Tesoro Hobart
19 Mar | eats |

We were truly impressed by our recent visit to Tesoro Hobart, Hobart’s newest restaurant located in the recently opened Movenpick hotel.

A modern Italian restaurant offering a small intimate dining location to suit everything from a romantic midweek date through to friends gathering for dinner on the weekend.

The name, meaning ‘treasure’, is an ode to the calibre of Tasmanian food which they are offering up to guests. And you will certainly walk away from your experience feeling like a treasured guest.

Hello Hobart sat down with Executive Chef Trent to discover more.

“Tasmania truly is the food bowl of Australia”, says Trent. As a well-travelled chef, working throughout cities and countries worldwide, you can tell that Trent really knows what he is taking about.

“We work with some of the best producers here in the restaurant. Take our fish and seafood for example. We head down to the docks as soon as the Mure’s boat, the Diana, comes in. We take our pick of the seafood straight off the boat. You really cannot do that anywhere else”

This phenomenal restaurant offers a friendly front-of-house team to match. From the moment you walk in the door, you are greeted by smiling staff who make you feel like you have arrived as part of their family.

What can you expect from the menu?

The hero on the menu is truly the grill. The cuts here hail from Cape Grim and are dry aged in-house.

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, you will also find daily handmade pasta and pizza with a 14-hour fermented sourdough base.

And for those of you who love a chef’s menu like us, they offer the Chef’s Roadtrip, a way to truly taste your way around Tasmania by trying the outstanding local produce. Trent will ensure that you get to try the very best of what Tesoro has to offer.

Hello Hobart tried the pasta, because we have a weak spot for handmade pasta alongside the grilled asparagus (with black garlic, parmesan, poached egg and truffle oil). Needless to say, there wasn’t much leftover.

This team truly does cook with passion and as a little bonus, you can finish your meal with a house-made limoncello (non-alcoholic). This little palate cleanser is simply delightful and made in-house using the peels of the lemons and limes used in the kitchen. This writer managed to score two and I have to admit, the afternoon was a real food high and we will be back.

Bookings are highly recommended and they are open lunch and dinner 7 days.