Tarantino's Pizzeria Inc

★★★★☆
Fill up on garlic rolls, salad, pizza by the slice, pasta, calzones, antipasta and more. Lunch specials are available.
  • 784 E Green St

    Pasadena, CA 91101

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  • 626-796-7836

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Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 5pm-9pm

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One of my favorite restaurants! The have great homemade pasta sause. You can taste that it didn't come from a jar. I recommend getting their spicy chicken pasta and a pizza as well. Best mom and pop Italian restaurant.

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★★★★★

One of my favorite restaurants! The have great homemade pasta sause. You can taste that it didn't come from a jar. I recommend getting their spicy chicken pasta and a pizza as well. Best mom and pop Italian restaurant.

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This is place is a hole in the wall Pasadena Gem. All the food is great, the service is great, nice Cold beer selection, great atmosphere. To have a great experience, bring cash as they do not accept cards of any kind, park in back for free, come in the late afternoon or later in the evening as they can be quite busy during the dinner hours, and remember, this is a Italian American Family restaurant.
Oh Yeah! ElleT08, vielman, Brian H. and bheffley are all Losers.

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★★★★☆

This is place is a hole in the wall Pasadena Gem. All the food is great, the service is great, nice Cold beer selection, great atmosphere. To have a great experience, bring cash as they do not accept cards of any kind, park in back for free, come in the late afternoon or later in the evening as they can be quite busy during the dinner hours, and remember, this is a Italian American Family restaurant.
Oh Yeah! ElleT08, vielman, Brian H. and bheffley are all Losers.

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This restaurant is not only the best pizza I have had since I moved from Manhatten but also their service is superb

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This restaurant is not only the best pizza I have had since I moved from Manhatten but also their service is superb

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My husband and I were in Tarantino's the other evening and ordered: Spaghetti with meat sauce, Angel Hair with clams, Chardonnay, and butter (for our bread.) We got Linguini with meat sauce, Linguini with Clam sauce, no Chardonnay and a

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My husband and I were in Tarantino's the other evening and ordered: Spaghetti with meat sauce, Angel Hair with clams, Chardonnay, and butter (for our bread.) We got Linguini with meat sauce, Linguini with Clam sauce, no Chardonnay and a

Pros: Food - yummy if you can get what you ordered.

Cons: Service - sucks and the customer is most definitely wrong

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Everything started out really well, the wine was Eh, but the service was very friendly and accommodating. Their garlic rolls were great! we both had a small dinner salad, which was average, then came out the pizza. The Florentine, large

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★★★★★

Everything started out really well, the wine was Eh, but the service was very friendly and accommodating. Their garlic rolls were great! we both had a small dinner salad, which was average, then came out the pizza. The Florentine, large

Pros: garlic rolls are great! staff very friendly.

Cons: WAY OVER PRICED for overall- very bad tasting food, sorry.

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I love Tarantino's and go there at least once a week. I've never had anything bad there, but a few of my favorites are the linguini with meat sauce and meatballs, the garlic rolls (to die for!), and the deluxe pizza. The pizza toppings are always fresh and delicious, no frozen veggies here!

Bring cash and a healthy appetite cause the portions are big and they don't take credit.

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★★★★★

I love Tarantino's and go there at least once a week. I've never had anything bad there, but a few of my favorites are the linguini with meat sauce and meatballs, the garlic rolls (to die for!), and the deluxe pizza. The pizza toppings are always fresh and delicious, no frozen veggies here!

Bring cash and a healthy appetite cause the portions are big and they don't take credit.

Pros: Great Food, Great Prices, Nice guys working

Cons: Cash Only

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I love Tarantino's. I just got back from lunch there. If you get there between 11 am and 12 noon, it is relatively empty, but don't let that deter you, the food is the best I have ever eaten. They have a to-die-for specialty pizza called Tucci's Special, if it is your first time, I suggest that and an order of their garlic rolls. If you have a business meeting afterwards, I will suggest you bring breath mints, the garlic content in everything is very high and very delicious. Had to give it 5 stars.

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★★★★★

I love Tarantino's. I just got back from lunch there. If you get there between 11 am and 12 noon, it is relatively empty, but don't let that deter you, the food is the best I have ever eaten. They have a to-die-for specialty pizza called Tucci's Special, if it is your first time, I suggest that and an order of their garlic rolls. If you have a business meeting afterwards, I will suggest you bring breath mints, the garlic content in everything is very high and very delicious. Had to give it 5 stars.

