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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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CUISINES
Italian, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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28 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, delightful staff and superb decor, Stunning part on the walls was an added bonus. The staff were very passionate about their food and their wine list. Great focus on Tasmanian produce. Thank you very much.

Thank tanyaanne2015
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Tanya. I hope, after your week of work, you had a great run through the Cateract Gorge. We look forward a visit on your next lecture visit, Kind regards Sarah and Brett

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little Italian restaurant was a great find for us in Launceston. White tablecloths, fine wine, lovely ambience – an excellent place to taste some good Italian food in this lovely Tasmanian town. The maître D’ gave us expert guidance and we enjoyed fresh Tasmanian...More

1  Thank Chris15570
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a fantastic review Chris. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience at Novaro's. The service we provide is extremely professional with a distinct personal touch. Our menu has evolved through a great deal of care and thoughtfulness....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful meal at Novaros. One that I can always recommend without concern. Brett is the best maitre'd.More

1  Thank George6181
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you George for your recent visit to Novaro's and this great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your evening and the service we provide. I will pass on this feedback to Brett. We are proud of our wonderful team. Thanks for your time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful period dining room which appears a bit pretentious at first but delivers a friendly, capable and almost casual dining experience. Our waiter was a star. Didn't catch his name but he made us feel like we were in his home as...More

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

Thank you very much for this great review! We are proud to work with the highest quality produce and deliver meals that are prepared with a great deal of care and thought. Our relaxed atmosphere is an integral part of the charm at Novaro's as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From our warm welcome at the door, splash of humour and a romantic table, I loved this place. The staff were very highly trained, for I have not seen silver services for years, the food was exceptional and atmosphere was perfect. The other thing, we...More

1  Thank Claireclaire2333
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Claire for this great review. We are thrilled that you were so impressed with your recent dining experience. We do aim to please and it seems you were very satisfied. Thank you for your wishes. We look forward to many more successful years...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for dinner mid week. I thought the food; wine & service was excellent. This is not a cheap restaurant however the quality of the meals was well worth it. My only comment is that just doesn't seem to be an Italian restaurant-...More

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

Thank you greatly for the positive feedback on your recent visit to Novaro's. We pride ourselves upon ensuring our service and produce is of the highest quality. I am pleased to hear that you were impressed. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was by chance I booked this restaurant for a last dinner in Tassie before heading back to Melbourne. And I am so glad I did. Sarah, Brett & the team are absolutely gracious hosts & make you feel extremely special the moment you walk...More

3  Thank Wendy B
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Wendy for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening. It was a delight to meet you and your friend and we look forward to hosting you again when you return to visit Tasmania. Next time we will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant proved to me yet again why it is my favourite in Launceston. We had the scallops entree followed by a superb lamb special to share. Both were exceptionally good. As usual the service was magnificent. It's not hard to see why Novaro's consistently...More

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

Dear Mr and Mrs Roberts, It was lovely to see you again last night. Thank you for being great guinea pigs with our new Lamb share platter, I have passed your compliments to our kitchen staff and of course to Brett, our new restaurant manager....More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great food, fabulous surroundings, and friendly, attentive service, we had a top notch evening and will be back for sure. It's easy to see why Novaro's is a bit of a local institution. Please keep up the good work!!

1  Thank dalej787
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear dalej787, Thank you for your review, Come back soon! Kind regards Sarah

Reviewed 8 August 2017

I took my partner here for dinner for his 40th. The customer service is 2nd to none - I doubt you could find more welcoming, attentive, friendly staff anywhere. And the food was terrific. It is only a small restaurant, which provide a lovely intimate...More

1  Thank Christine C
Nicholas H, Owner at Novaro's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Christine C, We thank you for taking the time to review Novaro's Restaurant. I have passed your compliments onto our wonderful kitchen team, Nicholas (my gorgeous husband!), Lee (not as gorgeous but still wonderful!!!Sorry Lee!), and Kim. We look forward to hosting you again...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$17 - US$34
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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