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La Tartaruga

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Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
1 868 639-0940
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cozy Italian restaurant with good tasting food and interesting appetizers. The owner Gabriel (Gabby) is warm an friendly, and the servers are pleasant. Oh, while there, please try the brachetto wine. Or as I do, take away a bottle. It cost less than drinking a glass at the restaurant

Thank sharongood
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a top quality Italian Restaurant with the finest quality wines run by Gabrielli. The pasta is home made and the fish carpaccio always outstanding

Thank David B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, authentic Italian!!! The homemade pasta is delicious .. I had the shrimp Alfredo and it was perfecto!! Thank you Gabriel for your hospitality and warmth!!

Thank Lans E
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

I had penne vodka pasta which was simply delicious. The chef brought some of his favorites finger foods. I have been to Little Italy in New York and have eaten at other Italian restaurants but the homemade pasta from La Tartaruga was nothing short of amazing. I would recommend this restaurant again and again. Can't wait to visit Tobago.

Thank Esther S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the food. Authentic italian. Very intimate setting and generally clean facilities. It was open-air and the evening was quite hot and humid. That made the experience mildly uncomfortable. That did not take much away from the meal. The menus were kept in manila folders hand-drawn in crayon by young and young at heart, seems to be art work by... More 

Thank Crystal S
Geneva, Switzerland
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

One of my very few principles in life is that I NEVER eat Italian food outside Italy, but after a week of attempts at eating decent fish I gave it up, and gladly so. The owner, Gabriele, cooks with passion and employs excellent ingredients. Vegetables, bruschetta, etc. very tasty and treated with the necessary care and respect. And finally came... More 

Thank SimoGeneva
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Best Italian food I've ever had. I almost didn't go to this restaurant thinking, why was I eating Italian in Tobago. Thank goodness we went anyway! Owners are awesome! Food was amazing!

Thank Beachgal121
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Excellent. Just excellent. The food was delicious and the chef is a wonderful man with a true passion for Italian cuisine. He's a transplant from Italy via NY to Tobago. Everything is freshly made and authentic.

Thank NDRSAVtravels
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

My parents lived on Trinidad and we spent many a weekend on Tobago for R&R when I visited. This restaurant was always top of the list of places to eat. Food superb, staff welcoming and I still make the cocktail that was made for me although it does not taste as good back home. I unfortunately do not get back... More 

Thank Minou111
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

This is definitely one of the best dining experiences in Tobago. Gabriel is an excellent host and the meal world class: authentic Italian dishes. The wine list is one of the best I have seen in Trinidad or Tobago.

Thank Trinigabe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago
  • Phone Number: 1 868 639-0940

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?