Tarantino's

4.7
416 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 871-2929
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jesus Santoyo
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Catering
Tarantino’s offers a personalized menu for groups of 10 - 100.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Seminary
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Parking Details
There is also street parking available.
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Public Transit
CTA Train (Brown Line, Armitage stop) CTA Bus (#73 Armitage)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 416 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great food, great service and great outdoor atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great night! Enjoyed the atmosphere & delicious food!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Superior service.. wonderful ambiance!
Tables nicely spaced.

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

As usual we had a very satisfying meal!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Got the usual Cowboy Steak. This time it came with Truffle Fries instead of green beans- a definite step up. Got the Grilled Oysters for our appetizer, and it was awesome as always. Wife got the Halibut with a side order of brussel sprouts- tasty and some excellent doggy bag eats to take home. Always a great meal.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We saw a lot of positive reviews and decided to try Tarantino's. We loved the atmosphere and the crowd. The menu was very good with a lot of choices. Things started out well with drinks and salads. One entree, the halibut special, was excellent. The other, the roasted chicken, had great sauce but was extremely dry. We said something to the wait staff (which we rarely do) but got no apology or offer to comp the dish. We also got no bread with dinner. For dessert, we ordered the coconut snowball, which had really tasty ice cream but the coconut was not fresh. I'd love to give it better ratings because of the atmosphere but the lack of overall food quality makes me suggest their might be better choices.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Graduation dinner

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I’m giving this restaurant an outstanding review because my wife and I are just so damn happy to find the closest thing to NY style Italian food. The food was excellent and the service was great. This was our second time and it won’t be our last. We shared the meatball appetizer and a Greek salad. Both were really good. The meatballs were too hard but the sauce was almost perfect. Seem like every Italian restaurant we go to in NC the sauce is so sweet - what’s up with that - not here it was as close as it gets to NY style. For my main dish I had the salmon Aurora which was excellent and my wife had the chicken Marsala again really, really good. Hey if you’re from up north looking for really good Italian try this place. If your from NC and want a little taste of NY style Italian try this place.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Fab service.. great birthday treat!

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great location close to DePaul University. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Very accommodating wait staff.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Definitely one of the best Italian spots in Chicago

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Consistently a great meal!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My son and my husband took me to Tarantino’s for dinner on a Friday evening and it was excellent! The service was attentive but not overly invasive and the room had a nice, boisterous vibe and a welcoming feel. The food was spectacular! I had the crab cake appetizer and the butternut squash ravioli and would definitely have that again. My husband really enjoyed the rack of lamb and my son had the fusilli pasta with sausage. We all could not wait to eat the leftovers the next day, when they were equally delicious. We will definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Awesome service! Great food!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Birthday - everyone was wonderful

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I’ve been to Tarantino’s many times and love it. This was the first time I had a bad meal. I ordered the risotto (which was on special) and it was just sticky rice. Poor rice quality and not the right consistency. If you’re going to have risotto on special, it has to be a home run! I’ll be back, but no risotto!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant in Lincoln Park serving authentic Italian food. We keep returning to Tarantino’s because their food is so good. My son had the “Cowboy Steak” and it was cooked to perfection. My four year old granddaughter had salmon carpaccio (appetizer) for her entree and ate just about the whole plate.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

this is a neighborhood gem. We always have a great meal everytime we go !

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Daughter got engaged

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was excellent. Being Italian myself and a pretty good cook I find it difficult to find restaurants have Italian food that live up to the standards I grew up with. The food at Tarantino’s definitely exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A restaurant we often go to but sadly on this night two of our steaks were charred – one we had to send back for being over cooked and the service was subpar. We sat there several times with empty water glasses.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I will 100% recommend this place, and have already started to! Ambiance was great, and service was very attentive, but they allowed us to take our time and enjoy ourselves (which is what we like - we were not rushed one bit!). Half price bottles of wine on tuesdays is a bonus! The lighting and music were spot-on, and I'm excited to try it again (especially when the outdoor seating opens up). My boyfriend and I both loved this place :) Thumbs up!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Chicago!!!

Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a small group of 6 for a birthday celebration. The food across the board was very good to outstanding. Bella, the server was great. Very attentive and good with recommendations. A fun evening was had by all.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fabulous dinner. We have never been disappointed with a meal at Tarantino's - it's always great. We had a group of 7 people, and everyone enjoyed their meal, the service was great, lovely ambiance, and valet parking is a big plus.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Good all around experience. The service was attentive if a little strange. We will go back.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great neighborhood spot. The dining room is warm and inviting. A must for summer dining outside.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Overall a fantastic experience. Beautiful interior, inspiring menu, friendly servers.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always a great experience - delicious food, great wine, wonderful staff! One of our favorite spots!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great. Exceeded expectations.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We love this place, great food, great service, great atmosphere, and very close to great prices!!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was delicious! And the restaurant went out of their way to accommodate us when there was a mix up with our reservation.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing and creative food.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always outstanding. Favorite neighborhood place!

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