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Novo Restaurant

4.3
812 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (1686)
  • Fit for Foodies (1052)
  • Romantic (995)

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About

Set against a rich eclectic backdrop, Novo's international flavors are the leading ingredients in an exotic dining experience. Located downtown San Luis Obispo in a historic turn of the century building with spectacular creekside dining. Multi award winning restaurant for food, service and ambiance. Extensive global and local wine and beer selection. Novo easily accommodates large parties either on one of the patios in in their lower level "cellar room". A favorite with both locals and tourists, Novo is a truly a San Luis Obispo experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Late Night Dining - Friday & Saturday: 10:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(805) 543-3986
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Root
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broad st.
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Parking details
There is ample street parking, and there are two parking structures, one on Palm street and one on Marsh street
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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LigerMom (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on July 22, 2013

This restaurant is superb....the setting, service, and food are all wonderful. My husband and I have eaten both lunch and dinner there and recommend it for either. At night it is so romantic, and during the day the ambience is equally attractive. Just love it!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0
Dined on July 20, 2013

Novo is a favorite creekside setting with terrific food. The portions have gotten a bit smaller but still yummy!
We had a 1 pm reservation and had to wait 10 minutes as thet seated wIist parties. I was
A bit miffed by that! Tessa was very attentive. A lovy place!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on July 19, 2013

My fiancee and I were celebrating our 5 year anniversary at Novo restaurant. It was a perfect setting for our occasion. Beautiful outdoor space looking over the creek. The service was amazing. They are very quick to serve you and get you anything you need. Food is delicious. Price is reasonable being that it's a fancy place. For two it was less than $80. Definitely recommend this restaurant to those celerating something special.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on July 19, 2013

Novo is on our "must" list for visitors to SLO. (And we enjoy it each and every time too!)

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on July 18, 2013

We love to dine here outside on the patio. Great food and atmosphere.

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Ojos60 (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on July 18, 2013

The lettuce wraps were Bib lettuce not iceberg, thank you, with prawn that looked and tasted more like shrimp in a light, flavorful bean sauce. These were complimented with sweet-hot chile jelly and serrano syrup on the side. Two wraps each for two people. Wonderful with a cucumber and lime martini. The duck breast was perfectly roasted but the curry a touch salty. The black, forbidden rice added delicious texture. The moroccan fried chicken was succulent and so perfectly seasoned I savored every bite. The fresh chutney was complex and the ingredients artfully combined with just the right amount of gooeyness. The quinoa pilaf was excellent! The spicy yogurt an unexpected delight. A sweet but not cloying port, ROXO 2007, to die for al fini!

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0
Dined on July 16, 2013

On vacation; went here based on strong Review. My expectations were exceeded! Outstanding appetizers; my halibut was also divine. Great service by the wait staff. My wife and I will come here again!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2013

We enjoy bringing our out of town visitors here to enjoy the variety of flavorful dishes, the beautiful patio and the kind service.

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vipPamelaC (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2013

Thrilled to be able to enjoy such a great lunch while sitting in there outdoor patio! Lovely location that feels as if you escaped from the hustle and bustle of life!

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shaker (Central Coast)
4.0
Dined on July 12, 2013

Everything was just right: Service, Food and the seating. Make sure you get a table in the backyard garden.
Although it was very very busy (make sure you have a Reservation) there was no waiting time, except on arrival when we had to wait 10 minutes even with Reservation.

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