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22 Main Street, Cockermouth ca13, England
01900 822 109
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tarantella is an elegant restaurant serving fresh modern Italian style...
Tarantella is an elegant restaurant serving fresh modern Italian style cuisine with Italian beer on tap, cocktails and a wide range of quality wines.We are child friendly and we can also accommodate large groups for business or pleasure. We are OPEN DAILY from 12-2:30pm for lunch and 5pm till late for evening dining.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet pleasant decor and good food.

Spotted the restaurant as we drove through. The staff were pleasant and obliging when we asked for plain penne pasta with cherry tomatoes for a toddler. It was empty apart from us but it was half one so perhaps past a lunch time rush. I had a veg calzone which was lovely and my younger daughter had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Sara W
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Spotted the restaurant as we drove through. The staff were pleasant and obliging when we asked for plain penne pasta with cherry tomatoes for a toddler. It was empty apart from us but it was half one so perhaps past a lunch time rush. I had a veg calzone which was lovely and my younger daughter had a pasta dish... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lucky to have restaurants to choose between... On the occasions we've visited Tarentella's in the last 9 months we've always chosen fish, and can't speak highly enough of the way in which its been cooked along with its freshness. Cooked with interesting seasonings that really work too. Nice relaxed, not over / under attentive service. Looking forward to going back!

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Cockermouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Came here with a group of girlfriends recently as it's always a safe choice for food and atmosphere. It has a good buzz at the weekends and is equally good for big parties as for couples. Good range of Italian food and service is always friendly and efficient.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had passed by this place many times over our two week stay in Cockermouth and only actually booked a meal the day before coming home. Not big experts in Italian food but food was excellent. Wife had squid starter and I had sardines, and for main we both had Tuna.The mains had some really interesting tastes(in a nice way) that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Three of us dined in the half-empty restaurant yesterday (Thursday). The staff were efficient and brisk, but they would be ideally-suited to working in a tax office, where lack of interest in clients is neither here nor there. The decor was ok, and the music was Spanish. We ordered squid for starters. A risky choice for anywhere outside the Med.,... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went here for a meal as they do an offer 3 dishes for £17 during the week and thought we'd give it a go. So glad we did as the food, presentation and portion sizes of each course was excellent. Although there's only 3 starters/mains/desserts to choose from, what was served was very tasty and can't complain about the price.... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I visited Tarantella for the second time this evening and again ate from the set menu. Food is delicious and at either £14.95 for 2 courses or £17.95 for 3, it is excellent value for the quality of food. Good service as well.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband loved the lasagne. My son had carbonara which he described as "unpleasant tasting", and my own risotto had un-cooked rice within it. The waitress asked if everything was ok - but to be fair when three people out of five have left 75% of their dinner that should speak for itself.....

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cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a lovely meal here with some business friends the service was good and staff were very friendly .Good all round

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Ditchling, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The food here is strong on flavour (especially the risotto and pasta dishes) and portion sizes are very generous (except, oddly the pizza which look quite small and are poor value). All the dishes we ate in our group were well balanced and tasty and for a mid-priced meal with an authentic range of Italian choices we were really pleased.... More 

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Address: 22 Main Street, Cockermouth ca13, England
Phone Number: 01900 822 109
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Main Street, Cockermouth ca13, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: 01900 822 109

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Tarantella is an elegant restaurant serving fresh modern Italian style cuisine with Italian beer on tap, cocktails and a wide range of quality wines.We are child friendly and we can also accommodate large groups for business or pleasure. We are OPEN DAILY from 12-2:30pm for lunch and 5pm till late for evening dining.

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