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Novo Restaurant & Lounge

American, Lounge, Wine Bar


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( 1 location

726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo California 93401

Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm
Fri & Sat 11am-2am
Sun 10am-9pm


Gluten free menu: YES

Gluten free bread: YES

Gluten free pizza: NO

Gluten free pasta: NO

Gluten Free Options

GF & vegan options indicated on menu. GF bread available upon request. No dedicated GF fryer so avoid fried items.


  • fresh avocado-shrimp spring rolls with rice noodles, julienned vegetables, cilantro, roasted peanuts (request GF version)
  • meze plate with hummus, pickled vegetables, dukkah, marinated olives (request GF bread)
  • chevre with warmed goat cheese, fresh thyme, marinated olives (request GF bread)
  • charcuterie & cheese with nuts (request GF bread)
  • ahi nachos with ahi poke, cucumber relish, aioli, sesame seeds (request GF version which is on lettuce)
  • Novo lettuce wraps with butter leaf lettuce, pickled daikon & carrots, fresh mint, cilantro, black bean chili sauce, roasted peanuts, & can add tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp (request GF version)


  • kale salad with Tuscan kale, quinoa, diced shallots & sweet potatoes, feta, dukkah harissa vinaigrette
  • mixed lettuces with pickled apples and red onions, roasted beets, goat cheese, crushed hazelnuts, citrus vinaigrette
  • grilled salmon salad with bloomsdale spinach, roasted beets, pickled vegetables, fresh dill, mustard vinaigrette
  • Caesar salad (request w/o croutons)
  • can add chicken or salmon to any salad


  • GF bread available upon request
  • peppered turkey & avocado sandwich with Jarlsberg cheese, red onion, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, chipotle aioli (request GF bread)
  • Novo BLTA with bacon, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, avocado, mayo (request GF bread)
  • 8 oz burger with Jarlsberg cheese, red onion, sautéed mushrooms, red leaf lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic dill aioli, can add an egg (request GF bread)
  • tandoori chicken wrap with marinated chicken thigh, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, fresh mint, cilantro, mayo (request GF bread)
  • grilled flat iron sandwich with flat iron steak, havarti cheese, caramelized red onions, roasted red peppers, chipotle aioli (request GF bread)

Lunch Entrees

  • Thai green chicken curry with coconut milk curry, market greens, serrano chiles (request GF version)
  • chow novo with market fresh vegetables, garlic, & can add tofu, chicken, beef or prawns (request GF version)

Brunch Entrees

  • savory bread pudding “Benny” with shallot and parmesan brioche bread pudding, arugula poached eggs, hollandaise, roasted potatoes (request GF version)
  • capocollo Benedict with capocollo (thinly sliced dry cured pork salume), poached eggs, fresh hollandaise, roasted potatoes (request GF version)
  • farmers’ market vegetable omelet with sauteed seasonal vegetables selected from our local farmer’s markets, goat cheese, roasted potatoes
  • hash & biscuits with braised brisket & shiitake mushroom hash & can add poached egg (request GF version)


  • vanilla bean creme brûlée with fresh berries
  • flourless chocolate torte with strawberry coulis, fresh whipped cream, freeze dried raspberries
  • cashew coconut vegan ‘cheesecake’ with walnut & date crust and berry compote
  • Negranti sheep’s milk ice cream trio made from local sheep’s milk and all natural cane sugar – ask for daily flavors
  • Novo sundae with vanilla bean and Brazilian coffee ice cream, chocolate ganache, toasted hazelnuts
  • McConnell’s ice cream with single scoop of vanilla bean or Brazilian coffee
  • seasonal sorbet
  • root beer or cream soda float
  • affogato with vanilla ice cream & espresso
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