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Tarantini Italian Restaurant

50160 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8830
+1 919-942-4240
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“piccata” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
50160 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8830
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Recently the food has "slipped" at Tarantini. The salmon aurora two weeks ago was very dry, and a caesar salad I had last week was just chopped lettuce with almost no dressing. We enjoyed Tarantini for several years, but the quality of the food and...More

Thank RelaisGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been finding it difficult to discover good quality restaurants in Chapel Hill area with reasonable prices. This restaurant was very clean, white tablecloths, and great service. The menu was somewhat unique with daily specials and the prices were very reasonable. We will return.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decor is nice and the staff very friendly. The wine list and other beverage options were reasonable and decently priced. One of our veal dishes (Marsala) was good and tender. The other (piccata) was okay flavor-wise but not tender at all. The potato croquettes were...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 18 August 2018

There are not many good Italian restaurants in the Chapel Hill area. Just three come up to my mind. I recently found that Tarantini's one of them. Although the atmosphere suggest fine dinning, they menu includes more casual fare like paninis and NY style pizza....More

Thank Herbert G
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Two couples ate at Tarantni's last weekend and for one of the couples it was the first time. All four diners agreed that this is one of the best. Great food, prepared well and a decent portion. Service was very good and never a wait...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Do you like meatballs? Go to this restaurant. I was tempted to leave this review at that, but seriously folks, everything on the menu is great. Service is very pleasant and professional. Prices are moderate and the atmosphere is perfect for entertaining out-of-town guests.

Thank bob k
Reviewed 7 July 2018 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 12 July 2018

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 17 June 2018 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

1  Thank Dennis M
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
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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, Kids, Groups, Romantic
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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