Tarantino's

4.7
447 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 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
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and service. Great neighborhood spot

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 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 27, 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 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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CD
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 15, 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 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
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 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 9, 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
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brought my kids out from the suburbs. Delicious

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HM
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Solid Italian fare. Good, not great. Friendly but somewhat inattentive service. Great ambiance.

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

Greqt food and service

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HT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It really was great food and I enjoyed the atmosphere too. Casual but you can go for a special occasion too. Good service.

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SW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised by the high quality food, attentive service and convivial ambiance of the room. We dine quarterly with a group of four friends and rarely find a restaurant that solicits high praise from each member. All in our group vowed to keep Tarantino's in their regular rotation of great places to dine.

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r
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

If you would enjoy what I think is an overpriced pedestrian meal by all means, go.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our evening!

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FC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tarantino's is a favorite because it is dependable, the food is great, and it is in the neighborhood. Everyone was welcoming, professional, and also personable. This is one of the Lincoln Park restaurants I recommend often because I have never had an unpleasant experience or disappointing meal. Highly recommend!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible, great service and beautiful interior decor

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CF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were seven of us for dinner and everyone loved their food! The owner came over welcomed us and thanked us for coming!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid Italian in a neighborhood setting. Inviting and lively. Food is great here.

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Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tarantino's is outstanding—food, service, and all. Every time I have been here, the food has been terrific (especially those oyster appetizer and the black pasta with seafood). A great place for a date, small get-together, or group.

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RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always wonderful and delicious dinner. great ambience

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B
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I love Tarrantino's. The food is great, and it is close to home. The one downside is that is loud. It is difficult to have a conversation. It is a small restaurant, and if the table next to you is loud, it can be disruptive.

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k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice casual dining and good food.

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RW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We've been dining at Tarantino's for 15 years so its a note-able moment when we can't provide the usual high marks. As long-standing guests what happened, we hope, is an anomaly. If not, its marking a moment when additional training may be beneficial. My wife ordered salmon for dinner and when it arrived she grimaced at the first bite.

It was cooked beyond any reasonable temperature, and had nearly the characteristics of jerky it was so dried out. I flagged down the waiter to explain and he kindly offered to refire. But my wife wasn't interested in sitting there while my daughter and I ate dinner, so she politely declined. The waiter appropriately said he would remove the charge from our bill.

But as an expert in retail experience I have to say it was a moment lost. This meant my wife, who received bites from her family, was not going to eat dinner. Had the waiter been more empathetic to this situation there was a glaring moment of opportunity for delight & surprise. Had there been recognition of this he might have offered her a beverage or comped a dessert, or offered some option that could be prepared in minutes. But nothing...

So you might say the restaurant did what it was supposed to by taking the cost off the check. Yes, but I was struck by the absence of any further effort to address the loss of her dinner. Loyal customers are a cherished asset and if it had been my restaurant I would have made a few other things happen, without being asked, to create a smile and advance past the disappointment.

For the record the other entrees were terrific, and otherwise the service in general was spot on.

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MS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tarantino's never fails to impress. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere and service are top notch.
I can't wait to come back.

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LO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood gem- it’s cozy, great outdoor space great in summer, but I like the vibe all year! And it’s fine to eat st the bar! Food is consistent and ambiance warm and friendly. Casual and upscale all at once!!!

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NM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. You simply can't go wrong at Tarantino"s.

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Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. I had the rigatoni and it was wonderful. The prosciutto covered figs were wonderful...though we were a bit bummed that we only received 3. Oh well. We will definitely be back!

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AO
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great outdoor atmosphere!

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HM
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined outdoors in beautiful weather. The food and service were both excellent. This is one of our go to places and never disappoints.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night! Enjoyed the atmosphere & delicious food!

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JI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

8p reservation but we got there early (715p), group of six. It was a wonderful evening and we wanted to sit outside. They were able to seat us immediately outside and we had a fantastic meal with family and the food was incredible. Staff was great, would highly recommend Tarantino's !

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior service.. wonderful ambiance!
Tables nicely spaced.

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EW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Loved the food and ambiance but we made a 9 p.m. reservation and were told when we were seated at 8:52 that the kitchen was closing at 9 p.m. so we were SUPER rushed. Appetizer and entree came out back to back and we didn't feel comfortable ordering dessert or drinks.

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SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The valet is so good to us! He watches our bikes on the back of our car while we eat. If he didn't do that we'd have to drive back to Hinsdale and we wouldn't be able to stop for dinner at such a delightful restaurant.

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RJ
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Dinner just wasn’t as good as last time, but will go again!

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