Pros: Small restaurant, Good food close distance to businesses of old town Pasadena

Cons: Cash only

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Be sure to stop by the ATM before coming here, because they don't accept credit cards, cash only! And If you're hungry you may want to eat ahead of time as well. The whole menu is a la carte, even the lunch menu. No salad or even a measly bread stick with your meal without an extra charge. The food has definitely declined over the years and without their coming into the current century on accepting at least debit cards, I'd rather go to one of the other hundred Italian restaurants in Pasadena with better food, customer service and ambiance.

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★☆☆☆☆

Be sure to stop by the ATM before coming here, because they don't accept credit cards, cash only! And If you're hungry you may want to eat ahead of time as well. The whole menu is a la carte, even the lunch menu. No salad or even a measly bread stick with your meal without an extra charge. The food has definitely declined over the years and without their coming into the current century on accepting at least debit cards, I'd rather go to one of the other hundred Italian restaurants in Pasadena with better food, customer service and ambiance.

Pros: ok sauce

Cons: cash only, customer service

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This place is a Pasadena gem. Good food, good friendly service, great atmosphere. Eat in, or order to go, you can't go wrong. I would say that the negative reviews (aside from a couple of just plain losers), are from people who can't appreciate the crowded, warm neighborhood feeling this place exudes. Very New York style. Don't expect some trendy fancy Italian restaurant, go somewhere else, you won't be happy. Arrive early or come later to avoid the wait, bring cash, park in back, drink some beer, wine, dine be happy!

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★★★★☆

This place is a Pasadena gem. Good food, good friendly service, great atmosphere. Eat in, or order to go, you can't go wrong. I would say that the negative reviews (aside from a couple of just plain losers), are from people who can't appreciate the crowded, warm neighborhood feeling this place exudes. Very New York style. Don't expect some trendy fancy Italian restaurant, go somewhere else, you won't be happy. Arrive early or come later to avoid the wait, bring cash, park in back, drink some beer, wine, dine be happy!

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service.

Cons: Bring cash, you will wait on Friday past 6PM

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It is, what it is, italian mall food outside of the mall. I guess the cash only should be a tip off, you can't dispute disatisfied service to the coins in your pocket. It is an institution because it is cheap eats for anyone that is on a tight budget like large families, students and underpaid Pasadena employee's. The chicken entree's are drowning in olive oil, the fagioli soup tastes like it comes from a can and the marinara probably did come from a can. The Bianca pizza is good, that's about it. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone during the summer because the place is tiny and the server's serve your food drenched in sweat, not enough AC to cool this place down. Considering the place is tiny you would think the cooks and server's could turn these table rather quickly, but they can't. If you are eating in, expect to be there at least 70 minutes, regardless of what you order. Order your pizza ahead of time and to go and eat it at the Paseo Mall.

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★☆☆☆☆

It is, what it is, italian mall food outside of the mall. I guess the cash only should be a tip off, you can't dispute disatisfied service to the coins in your pocket. It is an institution because it is cheap eats for anyone that is on a tight budget like large families, students and underpaid Pasadena employee's. The chicken entree's are drowning in olive oil, the fagioli soup tastes like it comes from a can and the marinara probably did come from a can. The Bianca pizza is good, that's about it. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone during the summer because the place is tiny and the server's serve your food drenched in sweat, not enough AC to cool this place down. Considering the place is tiny you would think the cooks and server's could turn these table rather quickly, but they can't. If you are eating in, expect to be there at least 70 minutes, regardless of what you order. Order your pizza ahead of time and to go and eat it at the Paseo Mall.

Pros: Pizza Bianca

Cons: No parking, slow service, really cheap tasting carbs to fill you up

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Tarantino's is a hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant, with great prices and large quantities. Our lunch was extremely filling, and everyone was left with the same impression - it was good value, but didn't quite live up to our expectations. The wait staff was pretty slow, as was the kitchen, even though we got there plenty early before the lunch crowd, when it is next to impossible to get a table. I ordered the chicken pesto sandwich, custom ordered so there would be no vegetables on it (except the pesto - is that a vegetable?) Covered in lettuce, I survived. Soup was okay, garlic bread was good. Overall, I'd go again only because it's close to work, and because the pizza smelled and looked REALLY GOOD (although the warning on the menu said a 20 minute wait when ordering pizza.)

