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Tesoro Gastronomia, Balwyn North, AU-VIC

Tesoro Gastronomia

4.8
4.8
261 Reviews
$40 and under
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

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Regional Italian (Sardinia)
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 8:00 am–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
    Private Event Coordinator : (03) 7064 5805
  • Area
    Balwyn North
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Giro d'Italia

    $80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Welcome to Giro d'Italia, your Tour of Italy and its regional cuisine is about to begin! Evenings at Tesoro offers an exciting dining concept focusing on a monthly regional menu. Come and join us in our modern, yet warm atmosphere, and begin your culinary journey of the 20 Regions of Italy. Our MONTHLY REGIONAL MENU focuses on a specific region of Italy, allowing our guests to discover a taste of the unique cuisine of each Region for a set price of $80/person. Upcoming regions include: April- Umbria May - Friuli Venezia Giulia June - Trentino Alto Adige
  • GIROPINSA (& Pasta!)

    $35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Monday, Tuesday and Sunday nights at Tesoro are 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.

What 261 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

261 Reviews
  1. Shep

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Attentive and extremely friendly customer service, with equally good food. The restaurant is also kid friendly. Would definitely go back.

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  2. SallyR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, will definitely be back.

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  3. StephenJ

    Melbourne

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff that take care of customers Great food and coffee

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were lovely and acccomodating! Very friendly food was superb! We had a gorgeous lunch, highly recommend and will be back again ❤️

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  5. StephenJ

    Melbourne

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly staff who remember the customers Great cornetti

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  6. JuliaS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing.. definitely recommend the size of the pizza are massive well worth their money

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  7. AdamW

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    2nd time we have been here and excellent overall experience. The service is genuine and timely and add value to the meal. There is a lot of food and its very enjoyable experiencing the different regions. Would recommend

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  8. SallyI

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time for us and it really was a lovely experience! It’s a cosy place with a great range of wines especially the imported Italian wines! Food was amazing as equally as good as the service! Friendly and helpful staff with a touch of added extra little bonus for a birthday celebration! Will definitely go back!

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  9. StevenL

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the intimacy of this place and the regional menu concept. Food is always high quality and reliable.

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  10. MaVa

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We shared a pinsa between the two of us for lunch. Delicious and filling :-)

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a down to earth, beautiful local eatablishment, definitely worth coming back to over and over again

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and tasty, ambiance was excellent for Valentine’s Day. However, service was a little poor at the start as we were not shown to our table ? The waiter looked like he was busy and just pointed to our table in the back and then left us alone which was strange considering it was Valentines Day

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exactly what you’d expect for fine dining Italian. We love coming here and we’ll be back soon.

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  14. Cile

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent selection of Pinsa romana and Limoncello spritz.

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  15. MichelaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Loved the variety and authenticity of the food. Pasta and pinsa were amazing. Will totally come back often!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. MonikaZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delizioso! The pasta and pinza’s are authentic, tasty and there was a a wide variety to choose from. The staff were lovely and the food was great value. We loved knowing that the profits of our night were going to charity - very generous!

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  17. Sabs

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tesoro is one of my favorites. Classic Italian food with outstanding service. Obsessed with it! 😊

    1 person found this helpful

  18. KarenAW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a booking to 7:30, arriving at 7:15. Our entre was delivered to our table around 8:00 There were 4 courses in total - all very interesting and tasty The desert was served around 10:00 pm.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's like visiting a different region every month gastronomically. The monthly themed set menus are wonderful. The matched wines are superb.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. LidiaT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable and food as always was delicious

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a hidden gem! We absolutely loved dining at Tesoro Gastronomia. Not only is the service exceptional, but the monthly regional “tours” are such a fun concept and made us feel like we were on holidays again, having returned from our travels in Puglia not long ago. The fact that it is a not-for-profit restaurant that gives back to the local community, in honour of their family and culture, is so beautiful. We will definitely be back again!

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  22. SnezanaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very interesting concept to explore a different Italian region every month. Wine pairing was excellent. Beautiful menu booklet.

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  23. HelenM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Generous servings of food. Our group of four women could hear each other easily. Easy parking. Good staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible and such good value for money. If you’re eyeing off the carbonara pizza, that’s a must try!

    1 person found this helpful

  25. GaryG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thankyou for a lovely evening. A great way to celebrate our anniversary

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, careful service and attention to detail. A hidden suburban gem.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. RosaF

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was brilliant with a modern take on beautiful traditional dishes. Service was considered and balanced. The monthly regional menu makes it a wonderful discovery of the many, varied dishes the regions of Italy have to offer.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. NickL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food authentic Italian and great service Gina and Sara provided friendly and prompt service

    1 person found this helpful

  29. KarenL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tesaro is always a fav of mine! Delicious savory and sweet food options, great coffee, beautiful products for purchase and as always an ambience that feels good for my body and soul.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. MarieK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were super nice and attentive Food was nice and simple. Wine was superb

    1 person found this helpful

  31. ShahramS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizza Pasta Sandivich are perfect . dont miss to go to this restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. AliceW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing concept! Great service, excellent quality food and fun ambiance.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to dinner here many times and it is always fabulous. First time for lunch…wonderful food again but very busy with pre-Christmas groups.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. RobS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tesoro Gastronomia is a wonderful journey and exploration of Italian food and culture. The set menu allows the team to showcase regional Italian cuisine, whilst delivering exceptional quality and outstanding value for money.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. AndrewZ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service with great ambiance .. really enjoyed it

    1 person found this helpful

  36. RosaF

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Tesoro Gastronomia embraced us in a warm, convivial environment with empathetic staff and well balanced service. The food was up to their excellent standard with the set menu providing a filling, aesthetically and taste bud pleasing modern take on Italian cuisine. Their wine and beer offerings are considered and match well with their menu. If you enjoy good Italian food and want to venture beyond pizza and the garden variety pasta and meat dishes many Italian restaurants offer this is the place.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. APap

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. I advised them of dietary restrictions and it was addressed seamlessly.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. RosieR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at Tesoro and had the Liguria menu of the Giro d’Italia. The food was AMAZING and the service was great. One of the best meals we’ve ever had! Highly recommended.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. MargaretM

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only problem for some of us was just too much food so future visits limited to being extremely hungry but each course ws delicious

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Vman

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good traditional Italian food. Friendly wait staff. Good coffee. If busy, a little noisy inside. But otherwise nice atmosphere.

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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 261 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • 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
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
  • 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
    Private Event Coordinator : (03) 7064 5805
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