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“Good food excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cultura Espresso Bar & Restaurant

Cultura Espresso Bar & Restaurant
123 Liverpool St, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
0421810957
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Ranked #5 of 416 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cultura Espresso Bar and Restaurant is situated in the middle of the beautiful Hobart CBD. Our focus is simple Italian cooking with a contemporary twist and providing a service second to none in the city. We create a family culture here at Cultura and let's face it anything Italian is always about love and passion. We provide seating outdoor and indoor including a bar perfect for coffee or quiet lunch and we serve breakfast and lunch from Monday to Saturday aswell as dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5.30pm. We hope you have a chance to come and join in our 'culture' and enjoy one of Hobart's newest and most loved cafe's.
Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I am from sydney, and would like to tell everyone out there, this place has great food, and the service is A1

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bega
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Step of the streets of Hobart and into Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Cultura offers by far and away the best Italian eating experience I have had in Australia. It's not just about the food; it's about feeling like you can step out of your everyday life and into a little pocket of another culture; an experience that reconnects you with your own life and memories. The staff have just the right balance of exuberance, efficiency and professionalism. The food is reliably good, with decent wines to go with it and good Italian coffee. The decor is thoughtful and comfortable, with pictures on the walls telling the story of the migrant experience.
There is room at the bar to sit and wait while you wait for a table (if necessary), and the service is quick but well balanced, so that tables get cleared and moved on efficiently, but there is no breath of pressure to hurry up if you want to linger over the meal longer.
My recommendation - the thin, crispy, delicious pizzas topped with quality (and fresh) ingredients. My favorite is the Arugula with fresh rocket, prosciutto, pecorino and balsamic;- yum!
Desserts are rich and decadent Italian style sweets, perfect for just coffee and cake if you don't have time for lunch.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tasmania
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23 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The wonderful food and service continues.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Now almost every time we are in Hobart, we drop into Cultura for lunch as it has become one of our favourites. However, this time, we found that dinner is now added to their repetoire, and about time too! From last December, Cultura has been taking dinner bookings for Friday nights and possibly Saturday night (but please check about Saturday as I can't remember). The dinner menu has the lunchtime favourites but also there are dinner specials which we did try on the Friday night that we were there such as a variation on steak tartare which I hope will be added to the menu permanently! It was that good! The service, as always, is great with a warm greeting on arrival and close attention throughout the meal. We feel almost a part of the family and we can't wait to go back again. Lunch is usually a busy and popular affair, and we hope that more diners take advantage of the dinner opportunity.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A relaxing and delicious experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

We stumbled upon Cultura looking for lunch and were immediately greeted and invited to sit at the bar until a table was free.
The atmosphere was warm and buzzing. The manager/host had a great sense of humour and greeted us warmly straight away. The food was fresh but quickly served and one of the best pizzas we had both had ever!

One of the staff asked if we wanted cutlery to which we declined but when the manager noticed this he apologised and gave us each a glass of wine on the house.

Overall it was a delightful find and highly recommended!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hobart tasmania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I recently had the pleasure of dining here for lunch,accompanied by my husband and daughter.
We were greeted very warmly,seated quickly then left to saviour the menu. Spoilt for choice we decided on a pizza, -prosciutto, balsamic vinegar, rocket.... Yum
Hubby had the pumpkin soup which was delicious.
We finished with good coffee.
This restaurant has fantastic service,friendly wait staff, a great vibe,great menu,well priced and memorable food. Well done cultura!!
We will return :)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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