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“Hole-in-the-wall Italian”

Tarantino's Pizzeria
Ranked #164 of 716 Restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

One of those hole-in-the-walls, but an institution! Traditional Italian w/ amazing flavors! Had 1 of their sandwiches - chicken something - that was very good...Sandwich had grilled or toasted cheese on top of the chicken and the veggies looked almost like a caesar salad but was accompanied by (house-made?) Italian dressing w/ very strong garlic and olive flavors & bits.

Everyone I know who's been there raves about their food, including their famous club(?) salad.
Would definitely go back when in the mood for good Italian.

Notes:
Moderately priced, approx $10 for sandwiches and more for pasta entrees & pizza.
Cash only. :(

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

This place is simply delicious. Very humble, very Italian cantina style. Not fancy at all but the food is excellente. Price is awesome, good service. They do not accept credit card. Be prepared with cash!

1  Thank Helena M
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We go to Tarantino's whenever we can. We love the pasta, especially the paisano (slightly spicy), chicken cacciatore, Henry's Shrimp Special, and the Baked Ziti. One pasta dish is usually enough for a couple. Add a side salad and a half-caraf of the burgandy wine and you get an excellent, extremely reasonably priced meal. They don't take reservations so you may need to wait a bit. It can also be a bit noisy when crowded (which it often is).

1  Thank Scott F
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is our third visit to Tarantino's, this time via take-out and it was just as good as dining in. Pizza is fabulous, baked ziti is awesome and the chicken piccata was really good, lots of capers but I like capers. They take cash only but if you don't mind that it's a great place to stop at in Pasadena.

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2  Thank Redpatch7
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

But a perennial favorite with locals. I much prefer Mi Piace or Gales, or Maria's Italian Kitchen...but Tarantino's is a different kind of Italian. Better than "average," not quite "very good." Tie goes to the runner, 4 circles.

2  Thank H0WL_CAT
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