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“NOVO, smile , you are in for a treat!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Novo

Novo
726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
(805) 543-3986
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Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broad st.
Description: Set against a rich eclectic backdrop, Novo's international flavors are the leading ingredients in an exotic dining experience. Located downtown San Luis Obispo in a historic turn of the century building with spectacular creekside dining. Multi award winning restaurant for food, service and ambiance. Extensive global and local wine and beer selection. Novo easily accommodates large parties either on one of the patios in in their lower level "cellar room". A favorite with both locals and tourists, Novo is a truly a San Luis Obispo experience.
slo life
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“NOVO, smile , you are in for a treat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

NOVO, smile , you are in for a treat! The friendly staff, the chefs creations, the ambience, the creekside patio seating.Go ahead and order it's all good. I've yet to walk away thinking, "I paid for this?" Out of town guests, friends and family are pointed to "Novos!" Bon apetite.

Visited August 2012
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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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“Best restaurant in Avila”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I was in Avila for a month and ate at this incredible restaurant 8 times! Service is amazing and the food is EXCELLENT !! The back patio is romantic and fun, November nights can get down right chilly In November in Avila but the quantity of heaters keeps the outdoor patio feeling like indoors. A must..

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“classic California cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My first visit ..party of three including two locals..and with later film reservations the staff cooly moved things along for us. Due drizzle we stayed indoors though the patio area looked so nice and inviting we considered one of the big umbrellas !
Place was uba cool-great looking cocktails at the bar....some matching clientel as well...and our food-"pacific rim" style arrived in good time and looked and tasted wonderful
The bill was modest considering and would strongly advise anyone to try it...prob best to prebook in the evening though

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cathedral City, California
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“Outstanding food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stopped for dinner on our way back from Motnerey to Los Angeles. We picked Novo because of the gluten-free options, a necessity for me. I had the petit filet and it was delicious, well presented, and served with pride. We were just passing through but I would definitely patronize NOVO if I lived in the area. A worthwhile experience, my thanks to them.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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“Delicious outdoor dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We were a large party of 9 and the staff was wonderful in getting us seated quickly on the outdoor deck (we had a reservation), and then checked to make sure we had enough heat from the portable "umbrella" heaters. And our waitress was amazing--separate checks did not faze her.

I had a greens and vegetable salad with grilled salmon which was perfectly done. Another friend had major dietary restrictions which the waitress handled with quiet competence. Someone else had the scallops special and raved about it. We were all satisfied. There are lots of restaurants in SLO, but I would happily return to Novo.

Visited January 2013
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