Restaurant Guide


A Hobart restaurant that embraces and interprets local produce with flair.
Oskar Rossi
151 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tas


GT‘s 2022 Tas Restaurant of the Year

Fico has never been easy to categorise. Early days saw owner-chefs Federica Andrisani and Oskar Rossi embracing Italian and Japanese cuisines and those influences remain on the multi-course tasting menu – a superb sea urchin risotto flavoured with rice wine vinegar; a yuzu, white chocolate and miso caramel dessert – though the premier driving force now is Tasmania. Whether you’re talking cup-like shells of dehydrated beetroot filled with Tongola curd freckled with dried black olives, impeccably tender muttonbird drumsticks or raw morwong teamed with fresh horseradish and avocado, the commitment to the local combined with the chefs’ skill and originality is irresistible. Wine is sourced from near and far – Italian lambrusco rubs shoulders with Tasmanian gruner veltliner – but, like the relaxed, comfortable room, plays a supporting role to the food. Hobart restaurants like Fico, that embrace and interpret local produce more emphatically than any other Australian capital city, explain the city’s presence on culinary radars near and far.



151 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tas

(03) 6245 3391

Chefs Federica Andrisani & Oskar Rossi

Price guide $$$

Bookings Essential

Wheelchair access Yes

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide’s reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2022

Our guide gives a yearly snapshot of the best restaurants to eat at right now. The best-rated restaurants, as judged by the reviewers’ first-hand experience, form our national Top 80.

Italian and Japanese
151 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tas
Federica Andrisani & Oskar Rossi
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access

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