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Tartaruga Hotel Restaurant & Bar

Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 91 4 927116
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (42 reviews)
“yellow rice” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a pizza here on our first night when we arrived. We loved the setting on the beach....and there was live music. This was our first night and it taught us quickly not to order another ‘western’ meal in Sri Lanka.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant several times during our holiday and had great meals. There is a very wide choice of food including lobsters which whilst we didn’t try, looked delicious. There was also a wide selection of alcoholic drinks and wine, and the staff were...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We dined here 2 nights and were treated very well by all the waiters. Food was great....seafood on night one and Italian on night 2. Good value for money and served hot and fresh. Stroll along the beach and look at the other places to...More

1  Thank CarlLeonora
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Great location, though the sun loungers are blocked from having a good shoreline view by the sand! Fab cocktails and pizza.

1  Thank Sammywammywoodles
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Really great place and although ridiculously expensive they let us use their sun beds, showers, toilets, all for free. We didn't feel in any way pressured to buy anything in return. We did end up buying a few beers and cocktails and food, it was...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Pizza was not good, very soft bottom and salami no good. Tuna was not fresh with many bits and pieces in it. Prawn dishes were oke. After feedback no attempt to compensate in any way. Many better options around on the beach.

Thank Jos D
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Average food, at relatively high prices: you can eat a lot better for the prices they charge. The stand out feature of the restaurant has to be the heavy wooden chairs that, whilst solid and presumably pricey, are possibly the world's most uncomfortable.

Thank rode65
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Ate here one night. It's on the beach so a pleasant location. We ate pizzas with one drink each Pizza quite nice. You can get small or medium (normal plate size). Some are VERY salty. At £50 for four we felt this was very expensive...More

Thank JJOH
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

There are many places to eat along the beach mainly offering sea food. I would advise choosing any of them in preference to Tartaruga.

Thank spot w
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Unawatuna is a tourist trap with very, very few decent places to eat - and Tartaruga is one of the worst. So, someone suggested we try the pizza at this 'Italian' restaurant. In a mixed group of 6 people (Italian, British, Sri Lankan) - all...More

Thank ozlikethewizard
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yaddehemulla Road | Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Unawatuna
  • Phone Number: +94 91 4 927116
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