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Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Small portions, prawns were mushy

Flavors on the three pasta dishes were decent and the pasta was cooked to prefection, however, both my 12 year old daughters were left hungry. I had the Singapore prawns, and although they took the time to show me the fresh ones, I am certain these were not fresh, but frozen or worse yet, left... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Mantamike
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Flavors on the three pasta dishes were decent and the pasta was cooked to prefection, however, both my 12 year old daughters were left hungry. I had the Singapore prawns, and although they took the time to show me the fresh ones, I am certain these were not fresh, but frozen or worse yet, left from the day before. Meat... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

lovely location overlooking the bay,very romantic.super friendly staff and excellent food.try the calamari ummmm

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Sat out on the beach in the warm admiring the lights, what could be nicer? The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. We had sweet and sour prawns, Prawn curry and yellow rice followed by brown jaggery pudding and coconut and honey pancakes, with a couple of drinks the bill came to RPS 4300. Food was delicious and service... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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127 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ate here for two lunches and one dinner. All kinds of food served, but fish is the best. Prices were reasonable, and the views were over the sea. Very relaxed place.

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Wirral
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We ate here one evening & had a good meal & very good service, choice is wide & price is affordable as we were a family of four. If staying in the area worth a visit. My wife & son shared a pizza, my daughter & I had two Italian meals we all shared tomatoe salad & garlic bread.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

As far as pizza on this beach goes it was pretty good. Had better in Hikkaduwa though...service was exceptional and its a lovely setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great place to eat! You can choose fish, prawn lobster etc from the barbeque. They prepare it very good! I came her several times. Besides the fish, i also like there pasta very much! When you sit outsife you have a great view over the sea! Staff is friendly, helpfull and good service! I recommend you to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

nice decor,good service,lovely food and friendly staff.this restaurant is always full in the evening.clean and beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had to be the best place for food while we in Sri Lanka - we took a Tuk Tuk ride from Ahangama took us about 20 mins to reach Tartaruga - service is excellent and food was just so tasty and fresh. We would definitely go back here!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Please, for your own good don't order the pizza! It is an undercooked deep dish breadlike creation covered with sliced cheddar (or similar) cheese and imagine our disappointment when we saw it after an hour wait. Go for fish (it was nice) and beer (wine was far from what Italians would have served you). In all - not a pizzeria... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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