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Novaro's Restaurant

28 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 5589
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spaghettini” (15 reviews)
“abalone” (22 reviews)
“snails” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
28 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant as a table of 4. Underwhelming food with limited choices on menu with a heavy focus on seafood. Also serving snails (?). Felt the meals were extremely overpriced ($38 for a small bowl of gnocchi?) and bland. Have eaten at numerous high...More

Thank alison2020
Nicholas H, Manager at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Alison, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed that you listed our food and menu as “underwhelming” with limited choices. As we are a small 30 seat restaurant, we believe our menu provides a great choice for our diners with 10+ options in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our hotel this was a little gem. Excellent staff who knew from our booking that one of us was pescatarian without us having to ask. Very warm atmospheric dining area. I tried the specials of the day, local scallops, and local quail, both...More

Thank john h
Nicholas H, Manager at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi John, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to look after you and your wife recently. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meals and your evening in general. We do try to make each dining experience as personal as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went to Novaro’s for our 4 year anniversary. This was the second time we have been to the restaurant. The service as always was incredible, they really make you feel like family the moment you walk in! The setting was lovely...More

Thank Samara C
Nicholas H, Manager at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Samara, Thank you for this great review! Happy Anniversary again and we do hope that it was a very special and memorable evening for you both. As we are an intimate dining space, we aim to make sure every guest does feel welcome and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food was the best in tassie ... and we did frescinet, cradle and Hobart and only did top places on trip advisor and Novaro's topped em all .... sarah was fantastic... did it all with a Movember moustache no probs ....More

Thank Adrian D
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Adrian and Jessica, Thank you for your review, it was truely lovely to meet you and have some fun banter during the evening! (remember the Mo must go in December Adrian!!!) We look forward to your next visit, Kind regards Sarah, Brett and the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food made even better by the exceptional service. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here, especially how accommodating they were for our family of three with a 7 year old.

Thank Chona N
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Chona, Thank you for your review. It is a pleasure to meet such a well behaved child in the restaurant! We hope you visit our beautiful state again soon, Kind regards Sarah, Brett and the team.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Okay - every time we come to Launceston we make sure we come here. The food is amazing. The chef is so dam good. I can’t fault anything here. The wait staff are fabulous. We actually had something from every course last night and made...More

Thank Janeane1965
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Janeane, No Roomba as yet but I am working on it!! Thank you both for visiting yet again, we always enjoy hosting your evenings in Launceston. I look forward to seeing you on your next little getaway in Tasmania! Kind regards Sarah, Brett and...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

If you like Italian food, this place is a must visit if you're staying in Launceston. Excellent food and great service. 5 stars!

Thank John B
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear John, Thank you for your review of Novaro's Restaurant, we look forward to your next visit, Kind regards, Sarah, Brett and the team.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We dinned here for our anniversary. My favourite restaurant by far. All of the food including the snails I tried were amazing. The service by Sarah, Brett and Peter personal but very professional They made us feel like we were the only ones there. Very...More

1  Thank Kathryn C
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear Kathryn C, We are so pleased to read you had such an enjoyable anniversary. I have passed your review onto all our staff who all work hard as a team to make the restaurant all that it is. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

After a long day of driving, she took some convincing to do the 20-minute walk from Peppers to Novaro's but it was a nice night so we did it. There was a very cheery welcome from Brett and he and owner Sarah looked after us...More

1  Thank gwegwy
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear gwegwy, We did enjoy your company at Novaro's! It was a pleasure to meet you both and have some fun! Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we appreciate your kind words, I have passed your compliments onto Nicholas and his...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

A booking is a must for this wonderful modern Italian restaurant, even on a Wednesday night. This was to be the highlight of our trip to Tasmania. Days were planned around this dinner reservation. After 4 days in touring the island, it was the highlight...More

3  Thank Pauline G
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear Pauline G, What a wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time during your holiday to review our restaurant. We are lucky to have such an experienced team working the restaurant, we all care about the true meaning of hospitality and strive each day...More

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Graeme M
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
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Roogirl23
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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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.
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