AUTHENTIC
ITALIAN CUISINE

TARANTINO
LEIGH ON SEA

A family run business from Taranto Italy, we want our guests to feel the ambiance of our roots and enjoy the taste of our secret family recipes.

Monday-Saturday

5:00pm-10:00pm

Delivery and collection services available, 10% off when you collect.

OUR STORY

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Who are we?

With 35 years of restaurant and cooking experience, Tarantino is a family run restaurant that prides itself on the authentic Italian experience. Originating from Taranto in southern Italy, the restaurant has true Italian roots

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The restaurant creator and head chef Dino was born in Taranto where his family learnt the art of Italian cuisine from his Mama, he pours his heart and soul into every dish and aspect of the restaurant. 

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Where are we?

Located on the outskirts of Leigh on Sea's quirky city center, sitting at 948 London Road.

 

We recommend a trip from our restaurant to the Old town, along the cobbled streets to the picturesque beach and ambient fishing village where you can indulge in a seafront walk to Southend on Sea. 

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TESTIMONIALS

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Still the best Italian in Leigh

Authentic and supremely fresh food, cooked to order with very lovely staff. The squid and courgette starter is excellent, as are the scallops and, well, everything. I tried the king prawn piccante this time but as I’m not a lover of chilli asked for just a touch, which is what I got and it was perfect. Absolutely the best Italian - leaves Cucina trailing in its wake

BOOKING

*all December bookings require a deposit to confirm, please deliver a deposit of £10 per person to the restaurant. e.g: 4 people at table: £40, this will be taken off your bill after your meal, thank you*

DIRECTIONS

 

Reviews: 

Best Italian in leigh best restaurant in leigh one of the best restaurants in leigh on sea for everyone for kids for women

Highly recommend

Party of 9 with two children - good menu for all and the food and presentation was excellent. But the best part was the personal service from Dino himself, nothing was too much trouble and made the whole birthday evening enjoyable for all, including the children - will definitely return for sure. Thanks Dino and team....

 

Highly recommended

Amazing food, brilliant service and lovely atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble I can not wait to go back. I had the king prawns with risotto rice in garlic and tomato sauce and it was to die for

 

first time visiting

been recommended to us by some friends of ours and we’re so glad that we came!!! for starters we all shared a lovely garlic bread and some tempura prawns with crab claws. I must say that the presentation was spectacular and the food itself was to die for! for mains i had the rib-eye, while my two daughters had the sea bass and we were so impressed. overall had an amazing time here at Tarantinos and would definitely recommend! we will definitely be coming back! Compliments to the chef and waiters!

 

Ticks all the boxes

The food here was absolutely delicious, and we were given great sized portions. We were served by incredibly friendly, efficient and helpful staff, creating a relaxing atmosphere. They also had outdoor seating, so on a warm evening it had a lovely holiday vibe. Ticked all the boxes!

lovely night out

My husband and i met up with some friends and all i can say is that we were all so impressed with the night that we had at Tarantino. The food was immaculate, the service was impressive and the night overall was one to remember. For starters we had 2 plates of muscles with a garlic bread on the side and shared it all. The muscles were served with white wine and garlic and the sauce was absolutely delicious! I had the linguine lobster tail for mains and my husband had a lovely seabass. It was honestly the best dish i had tasted in a while! We were so impressed with our meals and will be visiting Tarantino very soon!

 

Excellent Italian in Leigh

Visited Tuesday night with my husband and son. Was not disappointed, food was fantastic and the service was excellent. I think the quality of the food is head and shoulders above other Italian competitors in Leigh - we had calves liver, lamb cutlets, pizza and deserts - could not fault any of it. Will be returning without doubt.

 

Best Sirloin I have had in years

Mum, wife, kids, and I had a fantastic time here tonight. We have been here before, so we already know that we love the place, but we haven't been out for a meal for months. We were not disappointed, and we never are. My sirloin was out of this world, and everyone else loved their pizza/lasagne/pasta and seafood. Great atmosphere and great service. We'll be coming back VERY soon. Really friendly place with the best food in town.

 

Beautiful night, so relax

Beautiful night, so relax & peaceful, Tuesday night not very busy but everything so right!! Seafood pasta so tasty, pasta Dino so lovely, introduced by waitress a lovely Italian read wine, afterwards a nice rest a homemade tiramisu & Italian corretto coffee 😍😍

 

Absolutely fabulous meal.

Absolutely fabulous meal. Really knowledgeable staff and made us feel at home. Will definitely be returning 🎣

 

Still the best Italian in Leigh

Unlike other restaurants in the area who start strongly then slip badly, resting on their laurels, this place hasn’t. As good, nay excellent, as when it opened. Authentic and supremely fresh food, cooked to order with very lovely staff. The squid and courgette starter is excellent, as are the scallops and, we’ll, everything. I tried the king prawn piccante this time but as I’m not a lover of chilli asked for just a touch, which is what I got and it was perfect. Only sadness is that my son’s favourite, the seafood pizza, has disappeared from menu but what there is can it be faulted. Absolutely the best Italian - leaves Cucina trailing in its wake.

 

as a family run business from Tara

 

nto Italy we always want our guests to feel the ambiance of our roots and enjoy the taste of our secret family recipes.

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