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Novaro's Restaurant

28 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 5589
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spaghettini” (15 reviews)
“abalone” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (34 reviews)
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Italian, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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28 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Stocoroco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank Julieanne M
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

1  Thank camcarp
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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....More

1  Thank Brett O
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived and read about the restaurant in Lonely planet - I wasn’t sure if the food would be suitable for my kids, but nothing too much trouble - kids loved the pasta with slow cooked beef bolognaise and the lamb and fish was great,...More

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

Dear Oliver, What a pleasure to meet such lovely, well behaved children. Thank you for such a wonderful review, Brett and I hope you are having a wonderful trip around our beautiful state. Kind regards Sarah and Brett

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Novaro's has been around for 40 years, and in the capable hands of chef Nicholas Hooper and maître d' Sarah Hooper for the last 16 of those. They have maintained its well-earned reputation as a fine outpost of contemporary Italian cuisine in Launceston, probably the...More

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

Dear Peter, WOW! Thank you so much for such a detailed and positive review. We appreciate your comments, it was a pleasure to meet you and your friends, we look forward to seeing you on your return. Thanks again Peter, Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We had the most wonderful experience at Novaro's for dinner last night. The service was flawless and meals were amazing. We will definately be back!!

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

Dear lexylashes, Thank you for taking the time to review Novaro's Restaurant. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your evening and shall pass your comments onto our wonderful team!, We look forward to your return visit. Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I was greeted by Sarah who was lovely and personable unfortunately that was the highlight. For a restaurant that prides itself on the best and freshest well that couldn't be further from the truth. I ordered the special which was Tasmanian scallops with truffle and...More

1  Thank Jason G
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Jason, Oh dear, how sad to read this review. As a chef yourself, cooking breakfast and lunch at the Supercars at Simons Plains, I am sure you know we all strive to deliver the best we can each and every service in the kitchen....More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Wonderful food, italian/tasmanian mixture not possible to criticize anything. Wonderful tasmanian oysters and a very interesting way of preparing snails in a perfect pasta amd tomato bed. Service was friendly but a little bit uncoordinated but nevertheless we had a wonderful evening.

Thank Thomas G
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Dear Thomas G, Thank you so much for your review. We hope you have a wonderful holiday in Tasmania, it was lovely chatting you you both. Kind regards, Sarah

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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