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Tesoro Gastronomia, Balwyn North, AU-VIC
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Tesoro Gastronomia

4.8
4.8
139 reviews
$A41 to $A100
Italian
Deli-cafe by day, elegant-restaurant by night. Tesoro Gastronomia is a testament to the belief that a dining experience need not be fussy to be fantastic.

In the evening, the ever-changing chef’s menu pays homage to our Italian roots, presented in a modern context, we explore Italian cuisine's greatest hits whilst taking advantage of the beauty and bounty of seasonal local ingredients.

Tesoro exists to share our passion for the beauty and simplicity of Italian cuisine, and 100% of profits are either donated to local charities or used to sponsor the arts & events in the local community. As a collective, we recognise that our parents & grandparents sacrificed to give our generation the gifts of opportunity & prosperity; so Tesoro was created in their honour to pay their legacy forward.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Regional Italian (Sardinia)

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 8:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 7064 5805

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Fixed menu, one sitting, convivial dining experience. Evenings @ Tesoro, we all dine together as one.

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (03) 7064 5805

Experiences

  • GIROPINSA (& Pasta!)

    A$35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sunday nights at Tesoro is family night, sample our entire PINSA & PASTA menu for just $35/Adults and $20/Children. Not a spelling error - P I N S A are Roma’s oval shaped lighter and tastier version of Pizza. With a 72+ hour leavening period and a special 90% hydrated flour mix results in a crunchy crust and soft interior. Gluten free option also available.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    A$120.00 per person

    14 Feb 2023 only
    Special Valentine's Day 5-course tasting menu Complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival

What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Melbourne

    Italian

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

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  1. BC

    BronwenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal. Creative and perfectly balanced in flavours colours and textures. Small number of diners and low music level meant we could chat easily and quietly while enjoying the superb meal. Wait staff were knowledgable and friendly without being intrusive. A wonderful evening. Will be back again!
  2. t

    taylorj

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Happened upon this place after reading some positive reviews. If you're after delicious authentic Italian food executed beautifully - then look no further! Will be back for sure
  3. AD

    AnnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply delicious. Fabulous service. We will be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and won’t be the last! Food was outstanding and service first class. Much more that what we expected from this local neighbourhood restaurant. Up there with fine dining/hatted restaurants. Highly recommend.
  5. KL

    KarenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tesaro Gastronomia is a fav of everyone I have ever taken here!!! They ALWAYS end up bringing others and LOVING their experience ♥️
  6. SB

    SharenB

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful restaurant. Small dining numbers, great staff and the food is just delicious. I have been telling everyone about our dining experience. It’s a must visit for anyone. Very very good value.
  7. SC

    SilvanaC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our dining experience was good and I would go again.
  8. AL

    AnnaL

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Pinsa which is a Roman pizza - nice especially the crust. Panini with porchetta is always delicious. Friendly service. Easy online booking. Highly recommended.
  9. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic serves of food and accompanying wine....friendly service to top off!
  10. LL

    LisaL

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food , very traditional . We enjoyed every aspect of this small restaurant
  11. MM

    MaryseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible... really got a taste of Italy. The service fantastic, attentive and professional. The chef came out and introduced himself.. had a chat which made us feel special. Not many places do that!! Definitely going again.
  12. PS

    PrueS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved each and every course. Beautifully presented meals and wonderful wait staff.
  13. M

    Molecule

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    First time visit for L'Aperitivo. Great value, good food and wine and a wonderful way to relax and catch up with friends. Will come again. Thanks
  14. MC

    MartineC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There has been a real buzz about Tesoro and I have been wanting to go there for ages. I love that the owners have a passion for their community and give their profits to support local initiatives and vulnerable families. We had a great lunch and dinner is definitely on my radar for early 2023.
  15. NW

    NicholasW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and great service. A truly valuable addition to local dining!
  16. JP

    JosieP

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tesoro is exactly what is needed in the burbs. Family friendly, great food and excellent customer service. The deli is also packed with great meals -an easy grab for dinner on the way home.
  17. GW

    GaryW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was an excellent experience food was very good and service was excellent. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We will go there again
  18. M

    silviaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best italian cafe in balwyn, love this place fresh quality food
  19. AC

