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La Tartaruga

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Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
+1 868-639-0940
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is truly a charm. My personal favourite whenever I am here. Gabriel is a master in the kitchen, and his daughter is following very closely behind. The staff is friendly and delightful, a rarity on the island. Whilst the service may be a bit slow depending on the number of patrons and the food takes a while...the extra... More 

Thank Trini-Food-Critic
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't wait to go back to this restaurant on my next Tobago trip. Everything here is fresh and you can taste the difference that makes. Food delicious and service was perfect.

Thank Adilah E
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visited the email as part of a wedding party. Restaurant had great authentic Italian food and wine. Fantastic service and great desserts

Thank Anika N
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

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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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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 28 July 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 20 June 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 9 June 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 31 May 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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?