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★★★☆☆

Tarantino's is a hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant, with great prices and large quantities. Our lunch was extremely filling, and everyone was left with the same impression - it was good value, but didn't quite live up to our expectations. The wait staff was pretty slow, as was the kitchen, even though we got there plenty early before the lunch crowd, when it is next to impossible to get a table. I ordered the chicken pesto sandwich, custom ordered so there would be no vegetables on it (except the pesto - is that a vegetable?) Covered in lettuce, I survived. Soup was okay, garlic bread was good. Overall, I'd go again only because it's close to work, and because the pizza smelled and looked REALLY GOOD (although the warning on the menu said a 20 minute wait when ordering pizza.)

Pros: Low prices, Big quantities

Cons: Slow, Small Dining Area

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everything here is great. i specially love their vegetarian pizza - no sauce no cheese! i know it doesnt really sound good but wait til you try it! their tucci's is also amazing (though it will really stink up your car if you take some home!) their ravioli is the best ravioli ever! we had lunch here a few weeks ago for a friend's bday and she was so glad she was introduced to this place! for a fraction of what you pay when you go to those popular italian chains, this is the way to go! we usually have cash stashed in the car somewhere just for pizza money at tarantino's. the best italian place ever!

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everything here is great. i specially love their vegetarian pizza - no sauce no cheese! i know it doesnt really sound good but wait til you try it! their tucci's is also amazing (though it will really stink up your car if you take some home!) their ravioli is the best ravioli ever! we had lunch here a few weeks ago for a friend's bday and she was so glad she was introduced to this place! for a fraction of what you pay when you go to those popular italian chains, this is the way to go! we usually have cash stashed in the car somewhere just for pizza money at tarantino's. the best italian place ever!

Pros: food, staff

Cons: parking, cash only

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I've been going here for a few years now, and have never been disappointed!
I've taken friends and they really enjoy it.
my usual is the spicy tomato with angel hair pasta and some bianca... YUM!!

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I've been going here for a few years now, and have never been disappointed!
I've taken friends and they really enjoy it.
my usual is the spicy tomato with angel hair pasta and some bianca... YUM!!

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So many great pies are offered. I'm usually a meat eater when it comes to
pizza but they have so many selections that are just as intriguing without meat.
Good service and usually not too crowded if you don't go on a Saturday night.
Never ordered just a single slice. Always went with the whole pie and only been for dinner so maybe the lunch time experience is different. I would think ordering a whole pizza pie would always taste better than just getting a slice unless the slice was fresh or made to order.
I like this place with it's neon signs, old photos on the wall, red and white checkered tablecloths and green outdoor awning over the storefront. Viva la Tarantino's!

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So many great pies are offered. I'm usually a meat eater when it comes to
pizza but they have so many selections that are just as intriguing without meat.
Good service and usually not too crowded if you don't go on a Saturday night.
Never ordered just a single slice. Always went with the whole pie and only been for dinner so maybe the lunch time experience is different. I would think ordering a whole pizza pie would always taste better than just getting a slice unless the slice was fresh or made to order.
I like this place with it's neon signs, old photos on the wall, red and white checkered tablecloths and green outdoor awning over the storefront. Viva la Tarantino's!

Pros: Great pizza, service

Cons: parking

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Gave them 3 honest tries before writing this review.
1. On a Friday night when they were busy we (and another family also waiting to be seated) tried to get the attention from someone to get our names on a list or to be seated. After 5 minutes of being ignored, we simply left.
2. Called the next day for take out, when we arrived to pick up 2 pizzas, the place was empty, and the woman could not be bothered to do her job. It was us asking "can you help us?" instead of her saying "how can I help you?" Trying to get our pizzas, red peppers, etc. we were treated like she was doing us a huge favor. Fugetaboutit, we just left without our food.
3. A friend finally managed to pick up pizzas for take out, and when we finally tried their food, we gave it just a 4 out of 10. After all that effort, it wasn't even that great!

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Gave them 3 honest tries before writing this review.
1. On a Friday night when they were busy we (and another family also waiting to be seated) tried to get the attention from someone to get our names on a list or to be seated. After 5 minutes of being ignored, we simply left.
2. Called the next day for take out, when we arrived to pick up 2 pizzas, the place was empty, and the woman could not be bothered to do her job. It was us asking "can you help us?" instead of her saying "how can I help you?" Trying to get our pizzas, red peppers, etc. we were treated like she was doing us a huge favor. Fugetaboutit, we just left without our food.
3. A friend finally managed to pick up pizzas for take out, and when we finally tried their food, we gave it just a 4 out of 10. After all that effort, it wasn't even that great!

