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Tarantino Restaurant
Tarantino Restaurant

Tarantino Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.tarantinorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (203) 454-3188
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00PM - 2:30PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
    Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin St
  • Public Transit: We are located directly across from the Westport Train Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Diners can park on the stree directly in front of the restaurant and in train station parking lot.
A word from Tarantino Restaurant
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Food is good but they rush you like crazy...and there was no waiting line at all so it didn't make sense...The food came out real fast.. and they pressured u for your next course right away...so that was not fun....it was not relaxing...but food was great... It is opposite a train station but we didn't have to catch a train so do not understand what the rush was for...."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I was looking for someplace different and I was pleased to find Tarantino's. The dinners we had were perfectly cooked and nicely presented and the service was first rate. Be prepared to pay accordingly because after all; it is located in Westport."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "For those who like to enjoy their companions' conversation, Tarantino was quiet at lunchtime on a Monday. We had an excellent meal, terrific service and comfortable surroundings."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is a professionally run restaurant by an experienced restaurant family. The atmosphere is sophisticated, and the food is high end and excellent. Oysters right out of the Sound, always several fish dishes, fresh pasta dishes with the usual veal, chicken and steaks. Everything is well prepared and plated attractively. The staff are long term employees, and the entire group treats the customers like extended family."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We dined again at Tarantino and they function like a fine NYC small wow wow Italian restaurant. the smaller size atmosphere with top level....TOP LEVEL Service and an energetic lively fun but, not too much atmosphere is fantastic. many might think...how good can this be at the Westport Train Station......Well, this is one of the best if not the best in all of Westport and Fairfield county and beyond. The entrees are fantastic and no hint of mass production....this is a small place and the food is excellent! Do not hesitate to try this local charm."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We went here at the last minute, as we couldn't get a reservation at a favorite restaurant and a friend likes it here. We had a good meal with attentive service, but the noise level was very high and will probably prevent us from going back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The dining experience at Tarentino's was superb. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend this establishment. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Three generations celebrated Mother's Day dinner here. We were a big group, service was excellent with attention to needs of all ages. Food is always great."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "There's a reason Tarantino's has been around so long and the main ones are the food and its location. A popular 'meet you after work' spot because of its location next to the Westport train station -- the main attraction for me, is its food. The friend who joined me and I have traveled extensively in Europe and Italy and we both agreed that their Veal Milanese is not to be beat! Not only is the veal extremely tender but it is lightly breaded, crispy and well presented. We also had the Branzino which was excellent. The service on this busy night (Friday) was attentive but not overly so, which suits me just fine.I would highly recommend Tarantino's!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Right next to the Westport train station. We enjoyed dining here. The salads and pasta dishes were delicious, and the servers were prompt and attentive. Very good value. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Tarantino's is our "go to" place for yummy food and a big fun vibe! The staff make us feel like family. Being Italian, I greatly appreciate that!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This little gem right across from the train station has survived for years without a lot of fanfare, but the food is consistently some of the finest Italian cuisine in the area. The lighting is pleasantly low but you can read the menu, the service gracious and accommodating, and they obviously use fine purveyors - the meats and fish are first rate, the pastas mostly home-made, and they have a reasonable wine list that is well-chosen. My favorite dish is the Veal Milanese - done to perfection. An excellent choice."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "it was too loud to hold a conversation with all 4 at our table... you had to shout to make the person next to you heard."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "The food was average. My artichoke salad was a bunch of artichokes thrown into a bowl with a jar of olives dressed with balsamic dressing. Not appetizing. However my eggplant Parmesan was excellent."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We came here for lunch during Westport Restaurant Week. The food was excellent, and the staff was very pleasant and accommodating."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Our waiter was very helpful. Food was served hot and was delicious. We were not rushed through our courses."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "thanks so much....although they forgot to remember we had 2 birthdays we were celebrating!"
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "The staff is great. Always attentive. Followed by great food. Doesn't get any better."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "Have lived in area for 60 years, don't know how long Tarantinos has been around but I am surprised we didn't try until last weekend, even though knew of it. My bad! Appetizers were excellent, entres tastier than any recent other experiences, and it is now high on our list. Try the tuna tartare, and shrimp/scallops in mushrooms. Also shrimp in green and yellow pasta."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "An Italian gem, located directly across the street from the Westport train station. Tarantino's has been consistently very good for a number of years."
