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My wife and I had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner at Taranta. Food good. Fun time. Nice people. Would do again.
Skip Valentine's Day Dinner. Taranta normally has a great menu with fair prices but they, like so many in the North End, take advantage of diners of Valentine's Day. The atmosphere was decent, it's a great restaurant but the normal white tablecloths were covered in white paper, no crayons in sight. The tables were all set for 2, but they were stacked too close for comfort and we ended up hardly being able to talk and enjoy each other.
Our server was polite, timely, and overall very helpful so he still received a full 20%+ tip despite the overall experience. The main complaint was the food. Pre-Fixed menu looked great at first, good variety and quality ingredients. The end result disappointed. The Beef Tenderloin had clearly been par-cooked to speed up service. You could see where the cooking twine had been wrapped. Normally I wouldn't complain about a cooking method if the end result was decent. I ended up with a gray, overcooked exterior that was difficult to chew wrapped around a completely raw, not medium rare, interior. The sides on the entree clearly were cooked in mass, like a catered meal. Desserts were decent but overall it came nowhere near the value for $70 per person.
Taranta is still a good restaurant and I am torn leaving this review, but I don't want other diners expecting a romantic night out to be disappointed as I was.
Nice place, cozy atmosphere. Great flavorful food, interesting menu. Baby octopus appetizer was delicious. Pleasant ,attentive service.
The waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Really enjoyed the dishes we ordered and the overall experience.
Wonderful service and the food was outstanding.
This was the best meal I’ve had in I don’t know how long. The gnocchi were absolutely delicious. The menu is at once familiar and creative and every dish is thoughtful and fun. We’ll definitely be coming back and recommending to others. Take the time to read about the chef on their website, great story and great ethos for the restaurant. Very impressive place all around.
Creative mix of Peruvian and Italian cuisine. Great wine list, fun cocktails (all Pisco based). Paiche (Amazon river fish) was SO GOOD. Friends had mushroom and truffle pasta, casava root gnocchi, sweet potato ravioli, and steak. Everyone LOVED their meal.
The food is always amazing here and the service was incredible. Our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. Great suggestions on wine as well. A great creative menu!
As always, we had a delicious meal! We celebrated my son's birthday here and not only had enjoyed the food but the company with no rushing. Waiter was attentive and spot on!
Dinner with Tony
The food is always outstanding and the service and location are excellent.
Wonderful, creative dishes in Boston's North End. Taranta isn't your typical red sauce Italian place. We've dined there several times and always enjoyed the food and service. It's a bit pricey, but worth it for special celebrations.
Went to this restaurant twice in a week as my son had looked up the reviews and cuisine. Enjoyed the food immensely, from the homemade tagliatelle with pomodoro sauce to the lamb shank, fabulous. Great atmosphere, small, quiet and private. We missed meeting the Chef who wasn't on site when we were there. He has a well-deserved reputation.
Made a reservation for New Years Eve dinner. Food and service were exceptional! They might have crammed a couple too many tables in, though. That said, for an extremely busy night, out party was very impressed with the quality of the food as well as the service. It was our first time to Taranta, and I honestly don’t know how we hadn’t heard of, or been to this place. We will go back!
Love this place. We moved away from Boston 3.5 years ago but were back for the Holidays and made it a point to visit it again!
Taranta is always a go-to for me, no matter the occasion. The staff is wonderful and the food never disappoints. Salut!
We had dinner with friends at Taranta before a show at the Improv Asylum. I had to change the reservation from 3 to 8! They accommodated us with a beautiful table on the second floor. The menu has something for everyone and I had trouble deciding what to order. I will just have to go back! Our server was pleasant and professional. The food was served piping hot which in this weather was most welcome! People have lots of choices in the North End, but I would put this place on your list! Happy New Year!
Very interesting spin on Italian food! We all had interesting plates! Experimental and modest but really lovely! Great Christmas Eve dinner!
delicious unique food in a beautiful exposed-brick atmosphere. The Amazon fish and the beef tenderloin truly delicious.