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La Tortuga

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5 Via xxiv maggio, Gargnano, Italy
0365-71251
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Michelin star rated

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  • 65
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  • 16
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing

I had a candied pumpkin type of pasta dish when I went and it was the best meal I had in Italy on my week visit. Complimentary bread was delicious as well. Great atmosphere and friendly service would highly recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Moriah T
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I had a candied pumpkin type of pasta dish when I went and it was the best meal I had in Italy on my week visit. Complimentary bread was delicious as well. Great atmosphere and friendly service would highly recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I have eaten here on three occasions and found the food disappointing, also the service was slow. The main complaint i have is that the sommelier takes quite a slug out of the bottle (especially when it is a half bottle) to confirm that is drinkable - surely it is up to the customer

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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant. Small cosy setting, excellent, friendly service and divine food and wine. Set menu is a great option and the white wine recommended was very special. Perfect for a special occasion or just a treat.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I along with close friends had one of the best meals we have ever had. This is exactly what someone would want to experience in Italy when they want a special dining night. Everyone at the table had different entrees and each were amazing. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We dined in La Tortuga last night and had a truly fabulous meal. Firstly, the restaurant itself is small and cosy and decorated in a traditional style with some modern, whimsical details which were fun to spot (such a little traditional lamp shade in a Perspex box as a light). Also loved the beautiful china and mixed up glass tumblers.... More 

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Dornbirn, Austria
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Ambience, food, wine and service. Everthing excellent. Quite higher prices, but very good value for money...........

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I dined at La Tortuga last night. Even though we knew it was Michelin-starred and highly rated on TA, it was a pleasant surprise just how nice it was. We were the first people there when we were welcomed by Orietta at 7:30 PM, but the restaurant soon filled and with all tables occupied, there were 22... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Warm and gracious welcome from owner began a lovely dinner for two. Everything was delicious and local.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Just Had to write a review after visiting La Tortuga. The food was wonderful, the service attentive but unobtrusive, the atmosphere calm and gentle. The price was really fair for a restaurant of this standard. Definitely woth a return visit

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Gargnano, Veneto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

the atmosphere, the constant rithm of the coming of food, the quality of it, the special wines, the kindness of the service: an ideal evening for a romantic dinner...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Via xxiv maggio, Gargnano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Brescia  >  Gargnano
  • Phone Number: 0365-71251

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Michelin star rated

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