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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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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Consistently great

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
ecky_thump69
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Hobart, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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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 NEW

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

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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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Launceston, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

Stieglitz Tasmania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This night out in Launceston was a real treat. Knowledgable staff with caring, good-humoured flair is always a great start, but only with the appropriate food and setting is the trifecta achieved. The restaurant is warm, cozy, intimate, and has just the right touch of old world charm (without the stuffiness). And then there is the food; just wonderful! The... More 

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

Dear PeterR, Thank you for taking the time to review Novaro's Restaurant. It was lovely to meet you both, so refreshing to have such fun customers. And of course we are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us. I am sorry it has taken me so long to tell you how mech we appreciate such great feedback, Kind regards, and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food was delicious and the staff pleasant. Its a tad on the exe side - 2 courses and a drink worked out at $80 per person. Having said that, they were generous servings and no one could fit dessert in. While the sourdough bread was fresh, it would have been nicer served warm. Service was not quite up to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We ate at Novaro's as it was conveniently located to a hotel in which we were staying for one night in Launceston. We were very glad we chose this restaurant. They accommodated our large group of 10 at short notice without a problem. The restaurant was warm and cosy on a chilly night and the staff were extremely pleasant and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

On holiday from Sydney, Navaro's restaurant was recommended by the hotel we were staying at, not only as it was in close proximity but also because we were told it was one of the best restaurants in Launceston. I would go as far as saying it is one of the best restaurants we have dined in. We did not have... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?