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La Tartaruga

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Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
+1 868-639-0940
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe the restaurant is run by an Authentic Italian family. It's a classic and rustic Italian restaurant that serves authentic Italian. The menus are playful and literally created by children. There were many veggie options so were were very pleased. Prices are high but that was expected. Extremely friendly customer service. We got lots of free tapas as well.... More 

1 Thank Varuna V
Porsgrunn, Norway
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best restaurant we have tried so far on Tobago. Excellent food and excellent service. The Chef explained everything we got on our plates from the beginning to the end.

Thank Michelseylmager
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Competes with authentic restaurants INSIDE Italy, let alone outside. Had it recommended by friends in Trinidad when we arrived so decided to go. It was so good, in our 3 day trip we had 1 lunch and 2 dinners there! The lunch menu has ample choice, with recognisable dishes, along with some with a local twist. We opted for simple... More 

Thank saint_uk
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night. Wonderful food brought out by the chef oftentimes and he tells you exactly what's in it and where the food comes from. The olive oil comes from his brothers farm and the chocolate comes from the Swiss/Italian border. Food was amazing. Not too much which was nice as it left room for desert. He also... More 

Thank Mandi_hayes1
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I'm in Tobago one of the restaurants I always choose to dine at is La Tartaruga. An authentic Italian Restaurant that serves fresh in house made fresh pasta and other excellent quality ingredients. Originally from NY, now living in Orlando, and a world class traveler, when I tell you this is among the top five Italian restaurants in the... More 

Thank isisandosiris121696
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're craving authentic Italian, this is the place to go! Freshly made pasta and desserts coupled with charming owners/servers make it a night to remember. Gabriele (one of the owners) made time to chat with us and provide plenty of recommendations. You can also purchase wine here - their menu is extensive! Mains were ~95-150TT, more for lobster. Well... More 

Thank Charlie L
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

This was our fourth trip to Tobago and I am pleased to confirm that the food and service is still fantastic at this restaurant. The wine list is unique in Tobago and I can highly recommend a visit - you will enjoy it.

Thank cta283
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

This was an unexpected delight. Fresh pasta made that day ont he premises. Complimentary 'tasters' whilst you wait for your food. Delicious ingrediants and flavourings, all perfectly cooked. A massive wine list (though not any bottles at £18 and the prices go up to £400 a bottle!) Service impeccable and the chef/owner very present.

Thank JCTod
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We ate here on NY Eve and it was an enjoyable meal - with plenty of food! There was a good choice, even though it was a set meal and we all enjoyed what we had chosen. We started with an Aperol Spritz and then had a good look at their extensive wine list to find a good bottle of... More 

Thank Emfortee
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner and it was lovely. I had the Alfredo dish made with fresh pasta. While we waited, they brought us samples of barley salad, white beans, toast with truffles and olives. The chef owner came out to chat with us while we waited too. I would recommend this place to anyone craving authentic Italian food.

Thank Priyanka P

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, 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?