    Dined on 7/8/2013
  • "Wonderful dining experience....both the food and service. Will definitely return and recommend."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "The staff was very friendly from the moment we walked in the door. The food was excellent and we will be back again."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "We came for our anniversary, which I noted in the reservation and when I got to the table, the server brought over a complimentary glass of champagne. Following that, all of the food we ordered was amazing and the service was even better! Cannot wait to go back!!'"
    Dined on 5/6/2013
  • "I have been to Tarantino's before and always enjoy the food. Because it is so popular, it is very loud and makes it difficult to speak to others at the table. I had received an email that said it was restaurant week, but when we arrived that was not the case. Was a little disappointed because the menu offering was at a reduced price, but nonetheless we enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 3/14/2013
  • "Very noisy (at least the night we were there) but if you can get past the need to shout at your table mates, the food is worthwhile."
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "Great experience, food wonderful, staff very friendly, great spot eventhough we haven't been there in 3 years, better than ever."
    Dined on 1/31/2013
  • "Only visited Tarantino for coporate cocktail parties - So this was a 1st time for a formal luncheon. The host/owner was wonderfully welcoming and proceeded to provide the six of us with a brilliant Express lunch. Very generous, absolutely delicious and very economical, with no sense at all that it was an Express Meal in the sense of being rushed. We wish we could have lingered longer with the lovely wine."
    Dined on 1/29/2013
  • "We had a delicious dinner as usual! There were a good selection of wines by the glass. And I loved that you could get half glasses if you want just a little bit more. The night we went was very quiet-Monday night of a three day weekend. Very unusual for this restaurant but perfect for us since we had our grandchildren with us . We always enjoy our dinners at Tarantino's and this was no exception!"
    Dined on 1/21/2013
  • "Veal chop was divine. Wine was yummy. Service was great!"
    Dined on 12/8/2012
  • "2nd time back and it was as good as the first. The pasta is as good as you'll find anywhere. One word of warning - this is the only restaurant I've seen that uses OpenTable, but they don't use the electronic system in the restaurant. In other words, when you are booking a reservation, they aren't reserving a table for you. So, be warned that an OpenTable reservation doesn't translate into a reservation at the restaurant, which seems a little disconnected to me (and defeats the purpose of using OT). But, when you get a table ... Your meal will be delicious!"
    Dined on 12/4/2012
  • "Outstanding experience. Best pasta I've had all year. Spoke with the owner, Frank, who was delightful. Obvious there is a lot of love and passion going into this gem of a restaurant. I will be back - as in the next 7 days - for some pasta."
    Dined on 11/7/2012
  • "Loved our meal we both had specials the wines specials were outstanding."
    Dined on 9/15/2012
  • "We went on a Thursday night and the bar was busy but dinning area had a handful of tables. Appetizers, dinner and dessert were all Delish!! Waiter really knew his stuff and was on top of everything!! Pricey Thursday night but worth it."
    Dined on 10/24/2012
  • "No disregard for our time, but food was very good. Despite having resevation, seated 40 minutes later, then another half hour for salads to arrive, another 15 minutes for main course. Neither host nor lead waiter very attentive."
    Dined on 9/8/2012
  • "consistently excellent food and the best staff around. Feels like home but with better food."
    Dined on 8/15/2012
  • "The food was very good, but the pasta was excellent. We will definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/8/2012
  • "I thought the food was very good, the service was very good as well. the room is a little dated in dacor. I would go back."
    Dined on 5/24/2012
  • "We are never disappointed with this restaurant. They are very accommodating - as they made a dish fo my wife that wasn't on the menu on a Saturday night - Best restaurant in Fairfield County - we love it for special occasions"
    Dined on 5/12/2012
  • "Of the many area restaurants, Tarantino is the only truly authentic Italian restaurant. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking the real deal."
    Dined on 5/12/2012
  • "Tarantino's is one of our favorite restaurant's. The food gets better ever time we go. service is amazing but not over bearing. the homemade pasts's melt in your mouth. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/31/2012