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La Tortuga

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

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  • 89
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  • 18
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  • 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
Scrumptious

While traveling in Italy, this was by far our favorite restaurant and dining experience. Each dish was a masterpiece and for days we all talked about the wonderful evening we had at La Tortuga. The restaurant is small, intimate and as classy as ever. The service staff were wonderful; gracious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
PoppyTime
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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

While traveling in Italy, this was by far our favorite restaurant and dining experience. Each dish was a masterpiece and for days we all talked about the wonderful evening we had at La Tortuga. The restaurant is small, intimate and as classy as ever. The service staff were wonderful; gracious and attentive without being a distraction. We all selected the... More 

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Birmingham, UK
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

8 of us dined here for a friends birthday. It was a real treat! We all had the 8 course tasting menu at €90pp. Each dish was divine but in particular the sea bass was the best I've ever had and the lamb was melt in the mouth delicious. The vegetarian in our group was catered for to an equal... More 

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Delightful small family restaurant . Great presentation and service. The lamb was melt in the mouth and pink as I like it. The pistachio ice cream with zabaglione wowed our table of10. Excellent

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank suzipaul
London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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3 reviews
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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

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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43 reviews
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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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265 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

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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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

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  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Michelin star rated

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