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Novaro's Restaurant

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28 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 5589
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Novaro's Italian Restaurant is located in the heart of Launceston. The...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Launceston Dining Highlight

We didn't have a reservation but we're greeted courteously and shown to our table. Prompt service for drinks and menu explanations. Why can't all restaurants be like this? We followed the waiter's suggestions for wine and what a match! Great cheese platter and tokay for sweets. No wonder people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
geraldq
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We didn't have a reservation but we're greeted courteously and shown to our table. Prompt service for drinks and menu explanations. Why can't all restaurants be like this? We followed the waiter's suggestions for wine and what a match! Great cheese platter and tokay for sweets. No wonder people rave about this place!

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Sydney
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We dined at Novaro's the first of our five nights in Launceston and it was so good we booked to go again two nights later. We had exactly the same meals both nights, spaghettini marinara and a special ocean trout dish, cooked to perfection. A really popular restaurant which was full both nights but Sarah, Peter and the team really... More 

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Launcestown, Tasmania, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Another beautiful Novaro's meal. Friendly, quirky and efficient service. Lovely breeze through the open windows on a warm humid evening. We started with Prosecco to go with entrees of oysters from the East Coast and Tasmania scallops in a truffle oil reduction. Just had to mop up the sauce from those scallops with the house-baked bread. Went for two more... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful food. We take overseas guests here and they have all loved it as much as we have! Every dish we have tried has been excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wonderful waiters, owner and chef and the food is exquisite. Wine very expensive, so only by the glass. Just bad luck. 2 mains, 2 glasses of champagne, I glass of red and a bottle of mineral water $165.00 ouch....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had another fantastic meal at Novaro's on Saturday night. Great service and great food, love this place. Best scallops I've had ever. Thanks guys.

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Launceston, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

dined at Novaros with my husband as a special night out. Very attentive, but non-intrusive service and delicious food, in particular the scallops and the eye fillet beef. The chocolate pudding was amazing also. Perfect restaurant for an intimate meal.

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UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Had a birthday celebration meal here on recommendation of a business contact who is a local. Fantastic meal, all local produce, Chef was really accommodating for our 13 year old vegetarian too. Staff were lovely, friendly. We had a great meal and would thoroughly recommend it.

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Tasmania, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Quality ingredients, well cook with excellent table service.My daughter and I shared a warm salad of octopus with citrus followed by beautifully cook eye fillet of beef. Good choice of wines by the glass. The creme brûlée with cinnamon for dessert and a glass of Sauterne made my day.

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Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Decided to take the partner out for a really nice meal and decided on Novaros. Was not disappointed. While it was cosy, that really added to a lovely friendly vibe and we almost felt we were in a friends home rather than a restaurant. The food was great, with lots of choices, and we couldn't fault the service. Loved the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 5589

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 42
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?