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.
Great food. Loud and energetic. Bar is tough to get a seat at.
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.
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.
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!
Excellent dinning in a friendly atmosphere. Interesting menu specializing in Italian dishes.
Very good wine selection. Wait staff is especially helpful. Highly recommended.
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.
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.
Great service and delicious food while we celebrated our friend’s engagement!
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!
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.
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.
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.
My go to place in Westport. Can always count on great meal and great service.
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!
very reliable very good
no worrying about whether you will let down
Great food and great service. This is the best restaurant in Westport!
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.
Our favorite husband and wife date night. Great food and wine...and martinis! Meatball app and oysters are great too.
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.
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.
perfect as usual
we closed the place
i would go agian
Very good - lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had the linguine bolognese - homemade and hearty.
Wonderful restaurant. We are so lucky to live in the neighborhood. Food and service consistently excellent.
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!!
Best dining experience in town!
Best pollo scarpariello anywhere...
Best restaurant in Westport! Monday and Tuesday nights is 1/2 price bottle night for wines under $100 -- great food and great value!
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.
My wife and I very much enjoyed our dinner.
Everybody in the restaurant appeared to have a good time !
Food and service are always terrific! Lively bar scene well separated from the dining room.
As always, delicious food and a happening scene. And a bit loud.
Love the restaurant but the noise level is a bit much
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.
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????
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!
The new prix fixe lunch is a wonderful value because the food is so delicious.
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.
Always good. Best Italian in Fairfield County, CT
Always good solid food
One of our favorite restaurants
I have to eat gluten free and I love their GF pasta. Food is consistently good and service is excellent.