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Tartaruga Hotel Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Asian, Italian, Sri Lankan
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Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 91 4 927116
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is situated on unawatuna beach. Nice place to have candle light dinner as it's close to sea. Offers more sea food options. Price at par with other restaurants on the beach

Thank Dipti R
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza so good went here twice. Recommended on first day by our tuk tuk driver glad we went. Also had drinks here a few times its a perfect people watching spot.

Thank Kat E
Sapa, Vietnam
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to wind down our 2 weeks in Sri Lanka with a few days at the beach and we were not disappointed. The hotel has a modern part and an older part and we had a large superior family room for the first night - large, clean, fridge, hair dryer, safe and with comfortable beds though the bathroom was... More 

Thank Jill C
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gave it an average based on its price vs quality. Restaurant food is good and tasty, however it's quite pricey as compared to the local eateries. They also charge 10% for service so be mindful of the costs. My first meal was the Sri Lankan curry set - 5 dishes with rice for 980lrp (about 1100lrp after taxes). Dinner was... More 

Thank Yvonne Y
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has lounge seatings and is very relaxing. Perfect way to have a peaceful and quiet dinner. Staff were friendly and good service. Basic alcohol menu, pizza prices could be cheaper. But in general a good place to have a relaxed dinner.

Thank Zone4NCP
Bengaluru, India
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had worked up a nice appetite walking on Unawatuna beach in the morning and found that no restaurants were open for breakfast. Except this one, serving a nice buffet breakfast. We enjoyed the string hoppers with sambal and a selection of fresh fruit and juices along with local desserts and confectionery. Excellent staff, too.

Thank Bijoyv
Paris, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

we went there few times and we tried many dishes there. everything was perfect . we really enjoyed it.

Thank worldtraveler12016
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Went with 12 friends, dishes ordered ranged from pizza to fresh bbq seafood and even soup, and it was all fresh and tasty. Service was friendly and a bit haphazard, but no real complaints. Note 15% gratuity included in bill which is about standard. It was great having dinner with Jason on our last night together. Nice choice for a... More 

Thank BigOilAdelaide
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Unawatuna beach is teeming with all manner of establishments and there's very little difference between most places. Serving up an assortment of cuisines, each place has a self-proclaimed speciality. With Tartaruga it was Italian, so I asked for a pizza on their menu, but requested the pineapples be removed because I'm allergic. I think the chef took affront to this,... More 

Thank duende81
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

They call it "Italian restaurant" but it hasn't nothing from Italy honestly! The fish it was over cooked,the wine disgusted, the service takes so long and the price very expensive!! Not recommend anymore.....

Thank Mario C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Asian, Italian, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 91 4 927116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?