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Gave them 3 honest tries before writing this review.
1. On a Friday night when they were busy we (and another family) tried to get the attention from someone to get our names on a list or to be seated. After 5 minutes of being ignored, we simply left.
2. Called the next day for take out, when we arrived to pick up 2 pizzas, the place was empty, and the woman could not be bothered to do her job. It was "can you help me?" instead of "how can I help you." Trying to get our pizzas, red peppers, etc. we were treated like she was doing us a favor. Fugetaboutit, we just left without our food.
3. A friend finally managed to pick up pizzas for take out, and when we finally tried their food, we gave it just a 4 out of 10. After all that effort, it wasn't even that great!

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Gave them 3 honest tries before writing this review.
1. On a Friday night when they were busy we (and another family) tried to get the attention from someone to get our names on a list or to be seated. After 5 minutes of being ignored, we simply left.
2. Called the next day for take out, when we arrived to pick up 2 pizzas, the place was empty, and the woman could not be bothered to do her job. It was "can you help me?" instead of "how can I help you." Trying to get our pizzas, red peppers, etc. we were treated like she was doing us a favor. Fugetaboutit, we just left without our food.
3. A friend finally managed to pick up pizzas for take out, and when we finally tried their food, we gave it just a 4 out of 10. After all that effort, it wasn't even that great!

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I haven't ordered a sit-down meal here so I express no opinion on the matter. However, I can't imagine that it'd be very good. The pizza by the slice is pretty awful.

After waiting about 20 minutes I was served a cold slice of pie with a big pile of unmelted cheese in the center. The crust was spongey and bland. The sauce was ridiculously sweet and the toppings were (again) cold.

No thanks...

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I haven't ordered a sit-down meal here so I express no opinion on the matter. However, I can't imagine that it'd be very good. The pizza by the slice is pretty awful.

After waiting about 20 minutes I was served a cold slice of pie with a big pile of unmelted cheese in the center. The crust was spongey and bland. The sauce was ridiculously sweet and the toppings were (again) cold.

No thanks...

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If you like garlic in your sauce, you'll love this place. The pepperoni was good, but I didn't like the cheese they used. The crust was just okay, definitely not the thin "New York" style pizza, but the pizza did fold a bit.

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★★★☆☆

If you like garlic in your sauce, you'll love this place. The pepperoni was good, but I didn't like the cheese they used. The crust was just okay, definitely not the thin "New York" style pizza, but the pizza did fold a bit.

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Delicious food, friendly service...stromboli is to DIE FOR. Great neighborhood joint, try to take out here at least once a week. GREAT.

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★★★★★

Delicious food, friendly service...stromboli is to DIE FOR. Great neighborhood joint, try to take out here at least once a week. GREAT.

Pros: Excellent Food, Authentic, Vintage

Cons: Small

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get there early or you'll be waiting. our first time there. no frills, quick, not quite new york, but still pretty good. would definitely go back. a jovial atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

get there early or you'll be waiting. our first time there. no frills, quick, not quite new york, but still pretty good. would definitely go back. a jovial atmosphere.

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I've been here a few times now and every experience has been a gastronomical delight. The pizzas are excellent, oozing with cheese, chrused garlic, and loads of fresh toppings. I recommend the special sauce (can't remember the name) instead of traditional marinara. Also, don't miss the garlic knots or house salad with black olive vinaigrette - both delish. The ambiance and the service are equally enjoyable. Jolly italian men cram into a hole-in-th wall joint to serve the crowded, checkered table clothed booths with speed and a smile.

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I've been here a few times now and every experience has been a gastronomical delight. The pizzas are excellent, oozing with cheese, chrused garlic, and loads of fresh toppings. I recommend the special sauce (can't remember the name) instead of traditional marinara. Also, don't miss the garlic knots or house salad with black olive vinaigrette - both delish. The ambiance and the service are equally enjoyable. Jolly italian men cram into a hole-in-th wall joint to serve the crowded, checkered table clothed booths with speed and a smile.

