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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my wife for Valentine’s Day, was excellent service and the food was excellent and out of this world. I will be back again and have recommended to my friends and family, thank you Tarantino what a great experience

Date of visit: March 2024
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing us for your Valentine's Day celebration! Your recommendation means the world to us! We can't wait to welcome you back!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Italian restaurant with amazing food and even better service would 100% recommend. Perfect for anyone who love authentic Italian food !!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Ella for a wonderful review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 December 2023

Fabulous restaurant Antonio and Magda are wonderfully welcoming and give wonderful service and the food is always delicious.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

We're absolutely delighted to hear you had a fabulous lunch with your daughter! Antonio and Magda are overjoyed by your kind words. Your happiness is our priority, and we can't wait to serve you both again soon!

Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here with family. Our first visit, and were not disappointed. The food...wow, really lovely. The lobster ravioli was delicious. That sauce is divine. Pizzas just like we have had in Amalfi a few years ago. This is traditional and personal, not...like Prezzo etc. If you have not been yet, you really need to! It would be an easy 5 star, but it took a while to get service between courses and for the bill. Maybe they expect to be beckoned, but I feel rude doing that. Wonderful treat, do not miss this place.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2023

Dear Kevin, We're delighted you had a lovely meal with us and enjoyed the traditional Italian experience. Your kind words about our food mean a lot. Apologies for any delay in service; we appreciate your feedback and will strive to enhance that aspect. Can't wait...More

Reviewed 11 November 2023

Cibo genuino. Well presented and sensible amounts. priva di atmosfera italiana a parte i quadri alle pareti. Service a bit slow but we had all day!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2023

Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate your feedback and we apologize for any delay in service! We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 3 November 2023

What a lovely evening. We went to celebrate a birthday, and were made to feel very special and well-looked-after, even though they didn’t know we were celebrating! The food was incredible, so much choice (we’ll have to go back to try more options!) - highly...recommend the bacon-wrapped scallops and the limoncello! The service was truly wonderful. So friendly and very sweet. Can’t wait to go again!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a lovely evening celebrating with us. We can't wait to welcome you back to our restaurant soon to explore more of our delicious menu. Your feedback means the world to...More

Reviewed 28 October 2023

I have to say what a great little restaurant. We have been meaning to try it for years . I went last night with friends, Omg what a find . Absolutely amazing the atmosphere was just great , the food was Amazing . I had...the Belly pork from the specials board. . Omg it was massive . . What I couldn’t finish I took home with me & they were happy to put it in a container & a bag for me to take home . Just fabulous from start to finish . Very friendly & welcoming. They couldn’t do enough for us plus it was a busy night . Well worth a visit . Definitely will be back . . Thank youMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2023

Dear Barbra, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic dining experience with us. It's always a delight to know that our guests appreciate our atmosphere and food! Your kind words and support mean a lot...More

Reviewed 18 October 2023

A lovely lunch for my friend and I. Delicious food and very polite service. Tarantino remains my favourite Italian restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2023

We're delighted to hear that you and your friend had a lovely lunch! It warms our hearts to know we're your favourite Italian restaurant. We look forward to your next visit to Tarantino's!

Reviewed 12 October 2023

They have the deal 2 courses for £16 and when i asked the server if that’s mean a full course starter plus main each he said YES , he also explain “ starter starter- main main “ . We was 2 of us . When...the bill came up i had the suprise to be charged 2x£16 . The starter was delicious we really enjoy it, but the main it was really bad as we didn’t eat it . We didn’t complain about the food because we thought for £16 it is ok . But for £32 not really . The bruschetta it was a small peace of Bread cut it in 2, not generous at all . The Caesar salad it was really discusting and the crutouns it was full of oil !!!! Pollo ala milanese it was 3/5 , the chicken very oily also . I WILL NEVER CAME BACK !!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Dear Andrei, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent visit to our restaurant. We sincerely apologise for any confusion you experienced regarding our 2-course lunch deal, and we'd like to clarify this for you: our 2-course lunch offer, priced at £16 per person,...More

Reviewed 22 September 2023

Visited with a group of friends and we had a pleasant evening. Felt compelled to write a review though as the food was very average. My salad was literally a huge pile of iceberg lettuce, 2 slices of cucumber, 3 slices of tomato, a handful...of pine nuts and some feta. For £11.50 this is very poor value and really quite stingy. I do hope this feedback does not meet with the usual defensive response. It genuinely was very poor and I hope the restaurant uses this as an opportunity to improve.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to our restaurant. We genuinely appreciate your input, as it helps us improve our offerings and ensure a better dining experience for all our guests. We're glad to hear that you...More

Reviewed 7 September 2023

There are so many things wrong with this restaurant. Firstly, whoever I spoke with to arrange the booking was extremely rude. He practically blamed me for not understanding my telephone number or being able to hear very well over the noise in the restaurant. The...service was not the best. One waiter is extremely sleazy. Leans in too close & even called one of us ‘ blondie’. The pizza that was supposed to be topped with basil was served with a pathetic scrap of rocket. They initially pretended this was basil until we demanded it to be returned to the kitchen. Only then did they admit it wasn’t basil. All food was pretty average & I spent the following day on the toilet with a really upset stomach. This place needs new management & complete overhaul.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Tarantino Restaurant, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent visit to our restaurant. We appreciate all feedback, as it allows us to continually assess and improve our service. However, we feel it's essential to clarify. Firstly, concerning your reservation experience, we regret any miscommunication you...More

Reviewed 20 June 2023

Lovely “proper” Italian restaurant. Celebrated a 14th birthday there last evening, the food was delicious and freshly cooked, service was friendly and helpful. Recommend for a birthday celebration as the staff brought out a birthday pudding and the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to my...slightly embarrassed granddaughter!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Lin Hopkins, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2023

Thank you for choosing our restaurant to celebrate such a special occasion and for sharing your lovely experience with us! We want to make every celebration special! It brings us joy to be a part of such important moments in our customers' lives. The birthday...More

Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

I went to this lovely little restaurant with my daughter and a friend. Good variety of food on offer and reasonably priced especially in this day and age. All cooked to perfection and the most delicious homemade desserts was difficult to pick one. Definitely would...go again.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Lin Hopkins, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at our restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that you and your companions had a delightful time dining with us! It's fantastic to know that you appreciated the good variety of food we offer. We...More

Reviewed 18 June 2023

Rushed from the moment we arrived. Really poor service. Not authentic Italian food, clearly not homemade. So disappointed. Won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Lin Hopkins, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to our restaurant. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment you experienced during your dining experience. We deeply regret that you felt rushed from the moment you arrived. Our goal...More

Reviewed 12 June 2023

Tarantinos Brentwood excelled themselves - had lunch with the family - 18 of us - couldn’t have been more helpful if they tried - food and service 1st class - looked after us for the whole time we were there and nothing was too much...trouble - highly recommend a visit to this family run Italian restaurantMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Lin Hopkins, Owner at Tarantino, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2023

Dear Justin, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Tarantino Brentwood! We're thrilled to hear that your family lunch was a success and that our team went above and beyond to make your visit memorable. Providing top-notch food...More

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Hi Lucy, we can cater for events and as mentioned it would depend on date and time of your booking. You would be better discussing your particular request directly with the restaurant. If you are looking at Hornchurch please... More
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