Tesoro Restaurant

18 Schoolhouse Ln., Collingwood
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About Tesoro Restaurant:

Serving traditional Italian food in the middle of Collingwood, Tesoro restaurant is located on 18 Schoolhouse Lane in Collingwood, Ontario. This upbeat place serves Italian pizzas, gourmet pasta dishes and more in a romantic setting.

There is a big parking lot near the restaurant, so your vehicle will be safe while you enjoy a good meal. There is a nice large outside seating area, and the place is big enough to accommodate large groups of people and is welcoming to children. There is no TV and no Wi-Fi, so people are encouraged to talk, mingle and enjoy the time spent here.

The place serves lunch, dinner and drinks, and is opened on 11 AM to 9.30 PM from Monday to Wednesday, and 11 AM to 10 PM from Thursday to Saturday and is closed on Sunday. It takes reservations, and packs a takeaway meal, but does not do deliveries.

The patrons that have enjoyed its services have reviewed this place online on Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Google Reviews. From these, I’ve created the following list of pros and cons of the Tesoro restaurant.


  • Delicious food
  • A real taste of Italy
  • Great Italian desserts
  • Good wine list
  • Seasonal daily features


  • Complaints about particular service
  • Notes about issues with reservations

The Tesoro restaurant has been in business since 2003, and in the sixteen years, it has been serving great Italian meals to the Collingwood community it has become a staple and a favourite place to many. The interior is nice and cosy, decorated in dark, muted tones and soft illumination. The bar area is near the semi-open kitchen.

Most of the walls are grey and dark grey, with modern art on the walls. The tables are wooden, and there are wood and metal chairs, blending in the décor. The outside patio has metal and rattan tables and chairs, big red and purple umbrellas and is a great place to enjoy a meal, a drink or coffee on a warm summer day.

The menu at Tesoro is classic Italian, with appetitoso – appetisers, Insalata – salads, pizza, lunch and dinner features, and coffee, and desserts. Patrons can enjoy the carpaccio, pane e olive, mussels, antipasto and charcuterie boards. Classic Italian salads like caprese, tonno, dolce and more; pizzas like via mare, Maria, Lorenza, Angelo, Roberto, Toscana, Salmone or Bianco. For lunch, patrons can order penne arabiatta, pasta like spaghetti, fettuccini, ravioli, or chicken or shrimp pasta, frittata or sandwiches.

The dinner offer is more substantial with entrees like spaghetti with baked meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmagiano, pasta, beef ravioli, fresh fish, risotto, or beef tenderloin. The wine list is nicely put together to complement the food. To end a meal, there is a nice offer of desserts like cannoli, tiramisu, carrot cake, lemon tarts, chocolate lava cake, biscotti, and gelato, or enjoy one of the many Italian coffees.

This is a very popular place, especially during dinner hours, and it is advisable to make a reservation if you want to dine here. As of recently, there is a gelato and juice bar in the restaurant, for the satisfaction of many.

Afterwards, consider picking-up some home-made entrees at Tesoro Mercato or some desserts at Avalanche Homemade Gelato, both sharing the same space as the restaurant.

Note: Tesoro is usually closed Sunday, unless a Holiday weekend.

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