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Taranta

#190 of 2,387 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
North End
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210 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2302 (Cross)
+1 617-720-0052
Today
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Falmouth, Maine
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Terrific dinner for 8 to celebrate my step-daughter's college graduation. She made a great choice. Has a simple garden salad and we shared octopus in a spicy tomato sauce. The mussels in wine sauce got a thumbs up from the other end of the table. One element of the meal that went sideways, quickly rectified, was a bottle of primativo... More 

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Boston
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Taranta a few times but last night stood out because of the pasta special. It seemed to be inspired by a Peruvian dish called Aji de Gallina. The ravioli was stuffed with chicken and potato and it was served with an Aji cream sauce. It even had a hard boiled egg on the side. To stay... More 

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Bermuda
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

After walking in the freezing cold from our hotel all the way up to the North end, my family and I were looking forward to a nice warm meal in a heated restaurant and quick service. We entered the restaurant (which had nice lighting) and made our way up the stairs to go to our table way in the back... More 

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Provincetown, MA
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We saw this restaurant featured on Neighborhood Kitchens on PBS and decided months previous that we would go there whenever we got up to Boston from the Cape. So last weekend we had a romantic weekend in Boston, and this was the first reservation we made. Upon arrival we could tell that it was very busy and a bit loud... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We had the Espresso coffee crusted filet mignon. It was delicious, and their Costera wine went well with it. Never had steak like that before and it was a wonderful surprise. The blend of Peruvian and Italian is interesting. The service was great. Will go back the next time we are in Boston

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I was fortunate enough to discover this restaurant. It was absolutely incredible the fusion of Italian/Peruvian food was fantastic. I had the Baby Octopus appetizer that was big enough for two people and then the most fantastic Argentinian steak. It was way too much food, but I made a good attempt. The service was also great. It was a slow... More 

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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at Taranta. The Peruvian /Italian combination was awesome. I had the Coccio Di Pesce aka Baby octopus.it was amazing and could have been a meal by itself.make sure you have it with the Toast. My wife had the Causa de Cangrejo- aka -crab cakes. The house wine by the glass was fantastic - I am... More 

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Pretoria
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We attended an Italian Cooking Class as part of a company management break away and enjoy every minute of it. The group was divided into 4 teams - one learned how to make pasta, another how to stuff a chicken and pork loin, another team made cappers salad from scratch (including making own mozzarella) and the last team produced a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The food was good and interesting. Just come in a group of 3 or more. There is limited tables for two. They have those tables in the worst locations. By the door or by the kitchen. We have to sit by the kitchen near the stairs. Smallest table ever and people were bumping into me as they were walking in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant which bent over backwards to help us the food was great and the service the same

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 80
Cuisine
Italian, Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2302
    (Cross)
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket or Government Center T Stop on the Greenline
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-0052

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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