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Novaro's Restaurant

28 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 5589
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“snails” (9 reviews)
“abalone” (19 reviews)
“polpette” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
28 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restuarant many, many times and it never ceases to impress. I am looking forward to our next visit.

Thank JanusAAA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The moment you step in you feel that you'll be a little surprised and we were! It has a nice atmosphere, it's cosy, warm and inviting and then when you're seated by wonderful and professional staff you read the menu and then listen to some...More

Thank Carol_and_Michael_W
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I make at least one visit here every year when in Launceston. Again outstanding service and delicious food. Nicholas & Sarah are a credit to this industry. John S Hobart

Thank John S
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear John, It was lovely to see you this week, it is always good to catch up! We look forward to seeing you in Launceston on your visit! Kind regards Sarah and Nicholas

Reviewed 19 May 2017

A beautifully Presented and Prepared meal. We enjoyed everything from the outstanding Pea & Mint Soup offered as a apperatif to the Creme Brûlée for desert. Out main meals offered the freshest that Tasmania had to offer. Elegant atmosphere and attentive staff.

Thank KezandAndy
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear KezandAndy, Thank you for your review of Novaro's Restaurant. We are happy to read you enjoyed your experience, Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

After driving from Coles Bay and finding our accommodation, we were ready to find somewhere to eat. Being unfamiliar with Launceston, we turned to "top 10 restaurants ". Being a Saturday night, I was unsure of being able to secure a table, however, luckily we...More

Thank josephinefranklin
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We were visiting from Sydney. Lovely little restaurant. We had probably the freshest oysters we have ever had. Delish! Otherwise food was great so was the service. Relatively cheap compared to Sydney prices.

Thank fruitcritic
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had been to this restaurant twice in a week. The service is very good and the food is great. Tasmanian Oyster is a must and so is Tasmanian abalone. Pasta and the deserts are very good. As a starter, Buratta cheese and olive oils...More

Thank Seshadri S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This was a birthday special for me. Been here several times and loved it however....we booked but our table was in the corridor and faced the open kitchen area. The view was distracting from the ambience of the restaurant and we felt we were secondary...More

Thank ingrid f
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Dear Ingrid, Is it ok to sit and watch the boys cook, as many restaurants have open kitchens these daysI I found it incredulous (the menial) jobs like cleaning offend you as these actions are vital to any operational kitchen, we sweep the floor during...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The slow cooked (32 hour) beef with Clare Valley Shiraz (Skillogalee) was worth the visit alone. We had booked, arrived very early (530pm) with friends with a young child who wanted to eat quickly and fortunately they were able to cater for us in an...More

Thank Duncan G
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Duncan G, Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again, we enjoyed your company! Kind regards Sarah and the Team

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Was attracted to the facade & decided impromptu to test it out after checking TripAdvisor. Wasn't disappointed one bit. Excellent service from Sarah, the food recommended esp the beef brisket-their signature dish on a bed of mash to die for. Returning again before our return...More

Thank kimmuehlbauer
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear kimmuelbauer, (great name!) Thank you for your kind review! I hope you come to visit us again soon! Kind regards Sarah

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Graeme M
Do you open for lunch for 1/3/17 GM Broadwater Gold Coast
24 February 2017|
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Response from Nicholas H | Property representative |
Dear Graeme, We open for lunch by appointment for 15 guests or more. We have a set $65.00 menu, Feel free to call me for additional information, Kind regards Sarah
What is the dress code please
10 November 2016|
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Response from Nicholas H | Property representative |
We suggest neat and casual, Kind regards Sarah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$42
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 5589
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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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