Arturo’s should be a ”Must” on your To- list of places to visit for lunch or dinner. Located in the comfortably, tony, town of Maplewood, make plans to join friends and family at this truly popular establishment. Peruse the menu and no matter what, order their enormously popular Margarita Pizza. Replete with their freshly-picked salad, guests have the option of dining in, or outdoors. at this popular establishment.
Fred Shandler and Dan Richer are the proprietors of Arturo’s Osteria @ Pizzeria in Maplewood.
“Believing that it is their personal responsibility to support and encourage the growth of our local food system, for doing this, will insure that our food supply will be healthy and delicious,” the Staff at Arturo’s work with: Ralston Farms, Mendham, Garden State Urban Farms, Orange -Newark, Terhune Orchards, Princeton, White Star Grove, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and others.
Believing fresh is best, spring, summer, and fall are the absolute best times to visit and dine outdoors at Arturos. Not only will you delight in savoring their freshly grown and picked vegetables, you’ll adore sharing conversations with other folks who, like us, travel to Maplewood, for really delicious pizza.
No matter how hungry you are, the moment you enter Arturo’s, there are many messages coming at you. From menus scrawled across blackboards, to listings of Specialties of the Day, and conversations with friendly folk, who casually smile as they comment on the delicious pizza or pasta, that has just been delivered to their table, there is always something taking place at this bustling establishment.
Seating at Arturo’s is interesting. With less than twenty-five tables, the staff elected to establish Communal Tables, where parties of two, four, or six may choose to share the extra few seats with total strangers.
A most successful endeavor, guests who have shared tables quickly foster new friendships, which quickly blossom into forever friends, who frequently dine with their new buddies throughout the year.
Actually, Communal Tables are what dining at Arturo’s is all about. Yes, there are tables for 2 and 4, but a Communal Table allows you and your party to enjoy dining with folks you’ve never met. It’s an excellent way to foster new friendships, with folks who enjoy meeting at Arturo’s and enjoying whatever is featured on their menus. And yes, these new found friends really enjoy meeting one another at specific times throughout the year,
Arturo’s does not accept reservations, so you may want to appear earlier in the evening. And then when you’ve completed your meal, take a few moments to stroll around downtown Maplewood. It’s a charming community.
Serving lunch every day from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 5-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 5-10 p.m.
Sunday 4:30 - 9 p.m.
FYI: Dine-In or order Take-Out. Accepts major credit cards. Does not accept reservations. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and enjoy a lovely weekend brunch. Town parking, with a variety of parking lots. Free parking on Sundays and weekends. Smart casual dress. Communal tables. Plan to visit their newest location:Razza Pizza Artigianale at 275 Grove Street, Jersey City.
Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria
180 Maplewood Avenue