Restaurant Guide

Templo: Restaurant review

From a softly glowing shopfront on the fringe of the CBD, Templo serves Hobart's best Italian food.


From a softly glowing shopfront on the fringe of Hobart's CBD, Templo serves Hobart's best Italian food; the compact 20-seat room with mostly communal dining turning strangers into friends. The brilliantly executed chef's menu, scrawled on a blackboard alongside the smart list of low-intervention wines, changes frequently but is likely to start with a plate of housemade pickles served with charcuterie designed to be piled high on a freshly fried square of dough. The vegetable course might be darkly charred and roasted carrots served with vivid carrot top pesto, roasted almonds and a flurry of parmesan. Templo is rightly famed for its pasta – perhaps bucatini tossed with fresh sardines, pickled shallots, currants, pine nuts and a sweet and sour agrodolce or winter chicory-stuffed agnolotti glistening under a simple butter and chicory stem sauce. Laidback yet efficient and informed service further allows the food to shine.


98 Patrick St, Hobart, Tas
(03) 6234 7659
Chef Ryan Watson
Price guide $$$
Bookings Essential
Wheelchair access No
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.