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Tarantella Restaurant

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22 Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9LQ, England
+44 1900 822109
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on spec and managed to book a table for later. So glad we did. It's obviously a popular place because it was full when we returned and the atmosphere was lovely. The food was beautiful, the owner and staff friendly and helpful, and the prices were great. If ever we're this way again, we'll be dining here.

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Thank Kevin E
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, really well cooked food, good portions for the hungry traveler and reasonably priced. Service was excellent as well so it's definitely on my list to return.

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Thank Digirunt
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we have visited Cockermouth over the last 10yrs we have enjoyed an evening or lunchtime at Tarantella, which never fails to please. The wide ranging excellent Italian menu is backed up by superb quality cooking from the chefs and friendly, efficient, service from Steve and his staff, especially waitress Rachel. There are usually specials to add to the menu,... More 

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1 Thank David B
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I ate here last night.The restaurant was quite full for a Tuesday but we easily got a table.Service was good and the menu was varied. I had the garlic mushroom bruschetta followed by the seafood pizza.Both were excellent. We had the house red wine and the total cost was reasonable.Will definitely visit again

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Thank Judy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food, well cooked, good service, nice choice, clean and well presented restaurant, would highly recommend.

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Thank Joyce M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here last month with my husband for dinner and really enjoyed my steak pasta. He had ravioli, which was quite a small portion and so he was less impressed, but it was all really tasty. Good service and affordable.

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Thank Ruth C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit in a month and got to say it just gets better. New special starter tonight, smoked duck with scallops, which was sooo good! Smoked haddock risotto with the perfect poached egg, which was delicious. Tried my husbands lamb and will be getting that next time! I can not fault the food or the service. The Wine list is... More 

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2 Thank Diane J
Gourock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Another visit to this Italian Restaurant. Decided to have two starters because I found the pasta Main dishes too much. Very attentive staff with prompt service. I can't fault this place at all. They weren't as busy as I've seen them but this gave the staff some time to chat with the customers for a brief time which was nice... More 

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Thank MaureenW00dhead
Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and partner visited here, not been for a couple of years but thought we'd try this evening. We shared a garlic bread with cheese for a starter, which my partner days is the best garlic bread he's ever had! He then had lamb which he said was divine and I had the lasagne which wasn't the best I've ever... More 

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Thank 12Kang12
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were in Cockermouth on business and though we would normally have a drink and a meal at The Trout, the restaurant has been renovated since the floods and now is more a hotel than a pub/bar and the menu has changed. We decided to try somewhere else and went to the Tarantella. The food was excellent, the wine good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Main Street, Cockermouth CA13 9LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 822109
Description
Tarantella is an elegant restaurant serving fresh modern Italian style cuisine with Italian beer on tap, cocktails and a wide range of quality wines.We are child friendly and we can also accommodate large groups for business or pleasure. We are OPEN DAILY from 12-2:30pm for lunch and 5pm till late for evening dining.

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