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Columbus Park Trattoria About Us

THE RESTAURANT

Tarantino is a neighborhood gem in Westport that serves up the finest, truly traditional, Italian food. Located across from the train station in Westport, it has a lovely downtown feel with big picture windows, where diners can watch the commuters and sidewalk shoppers come and go.

The guests of Tarantino are treated to dishes inspired by the region of Italy where the owners hail from, but with an innovative twist. We have an extensive menu of entrees and appetizers, and we insist on only the finest and freshest ingredients. Meat, fish and vegetables are delivered fresh daily. We also offer an extensive charcuterie of aged meats and fine cheeses.

Our guests can choose from many traditional dishes, as well as more unique menu selections such as carpaccio, homemade ravioli, fish stew and osso buco. We are so serious about the quality and taste of our food that we grow our own olives in Italy to bottle our own oil, and all of our pasta is handmade.

ATMOSPHERE

Tarantino is a small restaurant that's big on charm. We've recently renovated the restaurant for a more contemporary and sophisticated look and feel, yet you can still count on the same gracious and friendly service we're known for. Our staff is knowledgeable, experienced, and will treat you like family.

And if you're looking for a great place to meet your friends, our lively bar scene attracts people who like to relax and visit over lunch or dinner while enjoying their favorite cocktails, or one of the wines on our extensive wine list.

HISTORY

Tarantino is part of a family of restaurants in the Fairfield County area. The Marchetti-Tarantino family, whose roots run deep in Gravina in Puglia, southern Italy, opened their first restaurant, Maria's Trattoria, in Norwalk in 1983. Columbus Park Trattoria was then opened in Stamford in 1985, followed by Osteria Applausi in Old Greenwich and Tarantino Restaurant in Westport in 1994.

Maria Marchetti makes all of Tarantino Restaurant's homemade pasta, and you can taste the difference. Maria's homemade pasta is only part of the great care the family takes with all of the dishes they serve, including the careful selection of all ingredients.

With many years in the business, the Marchetti-Tarantino family takes great pride in their reputation for culinary excellence, and their warm, welcoming atmosphere that makes everyone feel right at home.

Columbus Park Trattoria exterior
Columbus Park Trattoria interior
Tarantino Restaurant
30 Railroad Place
Westport, CT 06880
203-454-3188
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