Artichokes in Wakefield

Artichokes
3.5 /5
48 reviews

317 Main St, Ste 1, Wakefield, MA 01880-5053

17812461422

Restaurant Hours

Open Close

Monday 4:30 pm

Tuesday

Wednesday 4:30 pm

Thursday

Friday 4:30 pm

Saturday

Sunday 4:30 pm

Overview

Cuisine

  • Italian

Features

  • Seating
  • Waitstaff
  • Full Bar
  • Television
  • Serves Alcohol

Good for

  • Bar scene

Artichokes, 317 Main St, Ste 1, Wakefield, MA 01880-5053, Wakefield

Answers on questions

Question

Can u buy a gift card on line

Answer

YES

Question

Who is the owner?

Answer

Pricey. Not accomadating.

Question

Where is parking?

Answer

On street.

Question

Do they take reservations for dining room?

Answer

Unfortunately not.

Question

The menu is good for price?

Answer

Prices reasonable. pasta all fresh best food ever. Well worth it

Reviews

Artichokes
- on google
3/5

The food, atmosphere, portion size along with the clientele were perfect,! Joe the Bartender was a horse of another color.. Just did not fit in this environment. He was so rude to all the guests loud and obnoxious making the guests not welcomed to even order a drink .. When he took his many cigarette breaks the entire mood was relaxed at the bar as it should be as his replacement were so helpful,. and friendly. Our vote is to get rid of him. He doesn't belong in a place like this..

Artichokes
- on google
2/5

While the service and servers were excellent, the food was not. I was quite surprised as I heard good reviews about it. Veal parm with ziti, the sauce was watery from insufficient drainage of the pasta. Veal was on the tougher side and the breading was thick and soggy, for lack of a better description. Sat at a high table in the bar, that was a mistake, not enough room for them to be called a table for two. Very disappointed.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Chicken Ziti and Broccoli is delicious

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Very romantic. Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Pricey. Very nice staff. Loved it!

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

The food was 4 star , had eggplant parm , fried artichokes In lemoncello sauce. It's the setting and the people that push it up to and easy 5 star rating. The bartender Joe (I think) made me feel right at home !

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Excellent food try it great love it friendly staff polite

Artichokes
- on google
1/5

Don't waste your money or time me and my wife both could not eat a bite of our meal it was Terrible Gives Italian food a bad name the cheff should find another profession!!!!!!!!

Artichokes
- on google
4/5

A very authentic Italian restaurant in the Wakefield area. Pros: The food was authentic, fresh and yummy. Very friendly people staff - willing to explain details and customize food that suites you.Cons: Depending on what you order, food can be expensive here. Limited vegetarian options.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Great fresh made pasta,dinner specials quality fresh ingredients great drinks

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

The chicken parm was the dopest

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Threw my sister a surprise party here. The staff was amazing, and the food was excellent! I don't live in the area, but I'd make a special trip to eat here again.

Artichokes
- on google
4/5

I felt not Italian enough to eat here. Food was incredible though!!

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Great spot. Excellent food, large portions and reasonable prices. Friendly service too.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

We have been to Artichokes about six times and have always been impressed with the food and atmosphere. Anything we have ordered has been done to perfection. If I lived a bit closer it would be one of my favorite stops.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Always a pleasure to eat at Artichokes.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Food was fantastic. The bartender- waitress and the owner were great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Absolutely love this restaurant. Service is always wonderful. Perfect for a date night.

Artichokes
- on google
4/5

Great food. Most of staff nice. Should promote music downstairs.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Amazing Italian food.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

They best Italian restaurant ever! Never disappointed. The food is outstanding! Staff and owner best people! You have to try it!! You will love it!

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

We have loved Artichokes since they were in Malden, and followed them to Wakefield to their larger location. The warm salad and lobster raviolis are a consistent favorite and must try!

Artichokes
- on google
4/5

Good food, good portions good service. Been going here for years .Always a pleasure.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Awesome Italian food, old-fashion place, friendly and family place

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Awesome staff and food

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Lobster ravioli was amazing and a very generous portion. Wifey got the seafood fra diavlo. Tried that too, delicious. It was topped off with fast friendly service.

