Family restaurant NOVASTORIA

The restaurant

What is Novastoria? It’s an Italian family restaurant and a great place to have a meal in a relaxed and home-like atmosphere. It really feels like home here, though there are some striking differences.

For example, not everyone can dine at home looking at moored yachts or sip refreshing cocktails by a fountain, as it can be done at Novastoria. Moreover, the restaurant boasts a skillful chef with long work experience, just imagine how tasty his pasta is! By the way, the menu of Novastoria offers not just Italian but dishes of other European countries.

Let’s find out all the details!


Yasmine Hammamet tourist area is the place where Novastoria Family Restaurant was opened on July 28, 2022 near a marina.

The restaurant features several dining rooms with different views: either over greenery or an artificial channel with moored boats and yachts. There are also some tables outside by a fountain which are especially popular in summer evenings when the heat subsides.


It’s very cozy and home-like here, brand-new interior and exterior items make the place look really charming and fresh.

But the special atmosphere is created not just with new decor. In Novastoria they are super responsible in terms of cleaning, there’s an employee who is responsible for cleaning during the day, not only before and after the opening. Here they always make sure that the interior and household items are pleasant to look at and touch, because it’s also an important part of the overall impressions of the restaurant.

There’s another important detail. Everybody’s heard that eating establishments are judged by their toilets. In this regard, Novastoria is an example to all other restaurants: restrooms here are not just well-equipped and decorated but spotlessly clean.

For kids

Yes, and more than enough. For customers’ convenience, there’s a children’s corner with toys and cartoons shown on an LCD TV. Little guests of the restaurant will definitely not get bored.

Moreover, the most important thing is that a lovely animator-girl looks after kids and keeps them busy while their parents enjoy their meals in a relaxed atmosphere.

The menu

Why Should We Go to the Restaurant if We Have an All Inclusive Vacation Package?

Many people stay at All Inclusive Tunisian hotels and resorts, and it may seem that there’s really no need to have any culinary experiences outside the hotel. However, Novastoria features some obvious advantages that make the restaurant worth visiting.

Firstly, the atmosphere here is really special and you should go to the restaurant to feel it by yourself. Secondly, you can taste dishes which you won’t find neither in the hotel restaurant nor in other outside restaurants. An excellent chef with many years of experience works here. Before Novastoria he had been surprising with his skills the guests of one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Hammamet for many years.

Moreover, the kitchen is open in Novastoria, so you can watch the process of your dishes being cooked. It’s not just a mesmerizing show but a symbol of openness, honesty and respect for customers. It’s well known that in restaurants with a closed kitchen there is a risk of unethical behavior of the staff. In Novastoria you can see everything with your own eyes, so you shouldn’t worry about any unprofessional actions of the staff.

What’s on the Menu?

The chef makes tagliatelle, gnocchi and ravioli by himself: he kneads the dough, adds special ingredients, and makes different fillings. Due to the lack of prepared ingredients, you’ll have to wait for your order but it’s really worth it. Freshly made pasta in Novastoria is a taste of Italy. Pizza here is just amazing, for example, with Roquefort cheese or tuna, don’t miss a chance to try it!

Novastoria offers its guests risotto, original salads, beef and poultry steaks, fish and seafood dishes, for instance, dishes with salmon, which is rather expensive in Tunisia, so you definitely won’t be able to try them in a hotel or a bistro. And instead of bread there is fresh focaccia, Italian wheat tortillas, which are baked just before serving.

As for drinks, the guests of the restaurant especially like classic and strawberry non-alcoholic mojito and smoothies made of seasonal fruits which are especially popular on hot summer days.

How Do They Choose Raw Materials?

The reason why meals in Novastoria are so delicious isn’t just the remarkable skills of the restaurant’s cooks. A tasty dish can be prepared only of high-quality raw materials. Product quality is one of the key points that is paid special attention to in Novastoria. Here they deal only with reliable food suppliers and vendors with excellent reputation.

The restaurant staff who is responsible for the purchase of food products, knows by heart what distributors provide the best flour or cheeses. In the restaurant they use only original Italian mascarpone, and one of the pasta types is cooked with pressed tuna caviar in a wax shell, which is an expensive delicacy that is not easy to find in Tunisia.

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Meal in Novastoria?

