I had the daunting task of finding a last minute reservation for a party of 8 to celebrate a birthday on a Saturday night.... I'm always skeptical of places that will take a large party last minute, but Taranta didn't disappoint! They have 3 floors, so they have more seating than most N End restaurants. Their menu has a unique, Peruvian twist, and it was hard to decide what to order as everything sounded delicious! Our waiter was wonderful and gave us great recommendations. We started with the mussels, they were in a marsala sauce and were super tasty! I had the gnocchi with the lamb raggu and I will definitely be back to have it again! My husband and my dad had the paiche (fish) special, which they both raved about - they were also amazed to hear about the Amazon fish, which can get up to 600 lbs! Other good dishes we ordered were the pork chop, pappardelle, and pollo. We will definitely be back; as my dad stated "best Italian meal he's had in Boston."