Tarantino's

4.8
457 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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YL
Chicago
1 review
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
17 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
1 review
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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OT
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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OT
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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OT
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
40 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
6 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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OT
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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HM
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greqt food and service

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HT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 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 11, 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 10, 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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 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 27, 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 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner.

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f
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 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 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice casual dining and good food.

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RW
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 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
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 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
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 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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