27-29 Federal Street, North Hobart
+61 3 62312788
The cafe is a local favourite for great Italian coffee, honest lunches with superb Italian wine and imported beer. However the best kept secret within the Italian Pantry is the Friday night's restaurant.
At the Italian Pantry the dining experience is akin to an Italian Trattoria. The definition of a Trattoria is an informal restaurant or tavern serving simple well made Italian dishes. It is an Italian-style eating establishment, less formal than a ristorante, but more formal than an osteria. The food is modest but plentiful (mostly following regional, local and family recipes) in some instances dinner is even served family-style (at common tables).
An extensive and affordable regional wine menu with over 40 wines is available with many more on the reserve listing complementing an ever changing menu.
There is always something that will take your fancy in the cafe, weather you need something for breakfast or lunch or are looking for a snack in between after school and sporting activities.
Award winning canoli never last very long, piped fresh daily with an array of flavours. The Italian chocolate or custard filled donuts or the more traditional plain donuts are as popular with children as they are with the adults. The cafe cabinet is prepared with an epicurean selection daily, Piadina (Tuscan Flat Bread) with an assortment of fillings next to daily pizza and a range of paninis.
The Italian Pantry is open for casual daytime dining from 8am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 8am to 4pm on Saturdays. Dining on Friday night commences at 6pm, it is not essential to book for dinner on Friday but to ensure a place it is desired.
The Ospitalita Italiana Seal is a certification promoted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce to evaluate the quality of the receptive and restorative facilities in Italy. Our humble Trattoria has recently been awarded this Italian Hospitality Seal meaning that the Italian Pantry has been quality assessed and approved to be an officially endorsed Italian eating establishment outside of Italy using DOP, DOC and IGT products.
Outside Italy, in Australia there are only 65 establishments that qualify for and have been approved to use the seal. The Italian Pantry is the only Tasmanian on the listing where as New South Wales has 28.
This is great news for all Tasmanians as Italy just got closer, you now only need to travel to Federal Street in North Hobart for a genuine Italian dining experience.