Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Dine in a world-class location in the centre of historic Hobart. This recently refurbished restaurant serves up hearty Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas and pasta.

Start with fresh Tasmanian mussels with chilli and Pomodoro sauce, salt and pepper squid or a trio of bruschetta. For your main course, you’re spoilt for choice! There’s traditional Italian favourites like parmigiana chicken, Caesar salad and garlic prawns with rice and white wine sauce. But there’s also a delicious range of classic pasta dishes like carbonara and spaghetti calabrese and delicious pizzas like Italian sausage and tropicana.

Feeling a bit posh? Go for one of La Mensa’s gourmet pizzas like prosciutto and balsamic, pizza pescatore and smoked salmon.

There’s a special bambini menu for the little ones and delectable dolci to round off that perfect evening.

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La Mensa
93 Salamanca Place
Battery Point
Hobart 7004

Open Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 5pm - 10pm

Friday and Saturday: 12pm - Late

Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 6224 4848
Website: www.lamensahobart.com

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La Mensa
Location: Hobart
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Excellent experience right from when we arrived to leaving. Food was exceptional!

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Kristy Moore

Great food and service! Wonderful for the family.
Thank you

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Niki Beis

As always- the best mushroom arancinis ever! Steaks were awesome, service quick & friendly

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Bec Woz

Dined with my two young children and mother. The food was amazing and the size of the serves was incredible. Biggest serve of Tiramisu I have had in a long time!!! Loved the fact that the children's drinks were served in cute little jars with lids (prevents spills!). Service was great and staff were very friendly. Once I arrived home I realised we had been charged for a bottle of wine instead of a glass. I rang the restaurant and arrangements were made straight away for a refund to be provided. We will be back, thank you!

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We really enjoyed our dinner. We had fast friendly service and lots of options to pick from on the menu. We were able to cater for a vegetarian and a Gluten free person and were all so happy. The kids loved the gelato. Definitely will be back

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Wonderful and attentive service, good busy atmosphere, great Aussie Italian family restaurant. S&P calamari was awesome for entree, our mains were big, which some people love I guess, but average tasting.

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Carole Creasey

Fantastic restaurant
Great value for money

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Our first First Table experience was great! Nice to dine early with kids when there’s not too many others in the restaurant. Waitress was lovely. Food was quick, hot, fresh and tasty. Will definitely be back!

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Kristy Moore

Such a great place to go with the family! Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Veronica Bowe-Murphy

My friend and I were greeted warmly, seated opposite the specials board and given a carafe of water. We had a choice of the full menu, starting with bruschetta and arancini, which we shared, followed by spaghetti and risotto, respectively. The food was perfectly prepared, served promptly (but not too promptly - we never felt hurried or pressured). We also enjoyed a glass of Italian red each. At no point did we feel that we were anything other than valued guests. It was my first experience using 'First Table' and it was my firs time at this restaurant. It won't be the last time, for either. Many thanks.
Veronica

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Kate Louise

The best Risotto going around!! chicken and mushroom mmmm
My kids love this place!!! So welcoming to families.

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The gentleman who served us and nearly every other table could not have been more friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the restaurant.

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The food was marvellous, and the staff were very friendly and attentive. We will continue to come back! The arancini balls are to die for! See you guys soon!

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Sue Youl

Service was extremely prompt and courteous, portions large, ambience excellent. We'll be back for sure

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Robyn Cashion

We had another wonderful meal. We had the bruschetta it was so full of flavour I would have been happy to eat that as my main. The better half had the squid which just melted in your mouth. My daughter had chicken pumpkin salad which she said tasted great, we had steaks & vegies which also tasted great. No room for sweets maybe next time. This is one of our favourite places to eat. Thanks Luke.

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Jazmin Osmond

Luke the owner kindly greeted and seated us as soon as we had entered the restaurant. He gave us just the right amount of time to catch up before ordering which was very attentive. We ordered mushroom arancini as an entree to share, the cheese sauce was aaamazing! We both had different types of pasta as our mains. Stella had pesto gnocchi which was as soft as clouds, I had pollo e fungi with fettuccine pasta. The sauce was super creamy and there was the perfect amount of mushrooms. I will definitely be returning to try the pizzas and desserts.

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Kate Louise

Great experience! It's a family favourite!! Kids just love it!! Chicken and mushroom risotto was delicious!!!

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The wait staff were really helpful, mostly knew how the food was prepared and consulted with the chef when they didn't. They were attentive without being overwhelming.
We ordered 4 different offerings from the mains and all were delicious and plating was well presented. An enjoyable evening.

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Carlee Rolins

Great! Thank you!

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Helen Enriquez

We were greeted and seated right away. It was a busy night and on top of that there were 2 vehicular accidents in the city that their own staff were caught in too. But despite that, the owner and staff were friendly and did an excellent job in making sure that they attended to our needs. I asked for a particular drink which they did not have but the owner suggested one on his drinks menu which I tried and so happy I did. Our entree arrived until our other friends came in who were caught also in the traffic and they were quickly served too. It was just a lovely night catching up with our friends over steak, pasta, seafood platter and salmon dish. We also ordered the desserts which was a pleasant way to end our dinner. Happy to have chosen this restaurant to celebrate Valentine's day and catch up with our friends. The customer service and food are great and I will be happy to go back and try their other dishes and will recommend this to our other friends.

