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“A lot of food - generally good”

Tarantella Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 69 Restaurants in Medford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 19, 2014

All the years I had lived in Medford and nearby, I had never been to Tarantella. We started with complimentary bruschetta, which was very good, although a tad soggy. Salads were included. I had a good bowl of chicken vegetable soup followed by veal parm with pasta. My wife ordered veal medallions, also served with angel hair pasta. The food was better than average, but they give you way too much. If you like leftovers, your dinner can be lunch or dinner the next day.

A varied dessert menu included chocolate/vanilla ice cream coated with hard chocolate. Luckily we shared because again it was too much for one person.

Service was excellent and the owner stopped by our table twice to make sure we were happy and seemed genuinely pleased that we were.

Atmosphere is somewhat lacking and if you eat outside in the summer you'll have a view of a strip mall parking lot and busy Route 70.

Be advised: 1) Medford is not a dry town but Tarantella is BYO; 2) they don't take reservations for less than 6, so get there early on weekends. We arrived shortly after 5:00 on a Saturday and the place was full - only two tables left. When we left after 6, there was a line.

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Thank Medstrike
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

A traditional family-oriented Italian restaurant that also has a piazza to go section. Food is plentiful and non fancy, but always good. Only penne in whole wheat. Bread is usually fresh baked and good and put on the table with the small salad that accompanies meals. BYOB. In busy times service can be slow. In a strip mall and has been around a long time.

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Thank happyflyer45
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Food was awesome. I had Chicken Tarantella, chicken stuffed with cheese and proscuite, spouse had favorite veal saltimbocca, boys had fetaccini Alfredo and mussels fra diablo. Portions were HUGE. Bread and calamari appetizer was delicious. Service was warm and friendly and attentive. Prices reasonable. Will definitely return, and strongly recommend.

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Thank Dave G
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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Tarantella's for about 3 years. We had always been very happy with the dinners and the service. Unfortunately our last 2 visits were a disappointment. There was a hair in one dish , both visits. Also, our service was lacking...same server both visits.
Not sure if it's worth the drive anymore.

Thank yago
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

The visits to Tarantella started due to the best pizza one could take home or sit down and enjoy with a friend. The pizza meetings lead to full dinners, that lead to Banquets. Each pleasent adventure of meals and service always pasted the rating of excellent. The owner is always on site and stops and talks. everyone always making sure you are happy. It is always nice to walk in and every one remembers you and makes you feel like part of the family.

Just recently we found about Senior menu. After a number of Senior meals, they are always spot on and just the right amount of great food. This progression from take home pizza to Senior meals is and always be an enjoyable adventure. with a trusted friend

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Thank R W T T
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