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About Tarantino's

In Lincoln Park, an elegant yet comfortable ambiance featuring seasonal arrangements of contemporary American and Italian inspired cuisine …and Summer has brought a delightful setting in our sidewalk garden.

1112 West Armitage
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Seminary

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 871-2929

Website:
http://www.tarantinos.com/

Catering:
Tarantino’s offers a personalized menu for groups of 10 - 100.

Parking Details:
There is also street parking available.

Public Transit:
CTA Train (Brown Line, Armitage stop) CTA Bus (#73 Armitage)

Executive Chef:
Jesus Santoyo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Tarantino's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for a Date (12)
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Authentic (10)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, good location. Anywhere the mob hangs out is good food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Key West)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was good until they moved our table during the middle of our meal

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood restsurant. Elegant but not stuffy. GREAT staff. Lots of "regulars" are a testament to how consistently good the food and service is.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I visited there on a cold Chicago Saturday evening. We were greeted promptly and shown to our table. The wait staff was diligent, but not intrusive.

My wife had the Caesar salad and risotto special, which she enjoyed. I had the fried calamari appetizer and the osso bouco, both were great. My only fault was the mashed potatoes were a little thin, but that was only a minor point.

Overall a very good place for a nice dinner.

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vip
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing!! We loved it. Service was excellent as was the food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. There is valet parking which is very important.
Good wine. A wonderful experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Nice neighborhood place, good service good drinks. Loads of pasta to take home but food is mediocre.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I have eaten there several times, and it's always been amazing! Food is delicious! This was my first time dining outside, it was such a nice evening and we enjoyed the outside atmosphere! Thanks again for a delightful evening!

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

A great Lincoln Park neighborhood restaurant, perfect for all year round dining but summer is best with the sidewalk dining option. Wine selection is good and menu selections are varied so there’s something for everyone I’m sure.
Service is always great and food is always delicious. My favorites are the Farfalle pasta with spinach and smoked chicken, the cowboy steak and the rack of lamb...Delicious!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We always enjoy dining at Tarantinos. They had several specials which we sampled. All were great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

my experience was very rushed!! We sat down to have a nice meal,ordered drinks and a appetizer. In 3 minutes all was out. I told the waitress that we were not in a rush and to slow down. She said no problem.(the restaurant was 3/4 full with nobody waiting). She then asked if we would like to order the main course. I responded that we would but please spread it out over time. I emphasized we were not in a rush. the 2nd course to split a pasta dish was out in 5 minutes. We still hadn't finished our 2 appetizers. then the main course came about 5 minutes later. the meal was ruined by then. We didn't even order a 2nd drink. the food was ok but crammed so fast. Also, the oso buco was a very small serving(but tasty). We were out in 50 minutes!! The waitress said that everyone was leaving to see the Mayweather Fight. We were leaving because they rushed us out. VERY DISAPPOINTING!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very accommodating for a last minute and late reservation. Good atmosphere. Great spicy black linguini with seafood. Everyone was happy with their food and wine. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our 2nd visit to the restaurant. And, after a pleasant and satisfying 1st visit, the quality of the 2nd visit paled in comparison. As with the 1st visit, we ordered corn meal crusted oysters. This time the oysters were tiny and were literally remnants of oysters overwhelmed with deep fried corn meal crust. One of our entrees was chicken parmigiana. The chicken's seasoning was not detectable and the chicken was dry. Upon letting the waitress know that the chicken was dry, the response we received was an apology and nothing more was done in response to our complaint.

We have decided not to visit the restaurant again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This was our second time at Tarantino's and both times have been great. We have sat outside both times and we love the nice patio and neighborhood feel that you get. The beet carpaccio is great as well as the salmon. The service is top notch - the manager/owner stopped by to check on us - nice touch. It was half price bottles of wine night which made it even better!
We will definitely return!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Tarantino's is the most consistent restaurant I have ever had the pleasure of dining at time and again. The chefs deliver quality dishes over and over!The staff is amazing and always so accommodating. Definitely a special place!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great patio, great ambiance, great food, highly recommend for a date!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I love this place. I started eating here in 1999 when I moved to Chicago. I return to it during most visits back to my beloved Chicago.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Made the mistake of requesting an outdoor table on a nice evening. Sat near 2 loud groups, got a glass of red wine spilled on the back of my shirt by a woman at one of those tables. Service was really slow--finally had to ask the hostess if we had a waitress. Very different experience every other time we've gone here. We live a few blocks away and enjoy walking to a great spot. We'll consider this an off night and hope for a better experience next time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Friendly service, very good food, tasty apps. Very cozy atmosphere. Will be going back for sure.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great menu selections, really good wine choices, delicious dessert options and excellent for outside dining. The service is outstanding as well.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The offerings are your standard fare of Italian inspired platings. The black linguine was good and very rich in flavor, but heavy handed on the salt. The peach and prosciutto appetizer was very good. This is definitely a neighborhood hangout with the locals.

