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“Great View, Good Service, Food??” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tarantino's Restaurant

Tarantino's Restaurant
Ranked #374 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Description: Cracked Dungeness Crab, Clam Chowder, & Cioppino are among guest favorites. Seafood Fettuccine Tarantino, a crowd favorite, Scallops and prawns in a sauce of garlic, herbs, cream, and freshly grated parmesan cheese, is one example of the Italian flavor which is a hallmark of our seafood. For a quick bite, visit Tarantino's Sidewalk Cafe. Our Dungeness Crab are cooked, cracked, and wrapped to go--call in advance for curbside pickup. We strive to provide our customers with a consistently memorable fresh seafood dining experience with a unique San Francisco bay view. Banquet facilities available.
Denver, Colorado
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great View, Good Service, Food??”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We are here tonight. It was fairly empty - we thought because it was early. I had their decadent Seafood Fettuccine. Total disappointment - it was watery and contained only one ingredient not the mixture on their menu. Also, their clam chowder was only so so. She had their Penne And Chicken Breast Contadina - she didn't like it and didn't finish.

Positives: great atmosphere - we had a great table by the window with a spectacular view. And the service was attentive.

Nevertheless, we will not return and I frankly cannot recommend it to anyone else. Perhaps we caught them on a very bad night. Still we made the best of the experience.

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Cincinnati
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943 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Great View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

As advertised, this restaurant has a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge and waterfront. The interior is a bit dated as compared with more modern restaurants. I would describe it as vintage 1970's interior. There was a special on steamed crab, and it was quite fresh. We also had excellent clam soup. We would definitely recommend for the fresh seafood and the view.

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Lichfield
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434 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We came upon this place by chance just after arriving in San Francisco for a 3 night stay. On a Saturday night in September we were surprised to find that it was fairly empty, however this meant we were given a great table by the window overlooking the harbour.
Service was excellent throughout and just showing enough interest without being obtrusive.
We shared a big plateful of good calamari followed by crusted sole with potatoes for myself & seafood linguini for my wife. Both were very good and were reasonably priced considering the location.
The wine list was marked up, as usual, but we enjoyed a very nice Sauvignon for $27 which seemed reasonable
If you're in the area I recommend that you try it, in hindsight we should have returned because the next two nights in different restaurants were not as appealing.

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Decatur, Illinois
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good place at Fisherman's Wharf”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

We spent our last evening in San Francisco at Tarantino's in their upstairs dining room. The view was nice; there were boats and a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. The service was wonderful, and the food was excellent. We had the cioppino and the whole crab. I would eat there again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Buckinghamshire
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“Fish at Fisherman's Wharf”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

An excellent high quality restaurant without being too "over the top". We chose a table by the window for our evening meal and the setting was exquisite. You must have the fish.

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