Maldini Italian Café Restaurant

Located in the heart of vibrant Salamanca, Maldini is a well-loved stalwart of the Hobart dining scene. The restaurant, housed in a Georgian sandstone warehouse, is adored by locals and tourists alike as much for its welcoming approach to hospitality as the mouth-watering Italian cuisine it creates.

The approach to cuisine at Maldini is simple: unpretentious Italian fare with roots firmly planted within the Tasmanian context. Some dishes are non-negotiable – spaghetti marinara or a truly luscious eye fillet steak are two such examples – and regularly make their appearance on each menu in some guise or another. Other dishes on the menu reflect the restaurant’s seasonal approach to food, with more fleeting items making anticipated cameo appearances on the menu. Similarly, the well-curated wine list is designed to play host to predominantly Tasmanian drops and Italian favourites, plus a few stand-out interlopers.

Integral to the success of this long-running restaurant – it celebrates its twentieth birthday in 2016 – is the close-knit team headed by father and son co-owners Bruno and Dante di Tommaso. Bruno is a long-standing and well respected figure in the Tasmanian hospitality industry, and he has clearly passed on his passion for hospitality to his sons.

It is this family dynamic that customers seem to love, as the fun, relaxed atmosphere behind the scenes spills out onto the restaurant floor. For customers, the combination of simple Italian fare combined with genuine warmth and hospitality proves to be irresistible.


47 Salamanca Place, Hobart, TAS 7000
p: 03 6223 4460
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Open: From 7.30am, Monday to Friday
From 8.00am, weekends and public holidays