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“Great food and atmosphere and nice outdoor setting!”
Review of Novo

Novo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere and nice outdoor setting!”
Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

We are here while on vacation and loved everything about it. The food was really good (great gluten-free vegetarian/vegan options). The prices were reasonable considering the setting and the quality of the food. The kids loved it and although their choice offerings were the typical buttered noodles and hamburgers, it was a cut above what you usually find in most family friendly spots! Will definitely be back and would highly recommend!

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Castro Valley, California
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting; Good food”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

On a balmy, sunny January noon, we met friends at Novo for a wonderful lunch, sitting outside beside the creek and enjoying all the well-behaved dogs that accompanied other guests. The area was filled, but the outdoor setting made conversation very easy (and without hearing the conversations at adjacent tables). Our lunch, comprised of appetiizers, was very fresh and good, but did not seem distinctive or unusual. The wait staff was outstanding; the prices seemed somewhat high for what we received. The whole experience, however, made it worthwhile.

  • Visited January 2014
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Chico, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Call Ahead and Sit Outside!”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

If its a beautiful day (which is common in San Luis) Novo is the perfect place to get Sunday brunch. Their outdoor patio sits alongside the creek that runs through town and across from the Mission. The food is great and overall NoVo is not a place you can afford to miss when you're in SLO! P.S. get a reservation for brunch if you want a nice seat outside or have a bigger party size.

  • Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Superb dining in a gorgeous outdoor setting”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were amazed at the beautiful creekside setting when we walked in, with lights in the trees, brick and stonework, an umbrella for shade at each table, and heaters for the cool evening. Then the attentive waiters, accommodating tastes from beef and seafood to vegan, quickly brought us wine, appetizers, and finally some of the best main courses I've ever had. Makes me wish I didn't live a couple hundred miles away.

  • Visited January 2014
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San Jose, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lunch at Novo”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We enjoyed a great lunch while on our Central Coast weekend trip. The location was spectacular and we were able to sit directly creekside. The weather was beautiful and the food was very fresh and appetizing. Had a nice glass of local wine and my husband had a local beer. Very nice experience. Will return the next time we come to the area. We would like to try dinner here next.

  • Visited May 2013
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