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Ash Ducky

Simply amazing! We got mussels and the seafood platter and could not be happier. Some of the best food we’ve had in a long time!

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sharon farrow

This dining experience would be one of the best by far.
As soon as we walked in we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff. We were seated straight away, told about the specials and supplied table water.
We ordered a garlic bread to share - so glad that we did as there were two beautifully cooked layers !
I ordered the veal masala and my husband ordered the seafood platter.
Wow ! Mine came ( very quickly I may add) with four pieces of veal which was so tender. I chose the vegetables which were flavoursome and cooked perfectly.
The seafood platter looked amazing and my husband was very close to drooling

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Sylvia Eil

What a wonderful place to eat! We'd never been to La Mensa before but will certainly be back.
The staff were so friendly and accommodating, we weren't sure which wine to pick and were given samples to try.
The food - very large portions, we shared the entree of Aranchini balls with wild mushrooms, so glad we decided to order just 1 as there were 4 large & delicious Aranchini balls in a tasty cheese sauce.
The 300 g porterhouse was perfectly grilled and the scaloppine marsala was very yummy. We ended up with a doggie bag as there was so much food!
Can't praise the service enough, absolutely delightful.

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Kristy Moore

Fantastic night, wonderful service and great for the kids.

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Denise Direen

Great experience, food, service was amazing. Will definitely be back. Thank you LA Mensa.

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Frances Nogajski

Very welcoming, great service, lovely food, generous portions.

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Bernie Clifford

we arrived there to be greeted by the owner who showed us to our table, he organised some drinks for us while we waited for our guests.
No rush, he was very pleasant and explained some of their specials for the day.
The food was excellent, fresh and well presented. Generous serves all round.
A relaxing enjoyable experience. We will be back.

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Lucy Nguyen

Very attentive owner who carefully caters to our dietary needs. Ordered the seafood plates which were big portions and very delicious. Finishing off dinner with gelato was such a treat. Couldn’t fault the service and the food here. A must try.

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Stuart Hughson

Food was excellent. Great atmosphere. Our waiter was very attentive and looked after us for the meal. No one left hungry. And on a warm night with the bifold doors open, made it feel really nice.

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Kimbra Brown

We weren't sure what to expect for our first time at La Mensa but it didn't disappoint. The food was good with a huge menu and big servings. We would definitely recommend La Mensa and are looking forward to dining there again soon.

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Leigh Connell

A visiting friend and I had an enjoyable and good experience at La Mensa. The service was friendly, attentive and knowledgable without being in your face or not there. The seafood meals and tasty salad were largesize servings, too big for us but made for a great lunch the following day. Pizzas smelt good, will have to put them be on the agenda for next visit.

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Carlee Rolins

Wonderful time! Staff were great, food was excellent, and the portions were massive. They also went above and beyond catering for my niece and keeping her entertained. Will definitely be back and will tell all our friends!

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Bentley Deegan

Amazing value, fantastic service, good food and generous portion sizes.

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Emily Drysdale

We had fabulous meals which were huge but certainly didn’t compromise on quality. Staff were super friendly and went out of their way to cater for food allergies and intolerance. I’ll certainly be going back.

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Christina Sadler

So pleased we tried La Mensa. We shared a small pizza for an entree and it was delicious. The base was crisp and the toppings fresh and tasty. Absolutely beautiful fresh local seafood. The most beautiful scallops and calamari on our seafood platters. The veal marsala was tender and delicious and a huge serve. The vegetables beautifully cooked. My comment that maybe some steamed potatoes instead of pre-prepared deep fried roast potatoes would be tastier was taken on board with the promise that next time they would make that happen. Service was top notch. Very nice to meet Luke and hear his story. Great wine list at affordable prices. Great to see some local wines on there. We'd love to return.

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Robyn Cashion

This restaurant is wonderful, from the time we arrived until we left we were made to feel very welcome, nothing was any trouble. The food is very very tasty my steak just melted in my mouth it was great and the deserts were fantastic. We had a lovely night, we will definitely be returning. Thank you Luke.

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Kate Louise

Outstanding dining experience! The food was amazing and plentiful! Could not fault a part of it! Kids meals- great variety and perfect size, plus drink and gelato= winning! Pasta and pizza shared by mum and dad and WOW delicious and leftovers. Could not fault the friendly service and delicious food!! Thank you

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Katrina Arkley

Good ambience, polite and attentive staff, lovely meal, will return

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Jazmin Osmond

I was super suprised to see the owner (Luke) there waiting to greet us. He treated us kindly, with respect and made our dining experience really easy.
The food was actually amazing! And I will definitely be a returning customer.

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I went here with my husband and we had a very pleasant experience. We ordered pizzas and they were abundant with good quality toppings. The staff were very accommodating. With the first table, this place is ridiculously great value. We will be coming back again.

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Niki Beis

New, fresh & modern. Owner was a delight, very friendly. I had the best Arancini balls ever!!

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