La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant

Photo credit: © La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant

La Tartaruga, named after the leatherback turtles found on the beaches nearby, is one of Tobago's finest Italian restaurants. Along with having a delicious menu of fine Italian pizza, pastas, and desserts, La Tartaruge has an award winning Wine Shop and they have received the Wine Spectator Award of excellence.

La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant

La Tartaruga offers some of the finest Italian food on the island. Everything they offer, from the hearty pastas to the rich dessert pastries, are home made and fresh. A vegetarian menu is also available. With moist and mouth-watering desserts available, you will want an after-dinner treat as well.

They also have a Wine Shop.. Their wine list includes White Wine, Red Piedmont, Red Tuscany, Red Umbria, Red Puglia, Red Sicilia, Red Sardegna, Red Veneto, Red Friuli, Red Abruzzo, Sparkling, Champagne, Dessert, Grappa, Liquors, Amaro, Brandy, Beer and Rum. Their extensive list ensures that there is an option for everyone!

They also have a Take Away section for those who still wish to enjoy delicious cuisine but are on the go. Guests can order delicacies like chocolate fudge cake, cheese cake, beef or vegetarian lasagna or products imported directly from Italy.

Among other things, La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant specializes in pasta with Italian twists. This eatery is open for dinner only, so make sure to plan your visit around the limited hours they are open.


Guests have the option to dine indoors or out on the covered terrace. Colorful plants and vividly painted decor surround guests with a truly Caribbean aura.


Positioned in Buccoo, 0.9 miles south west of Mt. Irvine, La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant is a nice option for those staying close-by. Travelers who are checking out Scarborough should also think about enjoying a meal here, as it is 4.8 miles to the west of town.

If you're hoping to merge your restaurant visit with some excellent sightseeing opportunities, you'll find a few noteworthy things to see within a short distance, like Fort Bennett.

Some active guests are also on the lookout for the group of things to do outdoors found about the area. Any golfing guests up for an outdoor challenge could plan ahead to play a round at the closest golf facility, Mt. Irvine Golf Course, which is not too far from La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant. And what makes a breezy round of golf even better? A nap afterwards at Mt. Irvine Beach, which is the most convenient beach and is only less than a hundred yards away. And happily, those are among a few different options for beaches and golf courses in the surrounding area.

Nearby Restaurants

For those in the mood for another local restaurant with similar types of food and/or a similar atmosphere, there are a few nearby dining spots to consider, including Teaside Pizza Restaurant.

On the other hand, if you're looking for something a little different, this part of Tobago has a wide range of dining establishments that will satisfy nearly every type of diner. For example, you might also consider trying Chinese eats at Papillon Chinese Restaurant, which is a short distance east.

Credit Cards and Other Info

All prices are on Trinidad and Tobago Dollars.

Starters range from TT$25 to $125 (US$5.50 - $20), while your main course will cost between TT$65 and $345 (US$10 - $58). The vegetarian menu, meanwhile, offers meals ranging from TT$35 -95 (US$5.50 - $15).

La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant accepts the following credit cards: Master Card and Visa.

La Tartaruga is open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm and closed on Sunday. Lunch is available by reservation only and they strongly recommend calling in advance for dinner because seating is limited.

The Wine Shop and Take Away ordering if available by appointment and during restaurant opening hours.

La Tartaruga embraces a "casually smart" dress code.

Contact Info

Location: Buccoo, Tobago

Phone: (868) 639-0940

Secondary Phone: (868) 715-5465




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