime B.
    Jaime BravoAugust 23, 2013
    The most amazing pizza I have ever had. Better than anything in Hoboken
  • Ngan N.
    Ngan NguyenOctober 5, 2016
    Nice place with fast, decent pizza. The anchovies pizza was tasty.
  • Michael V.
    Michael VallejosMarch 7, 2016
    Live jazz music, wine, great pizza.
  • Nia S.
    Nia SoriaAugust 12
    Chicken franchaise, tortellini and pizza are the best
  • danNY R.
    danNY RJune 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best Filet of Sole on the planet! (it's stuffed with shrimp)
  • Meg M.
    Meg McNamaraAugust 10, 2014
    Outdoor seating is limited but fun to people watch if you can
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny W.February 13, 2012
    Tasty pizzas! Can't speak for the pastas but steer clear of the entrees.
  • Eileen A.
    Eileen AnnJanuary 20, 2014
    Order the yummy garlic bread. It's listed under the sandwiches section, not sides.
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GottfriedAugust 10, 2014
    Really solid pizza, the crust is superb.
  • Christina R.
    They have baked clams with shrimp... Awesome pizza sauce is sweet!!!!
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LopezJune 29, 2015
    Old school Italian-American joint. Skip the chicken parm and go for veal parm instead. My chicken parm was once undercooked (i.e., inedible).
  • Taylor H.
    Taylor HowardAugust 27, 2010
    GET THE ARUGULA SALAD! If you like caesar salads, you will LOVE this. That is all.
  • K
    KJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Authentic coal oven pizza with live jazz
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 20, 2011
    Live jazz and low lighting made for a great pizza-eating experience.
  • Bernardo C.
    Bernardo CarvalhoSeptember 29, 2013
    They told me it was the best pizza in NY. It was not an exaggerated claim.
  • Doc P.
    Doc PopOctober 27, 2011
    Try the peperoni pizza - My date took me here. It's her fave. Not bad.
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncOctober 21, 2011
    Pizza, Pizza....what more can I say? Good spot to hit after a night of boozing.
  • Randall L.
    Randall LynchJuly 30, 2013
    Fried Calamari and the Mussels in sauce is awesome
  • Connie
    ConnieNovember 27, 2014
    Terrible take out pizza for $25. Paid extra for meatballs & it looked like they thinly shaved one meatball and threw it on. The box it came in might have tasted better. Walk further to Kestes
  • naveen
    naveenFebruary 4, 2010
    slam together two completely random things from the menu: tortellini+meatballs. cheese ravioli+puttanesca. seafood+manicotti. (hey! that last one can be the name of your new band!)
  • Janan R.
    Janan RajeevikaranJanuary 12, 2013
    great live jazz on weeknights
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HeringSeptember 22, 2011
    A standout sit-down among a jungle of Italian restaurants.
  • Rahul G.
    Rahul GuptaSeptember 7, 2016
    Live music wine and Amazing pizza
  • Rana S.
    Rana SayiciSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    even the bread and butter tastes very good
  • Rob W.
    Rob WilkSeptember 30, 2014
    For gods sake, just get the mac n cheese balls
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncSeptember 24, 2011
    Coal oven pizza. Great spot to hit after a night of drinking.
  • Kathleen D.
    Kathleen D'UrsoAugust 11, 2013
    Can't get more relaxing than jazz and pizza
  • Marie E.
    Marie Etienne - RealtorSeptember 22, 2016
    Manicotti bolognese was amazing
  • Linz S.
    Linz SheltonJune 3, 2012
    There is actually a bathtub in the bathroom. Amazing.
  • sansho
    sanshoJune 2, 2010
    Go for the arturo's fiesta! The pepporoni will do if you have some non vegetable eaters in your company.
  • Ji-Eun G.
    Ji-Eun GuptaFebruary 28, 2015
    Best pizzas in new york imho
  • K
    KApril 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Live jazz & coal oven pizza 💚
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SurutMay 25, 2014
    Pizza family tradition. ..owner Lisa is a grwat host.
