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About 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.

30 Railroad Place
Westport, CT 06880
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Franklin St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 454-3188

Website:
http://www.tarantinorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Diners can park on the stree directly in front of the restaurant and in train station parking lot.

Public Transit:
We are located directly across from the Westport Train Station.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tarantino Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Authentic (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Romantic (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

A little bit loud but tolerable and clearly a very popular place - not a free table. Would go again in a heartbeat. The tartufo was amazing! The swordfish was very tasty. My dinner companions seemed pretty happy with their dinners too. Service was prompt, attentive but not overly so.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service! The salads were delicious and the pasta was divine!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Menu is great. Homemade pasta is fabulous. Love the servers and the "vibe" at Tarantino

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great meal ! This was our second time here in a week. They have a good prefix lunch menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food and service exceeded my expectations. The manager and the wait staff were very attentive. The pasta was excellent. Would go there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Never disappoints. Attentive service at a leasurely pace.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Wonderful lunch and great value. Would highly recommend and go back there to eat.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We took the drive up from Stamford because of Restaurant week..It's a restaurant we always wanted to try!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I went for a late dinner (8.30pm) with my wife. When we arrived the restaurant was busy, but no one was there to seat us. A number of staff ignored us before I managed to get a waiter who went to find someone. We were seated next to a table full of kids playing video games on their cell phones and watching youtube videos which was pretty unpleasant. The food was OK. The salad had an insect crawling in it, but otherwise seemed fresh. I had salmon and my wife had pasta for main course. They tasted fine, but really not much better than you would get in an Olive Garden. I doubt we will return.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Never had a bad meal here. Everyone is friendly and VERY attentive. There seems to be real, concerted communication between all the servers . No stumbling around between themselves and getting in your way. Pretty noisy night but that's not Tarantino's fault.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was excellent. Great looking old world Italian restaurant
Loved it and will certainly return

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Went for lunch with business associate - never crowded at this time - food excellent on price-fix luncheon menu - many options.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

FABULOUS food....fresh and delicious. The staff is so friendly and service is excellent.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Outstanding restaurant that is consistently excellent. Great wine menu. Our favorite restaurant for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Lpved my meal. I had the best chicken Milanese ever! Side of asparagus parm. They have a nice fun wine bar. Next to the Wesport train station. Loved it and will go back!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We had a great meal of home made pasta , great wine recommendation and excellent service. The staff and owner went out of their way to make us feel at home. It was a delightful experience!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I recommend the veal chop - it was excellent as well as the sauce that accompanied it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

amazing dinner! We started with a crudités , then had the wild boar pasta , then the grouper special . All dishes were wonderful! The service was fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Once again we had a wonderful meal at Tarantino. We had been there many times, this time we brought another couple who loved it as much as we had. The staff is very friendly, accommodating,and knowledgeable We will be back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Tarantinos is owned by the Marchetti family (sp?) who are very experienced, also having Italian restaurants in Stamford and Old Greenwich. The food is excellent, and authentic Italian. I always get their Blue Point oysters, extremely fresh. Love the staff who are all long time employees, well trained and service oriented. You cannot miss with Tarantinos. Noise level can be a bit high when full, but fine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent food and service. We were lingering with a friend over dinner and we were never made to feel rushed or that we weren't welcome to stay. The only (minor) negative was the noise level - it's pretty loud if the dining room is full.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We are long time customers and Tarantino is 100% consistent in terms of food quality and service. this family owned and family run business is one of the best Italian Restaurants in the area. We like the smaller size, great food and friendliness from the owners and the entire staff. Everyone there really tries. I often get the Osso Buco, my wife loves their pastas and they have great fish dishes....and much more. Enjoy Tarantino.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Been around awhile, but best Italian food in Westport. Great host and service. Sometimes a little loud. Drink more wine!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Awesome as always. ...love everything especially the mussels

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

always wonderful for lunch. great menu and special prices on good wine with nice pour. love the restaurant but too noisy at night

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food is excellent, dishes are perfectly prepared and attractively plated. The waitstaff are knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. We have been here many times and the only complaint I would have is that if there are people who are noisy & loud seated next to you, quieter conversation is difficult.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Best way to eat real Italian without boarding a plane. Family owned and operated, this is our favorite restaurant in Westport.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Four of us ate early (6:00). The restaurant was great until about 6:45 when the noise level literally became painful. Our conversation ended and we just wanted to leave ASAP. It would have much more enjoyable if they had some sound deadening materials in place. I will not go back there again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Impecible food. Truly noteworthy and something you very much look forward to having again.

Service - on the other hand - was delightful when you saw them. But being a more attentive, and available more regularly, would be required to bring the service up to the very high level of the food.

All in all, a dining experience I'd be delighted to repeat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I ordered their special menu "veal with eggplant" and had to return it as soon as it was placed on the table. The presentation wasn't great and when I went to taste it the veal was rubbery and eggplant was mushy and there was no seasoning or flavor on it at all. It almost looked like someone's leftover.

The service and attention was good.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The three of us enjoyed Tarantino's for a special birthday. Two of us ordered the osso bucco and it got rave reviews. Excellent restaurant in our home town!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food and service were great! I had scallops and shrimp over pasta which was excellent. We suggest reservations although it wasn't busy when we got there. Supposedly they have a nice happy hour.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We loved it! Has that old style New York feel. Salmon was amazing!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Tarantino's does not disappoint for good , well prepared Italian food. A well balanced menu will suit all tastes and the food is very good. The service is professional and friendly. We went there for my husband's birthday and there happened to be three other birthday patrons celebrating that night as well. The atmosphere was very jovial and festive. We would definitely return, although a reservation is a must.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

World class! Our first choice for dining. Outside food, ambiance and service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Consistently excellent restaurant since it opened. We were with friends who said it was their favorite restaurant and were so happy we booked it. The pasta dishes are superb as are the meat dishes. Staff and owner are especially gracious. We will be back soon

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

This was our second time dining at Tarantino's. The menu has something for everyone, the food is excellent and the waitstaff are friendly and attentive. The octopus carpaccio appetizer is outstanding!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Awesome Food and Service--Extremely Good. Highly recommended

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I've been here several times and each time it's been superb. Friendly and attentive wait and management staff. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Love this place. Have been going for 20 years. Always met with a warm "hello" and delicious food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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