Tarantino's

4.6
475 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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HB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day Eve

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JS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! Will continue coming again and again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Order the muscles, it was outstanding!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday. The one order was wrong, but they took it back quickly and fixed it. Comped the cake for the birthday which was nice.

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DJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Third visit here and we always enjoy ourselves. Our waitress was attentive but did not hover over the table, food was good (my wife’s risotto was outstanding), overall a pleasant experience.

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NW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m definitely going back, I used to go and stopped because the food was fine but now it’s great. I had the black pasta with shrimp and mussels can’t wait to go back and have it again, just the right amount of spice.

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JW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great ambiance, food, wine and relaxed. Unfortunately, the waitress was rather curt and pushy for our order. It was Mother's Day so I doubt she wanted to be there. We did fine.

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M
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tarantino's is such a wonderful neighborhood restaurant and they never fail to make us feel welcome, well taken care of and valued. The food is fantastic (the hearts of palm salad is my go-to starter.)

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been regulars at Tarantino’s for a long time. The food is always excellent, the presentation outstanding and the staff always friendly and helpful. Tarantino’s is our go to restaurant. Their patio in the summer is relaxing and quiet. Highly recommend.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in Lincoln Park. It’s a hidden gem - I’ve never heard anyone talk about it, but went because it’s two blocks from where I live. Great drink menu - a good mix of beer, wine, craft cocktails. One of my favorite parts of a nice dinner are the salad and these didn’t disappoint - we had the arugula salad and beet salad, which were both large portions. For entrees, we had the pork chop and chicken parmesan, both were excellent. To top it off, we had Profiteroles, which were amazing. My only regret about this place is that we didn’t try it sooner!

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M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pink & Johnny are terrific hosts! Friendly staff.. especially Berto!

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MB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to dine at Tarantino’s when I lived in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, about 10 years ago. Now that I live in Milwaukee, I dine here any time I’m back in the city!! It was fantastic 10 years ago and it’s still fantastic!!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful evening

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Quality is down

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LO
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner on a Friday evening- the food was outstanding and service terrific. We are neighborhood regulars, but we had suburban guests and we all had a wonderful time.
Halibut and salmon were delicious- hmmmm and salads were split and very good . Our favorite pasta, the rigatoni was also on the table as we couldn’t resist. Just a top rate dinner in Lincoln Park, Good Friday night ambiance!!!

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TW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great...our server Bella was even better!!

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AK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years. Beautiful neighborhood Italian place, great for families/kids as well as dates. Excellent Italian favorites, as well as updates/Italian-inspired American dishes. You cannot go wrong at Tarantino's.

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EP
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Our waitress was not very attentive, very slow. The calamari was served in a sauce that was tasteless and by the time the plate got brought out, the calamari was soggy from the sauce. Food was not spectacular.

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YL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The eggplant and pasta were so good.

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always, very nice evening. Everything was yummy. I had to ask for bread to eat with my mussels/broth, but no biggie.

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NB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. We will deffinelty be back. 4 of us went for dinner and we all loved our meals.

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NY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food, and the wine. Authentic Italian. Delicious

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CM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere. One of my favorite Italian restaurants.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and food was great . The ambience was inviting and cozy. Thank you all for providing a great space to celebrate the love of my life! God bless.

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Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner to end the week and decompress.

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Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to go with friends or date that you want to talk to. Noise level is perfect.

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PP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, consistent food w/ a changing menu. The wait and bar service is always friendly and knowledgeable. A great place to book last minute or plan a special event. Great mix of Italian regional cuisines w/ other fresh options in fish etc

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A longtime favorite that never disappoints

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SH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Slow to clean the tables or check back to see how things were. Very loud inside.

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LP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and service. Great neighborhood spot

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Bella, was excellent. The food and drinks to include desert were fabulous.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Not great - fish was underdone, ravioli was Luke warm and chicken parm marginal.

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DE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for small or large groups. Both the food and service are excellent.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Fusilli is amazing! And enough food for two meals!

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CD
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tarantino's and John's personal attention to detail never disappoint! His 2018 Holiday decorations are his best yet!

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Server knew nothing about wine, actually told us the special wine was something it wasn't and we were really disappointed when we got the bottle.

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s
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love dining at the bar as opposed to tables. Such fresh pasta totally al dente and delicious sauces. Fish cooked to perfection. Been going here for years but hadn’t been lately and remember why I used to dine here so often.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great night dining at Tarantino’s. This is our favorite place. We have had our girlfriend holiday dinner there for the past 20 years. Love the food, the service and the atmosphere. Miss the oatmeal martinis though!

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brought my kids out from the suburbs. Delicious

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