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Im a picky eater and when i go out to pizza i usually get cheese, I know really daring, but when I went here I tried two very interesting pizzas. One had spinach and was so good and the other one had bell peppers and mushrooms and was all right. You have to look around a bit for this place it is kinda hidden on green street. It is small and the lighting is dim but it seems cozy.

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★★★★☆

Im a picky eater and when i go out to pizza i usually get cheese, I know really daring, but when I went here I tried two very interesting pizzas. One had spinach and was so good and the other one had bell peppers and mushrooms and was all right. You have to look around a bit for this place it is kinda hidden on green street. It is small and the lighting is dim but it seems cozy.

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my roomate and i went here for dinner last night. it is a little hole in the wall place on green street within walking distance from our appartment, which we loved. it is pretty tiny, but they have fantastic pizza! we got the pizza florentine which is a white pizza with spinach. we wanted the regular pizza too, so they made us a pizza that was half and half! it was so good! i ablsolutely loved it. however they do only have cash which can be a bit of an inconvenience but there are banks and atms within a block. the service was very efficient and friendly. i would go there again and i recommend this place for your next pizza outing. they also gave us starburst candies with our check. i thought that was very origional!

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my roomate and i went here for dinner last night. it is a little hole in the wall place on green street within walking distance from our appartment, which we loved. it is pretty tiny, but they have fantastic pizza! we got the pizza florentine which is a white pizza with spinach. we wanted the regular pizza too, so they made us a pizza that was half and half! it was so good! i ablsolutely loved it. however they do only have cash which can be a bit of an inconvenience but there are banks and atms within a block. the service was very efficient and friendly. i would go there again and i recommend this place for your next pizza outing. they also gave us starburst candies with our check. i thought that was very origional!

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If you are looking for good, inexpensive Italian in a classic red & white checked tablecloths setting Tarantino's is the place for you. While I wouldn't call it gourmet the food is generally of high quality. Make sure you ask them to give you your salad with the dressing on the side as they douse it in Italian dressing. And for those of you who are not on a statin drug I would suggest the dish that is basically a pizza sandwich - two slices pressed together. I had the chicken marsala the last time I went and while a bit greasy, the chicken was cooked perfectly which is a rarity in any restaurant, particularly a place like this. A reliable cheap night out.

PROS: Cheap good Italian
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If you are looking for good, inexpensive Italian in a classic red & white checked tablecloths setting Tarantino's is the place for you. While I wouldn't call it gourmet the food is generally of high quality. Make sure you ask them to give you your salad with the dressing on the side as they douse it in Italian dressing. And for those of you who are not on a statin drug I would suggest the dish that is basically a pizza sandwich - two slices pressed together. I had the chicken marsala the last time I went and while a bit greasy, the chicken was cooked perfectly which is a rarity in any restaurant, particularly a place like this. A reliable cheap night out.

PROS: Cheap good Italian
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i go to tarantinos at least 6 or more times a month. the garlic rolls (you must, must try these) are addictive and the carbonara (huge serving and very garlicky) is heaven. their pizza bread is amazing. i can't get enough of it. i have them on my speed dial and pick-up very often. it's also very cheap considering how great the food is. this is the no fuss italian eatery that's authentic.

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★★★★★

i go to tarantinos at least 6 or more times a month. the garlic rolls (you must, must try these) are addictive and the carbonara (huge serving and very garlicky) is heaven. their pizza bread is amazing. i can't get enough of it. i have them on my speed dial and pick-up very often. it's also very cheap considering how great the food is. this is the no fuss italian eatery that's authentic.

Pros: Garlic rolls, Pizza, Carbonara

Cons: Nothing, Nothing, Nothing

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If you're looking for a place that serves up great pizza, stop in at Tarantino's on Green Street. Get there early, though; if you aren't seated by six on a weekend, you may have to wait a while. The pizza is the best we've had in town. Portions are good and prices are very reasonable. The antipasto is another hit. Topped with various meats and cheeses, it is large enough to serve four adults as an appetizer.

Tarantino's does not offer a children's menu, but if you ask, they will make a plate of pasta and meatballs for the youngest of diners. Tarantino's also offers beer and wine. But bring cash-they do not accept credit cards.

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If you're looking for a place that serves up great pizza, stop in at Tarantino's on Green Street. Get there early, though; if you aren't seated by six on a weekend, you may have to wait a while. The pizza is the best we've had in town. Portions are good and prices are very reasonable. The antipasto is another hit. Topped with various meats and cheeses, it is large enough to serve four adults as an appetizer.

