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Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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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
Great service, great location, ok pizza

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
jdb_1985
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  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were persuaded into a seafood platter at around £18. Consisted of lots of prawns and calamari, a crab I couldn't get any meat from and a small lobster tail. Not over impressed.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Visited in the 8th of February 2015 for dinner. We were recommended the restaurant by a regular And definitely owe him one. Pick our own red snapper from out the front, weighed 1kg and cost 310 LKR per 100g, so all up $31 AUD including delicious boiled veggies done in a garlic butter. The fish was cooked to perfection, and... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Fish was nice, had the calamari and it was a decent sized portion so good value for money and they do nice milkshakes (although there only appear to be three flavours of ice creams available in Unawanatuna: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry). They advertise themselves as a pizza restaurant but the pizza was disappointing - the base was a bit doughy and... More 

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Right on the beach at Unawatuna, we ate here, more than once. Well prepared fresh fish and surprisingly good pizza if you are all curried out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There very nice view over the bay, friendly stuff and very good kitchen compare to other we have in Sri lanka. The curry and rice was the best we have so far and vegetable noodles were also above average.

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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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