Artichokes
- on google
1/5

$26.00 for a Cesar Salad w a piece of thawed out Salmon, unacceptable.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Awesome place!

Artichokes
- on google
1/5

Well I had a 6 person party that I planned for two weeks. A birthday combination anniversary party and spoke to hostess by the name of Gail. To reserve a cubby area for privacy. When we arrived the table was taken and Gail claimed to not know of our reservation So in anger we left and walked across the street to another restaurant by the name of Sabatinos. And had a great time with respectful staff and great food. So to Gail we gave Sabatinos our $400 dollar bill. And will never return to artichokes. Again. So rude. So unprofessional. If I could give minus stars I would.

Artichokes
- on google
4/5

Good food and atmosphere

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

The Best food. The owner works hard to make sure everyone is taken care of. Everything is always fresh and the drinks and wine selection are great. You will love it!!

Artichokes
- on google
4/5

Cater to food allergies had great wine menu

Artichokes
- on google
4/5

I liked the atmosphere here. We dined with another couple and the waitress was very good about giving us all the time we needed without going and getting lost lol. 2 of us ordered off if the specials list, I had the stuffed veal chop over fresh home made facili pasta which was delicious. The other special was haddock and shrimp over fresh homemade angel hair pasta which, according to my friend was excellent. My wife had eggplant with also with the homemade. angel hair pasta and she loved it. My other friend had a fra diavolo dish which he put away completely. It was a bit over spiced for his taste but he enjoyed it never-the-less. I also had an Old Fashioned with Knob Creek Bourbon and it was very well made. I would not hesitate to go back here.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Food was delish, services was great, friendly staff, great atmosphere, would highly recommend it!

Artichokes
- on google
4/5

Friendly and helpful staff. Great food. Get more than you pay for. Fresh authentic food.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Every visit has been great! The food is amazing and the atmosphere is cozy. I loved the creamy gnocchi dish, ravioli in cream sauce and chicken broccoli ziti. They always have nice specials too!

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Great food and service

Artichokes
- on google
3/5

Ok food but no substitutions allowed? Can't get a salad instead of pasta even if you are sensitive to gluten.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

The artichokes were exquisite. What a lovely place to dine. What a fine choice of dishes. I loved the casual atmosphere and the service was grand. My servers name was Linus I highly recommend him.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

I love this restaurantThey decorate for every holidayLove Halloween and ChristmasThe foodDesert and drinks are greatThe downstairs lounge is great for date night and drinksGreat for functions too

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Great food. Great service

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Great bar downstairs with live music and free cheese and crackers. The black Manhattan is to die for. Highly recommended

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Always delicious food served by savvy classy waitstaff. Love the ambiance!!

Artichokes
- on google
3/5

Older restaurant could use updating decor, large servings of "meh" food. Crazy haired hostess, poor signage out front....

Artichokes
- on google
1/5

WOULD NOT RECOMMEND / DISAPPOINTMENT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. Was told one week prior to dinner that party of 12 was ok (at 5:30pm on a Saturday night) and was told day of dinner that they could not accommodate us. Very rude to us and could not give any explanation why.

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Excellent! I dig the vibe... Some classics from Etta James, Sinatra, etc. Downstairs had live music and patrons were having a blast. The decor was traditional. Service was wonderful. Very attentive, yet not overbearing. We showed up 20 minutes before closing timeFood was very good. I got the pork chop... Very big portion. 2 pieces. Very tasty, the potatoes soaked up the juices. Friends for pasta of all kinds. Also very decent portions.

Artichokes
- on google
4/5

Great food. Most staff friendly. Need to promote music down stairs. Lots of people that eat upstairs don't know there's entertainment downstairs.

Artichokes
- on google
2/5

Way overpriced for average and often cold or undercooked food! Go to sabitinos instead!

Artichokes
- on google
5/5

Crowded chill place,perfect place to hang out at.They serve really good food and the prices are alright.Highly recommended!