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Novaro's Restaurant

28 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 5589
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Ranked #14 of 224 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $42
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Novaro's Italian Restaurant is located in the heart of Launceston. The intimate 32 seat restaurant has been established for 21 years. Chef Nicholas Hooper offers local seafood, try the Flinders Island greenlip abalone in truffle oil, game and meats on his extensive menu.
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Tas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went for dinner to celebrate my birthday on Saturday night. We have lived in Launceston since 2005 & to be honest probably never thought to book here as it was Italian, as we eat plenty of pasta at home but how wrong we were! We were greeted warmly & directed to our perfect window table for two complete with candelabra... More

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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tasnet, Nicholas and I thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review of our restaurant and are looking forward to hosting you another night! i have passed your comments onto both out Front of house staff and kitchen staff, Kind regards Sarah More

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Booked Novaro's for our anniversary dinner but we were very disappointed with the standard of our dishes and the prices were too high for what we got. The staff were great but food let them down. Would not go again.

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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Maggie57, Thank you for taking the time to review Novaro's Restaurant. I was sorry to read you did not enjoy your experience. I am pleased you enjoyed the service and hope you will return one day to our restaurant. kind regards, Sarah More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had the good fortune to eat at Novaro's last night. Every dish was fantastic. The food was beautiful, tasty & very generous servings. The staff were very helpful & friendly. We had a fabulous night & will definitely eat at Novaro's again. The whole evening was a wonderful experience.

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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to review Novaro's Restaurant. Nick was thrilled to read you enjoyed the Lamb Banqueto! kind regards and we hope to see you again soon, Sarah More

Port Douglas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited Navaro's when we were in Launceston last weekend, and had a great evening. Really friendly and efficient staff with good wine recomendations. The food was wonderful and the ambience great. Will certainly return whenever we are in this beautiful city.

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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pammy, Many thanks for your review of Novaro's Restaurant, we appreciate the time it takes to do this. We are happy you enjoyed beautiful Launceston, and our restaurant and look forward to seeing you next time you are in Tasmania, Kind regards, Sarah More

Hobart
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went to Novaro's recently with excited anticipation. Have to say I was greatly underwhelmed. The food was OK at best. The service was good, but when we found shell pieces and 'scallop hair' in the dish, we were told that we should expect this with scallop dishes. Never found this in restaurants around the world . The place looks tired... More

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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Stephen M, "Scallop hair?" I wonder if you mean the beard of a mussel? If so, you are indeed correct, this should have been removed before the cooking process, and I certainly apologise if this caused you distress. I cannot imagine any of my staff giving a retort as you mentioned, and as I am in the restaurant each... More

Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

One of the few high end resturants in Launceston that actually is worth the money, not that Navaros is what I'd call expensive. The wife and I recently went for dinner, and we both found the food excellent especially the local scallops and the olives. The service was also really friendly and I was surprised at how quickly they bought... More

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Tasmania
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We enjoyed our evening and our meals. The little taste of soup was a nice touch prior to our meals. It all tasted great with everything cooked well. I recommend for adults, I think it would be a bit pricey to take all the kids, and suggest you check to see which table you will be seated at - there... More

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Launceston, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Sensational meal last night, from the two that sat at the window table! Great service, brilliantly matched Tassie wine (if I do say so myself). Started with big fat sweet and juicy Tassie scallops in a divine sauce. Mains were the Spaghettini ai frutti di mare and the Filetto di manzo. For a special treat we will definitely be back!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were visitors from Hong Kong. I booked this restaurant through the online system one month prior to our tip. My girl didn't expect me to have booked such a nice restaurant in this small town. Luckily, this place didn't disappoint me. The food and the atmosphere were excellent, and the price is reasonable! We had a really enjoyable and... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

I live in Launceston, so have basically dined at most restaurants a few times, but Novaro's is always top if my list if I want to have a special night! the staff are knowledgeable and attentive and the food is exquisite and they have seasonal local Tasmanian seafood, yummy lovely restaurant for a first date, birthday or just to spoil... More

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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Courtney, Nick and I thank you for the time you spent writing your review. We really appreciate the feedback and are so pleased you enjoy our restaurant as much as we do! We hope to see you again soon, Kind regards, Sarah More

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Additional Information about Novaro's Restaurant

Address: 28 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6334 5589
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
Average Prices: USD 18 - 42
Cuisine: Italian

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