my friend stella took me to taranta for din din tonight in the north end. it’s like most of other restaurants in the north end: small, cozy, relaxed. the noise level is perfect; great for conversations. service is friendly and not rushed.
taranta is a peruvian/southern italian restaurant. i would highly recommend this place if you like really bold flavors and savory food. most of their dishes i found pretty salty, i still liked them because they were so flavorful.
their appetizers on the menu look amazing. so awesome that we order three of them.
started off with a bottle of sparklings.
CAUSA DE CANGREJO
Fresh Crab Meat, yelow Peruvian potatoes, avocado, botija olives and Aji Amarillo aioli
crab meat, potatoes, and avocado are three of my fave food !!! how can you go wrong this combo
GAMBERETTI AGLIOLIO CON BROCOLI RABE
Garlic and oil shrimps over a crostone and broccoli raab
i love everything thats soaked/dipped in soups. it was super salty but very savory. i enjoyed it a lot and i dipped my own bread into the soup jejejeje.
PAN ROASTED MUSSELS
Pan roasted fresh cultivated P.E.I. mussels with Sicilian Marsala and tossed with Pancetta Abruzzese and Balsamic roasted shallots
mussels were very flavorful with a hint of sweetness.
i had a hard time deciding on my entree. i saw the lady next to us ordered this dish and it looked pretty good. i couldnt find it on the menu so i asked the waiter. he told me it is custom made.
pappardelle pasta with shrimps in this awesome tomato sauce. again, awesome flavors. the pasta was al dente. just how i like it!
PAPPARDELLE CON FUNGHI PORCINI
Free form cut pappardelle pasta with wild mushrooms, porcini and white truffle oil
the mushrooms tasted fantastic, but overly salty.
none of us finished our entrees either because we were too full from the appetizers due to their generous portions or the saltiness of the food. i cant say enough how fantastic the flavors were, but i do wish they were a lil bit less salty.
we skipped desserts because the dessert menu didnt look too special and i already had my mind on the dipped strawberries from mike’s pastry.
thanks Stella for an awesome din din and a great night <3
this place gets 4/5 bunny belly
210 Hanover St
(between Cross St & Mechanic St)
Boston, MA 02113