Tarantino Restaurant

4.7
207 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 207 People Are Saying
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DM
1 review
Dined on April 16, 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 April 11, 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
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 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 April 5, 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 April 1, 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 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 March 11, 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 February 22, 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
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 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 February 13, 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 February 9, 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 February 9, 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 February 6, 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
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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 January 30, 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 January 25, 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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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pollo scarpariello anywhere...

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 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 December 31, 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 December 31, 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 December 26, 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 December 20, 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 December 18, 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 December 17, 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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h
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sssshhh, don't tell anyone about the $15 prix fixe lunch that is so delicious. The portions are generous. It is simply a great lunch at a very very inviting price. Why go to Panera for lunch when you can have an appetizer and Chicken Milanese for $15????

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met our son & girlfriend here - conveniently across from the train station for them- and we all had wonderful meals. My husband, absolutely loved his seafood ravioli which was one of the ravioli specials for the night. My gnocchi were wonderful and enough to take home to enjoy the next day as well! We all truly enjoyed the food, the atmosphere is very comfortable, and the service top notch. Can't wait to go again!

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h
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The new prix fixe lunch is a wonderful value because the food is so delicious.

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SQ
Naples
58 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites!! Always great food and great service.
Monday and Tuesday, wine bottles are half price. Noisy though! That’s the only downside.

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j
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Best Italian in Fairfield County, CT

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good solid food
One of our favorite restaurants

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l
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to eat gluten free and I love their GF pasta. Food is consistently good and service is excellent.

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LC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frank and the team at Tarantino are wonderful. We've known about Tarantino for a long time and we are so glad we finally visited. We were greeted immediately and warmly. The service was efficient and friendly. The drinks were delicious, sublime, actually. They were not too strong or too sweet. Our scallops appetizer was delicious and so were our entrees. We managed to have some dessert and we're glad we did. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always the best authentic Italian food in Westport. Lovely owners who always get customers with "open arms". Like going home for dinner!

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PG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been there for a while. It's definitely a class operation. One of the best Italians in the area.

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E
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food disappointing. Restaurant very noisy . Will think twice about returning.

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Noise level just too high to be able to carry on an enjoyable conversation.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place - and service staff / but very loud

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NW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, every time I go l am pleasantly surprised. Very friendly and accommodating staff, good service and excellent food. Don’t put it off any longer, just go and have a nice meal. If it gets a little loud, it’s just a nice group of happy diners enjoying their meal and having a good time! Maybe I’ll see you there 😉.

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TB
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is located right across from the Westport train station, where there are many restaurants along the same street. The menu is short but the food is delicious, and price is reasonable. Wait staff is attentive and professional. I'll certainly come back.

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JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite local restaurants! Great and authentic Italian food!

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