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Novaro's Restaurant

28 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 5589
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Ranked #9 of 222 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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145 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Canberra, Australia
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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Westbury, Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Launceston, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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Brisbane, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our last night in Launceston and after looking up restaurants on the internet we came across Novaro's. We didn't book but turned up fairly early at 6:15pm. By the time we left the restaurant on a Monday evening was buzzing. Pete and Sarah were run off their feet but they made everyone feel so welcome and certainly not neglected. The... More

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Perth, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were able to walk in and get a table on a cold, wet Friday night. The food was delicious, the service was good and we appreciated the complimentry serving of cauliflower soup. An unexpected treat!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Total delight for a mixed party in terms of age and nationality. Attentive service, superb decour. Food to die for, freshly cooked well prepared. A total delight.

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