Tarantino's does not offer a children's menu, but if you ask, they will make a plate of pasta and meatballs for the youngest of diners. Tarantino's also offers beer and wine. But bring cash-they do not accept credit cards.

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This place is so down to earth. The place is bustling and don't take reservations; so be prepared to queue up for a table. My favorite pizza is the Florentine. The service is very friendly service and the prices are great too (cash only). Mangia!

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This place is so down to earth. The place is bustling and don't take reservations; so be prepared to queue up for a table. My favorite pizza is the Florentine. The service is very friendly service and the prices are great too (cash only). Mangia!

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Ya gotta love a place that has red checked table clothes, no pretention and tons of pictures of customers on the wall. Good pizza and straight ahead pastas with generous portions. Great for families, good value. Try the stromboli too!

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Ya gotta love a place that has red checked table clothes, no pretention and tons of pictures of customers on the wall. Good pizza and straight ahead pastas with generous portions. Great for families, good value. Try the stromboli too!

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Tarantino's is great for when you're craving your basic pasta with meat sauce. They also have a pretty unique pizza called Pizza Florentine. It consists of a blend of cheeses and lots of spinach. Yummm! - vr

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Tarantino's is great for when you're craving your basic pasta with meat sauce. They also have a pretty unique pizza called Pizza Florentine. It consists of a blend of cheeses and lots of spinach. Yummm! - vr

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This restaurant is extremely inviting for families and friends to get together and hang out. The garlic rolls are amazing.... Great place, great food, well-run!

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This restaurant is extremely inviting for families and friends to get together and hang out. The garlic rolls are amazing.... Great place, great food, well-run!

Pros: Inexpensive, family-style seating, great Italian food

Cons: , cash only

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We love this place. The pizza is so good. One of the best I have ever had. We always feel welcome and receive great service.

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We love this place. The pizza is so good. One of the best I have ever had. We always feel welcome and receive great service.

Pros: service

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Forget the big chain restaurants! Tarantino's is a wonderful little Italian place perfect for two. It is a hole in the wall and the decor isn't exactly romantic. It's like eating at somebody's house, or at a little authentic deli. The garlic rolls are to die for, the salad is always excellent, and I'm partial to the wonderful Stromboli. I live in the Santa Clarita Valley and find it's worth the 40 some mile trip to eat here. Go for the food (and bring CASH) and you won't be disappointed.

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Forget the big chain restaurants! Tarantino's is a wonderful little Italian place perfect for two. It is a hole in the wall and the decor isn't exactly romantic. It's like eating at somebody's house, or at a little authentic deli. The garlic rolls are to die for, the salad is always excellent, and I'm partial to the wonderful Stromboli. I live in the Santa Clarita Valley and find it's worth the 40 some mile trip to eat here. Go for the food (and bring CASH) and you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Great, Great Food, Authentic Cuisine, Mouth Watering

Cons: Not Close To My House, Cash Only

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Great pizza! And the antipasta is fantastic! I love a place where the staff take the time to get to know who you are. It makes you feel welcome. Like you are part of the family

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★★★★★

Great pizza! And the antipasta is fantastic! I love a place where the staff take the time to get to know who you are. It makes you feel welcome. Like you are part of the family

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It looks like a complete dive inside, but the pasta and pizza are amazing. Don't miss the appetizer "salad" that consists of huge, tender slices of tomatoes, artichokes and all kinds of other stuff with flavorful balsamic viniagrette-based dressing.

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It looks like a complete dive inside, but the pasta and pizza are amazing. Don't miss the appetizer "salad" that consists of huge, tender slices of tomatoes, artichokes and all kinds of other stuff with flavorful balsamic viniagrette-based dressing.

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So far the best pizza I've found in Pasadena. A good crunch to the pizza crust, just like NY pizza. The salads are huge and tasty. I've been here several times and have always had the pizza, so I can't vouch for the other dishes.

2
★★★★☆

So far the best pizza I've found in Pasadena. A good crunch to the pizza crust, just like NY pizza. The salads are huge and tasty. I've been here several times and have always had the pizza, so I can't vouch for the other dishes.

Pros: pizza

Cons: cash only

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For a little hole in the wall pizza place that reqires you to pay CASH ONLY!!! It sure does have some great pizza. Forget Pizza Hut and all those 30min or less places...If you are looking for good quality pizza come to Taratino's. Just remember it's cash only!!!