    ACHK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic evening at Tesoro G. We had their Christmas menu and sampled some delicious traditional Italian festive cuisine. Just want to congratulate the team at Tesoro for their ongoing support to local charities and events.
  20. SV

    SandraV

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent, fine dining, Italian style evening. We enjoyed the night at this small but lovely place. There is probably more room out the back but we did not get a chance to check it out. The staff members were great! They were forthcoming with advice and served us well. The food was a variety of tasty dishes - each very different to the other. My husband also enjoyed the wine for every plate selection, with the waiter listening to his opinions and adjusting the selection accordingly. As the menu changes weekly, I would be very happy to try this place again! It IS difficult to get a booking, but worth it! The venue is a deli but it is nicely decked out.
  21. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience, highly recommend the restaurant
  22. F

    Food

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant quaint little place with a lovely ambiance
  23. JE

    JeanetteE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, food and ambiance. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Will go again. Jeanette
  24. GI

    GaynorI

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and very reasonable. Will be back soon
  25. SJ

    StephenJ

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great coffee and Italian cakes accompanied by friendly service
  26. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem, delicious food, great ambiance! Have been several times for dinner and have never been disappointed!
  27. RT

    RobynT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attention to detail was outstanding. Two of us were given flowers for our birthday and we were each given a savoury treat to take home. The service and wine recommendations were also outstanding.
  28. L

    Louise

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous thank you for a lovely evening :)
  29. R

    Richo

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and very friendly staff, brought back memories of our trip to Italy
  30. RT

    RuthT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent! From the moment we arrived, the welcoming service, excellent menu, ambience.. truly deserving of 5 stars. We will definitely be back and will certainly recommend to friends and family. Thankyou Team Tesoro
  31. J

    Joanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great coffee...a little bit of Italy in Melbourne. Good service too!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frederika was our waiter she was amazing. The setting was beautiful, the food wonderful. This is an amazing place
  33. AK

    AnnieK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    My first experience at Tesoro was in February this year and was absolutely amazing. The service was fabulous, the energy was great, food delicious and overall just a wonderful time. This time around I felt we were in a twilight zone. The lovely waitress was run off her feet trying to cater for everyone as they were understaffed. The rest seemed really slow and not very present to what was going on around. The menu wasn’t too exciting, I believe they changed it. In saying all of this, like all establishments that were heavily affected by the last few years, I trust Tesoro will turn things around. This could have been just one of those days.
  34. R

    Rutz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space to enjoy a meal. Attentive service and the food was amazing. Looking forward to our next visit !
  35. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcome lead to meticulously prepared 5 course dinner. I am not a big fan of meat but only this time fully enjoyed salumi plus 3 variation antipasto. Citrus salmon surprised all four of us in a way that our expectation was already in initial stage. Only one thing that fell short was my stomach which didn't expand to clean up main dish being a sizeable chunk of black angus. It had been about an hour of pleasant time before we enjoyed vanilla pannacotta as a farewell coda. I heard that chefs here came directly from Italy. There are heaps of Italian restaurants most of which suffer general 'wear and tear' over time in this city. Tesoro delivers what current Italian restaurant should be.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere were amazing. Couldn’t fault it even if you tried. Thank you for making my mothers birthday a special one.
  37. DN

    DanielleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food lovely night out! Service is great. Thankyou
  38. AN

    ANDREAS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday dinner on Saturday night and had the most memorable dining experience in a long time. We felt like we were back in Positano, eating delicious Italian food from the Chef’s Tasting Menu, and drinking a fabulous bottle of Italian wine. We Highly recommend this restaurant for every day dining, not just special occasions. Have also had lunch here, and was just as excited by the food and great service.
  39. M

    Mina

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A tremendous evening with great food and service, the set menu was tasty and generous and we were made to feel very welcome.
  40. SJ

    StephenJ

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great coffee made the way I asked Very nice cornetto Nice friendly staff Bought a lasagna to try at home

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tesoro Gastronomia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 7064 5805.

Tesoro Gastronomia is rated 4.8 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tesoro Gastronomia

280 Doncaster Rd, Balwyn North, AU-VIC 3104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Balwyn North

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 8:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Regional Italian (Sardinia)

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (03) 7064 5805

  • Catering

    Fixed menu, one sitting, convivial dining experience. Evenings @ Tesoro, we all dine together as one.

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (03) 7064 5805

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