Tarantino Restaurant

4.7
223 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Casual
Tarantino pleases diners time and time again with their innovative twist on traditional Italian cuisine. As part of the Marchetti family of restaurants (Osteria Applausi in Old Greenwich and Columbus Park in Stamford), Tarantino consistently delivers quality ingredients, fabulous cuisine and gracious service.
By creatively reinventing traditional dishes, skillfully presented in a homey atmosphere, guests enjoy delicious food made with local and seasonal ingredients. The wine list offers fine selections from the world’s major regions with a special focus on Italy. Carpaccio, homemade ravioli, fish stew and osso buco are just some of the delightful choices you’ll enjoy at Tarantino.
Tarantino is a classic Italian restaurant with a devout following. In addition to a lively bar, when you dine here you'll appreciate the understated elegance, affable service and excellent food.
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a party of 6. It was our first time dining here. And, it won’t be our last. Food is amazing, staff is excellent. A winner and new favorite!! Thank you for a great evening!

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our dinners were terrific, but the noise level made it difficult to talk with each other.

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GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always great food and a super nice staff. Had the double cut pork chop with the cherry peppers. Cooked to perfection. Pasta is made fresh and perfectly cooked.

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TR
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

My husband and I ordered the same meal, and both of us, loved our food. A bit pricey for our dish, however.

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FF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First time at Tarantino and not disappointed. Food, wine, service were excellent. Would definitely go back when we feel like the ride back to Westport.

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SA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Tarantino’s is a wonderful restaurant and the food is very good. Service efficient and friendly. Only complaint was that the Persecco by the glass was bitter/sour.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Loud and energetic. Bar is tough to get a seat at.

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AF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife & I had a great dinner at Tarantino earlier this week. Our meal consisted of salads and mussels as starters, two pasta entrees, a bottle of red wine, and cheesecake, tartufo and espresso for dessert. The food, beverages and service were excellent, and we will return soon.

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CD
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Food was bland & the waiter decides to stop working and sit and have dinner. Will never return

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I went to Tarantino Restaurant after having eaten there once about 20 years ago. I returned for my birthday not as a first choice but because their menu online said they had WILD KING SALMON which would be perfect for me. I love good salmon and try only to eat wild fish. Upon opening the menu which still appeared the same a online with the word "Wild" missing I enquired if in fact it was wild as stated on their online menu and was told it was not. I felt that this may have be a little deceitful to leave the online menu offering WILD King Salmon when in fact it was not. Nevertheless I ordered it and was unfortunately disappointed as the piece was very thin and undercooked on the inside. I sent it back and after additional cooking time and it was fine but I did not leave feeling excited about having great meal I had hoped for on my birthday which I informed them of was a special occasion. There was no mention of that by anyone, no singing waiters and no little cookie treat at the end of the meal.
On another note, the waiter was very attentive to my requests but there were too many different servers and the waiters were literally running around all night which I found very unsettling and not very relaxing. I do not think I will go back there any time soon. Fun place for after work dinner or bite with friends but no romantic or top notch food.

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T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hadn't been in years. We had a great birthday dinner! Food was great. Energy was high. Staff was terrific. 1/2 priced bottles of wine on Tuesday, who knew?! Definitely going back!

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DR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent dinning in a friendly atmosphere. Interesting menu specializing in Italian dishes.
Very good wine selection. Wait staff is especially helpful. Highly recommended.

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LS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

All 4 of us were underwhelmed by the food. 8 pm reservations, and no food brought to the table for 45 minutes. Caesar salad was served with almost no dressing, and even when more dressing was brought, it was very bland, and the blandness continued with pretty much everything else that was served (although, to be fair, my pasta with cockles was pretty decent, albeit undistinguished). Their "bolognese" sauce with hardly a traditional bolognese, but rather a very bland meat sauce.
All in all, a very "meh" experience.

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OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Too loud
Waiters were rushing us and I don’t know why- We actually there got there a half hour earlier than our reservations
Food came out cold as I believe it was sitting on the warming tray the whole time.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and delicious food while we celebrated our friend’s engagement!

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DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious food but a little too noisy! Tables are too close to each other, but, understandable because it's not a huge space. Wait staff is excellent! Drinks were good also. Happy to have gluten free options. The lemon cake made with almond and coconut flour was so good!

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M
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If news gets out about Tarantino’s making the best pork chop in the country, Tarantino’s will no longer be a small Westport gem. The pork chop is consistently tender, juicy and hot each time I ordered it. Bobby Flay nor Mustards Grill can compare.

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ST
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I was disappointed. Usually, I love the food at Tarrantino's. I wonder if there is a new chef. The presentation and taste was average, and not as good as usual.

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AA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We would absolutely eat here again. Everything that we ordered was delicious. Even though we made a reservation, there was was a bit of a wait but once we were seated, service was prompt and attentive.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My go to place in Westport. Can always count on great meal and great service.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food and ambiance was terrific. Lots of locals/ regulars and the staff was very nice and attentive! Will definitely go back many more times!

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

very reliable very good
no worrying about whether you will let down

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DD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. This is the best restaurant in Westport!

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SW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I had lunch there with a colleague. While the location seemed a little dicey (across from the train) I was impressed with the interior, food, and service.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite husband and wife date night. Great food and wine...and martinis! Meatball app and oysters are great too.

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d
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

The restaurant was very busy, which is a good sign but extremely loud, the acoustics just aren’t very good. Overall, I would have to say the service was not great, not very attentive and they forgot to bring a drink that was ordered. Never brought a wine bucket for the bottle of white we ordered. We let it go and just made sure we were not charged for the drink. The food was excellent. The chef is great, absolutely enjoyed all our meals. Not sure if we will return but overall it was good.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was prompt and attentive.
Salads were generous and tasty.
Salmon was excellent!
Fettuccine with meat sauce was like out of grandma’s kitchen.
Deserts were yummy.
This was a small old Italian place.
Quite loud because of the size and number of people there. Overall a nice dinner.

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s
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

perfect as usual
we closed the place
i would go agian

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good - lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had the linguine bolognese - homemade and hearty.

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AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. We are so lucky to live in the neighborhood. Food and service consistently excellent.

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were a large group n the service was wonderful. Some arrived late, so all orders were not placed together. However, the servers were on to of it. My meal was delicious. I definitely will return!!

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best dining experience in town!

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best pollo scarpariello anywhere...

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SS
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Westport! Monday and Tuesday nights is 1/2 price bottle night for wines under $100 -- great food and great value!

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e
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

I have never been to a restaurant from your site that Meither my friends nor I disliked. Our corner table was so tight that even the waiter couldn’t prep our fish there.
The food was good but nothing to write home about.
Over priced given all the negatives.
The restaurant is small, very dark and painted dark too.
It is noisy too.
We will not go there again and I had looked forward to going since we’ve been to Applausi in Old Greenwich several times in the past.

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RK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I very much enjoyed our dinner.

Excellent menu

Everybody in the restaurant appeared to have a good time !

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service are always terrific! Lively bar scene well separated from the dining room.

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p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As always, delicious food and a happening scene. And a bit loud.

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j
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the restaurant but the noise level is a bit much

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CJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A few friends and I had a wonderful prix fixed lunch for $15, which included a first course and a main dish. The food was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive. We lingered over coffee and there was no pressure for us to leave. It was an enjoyable experience on all levels.

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