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Via della Resistenza 29, 22070 Appiano Gentile, Italy
+39 031 930990
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
7 Nov 2018
“A Special Occasion Restaurant”
4 Feb 2018
“The setting is nice, very quiet and surrounded with trees and shrubs.”
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00 Hours
Italian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Healthy
Via della Resistenza 29, 22070 Appiano Gentile, Italy
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is a more formal restaurant than I am used to - and there are no prices on the menu... The service was excellent and the amuse bouches delicious. It's typical nouveau cuisine; the dishes are beautifully presented in tiny portions. A somewhat restricted menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 725JEF
Mara T, Proprietario at Tarantola, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kind 725JEF, thank you very much for the visit and for having appreciated. I hope he will soon come back to visit us.

Reviewed 4 February 2018

We went just after Christmas so it was quiet. There was only another couple in the restaurant. The food was fresh and well presented, we had both fish and meat. The reason we will probably not return is that we don't like to order wine...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank nadine w
Reviewed 15 October 2017

first: food is good, but nothing fancy, it is cler these people live on the positioning in a wealthy countryside and on being typical wedding location, even if with little charm. second: 1. beware of your table room: I have counted at least 4 differently...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank esperto66
Mara T, Proprietario at Tarantola, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017
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Caro esperto66 fatico, in parte, a comprendere il senso del suo scritto ma la voglio comunque ringraziare per la visita,...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place for a wedding reception! An idyllic, intimate setting with scenic surroundings. Perfect for children too as the gardens offer plenty of adventure and keeps them occupied (but not out of mischief). The food and service are first class. I could not...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Tracy K
Mara T, Proprietario at Tarantola, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Dear Tracy K, thanks for the nice words. I'll wait again.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

They set themselves high standards. Service is very good and warm. The chef is very friendly. Ingredients are of very good quality. Preparation generally is very good, presentation like-wise. Flavours are well balanced, no aggressiveness there. I had a fish-based meal - all of it...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank pr0phet
Mara T, Proprietario at Tarantola, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016
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Gentile pr0phet grazie per essere stato nostro ospite.

Reviewed 28 April 2016

One of the best meals I've ever had. The meal, the service, the setting; everything about the meal made it a truly memorable experience. The food was delicious and looked beautiful, especially the prawn and calamari starter. I would definitely recommend anyone in the area...More

Date of visit: April 2016
1  Thank reece c
Mara T, Proprietario at Tarantola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2016

Dear rece c, thanks for the nice words. I'll wait again.

Reviewed 4 September 2014

Experienced a very good lunch at this place. The Crudo di Branzino (crude sea bass) and the Paccheri die Gragnano with lobster were excellent. Followed by the Maialino da latte (suckling) and the Scaloppa di Foie Gras, all cooked to perfection. The service is impeccable...More

Date of visit: September 2014
1  Thank Biddy_10
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We made a stop at this nice restaurant last May on our way to the south of Italy. The location is nice & peaceful in the countryside between Varese and Milano but still quite near highway A9. We chose our menu ala cart and had...More

Date of visit: May 2014
1  Thank paoloraso
Reviewed 12 July 2014

It was my first time in this restaurant. The location is nice and relaxing. We have had culatello ham and eaw fish starters really excellent. The lobster paccheri were really few pieces of pasta with 2 small lobster chunks for something like 20 or more...More

Date of visit: July 2014
1  Thank Manuel T
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We liked the food so much we were going to have our wedding party here - long story short - they promised us a room for our party - we even set the menu with them - and then almost 2 months later they got...More

Date of visit: October 2013
9  Thank pranzo_rompipalle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$85
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Resistenza 29, 22070 Appiano Gentile, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Como  >  Appiano Gentile
  • Phone Number: +39 031 930990
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I colori del bosco sono ispirazione primaria sia per lo chef che per gli ospiti: colori, profumi e atmosfere entrano prepotentemente nelle sale del ristorante. Ingredienti di qualità seguono la filosofia del Kilometro buono che lo Chef Vittorio Tarantola porta avanti ormai da molto tempo. Che ci si fermi per una cena veloce o per un percorso degustazione, l'aria che si respira è quella di casa. Ambienti accoglienti, moderni e atmosfera famigliare. La cura dei dettagli passa attraverso la scelta della tovaglia, il colore di un piatto, il quadro appeso nella Sala del Camino.
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