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Novita Bistro & Lounge
Novita Bistro & Lounge

Novita Bistro & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.novitanj.com
  • Email: contact@novitanj.com
  • Phone: (732) 549-5306
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00 pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00 pm, late night menu until midnight

    Closed Sundays

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Off premise catering available for take out & delivery. For more information, please call.
  • Private Party Facilities: We specialize in private functions of every kind. We offer a private wine room which can accoomodate up to 30 persons & can accomodate up to 150 people total. Our catering menu is available on our website.
  • Private Party Contact: Carlo Badalamenti (732) 549-5306
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday night. Please call to confirm entertainment schedule.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Guarachi Family Wine Dinner - Thursday, March 14

    Johnny Walker Tasting - Wednesday, March 27

    Ramey Cellars Wine Dinner - Thursday, May 30

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking available in the municipal lot directly across from our location, as well as on the street. The meters are free after 6pm Monday through Saturday and all day on Sundays. Stickered parking is free all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
A word from Novita Bistro & Lounge
Creative Italian cuisine utilizing local ingredients whenever possible. Our wine list consists of 150 bottles, emphasizing Italy & California. We make handcrafted cocktails with fresh juices & infusuions. We also offer live entertainment every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
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Diner Reviews
  • "What a wonderful surprise. Was looking for a restaurant to meet friends half way. It was worth the 40 minute ride. Food was delicious. Our server Oscar was so accommodating. it proves that good service can take a wonderful dinner and make it a great experience as well. There was even a very talented singer at the bar. Overall, we will be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have dined here many times, and it is usually very good, but this was disappointing to all of us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went for a birthday. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. There even was a piano player that night. Overall just a great experience. I'm definitely going back!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I had the pork price fixe special - it was outstanding and a great way to try a few different dishes - servings are generous and you will be delighted with all of the different dishes you get to try also the staff is very knowledgable in helping you choose the correct wine!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We tried Novita a few weeks ago after a movie. My recollection was that the salad was fine and my duck was good with a tasty sauce. This time I ordered the Roquefort and pear salad, which was all right but the dressing was bland. The same can be said of the chicken. The sauce just had no flavor. Finally, we ordered pound cake with ice cream. I prefer Sara Lee. It just didn't come close to the first visit."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We consider Novita an absolute standby... always good food with interesting selections."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My dining experience is always wonderful when I come to this restaurant. The food is superb, the service is excellent, and the restaurant is beautiful inside. It has a very intimate feel. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is probably the best restaurant I have ever taken anyone out to eat at. I went there for Valentines day and it hit the mark as far as quality and ambiance. It was almost like a scene out of a romantic movie with the musician playing the piano and singing. The food was superb and the service was excellent. Although the price was a bit steep, if you are looking to impress, Novitas Bistro and Lounge is the choice you want to make."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Relaxed, comfortable evening dining with my Spouse on Valentine's Day, special Event hosted by the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My colleague and I tried this spot for the first time after hearing about it. We stay in Edison and eat sometimes in Metuchen. We left here thinking that the food was great and the bar was great for people looking for some nice ambiance while out of town. The Juliard student playing the piano was nice. And, we understand they have bigger jazz Thur, Fri, Sat. We will eat there again."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Although we go to this restaurant for the live jazz, the food is great although a bit pricey relative to the portions served. We especially enjoy the fish and vegetable dishes and soups and salads, as we're not meat eaters. Drinks are great too, they even have my favorite hard to find sazerac."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing!! My fiancé and I were so pleasantly surprised. The food was incredible, the service was attentive, and the restaurant was lovely. I had the bolognese and it was delicious. My fiancé had the salmon and he really enjoyed his dish as well. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "And a good bar area for waiting or an after dinner drink."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Excellent Service. Great Food. I was very satisfied with the whole experience."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Our 6-member party had a great New Year's Eve dinner at Novita. It was a prix fixe menu; but there were so many selections from the restaurant's usual menu we were all very satisfied. The servce was especially professional and attentive, even though it was a very busy dining room. We also enjoyed some special wines from the restaurant's eclectic list. We feel very welcome here."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Productive business lunch. Perfect storm of service, food and location. Home made ice cream made for great ending."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Every Tuesday, they have a pasta sampling night with 3 courses of their pasta and dessert. It was wonderful. You get to pick any 3 pastas from their menu. It is worth the trip."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "alison our waitress was awesome, being in the wine business she was helpful, and very attentive"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We have been going to Novita for years but have to say that the quality of the food and service continues to get better and better. Menu has become creative and well executed. We are definitely fans and will continue to support this neighborhood favorite of ours."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food here is delucious! It is so well flavored, fresh, cooked properly and presented well. Particularly loved the escarole and bean soup and the cauliflower side dish special. The happy hour is very good offering half off on all martinis, not just well drinks. The experience here is totally enhanced by the live jazz. The staff is very good at accommodating seating preferences and pace for optimal enjoyment of the music, which we greatly appreciate."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Food was flavorful and creative, bread was excellent, staff was to be recommended. I would return again."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "This restaurant was absolutely delightful. The cocktail menu very unique and interesting. Food menu very interesting and different. Service was exceptional. We went on Friday night and there was a pianist playing nice songs at a background noise level. We would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "The food and atmosphere were terrific. The food was delicious from the appetizer right down to the coffee."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I was at Novita a few weeks ago and felt that I walked out of the restaurant hungry and didn't find it to be anything special. Upon returning this past week, I felt as if there was more on my plate to enjoy, the food I ordered this time was much better in taste, and the overall experience was much better than before. Therefore, I would recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "A lot of money for a little bit. The cocktails were good, the food was tiny from the salad to the entree and it's expensive. I wasn't thrilled with this restaurant at all."
    Dined on 7/27/2013