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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 138
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Highly recommend!

Beautiful meal - with a great wine list and personal friendly service. Cosy atmosphere - terrific for a romantic evening out - also good for groups. This is a gem and will definitely be back. Make a booking for sure as this is very popular.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful meal - with a great wine list and personal friendly service. Cosy atmosphere - terrific for a romantic evening out - also good for groups. This is a gem and will definitely be back. Make a booking for sure as this is very popular.

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Our meal was good but not great. We had the pork and veal meatballs and mushroom bruschetta to start. The meatballs were great and the bruschetta was okay. For mains we both had different spaghettini. Both were good. The size of the entree plates made it difficult to eat the meal. We ate on a Friday night and got in... More 

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Noosa, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A cold night in Launceston and needing something really good to enjoy - the view from the street was encouraging so in I went and was warmly greeted by Sarah, no issues with solo dining, general friendly chit chat and when she told me the special that night was the scallops - I was in heaven ! absolutely delicious followed... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

From the time we walked in the door the service was brilliant. We felt like we were weekly patrons. Great choice of local produce. Delicious. Could not fault a thing.

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

Dar Foddy63, Nicholas, our front of staff and I thank you for your review and positive response to your night at Novaro's Restaurant, we appreciate such great feedback and look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Sarah More 

Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

With its small, intimate surrounds, Navaro's is perfect for a romantic dinner or cozy catch up with friends. The rib aficionado amongst us said he had the best slow cooked ribs of his life. The oxtail was melt in the mouth. Extensive wine list ensures you can find something to suit - and we love restaurants that use decanters. Respect... More 

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

Dear Echythump69, Thank you for your review, I am happy to read you enjoyed your meal of Landfall Lamb ribs and oxtail. They are a great family running a wonderful business which reflects in the product. I have passed your positive comments onto them and to our kitchen genius's! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again, Kind... More 

Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Unfortunately my expectations were not met, I don't believe Novaro's delivers as it used to, the extra touches were not there and whilst my meal was nice it was not amazing and not what I hoped for. Also, some of the crockery was hideous and really detracted from the food.

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

Dear Sal_odonnell, Nick and I are sorry you did not enjoy your evening at our restaurant. We do strive to keep our customers happy and content and obviously did not succeed this time, and I am sorry you do not like our $70.00 Villeroy and Boch plates! We do hope you will give us another try sometime, we shall try... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The service was very up and down, one server was all over the place and another was great. Meatballs were ok but the pasta wasn't home made. Really disappointing considering the prices. Steak was quite good but again not fantastic for the prices. Better places in Launceston for the same sorts of money.

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

Dear Anthony D, I am sorry you were not satisfied with you evening at Novaro's Restaurant, I will take care to improve our service in the future. I thank you for your feedback and shall pass it onto the kitchen. Kind regards, Sarah More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Dinner for five was a success for all. Portion sizes were not large but very tasty. The half-duck was a large meal, very tender and with an interesting selection of vegetables. The restaurant has a good selection of wines including Tasmanian and Italian reds and whites - and a good range of beers. Better book because the restaurant was full... More 

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

Dear John J, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Novaro's Restaurant. We look forward o hosting you again soon, Thanks again, Kind regards Sarah More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Amazing atmosphere, great food, very accommodating. My girlfriend and I visited this restaurant, after discussing with the hostess that none of the veggie options appealed the chef whipped together an amazing pasta dish to compensate. Great food amazing service

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

Dear Masade89, Nicholas (my husband and our fabulously underpaid chef!) and I thank you for your review, he is pleased you enjoyed your pasta! We look forward to seeing you again soon…perhaps I should pay him this week!!! Kind regards, Sarah More 

Launceston, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's some time now since we visited Novaros, but I can still remember the really superb food and excellent service. We have visited several times now, it is that good. Certainly upper end in the price range, but NOT expensive in that quality does cost, and Novaro's is quality. Fresh local ingredients, and Tasmania has some of the finest, really... More 

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

Dear Michele, Thank you so very much for your review of Novaro's Restaurant. We look forward to seeing 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
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
Average Prices: USD 18 - 42
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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