Checked out Tesoro Cafe in Oliver Square for lunch yesterday. This cafe has been around for 2 years, I had not seen nor heard of it, however we received a gift certificate for it.
The space itself is nothing great, however they have a decent patio area near on the west side of the building. The cafe is on the north side of the complex so you are not near the main road. There is a nice fountain and greenery in the area.
For lunch I chose a grilled panini with spicy Soppressata, grilled eggplant and roasted red peppers. The sandwich was perfectly grilled, crispy outside still moist inside. heated thoroughly, cheese melted. served with a green salad (nothing special, but decent) with a nice mustard vinigrette.
My SO went for the pizza. I am always excited to try a new pizza. this is a fairly traditional thin crust pizza. he had the basic calabrese pizza. The sauce was nice, ample cheese/toppings, not too much to make it soggy. the crust was maybe a little to bready, would have been great if it was wood fired instead of pizza stone/oven.
Our bill including a latte & sparkling water was $24. Pretty decent!
i would like to head back for an evening with wine on the patio and try the pastas, they looked great.