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Tarantino's

4.8
400 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
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 400 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Am a regular was so disappointed with service this time.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a really wonderful time last night celebrating my parents Anniversary and ours upcoming. Our waitress (Brooke I believe?) was lovely and incredibly fun to interact with. All of the recommendations she provided were taken and as a treat, we did not skip out on the dessert. :)

Meal recs: Beet salad, pork chop (very good), fusilli, and the bread pudding. Wine selections are also great...so just get the bottle!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Tuesday’s are half off bottles of wine. You can also do half orders of pasta dishes- a great way to try multiple items!

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Overall was very excited about this place, but ended up a bit disappointed by the experience. The meal started well, we had some Pasta and Salad to share as a table of 6 of us. This came fairly quick after ordering. Then there was about a 45 minute delay from that course until the entrees came. This would have been fine if the food was great, fresh, and hot. That said, the food came out and was not hot for 5/6 of the table. It was almost as though they forgot to put something in and had it sitting on a head lamp. The plate was hot, but food was lukewarm and the skin on my Wife's fish as intended was not crispy, etc. Overall was disappointed and unfortunately will not make it back. I see other folks have had great experiences, so hope this was just a one off.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

First time diners. Great ambiance. Seated immediately. Excellent service. Large old-school Italian-American portions. Pastas were great. Caesar salad only fair. Sent back fried calamari because it was very chewy/ rubbery. Replaced with muscles which were terrific. Nice wine list. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Great night celebrating for my sons birthday!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Great place and great environment for nice quiet dinner conversation - we love the service, the atmosphere & the cuisine.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Fun! We lived the food and atmosphere. Cozy and delicious!

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was below average. Atmosphere was nice. Service was okay, it waitress shut down every entree choice until I ordered what she wanted me to order. 2/10.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Small nice restaurant in a quaint neighborhood. Gotta get the bread and dipping oil. Drinks tasty. Wait staff attentive.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Food and service was fantastic as usual.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great dinner, thanks to our server Julie. When faced with deciding between too many appealing pasta options, she advised that we could get 1/2 orders of each, so we ended up with a little "tasting menu" of our own! Along with a well-recommended bottle of red zinfandel, it was a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

We had not been to Tarrantino's for several years but was always a favorite when visiting our daughter when she lived in Chicago and it did not disappoint! The food, the cocktails, the service was the best! The lobster ravioli was amazing as were the crab cakes! We were so happy we chose to dine there on our recent visit to Chicago.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 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.

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