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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: Late Night Food, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Special place for celebration's

We don't go much but when we do its for a special occasion. Amazing service and fresh local food and wine. The building is beautiful, no special views to look at, a place to engage with great company.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2013
Pickers
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Tasmania, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Singleton, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I had a terrible experience at this restaurant, which was a huge let down after all of the great reveiws. the room was appealing and there were guests there who obviously had been before which was a great sign. The garlic bread was good and that was the best thing i ate. I had the arancini balls fors starters which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Karen-Maree, My husband and I are sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience at our restaurant. We are happy to note your partners Spaghettini Fruitti de Mare was to his liking. I would like to mention this particular dish is served in the traditional manner, without cheese, therefor it would have been his choice to dress the meal... More 

Tasmania, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We don't go much but when we do its for a special occasion. Amazing service and fresh local food and wine. The building is beautiful, no special views to look at, a place to engage with great company.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Pickers! Nick and I thank you for such a wonderful review of our restaurant, I have passed your compliments to both the front of house staff and our kitchen crew, all of whom we appreciate each and every evening. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Sarah and Nicholas More 

Rockhampton, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

only I couldn't cook that well or get my hands on such amazing produce. It was an experience to remember great local champagne, a dessert coctail yes you read it write a dessert coctail. The staff were friendly but not intrusive the other dinners where chatty would not have missed the experience.

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

Hello Toni, We thank you for your review of our restaurant and were happy to read you enjoyed our Strawberry and Lemoncello Martini! We hope you enjoyed your holiday in Launceston and hope to see you again! Kind regards, Sarah and Nicholas Hooper More 

Launceston, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our table was placed in the hallway and barely fit our plates and drinks on. Felt in the way and we couldnt get out fast enough

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A full review coming soon to Eating Out: Launceston http://launcestonfood.blogspot.com.au/ I had the pear ravioli which was super delicious - i would recommend you try it for something a little different! :)

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

Dear Sara, Thank you for taking the time to review Novaro's Restaurant in Launceston. I have passed your compliments to Nicholas regarding his ravioli dish and he sends his thanks! We hope to see you again soon, Kind regards, Sarah More 

Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This was our first meal in Tassie [booked online] having just arrived which proved to be a great start to our 3 week holiday. The wait staff were very attentive, friendly, professional and knowledgeable - they knew their product's provenance. We had Abalone and scallops for starters and carpaccio of veal for mains. The deserts were equally delicious. Great wine... More 

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

Hello! Nicholas and I would like to thank you for your review of Novaro's Restaurant. We have passed your kind words onto our waitstaff Jean-Yves, Ruth and Annie, and our kitchen team of Bryce and Jesse. I hope you had an enjoyable holiday in Tasmania, we hope you are able to visit us again soon, Kind regards, Sarah and Nicholas... More 

AUSTRALIA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

We went here for our last meal on our 4 day Tassie holiday. We did book last minute and were seated in the hallway area. Hoping we were the only ones as the area between the tables was way to close for comfort. Unfortunately this was not the case. I noticed the lady adjoining our table hardly said a word... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Novaro's Restaurant, we thank you for taking the time to put fingers to keyboards. We hope you had a happy and safe Christmas and New Year and hope to see you again soon in Launceston. kind regards, Sarah and Nicholas Hooper More 

Canberra
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This was a special night with relatives and Navoro's made it very special indeed. Superb food cooked with flair and imagination, attentive (and informative) service, an interesting wine list with many imported options, and above all a convivial atmosphere. Simply excellent.

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

My husband and I would like to thank you for your review of Novaro's Restaurant. It was kind of you to take the time to put finger to keyboard! I shall pass your compliments to the kitchen and wait staff alike. We wish you a merry Christmas and happy New Year and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards,... More 

Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Best meal we had in our weeks holiday in Tassie. Fantastic, creative and above all delicious meal, we loved it all. We had the best scallops , prawns, quail and arancini. You must try it, you won't be disappointed

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

Dear Bren, Nicholas would like to thank you for your kind review on his food and I and my team of wait staff would like to thank you for your kind words. We appreciate the time you have spend to give us such a review and hope to see you soon. We wish you a merry Christmas and happy New... More 

South Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We had not booked on a Saturday night but they squeezed us in and the service was exceptional and although we only had 1 hour we did not feel rushed. The food was superb and the setting fantastic. Would definitely recommend this resturant

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

Good Afternoon Travel7310! I am sorry it has taken Nicholas and I so long to thanks you for your review of our restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your meals even if on a little time limit and hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Tasmania. Happy New Year to both yourself and your friend! Kind Regards, Sarah... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?