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Tarantini Italian Restaurant

50160 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8830
+1 919-942-4240
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“piccata” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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50160 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8830
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambiance and service was perfect. I wanted to love the restaurant, but I found the food bland. We heard great things about Tarantini when we first moved here but I don’t know if we will be back. My Caesar salad was delicious, but the...More

Thank Cassandra F
Elaine L, Owner at Tarantini Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cassandra, Thank you for the feedback, my name is Elaine and I'm one of the owners, so I appreciate the feedback . Please give Tarantini another chance , text me 516-849-2781 when you are coming so I can make sure to take extra care...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dined here a few weeks ago midweek and enjoyed it and decided to invite some friends to dine with us. Well we were seated and waited over 15 minutes and no server, busboy or anyone. Finally asked the front end manager if we...More

Thank Q1976FTalan
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We were seated promptly, having wisely made reservations (as you should as well). The staff was friendly and attentive from the moment we arrived. Our server was professional and quite personable, both of which made the experience even nicer. Food was excellent! Piccata was delicate...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We again enjoyed this fine little restaurant recently. Shared a large house salad, my Lady had the Salmon Aurora, I had the capellini Genovese. A bottle of Chianti Arceno topped thing off perfectly. If you like Italian food, give Tarantini a try - you won't...More

Thank BobOZee
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We joined friends here so there were four couples. The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm, comforting, cozy. When the waiter arrived to greet us after we had all arrived, he immediately began by saying that we should probably order appetizers because "the kitchen was...More

Thank CarolinaBecky
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This was our first experience at Tarantini's even though we live close by. Somehow a traditional Italian restaurant in a shopping center didn't really have the siren call for me. However, it was Christmas and we wanted a place that was close by that would...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I wanted so much to really like this place because I've recently moved to Chapel Hill and have been looking for a good Italian restaurant. I'll start with the positives-- the ambiance is perfect and the bread (served warm with olive oil) is fantastic. The...More

Thank MavMaiden
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Ok, I know this Italian restaurant has great reviews. And, yes, I realize not everything on the menu is of equal quality. Still, I chose the veal marsala. The veal was thick [should be thin], and it was not tender [as it should be]. Everyone...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Homemade Marinara, pizza just like I remember from Boston's North End, and delicious salad. The eggplant and parmesan dishes are very good as is the pasta. The marinara makes the meal in my opinion. The ambiance is typical for a higher end Italian restaurant-white tablecloths...More

Thank 785maryellenh
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My husband and I found Tarantini by accident. Were looking for a good Italian restaurant in Chapel Hill, and had trouble finding parking down town. Went online and found Taratini's. It's a great space, out of town, which makes parking a pleasure. Food is fantastic....More

Thank Tdt135
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6 September 2017|
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Response from birdie86509 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is quiet, especially if you sit in a booth. Although there is a bar, the people who sit there are not noisy and often they are singles who are having a meal and a glass of wine. Very nice restaurant and the... More
24 December 2015|
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Response from annoloc1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, visit their website at tarantinirestaurant. That's what we did before we went. Also, you can make reservations online too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50160 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8830
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-4240
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