Hobart is, quite simply one of the most exciting destinations in the country. From the famous Salamanca Market to the horticultural exhibits on offer at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, there is certainly plenty to do here. But it’s the food scene here that’s really thriving, and Hobart boasts some of the best restaurants in Australia. Included in that are the absolutely brilliant Italian restaurants that Hobart is lucky to be home to. You’ll find cosy trattorias, elegant ristorantes, family-owned hole-in-the-wall spots and many more lining the streets all serving truly exceptional fare. So read on, we’ve got some tips and tricks for selecting the best Italian restaurants in Hobart we think you’ll enjoy.
While Hobart may be one of the smaller cities, the capital of Tasmania is still one of the most enticing cities in the country… despite not being on the mainland. It’s also certainly not devoid of things to do, and in fact most visitors will struggle to make it to all of the city's attractions. So after a busy day taking in as many of the sights as you can, heading to one of Hobart's Italian restaurants is definitely a good idea. After all, who doesn't love a big steaming bowl of pasta and a plate of delicious garlic bread? The Harbour Lights Cafe on Morrison Street is a good bet and not only offers a scenic view of the port and the River Derwent, it also serves some of the best dishes in the city – think homemade pesto spaghetti and ricotta ravioli. You can also visit this Hobart Italian restaurant for breakfast as well, before your day exploring the city. We recommend the breakfast bruschetta topped with sauteed mushrooms and sliced avocado on their own homemade bread with a fresh tomato, onion, basil and herb mix – and coffee of course. Sounds enticing doesn’t it?
Pizza is one of the world’s most loved dishes, and while it’s over 16 thousand kilometres from Italy, Hobart is home to Italian restaurants serving some of Australia’s best pizzas. One of Hobart’s most-loved Italian restaurants, Amici Restaurant on Elizabeth Street promises a friendly Tasmania welcome alongside a carefully curated menu brimming with exceptional dishes just begging to be tried. The pizzas here are outstanding, with delicacies like smoked salmon, artichokes and chorizo smothered with fresh cheeses and homemade sauces that create a taste sensation you won’t be forgetting. Make sure you try the pizza Aussie, which is topped with onion, ham, bacon and egg and is a bit of a favourite for folks dining in this Hobart Italian restaurant.
After a delicious main at your favourite Italian restaurant in Hobart, rounding off with a decadent dessert is only natural right? And how can you resist homemade ice cream, gelato, tiramisu and panna cotta? We know we can’t. Or if you’re after something new, why not opt for gianduiotto – a rich chocolate with a crunchy and nutty almond and hazelnut paste inside. And to end things in real Italian style, make sure you have a digestif of limoncello and enjoy the citrus and zesty flavours, or go for something nutty with an amaretto. Whatever you’re in the mood for you’ll be in luck in the wonderful Italian restaurants in Hobart. Buon Appetito!