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Novaro's Restaurant

28 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 5589
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Ranked #11 of 225 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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English first
Launceston, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was dining alone in Novaro's in 2010 and had a great experience as per my review then. 3 years later in December 2013, I travelled to Tasmania again with my partner. The first thing we did in Launceston was to look up Novaro's and make reservation. In short, we had a fantastic time - good food and wine, and... More

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

Dear Happytrottercan! Love the name! Thank you so much for your review! I have to say I read your words to Nicholas, my co-slave and husband on Sunday morning after a huge Saturday night when it viewed on this site and was a little overcome! I will certainly be here on your return, perhaps a little greyer and with more... More

Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate at Novaro's on a Monday night in July. We had two courses each (disappointingly had no room left for desserts) and we both absolutely loved everything served to us. On top of the fantastic food, the service was excellent. Novaro's has a lovely ambience and is so homely. Although the meals were a little bit expensive, we felt... More

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

Dear Lee28_13, I am sorry it has taken me so long to thank you for taking the time to review Novaro's Restaurant. We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Sarah and Nicholas More

Westbury, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you come to Launceston for a visit you must go have Dinner here. It's so lovely. And you must have the quail if you have entree. Always go for the game meat. Superbly cooked amazing service and I love the Janz bubbles...

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

Dear DebF24, Thank you for writing a review of our restaurant. We appreciate this takes time from your day. I have passed your comments into the kitchen regarding the quail! Nicholas and Bryce say thank you! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks again and kind regards, Sarah More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were looking forward to Novaro's because of the glowing reviews and initial impressions of the setting were good. However, we were disappointed by both food and service. The food did not live up to its fancy Italian titles and the prices charged. An entree of "Creme frutti brodo, Creamy seafood" soup was a thin tomato broth with bits of... More

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

Dear Jane D, Thank you for taking the time to review Novaro's Restaurant. i am sorry to read you did not have pleasurable dining experience. I will certainly check the quality of the seafood broth, and was and to hear you did not enjoy the steak as usually this is a popular dish on the menu. (it is actually a... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were recommended to dine at Novaros. We were not disappointed. Lovely intimate atmosphere, generous, delicious, fresh seafood and mouthwatering deserts. The complimentary soup and professional, friendly service, set the scene for a wonderful dining experience. Congratulations Sarah, you made us feel so welcome.......like we were dining at a friends house. Definitely come back to Novaros next time we're in... More

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

Dear Wendy, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to thank you for your kind review on Tripadviser. Nicholas and I are so happy to read you enjoyed your evening and we hope to see you again when you are in our beautiful state! Thanks again, kind reagards, Sarah More

Launceston, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Novaro's is small, but well thought out in both space and menu. We were lucky enough to be given a gift voucher for our first meal here and were ultimately sorry that we did what most people do with gift vouchers - leave them too long before using! We really wish we had 'discovered' Novaro's earlier! Warm and intimate, the... More

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

Dear Annie Thank you for taking the time to review out restaurant, I am just sorry I have taken so long to reply. Tripadviser can be rather terrifying for anyone who owns a restaurant and your comments make it so much better when we do have a Sunday morning peek! Manu thanks again and we look forward to seeing you... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We decided to dine here on our last night in Tasmania. The whole experience was a perfect end to a wonderful holiday. Each course was freshly prepared and so full of flavour. Staff were attentive and helped to match wines to the meals. Save room for dessert. Both were delectable. A perfectly lovely evening.

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

Dara Liz S, I hope you had a wonderful trip around Tasmania and thank you for your positive comments! I always pass any feedback to our staff so we all say a big thank you for taking the time from your day to make such a positive review! Kind regards, and come see us again! Sarah More

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