2
★★★★★

For a little hole in the wall pizza place that reqires you to pay CASH ONLY!!! It sure does have some great pizza. Forget Pizza Hut and all those 30min or less places...If you are looking for good quality pizza come to Taratino's. Just remember it's cash only!!!

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No, not Popeye, Italian food, olive oil and lots of garlic. This place was a life saver when you need a quick lunch. I would waiver between a meatball sandwich and the pizza with salad. One of my favorites was the pasta with olive oil and garlic, but this wasn't the favorite of my co-workers. I only had the nerve to bring this back to my desk once and then I was offered breath mints for the rest of the day.

The ambience is great if you're looking for a Mom & Pop type of restaurant. I could always picture gangsters coming here as a favorite eating spot. You get a lot of food for your money but I agree with all of the other reviews that the service could be better.

2
★★★★★

No, not Popeye, Italian food, olive oil and lots of garlic. This place was a life saver when you need a quick lunch. I would waiver between a meatball sandwich and the pizza with salad. One of my favorites was the pasta with olive oil and garlic, but this wasn't the favorite of my co-workers. I only had the nerve to bring this back to my desk once and then I was offered breath mints for the rest of the day.

The ambience is great if you're looking for a Mom & Pop type of restaurant. I could always picture gangsters coming here as a favorite eating spot. You get a lot of food for your money but I agree with all of the other reviews that the service could be better.

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This place is small but great. The foos is tasty and fresh. The prices are some waht reasonable but, its worth what you pay.

Its a cool plce to have some pizza or Italian food.

2
★★★★★

This place is small but great. The foos is tasty and fresh. The prices are some waht reasonable but, its worth what you pay.

Its a cool plce to have some pizza or Italian food.

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I really liked thier tomato basil and pasta. The bruschetta was good. The pizza was okay although I got the feeling that there cheese wasnt real, it was a bit rubbery. Cash Only here.

2
★★★★☆

I really liked thier tomato basil and pasta. The bruschetta was good. The pizza was okay although I got the feeling that there cheese wasnt real, it was a bit rubbery. Cash Only here.

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the lunch specials are really good and inexpensive-try the combo salad-its 5 different salads on one plate-Its too much for one person....but keep your breathmints handy-lots of garlic! when its get crowded service can be slow......

2
★★★★★

the lunch specials are really good and inexpensive-try the combo salad-its 5 different salads on one plate-Its too much for one person....but keep your breathmints handy-lots of garlic! when its get crowded service can be slow......

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I went there many times for lunch, I also ordered for pick up. The food is good, nice little place.

1
★★★☆☆

I went there many times for lunch, I also ordered for pick up. The food is good, nice little place.

Cons: Cash Only

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Tarantino's is a dark and comfy mom n' pop sort of pizza place. It's the kind of restaurant where you can take the kids or take a date. The real reason to come here is the great pizza...so cheesy with thick and chewy crust. Their pizza sauce is perky but not a bit sour. My favorite is the plain ol' pepperoni and cheese pizza. They are also pretty quick to serve their pizza by the slice and salad by the boat...at Tarantino's your in and out in a flash, and predictably, their food is always filling and delicious.

2
★★★★★

Tarantino's is a dark and comfy mom n' pop sort of pizza place. It's the kind of restaurant where you can take the kids or take a date. The real reason to come here is the great pizza...so cheesy with thick and chewy crust. Their pizza sauce is perky but not a bit sour. My favorite is the plain ol' pepperoni and cheese pizza. They are also pretty quick to serve their pizza by the slice and salad by the boat...at Tarantino's your in and out in a flash, and predictably, their food is always filling and delicious.

Pros: good pizza, comfy atmosphere

Cons: parking difficult

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Working across the street from this place was a life saver at lunch time. I've never been disappointed with the food. Pizza, calzone, pasta, salads, it's all good!

2
★★★★☆

Working across the street from this place was a life saver at lunch time. I've never been disappointed with the food. Pizza, calzone, pasta, salads, it's all good!

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I love the food and the staff is very friendly. Great place to have dinner. The restaurant is very small so get there early. If you have to wait, it's worth it!

2
★★★★★

I love the food and the staff is very friendly. Great place to have dinner. The restaurant is very small so get there early. If you have to wait, it's worth it!