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncOctober 30, 2011
    Coal oven pizza...anytime, anyday...especially at 2:00am
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.January 7
    Omg amazing pizza and good music
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoOctober 17, 2010
    Only one restroom. Line always super super super long. 10-15 min wait. Have fun.
  • ellen r.
    ellen resnickDecember 31, 2011
    Worth the wait so reasonable too
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CarlinOctober 3, 2009
    One of the best (and most underrated) pizzas in NYC with the best ambiance of all of 'em.
  • Tracy Marie T.
    Tracy Marie ThomasMarch 2, 2013
    My favorite
  • Denise F.
    Denise FleschAugust 29, 2013
    Cool jazz vibe!
  • Howard L.
    Howard LeifmanJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pizza is amazing!!
  • Martin C.
    Martin C.August 4, 2014
    Nothing to recommend it, rude staff, poor quality ingredients cooked and served with zero passion in a tatty, dirty restaurant that's seen better days
  • James V.
    James VorhoffJanuary 17, 2014
    Bathroom has a tub- I guess if you get a stain?
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FApril 20, 2013
    Mac and cheese balls. Hot damn.
  • Roger L.
    Roger LopesAugust 19, 2016
    Soprasotto mushroom is da best
  • Filmester
    FilmesterMay 18, 2010
    got the Chianti by the glass...really really good red wine
  • Manos X.
    Manos XanthogeorgisJanuary 12, 2016
    A hidden gem.
  • Sinan A.
    Great pepperoni pizza
  • Ian David M.
    Ian David MarsdenSeptember 7, 2012
    Best pizza in NY.
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanAugust 22, 2013
    Awesome chicken parm
  • Vivi
    ViviJune 19, 2011
    Note to self: the lasagna is pure cheese!
  • Felipe P.
    Felipe P.December 14, 2015
    Great pizza!
  • Hayley K.
    Hayley KellerDecember 11, 2010
    MAC & CHEESE BALLS. truffle oilllllll yum.
  • Jaemi H.
    Jaemi HDecember 27, 2014
    Mac & cheese ball!
  • Karissa D.
    Karissa DurlerJuly 14, 2015
  • Will W.
    Will W.February 1, 2010
    large pie, clams casino, house chianti, sunday jazz
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GanskyMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheesy Garlic Bread is a-freakin-mazing!
  • Cooper M.
    Cooper MarshallJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great bathroom!
  • Mariel A.
    Mariel AlvaradoApril 26, 2015
    Our pizza was burnt. 😔
  • Vic C.
    Vic C.August 11, 2014
    Overrated... Pizza is average for nyc
  • Terry R.
    Terry RomanoAugust 14, 2012
    The one in Maplewood.
  • Winnie T.
    Winnie TFebruary 27, 2011
    Leave your tag in the bathroom!
  • Natraj S.
    Natraj SrinivasanDecember 23, 2013
    Horrible garlic bread!!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BiscahaDecember 27, 2013
    Pretty poor service :(
  • Adam K.
    Adam KubanMarch 21, 2012
    Worst service since Sally's Apizza in New Haven.
  • Katerina S.
    Katerina SmirnovaDecember 29, 2012
    Horrible pizza!((
  • goldielocks
    goldielocksJuly 28, 2013
    Locale molto carino con musica jazz live a partire dalle 19, fino all'una circa. Cheese cake alle mandorle spettacolare, ambiente simpatico!
  • Julio M.
    Julio MaestuSeptember 3
    Se come bien@y tiene música en directo pero cuidado con el sistema de pago con tarjeta a los turistas les suele cargar con la tarjeta lo que quiere y luego es difícil reclamar.
  • Yondainer G.
    Yondainer GutierrezDecember 7, 2015
    Los mejores steak de nyc!!!!
  • thomas a.
    thomas antellFebruary 8, 2015
    Great jazz Saturday nights!
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