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Tarantella Restaurant

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22 Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9LQ, England
+44 1900 822109
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a family meal. Food was great but attitude from staff was poor-indifferent, going through the motions etc. It's often nice (particularly with children) to have some breadsticks on the table at the beginning, perhaps a lolly or a chocolate at the end or maybe some colouring (just as a general gesture of goodwill like I've had in other... More 

Thank Bobster_the_Lobster
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a table for two on a Friday night. The food is ok, the restaurant pleasant enough and our waitress was a lovely girl. Unfortunately this restaurant is completely let down by a totally ineffectual manager. We had the misfortune to be sat next to one of their "regulars" one of the most unpleasant, vulgar and aggressive men I... More 

Thank Sara m
Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place. A nice atmosphere, friendly staff and great food. We'll worth a visit for all of this and the opportunity to see and even purchase some of the lovely art displayed there.

Thank Julia D
wirral UK
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wide range of very Italian food. Very reasonable especially considering the quality provided Disabled access is available & a disabled toilet was available at the rear of a rather deep building

Thank jonnymacwirralUK
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here during a recent business trip. We had passed two Italian restaurants on the way - one was deserted, and the other was closed, but this was very busy which is always a good sign. The food is really good, one of the best Italian meals I've had in a long time. Very good service and nice atmosphere.

Thank KowaIski
Egremont, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal with my two grandchildren and we all enjoyed it, food was lovely and the service was good

Thank butterflyCumbria
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've eaten here a few times and the meals are always really good. The drinks menu is very good too - not the cheapest but then you get what you pay for,

Thank cheeryjohn
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We found the restaurant via trip advisor and had a lovely meal on a busy Saturday night. The fish dishes from the specials menu were excellent as was the chicken from the main menu. I'd thoroughly recommend the restaurant and also to book as others know how good it is too!

Thank Bridgetjones101
Warwick, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is just what you want from an Italian Great tasting food, good service, good portions, it's in the top 2 of places to eat in Cockermouth. Only problem is getting a table, if you want to eat over the weekend make sure you book early

Thank Dave664_54
Derby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Called in on spec and managed to book a table for later. So glad we did. It's obviously a popular place because it was full when we returned and the atmosphere was lovely. The food was beautiful, the owner and staff friendly and helpful, and the prices were great. If ever we're this way again, we'll be dining here.

Thank Kevin E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 822109
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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