Though the quality of service is very high, the prices at Novastoria are very affordable even for Tunisia, a country with favorable prices for gastronomic pleasures. Judge for yourself, the average prices are as follows:

  • Norwegian salad – 18 TND;
  • spaghetti – from 24 to 32 TND;
  • steak with a side dish – 40 TND;
  • fish of the day, the gilt-head bream (dorada) or the sea bass – 24 TND;
  • pizza – from 12 to 22 TND;
  • tiramisu – 14 TND;
  • coffee – 5 TND

Banquets & Events

Can a Banquet Be Held at Novastoria?

The family restaurant by Novostar is open for holding events of any difficulty level with a high number of participants.

Thus, Novastoria was honored to host a group of people invited to Hammamet from different regions of Tunisia by the Ministry of Culture of the country. The organizers had a special request to have not just an ordinary business lunch but a home-like beautiful meal.

To host and serve 360 people and try to make them feel at home isn’t an easy task. Nevertheless, the team of Novastoria managed to do it perfectly! Taking into account the fact that the capacity of the restaurant is no more than 120 diners at a time, the members of the delegation were served in three parts. However, no one had to face an agonizing wait, watching others enjoying their meals, since the staff of Novastoria skillfully played a pass with the company which provided transportation for the group.

What about Celebrations in General?

Novastoria is a family restaurant and no family can do without joyous family celebrations. So, in Novastoria they celebrate Christmas and New Year with Santa Claus, gifts and a traditional Christmas market. They also throw a Halloween costume party and many other events.

Celebrations in the restaurant feature signature dishes from one of the best chefs in the town and a warm homely atmosphere. When holding a celebration, the team of Novastoria always put their hearts and souls into the preparation process: they plan a special menu, decorate the interior, and come up with games and quizzes.


How to Get to the Restaurant and Make an Order?

The restaurant welcomes guests speaking various languages of the world. Novastoria is a multilingual environment, guests can make orders in Tunisian, Arabic, French, English, and Italian, and be clearly understood.

If you’re going to have dinner here at the weekend and want to sit at a certain table, it’s better to make seat reservations well in advance. You can do it via Novastoria’s WhatsApp and Google business accounts or by contacting a hotel guide or a guest relation manager.


What Do Customers Think of Novastoria?

Most of the restaurant customers and organizers of the events held in Novastoria say that the food here is really tasty! Such comments are especially rewarding for everyone who tries to make the restaurant a favorite place of diners.

Respect for customers, attention to detail – here they try to take into account and avoid all the known pitfalls of eating establishments and gain their own advantages.

French and Armenian tourists who are reputed to be gourmets and lovers of good and high-quality food, were delighted with the meals and service in Novastoria, while the English said that the rice seemed to be a bit undercooked, they didn’t quite like the al dente phase which is typical of Italian dishes. Anyway, they were satisfied with their experience in general.

Alisa Frolova

Delicious pizza and focaccia! The restaurant is very clean and cozy, the atmosphere is truly lovely. It’s a good place to have a tasty meal with your loved ones.

Reed Erskine

Best restaurant in the Port Yasmine Hammamet Marina complex, Novastoria is the only surviving restaurant on the Marina's original "restaurant row". Set back from the waterfront, it is a peaceful refuge where you can dine indoors or outdoors in comfort surrounded by fountains and gardens. The food and service excellent, prices reasonable, the staff attentive. Fresh seafood dishes are definitely worth a visit.

Salvo Autiero

Piccolo ristorante all'interno della promenade della marina di Yasmine. Il cuoco parla italiano. Ambiente molto pulito cibo fresco e prezzi modici. Una buona alternativa se si è da quelle parti.

Sandra Melodie

Restaurant au calme dans l’artère secondaire de la marina. L’aspect extérieur et intérieur est très agréable, on s’y sent comme à la maison ou en famille. D’ailleurs il y a une salle de jeux à l’arrière du restaurant. La nourriture est excellente, largement au dessus de ce que l’on peut trouver dans le reste de la marina, peut être même de Yasmine Hammamet (mais j’ai pas testé tout les restos non plus 😅). Malgré cette qualité les prix ne sont pas excessifs. L’ensemble de l’équipe est super, notamment avec les enfants mais une mention spéciale pour Mike . Si je reviens à hammamet c’est sur que j’irais manger à Novastoria.

Mateusz Krajewski

Bardzo polecam ta restauracje wszystkim turystom. Warto spróbować czegoś poza hotelem. Sam wygląd restauracji już nas przyciąga, życzliwość obsługi, Mike niesamowity gość! Jedzenie również godne polecenia a cena adekwatna do jakości!

It’s interesting to find out which dishes from the chef you will like most. Come to Novastoria and taste by yourself. See you in Tunisia!


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