Named after the giant leatherback turtles that nest on nearby shores, La Tartaruga is Tobago's premier Italian restaurant.
Offering a choice of al fresco dining on our covered terrace or in our dining room, we serve only the very finest Italian cuisine: homemade pasta, fish and rock lobsters, in-house desserts and Gelato. A full vegetarian menu is available. Herbs are home grown, breads are home baked, and only the finest olive oils, olives and cheeses are imported from Italy, while local ingredients are sourced from the best suppliers on the island.
Our award-winning wine cellar brings the glory of Italy's famed wine regions to the tranquil shores of Tobago.
La Tartaruga's Italian owners, Gabriele and daughter Francesca, and their staff will delight you with their enthusiastic service. Our Café and the Tobago Conservation Heritage Societies exhibits are available with advance reservation during the daytime. Please enquire for further information through phone/WhatsApp at 277-7016 or 715-5465. Dinner is served Wednesday to Monday from 6pm, reservations are always recommended.
Wine Shop & Take Away
Winner of the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence every year since 2002. Our Wine list comprises over 200 Italian selections, with strengths in Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia and Sicily. Ask to visit the wine cellar and discover many small vintners producing impressive quality/price bottling.
Prosecco, Grappa, Limoncello, Chocolate liqueur, Porto and wines suitable for wedding and receptions. You can order for Take Away Chocolate Fudge Cake, Tiramisu', Cheesecakes, beef or vegetarian Lasagne, or choose any of the products imported directly from Italy (Parmigiano cheese, Olive Oil, Balsamic vinegar, Castroni Roma coffee, wine glasses). Delivery is available also to Trinidad.
Our Wine and take away shop is open by appointment (Gabriele 7155465) and during restaurant opening hours.