Fico
Modern European
  • 151 Macquarie St,
    Hobart, TAS
  • (03) 6245 3391,
    www.ficofico.net/
  • Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm


Fico

If there's duck ravioli del plin, don't hesitate to order it. It's toe-curlingly good, the tiny parcels filled with juicy and sublimely seasoned duck mince. Fico's pasta is a safe zone generally, but even when owners Federica Andrisani and Oskar Rossi get more cheffy (bug tail carpaccio flavoured with yuzu and seaweed dust, a citrus délice dessert on a plinth made of sweetened crumbs), the flavours stay true and ingredient-focused. The high-ceilinged room, a former bank then newsagency, feels true, too, its pared-back style charming and comfortable. A well-priced list of Tasmanian, Italian and French wines leans to white, a nod to the kitchen's fondness for seafood - perhaps local sea urchins plucked from the ocean that day and served only with a cheek of lemon or charred octopus in a vibrant orange tomato sauce studded with tiny pieces of  black olive. Simple? Sure. But it takes skill to make simple taste this good.



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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $8-$16

    M $24-$30

    D $12-$14


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Federica Andrisani & Oskar Rossi

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