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La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant

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Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
1 868 639-0940
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All round lovely!

Delicious food, attentive waiters, unexpected sampling & interaction from the chef himself all combined to make for an excellent choice of restaurant for a memorable celebration of my mum's birthday.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
SeekerJo
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St. Ann's, Trinidad
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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St. Ann's, Trinidad
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Delicious food, attentive waiters, unexpected sampling & interaction from the chef himself all combined to make for an excellent choice of restaurant for a memorable celebration of my mum's birthday.

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Wanted a change so went here and had bruschetta, soup and fish starters followed by pizzas - so full we took then away. Good selection of wine and service was excellent. Parked right outside too so no long walks.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The subject really describes this place "Amazing". Delicious food, amazing service, the chef even came out and interacted with us. Will definitely return. Thumbs up

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Kitchener, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Italian's live to eat & Chef Gabriele (from Milan) makes the experience come alive. Dined twice both times " La Migliore " Fresh pasta (spices as well) with wines served in decanters & 3 kinds of grappa. The esthetics are perfect with the culinary delights to match. My only critique is more garlic but everything needs more garlic. Thankx to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Every bite was delicious! The chef was very passionate about his food and was very knowledgeable. The food was authentic Italian made with love. We'd recommend a visit.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I visited for dinner and had a wonderful dinner! The service was slow, but I guess this is common throughout Tobago... The chef/owner came around and greeted customers during their meal and also provided a sample appetizer! He was very personable and friendly, which was a nice touch! The food is well seasoned and tasty! the tiramisu... More 

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Trinidad and Tobago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Chef Gabriel is such a lovely man who really takes an interest in all his customers, with the best wine collection in the Caribbean! Our group of 5 had several appetizers (bruschetta and mahi mahi carpaccio is a MUST TRY) and our meals were all delicious! the prices were very reasonable when compared with the excellent taste and service!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Only ate here once but the meal was excellent and the service was super speedy. Olives and nibbles were served immediately and the starters followed soon after. Great as we were hungry!!

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Oakville Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The restaurant is run by an Italian family that has now lived in Tobago for a number of years. We have eaten here at least once on every trip over the past 15 years. All the food is home-made and is always great.

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Barling Magna
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have visited this restaurant on different occasions; I have never had a bad meal there but my wife's food has been very poor each time; we won't be going back. Overpriced

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago
  • Phone Number: 1 868 639-0940

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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