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“The service is the star”

Novaro's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 341 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$36
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is the best restaurant I have been to and I have been to a few.. The service is the absolute star but that takes nothing away from the food, OH my lord the food!!!!
We ordered 3 sides the pumpkin, the potatoes and the rocket salad all were excellent. The mains we ordered were eye fillet, Marinara and the scallop special, they were all incredible and perfectly matched to red or white wine. It is however the little touches that make the difference, my wife was unsure of what white wine she wanted so on the spot that gave her a tasting sample to make the right decision, amazing. This is an expensive restaurant but it is soooooo worth it.

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1  Thank Stocoroco
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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Stocroco,
Wow! Thank you so much for this fantastic review. It is always wonderful to hear how our guests have enjoyed their experience. We are happy to hear that your wife enjoyed the little wine tasting to complement her dish selection. It is very important to get this right so we are only too happy to go that extra mile. Thank you for coming in to visit us. We look forward to seeing you both again in the near future.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Wow! From the warm, welcoming and professional greeting at the door to dessert, a wonderful experience! I met a colleague of my husbands who was visiting from the United States. What a wonderful taste of Tasmania she received! Tasmanian sparkling and red wines, delicious mains and dessert was exceptional! The overall quality was fantastic!

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1  Thank Julieanne M
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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Julieanne M,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Novaro's Restaurant.
Brett and Simon are a great team. I was fortunate the week you dined with us to have a week off, leaving the restaurant in their capable hands was easy! We are lucky to have such wonderful staff.
I hope to meet you sometime soon so we can showcase some of your wine on our list.
Kind regards,
Sarah, Brett, Simon, Peter and Tyller

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Nice ambiance, some enticing specials and great service. Very good wine list and extensive desert menu (tiramisu was worthwhile). Buffalo mozzarella average entree, while seafood fettucini and beef pappardelle were yum. Leans relatively heavily towards general European cuisine but plenty of great Italian options, will be back.

1  Thank camcarp
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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear camcarp,
Thank you for your review. Brett and I look forward to seeing you again soon,
Kind regards,
Sarah

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is small and intermit, the food was superb and the wine choice was first class.
Thank you for a relaxing and welcoming evening.

1  Thank TasteEV
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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear TasteEV,
Thank you for your review of Novaro's Restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your evening and look forward to your next visit.
Kind regards,
Sarah

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Simply a great dining experience. The service was really welcoming, warm and genuine the whole meal. Brett was really helpful in suggesting meal options.

A lovely venue, being an old converted house. We didn’t feel too close to the other tables, and enjoyed the ambience.

The food was really yummy. We shared a scallop entree, and they were great.

I had the seafood fettuccini which was incredible. Lovely, fresh and tasty seafood in with the fettuccine.

I would definitely recommend this place, and I wish I could come back soon!

Do yourself a favour and book to ensure you can eat there. Well worth it!

1  Thank Brett O
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Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Brett O,
Thank you for your kind review, our Brett is a wonderful asset to our business and we are lucky to have him in our team!
We are happy to read you would be happy to recommend us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant soon!
Kind regards
Sarah and Nicholas

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