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 don't miss out.


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.


La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant is located just outside the heart of Buccoo, a village near Mt. Irvine; it is five miles (seven and a half kilometers) to the west of Scarborough.

There will be a some attractions within reach of the restaurant, permitting tourists to have a new experience every day. Some of the closest visitor favorites from their location include Fort Bennett and Movietowne Tobago, both of which are within a quick trip away.

Guests of this restaurant often gravitate toward the range of activities made for the great outdoors, nearby. Travelers who drop by for the day could set up a tee time at the nearby popular golf club, Mt. Irvine Golf Course, which can be found not too far from La Tartaruga Italian Restaurant. Besides your spikes, you might want to bring a bathing suit for Mt. Irvine Beach, which is the most convenient beach and is only less than a hundred yards away. And happily, these attractions are just a couple of the beaches, golf courses, and outdoor sports in the vicinity.

Nearby Restaurants

For diners in the mood for another restaurant in the area with similar types of food or a similar price range, there are a few nearby dining spots to pick from, including Teaside Pizza Restaurant.

But then again, if you're in the mood for something different, this part of Tobago features an excellent selection of restaurant options that will surely satisfy nearly any kind of diner. For example, you can try Chinese eats at Papillon Chinese Restaurant, which is a short distance away.

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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