The Turtle Restaurant, Gelateria & Enoteca

Along with fresh food, fine wines, cocktails and delicious gelato, the Turtle Restaurant is often host to excellent live entertainment in their garden area on occasion. Check their Facebook page for upcoming events.

Situated in the city of Brownwood, Texas, the Turtle Restaurant is owned by the multi-faceted Mary Stanley and architect David Stanley. Great attention is dedicated to the excellent wine list, which debuted in the World of Fine Wines best wine lists awards in 2017 amd 2018. Judges evaluated over 4,500 wine lists in 2016, and just over 800 wine lists were winners of a one, two or three star award. Claiming a two-star award in its first appearance is evident of The Turtle Enoteca’s high caliber. Judges commented that the wine list was “clever and consumer friendly”, and includes by-the-glass options that cover a variety wine regions such as Austria (both red and white wines), Chianti, Rioja, Mendoza, and Australia. The range is notable, considering there are ten by-the-glass pours for red and white wine.

The remainder of the list follows a similar pattern with primary wine regions covered including local Texan wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon Paolo (Messina-Hof), Texas, 2010, alongside Old World wines, and South American classics.​

At the Turtle they cherish delicious food and good conversation; their key ingredients to happiness. Woven into their ethos is a desire for good wines that echo the terroir to share with their guests.


  • Candle Room – Seats 44. Nine foot screen and digital projector available.
  • The Turtle Dining room. Seats 44
  • Entire Restaurant – Seats 88 (sit down). Holds 100 for hors d’oeuvres, meet and greet.
  • Enoteca seats 30
  • Wine Room Seats 10
  • Patio with firepit 30
  • Garden Area – available for tented service or outdoor activities.
  • Full service dining, desserts, hors d’oeuvres, bring your own wine or bar.


514 Center Avenue Brownwood, TX 76801