Tarantino Restaurant

4.7
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237 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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.
What 237 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great...thanks.

HZ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Home town feeling. love this family----------------------------------------------

D
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Italian food at its finest in a family atmosphere. Best around!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just fantastic. Great wine list, great pasta and veal Milanese is the best around.

AF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My lifelong friends & I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Tarantino after a great round of golf. The food, beverages and service were excellent, as usual, and we look forward to returning soon. Frank and his team run a top notch restaurant, and I always feel very welcome whether I am with my wife or with friends.

TG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch is perfect - a prix fix two course lunch for $18.95 is very hard to beat. The food is uniformly good and the service is superb.

j
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian in Westport

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down best restaurant in Fairfield county and one of my favorites in the whole world! The food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. We come a few times a week and they always make you feel like family. Love love love Tarantino!

RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit in many years - exceeded expectations and memories. The food was lovely and the service was professional. Ticket times were quick, but I think we hit a window when the kitchen wasn't busy. There was no rush to turn the table, so it was a great experience. Wine specials on Tues/Weds were superb. We will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It had been many years since we last ate at Tarantino's. What a mistake waiting so long. The food was absolutely amazing!!! Service top notch and the cost in balance with the quality of the food.

DD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous place and great team

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always perfect for a special celebration. Great food and attentive staff.

SQ
Naples
61 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always great. Just too noisy, even on Monday night!! Half price wine though which is great!

RK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

I have to say as my first time eating here disappointed. Some dishes were outstanding and others were flat and not very flavorable. We have three appetizers which were great- the eggplant and shrimp, muscles and scallops- very very good. I would order that again. I had the shrimp and scallops and my daughter had the carbonara- maybe the best we have ever had, even in Italy. However the other three dishes were very flat and not flavorful, a miss. the biggest disappointment was the service. it seemed the only ones who were paid attention to were the regulars. My husband asked for Red Pepper, never came, never asked how our meal was, no extra bread, etc...
I am not sure I would return but for the few dishes we really enjoyed.

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!

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.

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.

TR
New York Area
32 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.

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.

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.

GB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

AF
New York Area
19 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.

CD
Atlantic City
17 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

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.

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!

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.

LS
New York Area
17 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.

OT
New York Area
55 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.

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

AL
New York Area
3 reviews
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.

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!

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

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!

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.

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.

d
New York Area
16 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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