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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%
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“abalone” (20 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 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

1  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

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic first impression of Launceston provided by Novaro on the night of our arrival. Interesting decor, friendly and helpful staff and great food. Clover Hill sparkling is a favourite of mine so started with some bubbles with the warm olives and goat cheese appetiser. Then...More

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

Dear TraceyLei, Nicholas and I thank you for your kind review. I have passed your comments to the kitchen and are pleased to read you enjoyed your evening, Hopefully we will see you again soon, Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely people running the restaurant but menu needs a little work. Regrettably couldn't try the abalone dish as they didn't have any. Had a nice prawn pasta to start. Seafood broth was average as the mussels were properly cleaned and salmon was unnecessary in the...More

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

Dear Dave, Thank you for taking the time to review Novaro's Restaurant. Unfortunately we could not offer you our Abalone dish due to unavailability from our supplier, the one and only time in 15 years, a shame as I think you would have enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Novaro's with a family member who lives in Launceston and cannot recommend it highly enough! The food was amazing! Staff were absolutely lovely and couldn't help you enough! Will make sure we go again when in Launceston. Great experience!

Thank LMTravel1113
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear Imorden, Thank you for such a wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is an icon in Launceston and the food is always incredible! It's ambience at night is cosy and authentic and I love it every time I come here! The service is always prompt and unobtrusive and the knowledge of the menu and wine list...More

Thank Tooberac
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear Tooberac, Thank you for your review of Novaro's Restaurant. We look forward to hosting you again soon, Kind regards, Sarah, Nick and the Team

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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$17 - US$33
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Wednesday
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
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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