Fico | Restaurant and bar | Hobart | Tasmania Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Fico HeartHeartHeart
Restaurants and bars
Open: Lunch Wed - Sat, dinner Tue - Sat
Price: Moderate

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +61 415 188 322
Address: 151 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania, 7000
Country: Australia

Fico in Macquarie Street has become one of Hobart's most popular restaurants. The transformation of this former newsagency cum café has been astounding. The owners and chefs here are Federica Andrisani and Oskar Rossi who are young but with lots of experience in high-end restaurants in Australia and Italy.
The space is light and airy and the tables are set well apart. The open kitchen provides a link between the chefs and the diners and a bar area provides a space to snack and have a drink from the clever wine list.
At a meal on the first night we were delighted with both the price and the quality of the food. We will write more about the food after we have eaten a few more times here, but the chickpea polenta chips, the zucchini flowers with tomato, basil and ricotta, the linguine with bug tails, the venison cappelletti (little hats) with olive, majoram and speck and the asparagus and taleggio risotto were just a few of the standouts. Expect to see us there often!
And we went back for lunch a few days later and were delighted with a dish of fish "wings" - the part that people often throw away yet they have so much flavour! And, of course, we ordered the risotto again and it was excellent.
We are now making a habit of alternating between Fico and nearby Dier Makr - two great venues in Hobart.

Tags: #Tasmania, #Fico #Italian


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