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 (Boise)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Eat here often
Love the fresh baked bread
Menu specials always good
Portion nicely sized
Great ambience in a nice Lincol Park neighborhood

Not a busy night and the food service was a little slow this time

They need to chill their red wines. Always too warm and have to ask for the chiller used for white wines

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We were very impressed with Tarantino's. Our server was very good and the food was delicious. We sat outside on a warm summer night. The guys had the black linguine with shrimp and mussels and the girls had the halibut. Nice sized portions. The halibut came with rosemary mashed potatoes and steamed green beans (which were crisp/tender, just the way I like them). The average price for an entree was $22-$24. Will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Love Tarantino's. Service was very poor this time. Always good food.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We were there on a Sunday & the indoor part of the restaurant was not very busy. Unfortunately we had a brand new waitress who had some problems- one being she thought one person canceled their order which we didn't know occurred until the rest of us received our food. The restaurant then went & put in the order which didn't arrive until the rest of us were finished eating. I believe we should have received some compensation for this error. On the food quality, we were very disappointed. Not sure if this was due to it being a Sunday & the owner not being there but the service was slow but the quality will keep us from ever returning.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This place is always amazing. Everything we try is outstanding!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Very friendly and nice. John the owner usually greats the guests, and his wife works very hard to insure that all the guests are serviced promptly and politely.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

As usual, the food was excellent. I ordered my usual Cowboy Steak, and my wife ordered the Lemon Chicken. We split the Fried Oysters appetizer. Everything was delicious and because we had an early reservation (5:00 PM) we had the place to ourselves for the first 30 minutes. Only negative was tge lack of recognition of the special occasion- my 70th birthday. This was notated when making reservations on Open Table, but ignored by the restaurant

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

So delicious!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The absolutely perfect neighborhood restaurant, but worth a drive. If I lived closer I would dine there once a week.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The food and atmosphere is great, but the valet service is beyond ridiculous.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Tarrintinos is an exceptional neighborhood restaurant. Amazing and consistent quality in food and service with a "when you are here you are family" style approach.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great food!! We have been here many times and I'm happy to say they never disappoint.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Tarantino's is one of my "go to" restaurants. I love the small dining room, cozy atmosphere and the floral arrangements are always fabulous! The food is consistently tasty with a good variety.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 2, 2017

My husband and I celebrated my birthday here and the food was outstanding. We had the sausage and polenta with roasted red peppers for an appetizer and it was outstanding. I had the osso bucco and my husband had the lobster ravioli - both were delicious. Service was great; our waitress was very attentive.
The only thing I would recommend to the restaurant is to not have super fragrant flowers. They had huge red/purple lilies and the smell was just too powerful for a small space.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 30, 2017

A lovely quiet restaurant serving delicious food and prepared and presented beautifully, all at reasonable cost. Nice place for friends to be able to get together, have a terrific meal and at the same time, be able to have a conversation. Staff is excellent, well informed and most friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 29, 2017

the service was haphazard and the food was just OK. They don't make any of their pastas in house. Some of the dishes were very heavy. The fried calamari was chewy and greasy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was incredible! Impeccable service from wait staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We have been to Tarantino numerous times. During this same time we have eaten at other Italian restaurants. But this is our favorite one. The food is always fresh and tasty and the portion is generous. In addition we were waited on by a new staff person. I forgot her name but I believe she was Latina. She was excellent. Very informative and very attentative. She made our delicious meal even more enjoyable. We have taken several friends there and they have been back. Kudos to the management, kitchen staff, wait persons and support staff!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Our dinner for seven people was absolutely perfect. The food was amazing, the wine selection is spectacular, and our waitress couldn't have been nicer. I will continue recommending Tarantino's to everyone looking for an incredible Italian restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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