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La Tortuga

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

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Simply fantastic

We had a superb meal in this warm and welcoming restaurant. Each course was a work of art yet you were not left feel good hungry. The desserts were to die for. We will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a superb meal in this warm and welcoming restaurant. Each course was a work of art yet you were not left feel good hungry. The desserts were to die for. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the best meals I have ever had! We had a taster menu of 5 courses including desert. Excellent food and great wine. Service with a smile. Defiantly worth a visit.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We ate here for the first time yesterday, and were not disappointed the food and service are first class. It is a small restaurant but decorated in a traditional style, which sadly is missing in to many places these days. In our opinion it definitely deserves its star.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This dinner really made us question most of the other 5-star reviews we've given - this deserves more than 5 compared to the rest! We did the chef's tasting menu with a tweak or two and every course was truly one to savor every bite. The presentations made each course a masterpiece to photograph and enjoy and the service and... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We chose La Tortuga for our final dinner on our 2 weeks in Europe. We were not disappointed. Gargnano is a lovely lakeside town, with several hotel-based tourist-type eateries sited outdoors by the waterfront. This is not one of them. instead, La Tortuga is a small and elegant restaurant. The dining room at first seems simple, but it is in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I am surprised that this restaurant still maintains its Michelin star, I have eaten there on quite few occasions hoping that the last meal was a one off disappointment, but no - they were all below standard, also very overpriced. The location is dim and dark, so not for nice weather when you want a view of the lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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