Pros: food, service

Cons: small, only cash accepted

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they occasionally have this egg plant pasta dish that's great. they have pretty good pasta and pizza (did anyone say shrimp pizza?!). weekdays before noon they have all you can eat spaghetti for cheap..(i think it's about 3.95). the service sometimes is sacrificed during the lunch rush but the help is always polite and friendly.

2
★★★★☆

they occasionally have this egg plant pasta dish that's great. they have pretty good pasta and pizza (did anyone say shrimp pizza?!). weekdays before noon they have all you can eat spaghetti for cheap..(i think it's about 3.95). the service sometimes is sacrificed during the lunch rush but the help is always polite and friendly.

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Good pizza and pasta for dinner. Tarantino's is also a good lunch spot. The pizza (by the slice) and calzone are quick from oven to bag. And the pasta -- especially the pomodoro or putanesca -- is ready in minutes. They accept cash only.

1
★★★☆☆

Good pizza and pasta for dinner. Tarantino's is also a good lunch spot. The pizza (by the slice) and calzone are quick from oven to bag. And the pasta -- especially the pomodoro or putanesca -- is ready in minutes. They accept cash only.

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Definitely a great place to enjoy a classic italian enviroment and good food. Pizza & pasta is good and don't forgot the salad. Add some mozzeralla cheese to it and you'll have the old school version of their salad. Beer's are nice and cold and the service is great... It does get packed at lunch and for dinner on Fridays, so get there early!

2
★★★★★

Definitely a great place to enjoy a classic italian enviroment and good food. Pizza & pasta is good and don't forgot the salad. Add some mozzeralla cheese to it and you'll have the old school version of their salad. Beer's are nice and cold and the service is great... It does get packed at lunch and for dinner on Fridays, so get there early!

Pros: Service, Food, Staff

Cons: long wait, small building

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Think Lady and the Tramp--Tarantino's is that kind of Italian restaurant. A little noisier and cheerful than romantic perhaps, but my wife and I love going on dates there. Great pasta (try the chiara) and pizza. This is a casual spot, but the staff are always in a good mood--they do an amazing job of making this crowded little restaurant work better than you would think possible.

2
★★★★☆

Think Lady and the Tramp--Tarantino's is that kind of Italian restaurant. A little noisier and cheerful than romantic perhaps, but my wife and I love going on dates there. Great pasta (try the chiara) and pizza. This is a casual spot, but the staff are always in a good mood--they do an amazing job of making this crowded little restaurant work better than you would think possible.

Pros: go for the pasta

Cons: not enough tables

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Tarantino's is almost a stereotype of the Italian-American restaurant. Cash only (hit the ATM before you go), red checkered tablecloths, and lots of olive oil and red sauce, everywhere you look. The pasta is really tasty, but has lots of olive oil. Since I tend to dine on the lighter side, I'm a fan of the combination salad--a platter of garlic and basil tomatoes, pasta salad, vinegared cabbage, and cucumbers. If you like pizza, I highly recommend it here. My personal favorite is the shrimp and pesto.

2
★★★★☆

Tarantino's is almost a stereotype of the Italian-American restaurant. Cash only (hit the ATM before you go), red checkered tablecloths, and lots of olive oil and red sauce, everywhere you look. The pasta is really tasty, but has lots of olive oil. Since I tend to dine on the lighter side, I'm a fan of the combination salad--a platter of garlic and basil tomatoes, pasta salad, vinegared cabbage, and cucumbers. If you like pizza, I highly recommend it here. My personal favorite is the shrimp and pesto.

Pros: excellent food

Cons: cash only, limited seating

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The standard monthly pizza lunch stop. The "white" pizza is to die for if you do the veggie thing. Don't ask for a Hawaiian because they just don't do pineapple (thank God!). Dining in can be difficult if you don't get there early for the lunch rush. But who knows, you might get a chance to lunch elbow to elbow with a celebrity in the know.

2
★★★★★

The standard monthly pizza lunch stop. The "white" pizza is to die for if you do the veggie thing. Don't ask for a Hawaiian because they just don't do pineapple (thank God!). Dining in can be difficult if you don't get there early for the lunch rush. But who knows, you might get a chance to lunch elbow to elbow with a celebrity in the know.

Pros: great pizza, quick

Cons: small dining room

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This narrow storefront jam-packs loyal patrons like anchovies, many of them convinced this is the best place for traditional pizza in Pasadena. You can choose classic toppings like sausage, mushrooms and pepperoni, plus rarely seen combos…

 

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