A table on the Salamanca footpath, with historic sandstone walls behind and the dockside vista spread before you, is a pretty nice spot to be. Add very good coffee with a slice of tangy lemon cheesecake and it can’t be bettered. Inside, Maldini doubles as a fine Italian restaurant, one of the few in Hobart to go beyond pasta and pizza. Expect veal involtini with a lemony buttery caper sauce on garlic mash, or mussels, prawns, scallops and salmon – with clams too if they can get them – in vanilla saffron cream over giant couscous. Among the mouth-watering desserts is a vanilla-bean raspberry mascarpone tart, but the Italian gorgonzola and taleggio might tempt you to the cheese platter instead.

Contact information

47 Salamanca Pl; (03) 6223 4460; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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