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Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City
860 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
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Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
12 noon to 3:00pm
Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
We can provide catering for your special event.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private party room is available with a dance floor and bar for up to 65 guests. Larger parties can be accommodated in the dining room.
Private Party Contact:
Joe Rodriguez (516) 739-7660
DJ on Thursday Ladies Night, Friday & Saturday nights.
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 4-7 pm,
Discounted cocktails/ wines, and complimentary buffet (Thu/Fri only)
$5 wines...$5 cocktails...$5 tap beers...1/2 priced appetizers
Every Thursday Ladies Night DJ Spinning All Night
$3 Glasses Of Champagne
$3 Glasses Of Pinot Grigio
$3 Glasses Of Cabernet
$3 Blue Moon Tap
$3 Specialty Cocktail
(Lounge & Bar Only)
Between Stewart Avenue & Ninth Street
The Garden City Train Station is within walking distance of the restaurant.
Parking is available behind the restaurant.
A word from Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City
Located in the heart of Garden City,
Novita Wine Bar Trattoria is the first of its kind on Long Island with 100 Global Wines by the glass served from a state of the art wine preservation system. The system is digitally temperature controlled and is the largest on the East Coast. So come in and enjoy the most unique wine and dine experience. Novita's kitchen serves lunch, dinner and late night dining.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Notable Wine List
Diners' Choice Winner
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Whenever we are in the mood for
some fresh pasta or a good salad we always head here. Service is on point and so is the food."
Dined on 8/16/2014
We went to celebrate my daughter's
22nd birthday and the evening was perfect. Food was delicious and service was great!! Every year she picks Novita and we will be returning for her 23rd..And in between"
Dined on 8/8/2014
We had a really great time eating
here! I had been here once before with my girlfriends and I brought my family back for my brother's birthday. We were all extremely satisfied with the food, and the sangria was a perfect compliment to it all! We were also happy that the they easily accommodated for my baby nephew. Great ambiance and wonderful service. Will definitely be coming back again soon!"
Dined on 8/6/2014
Our server was wonderful, the food
was delicious and the drinks were yummy. We went out for a girls night and we all had a wonderful time."
Dined on 8/2/2014
Our waiter was new first time on
his own, so we gave him leeway for not knowing everything. There was a wine that had "Pecorino " in the description. And he didn't know that it was a particular grape, not the cheese. he will learn! Food was very good, ands the lobster special was excellent!"
Dined on 7/27/2014
This was our first time here and
it was a letdown. Tables for two are small. They are known for their extensive selection of wines by the glass yet only have two choices of Riesling. We both started with baked stuffed clams that came out two minutes after we ordered them. I could not taste any clams in these strange mounds of tomato flavored breadcrumbs. I ate two and stopped, never did the waiter ask anything. My husband ordered "bibless" lobster, but it was not completely out of the shell and the corn came on the cob, which was not stated as such on the menu. I ordered a risotto with lobster, I had to search for the lobster, and the dish had no taste. The waiter never asked if we wanted more drinks. We did not stay for dessert."
Dined on 7/26/2014
Hostess was wonderful, friendly
and accommodating. The waitress was patient considering we were a bunch that were "catching". Wine list and food was great! Highly recommend. The lobster risotto was outstanding!"
Dined on 7/11/2014
Had the 2 pound lobster special
which was a good deal. Lobster was good size but a bit over cooked as was the corn. Served with plenty of french fries but the truffle flavoring was overpowering. Started with a cup of lobster chowder with potato, leek and panchetta. Unfortunately the pancetta overpowered everything else and while there were a couple of nice chunks of lobster in it there was no flavor. Hopping crowd at bar."
Dined on 7/11/2014
A modern and beautiful setting
with wonderful food and great wine. A gem."
Dined on 7/2/2014
First time there, waitress was
very nice and attentive. Food was great and more importantly, it was close to closing time and no one was forcing us out."
Dined on 6/19/2014
Everything from food to service
was very food.thank you also for keeping my reservations when I called and said I need more time due to the rest of my family was in traffic. .thank you ."
Dined on 6/15/2014
Well prepared and presented
Northern Italian food. Attentive waitstaff, nice atmosphere--the tables aren't on top of each other. Come for dinner, or just for wine, cheese, and salumi. Great wine selection, in every price range. Novita is one of the very few restaurants/wine bars that really takes care of its wines. It has a digitally controlled wine preservation system, so you can feel free to order wine by the glass, and be assured that it will taste fresh, rather than stale and flat. They have great specials on Sundays and Mondays: three course prix fixe dinners, and half price bottles of wine. I've been there many times, and I'm always pleased."
Dined on 6/9/2014
Love this place but the last time
girl friends and I went the service was awful. I think her name was Samantha? Anyway, my girlfriends and I are all in the industry so we understand what it is like to be busy, however this server couldn't even smile, make eye contact and let us know she would be over. We sat most of the meal needing something. "
Dined on 6/1/2014
My girlfriend and I went on a
Saturday night and had a few appetizers and split the grilled shrimp salad. Absolutely fantastic! Nice cocktail list and an amazing wine list. We had a drink at the bar after dinner and it was busy with good energy. This was our second time going to this restaurant and it was better than I remembered. Small minus - the waitress brought us our check without asking if we wanted another drink or dessert. "
Dined on 5/31/2014
We had a party of 8 in a circular
bankette. Great for semi-privacy and group discussion. We ordered calamari, baked clams, meatball sliders with the exception of the baked clams were delightful. Baked clams were a bready concoction without the emphasis on clams. I ordered a glass of pinot noir which I considered to be finest glass of wine I've had to date within the last couple of years. I had the pork ribeye which I believe was cooked a minute too long on each side and created a rather dry offering. The sides were good but nothing memorable. My wife was not overly impressed but recommended the lunch offering as an alternative. Our waiter was superb in attending to our staggered arrival and providing exceptional service. "
Dined on 5/24/2014
This is always a great option that
Dined on 5/19/2014
Good food and service. Nice time
for couples or groups."
Dined on 5/14/2014
We love Novita and come for dinner
whenever we can. This year we tried the Mother's Day brunch, and it was pretty disappointing. The place was very noisy, even for Mother's Day. The brunch was buffet style, the line was long, and the food was pretty mediocre, not nearly as good as the food usually is at Novita. It was as if the food was brought in from elsewhere. Our waiter was pleasant enough but not very attentive even though he was only serving us drinks. We had to wait forever for coffee refills and for our check. My mom did manage to enjoy herself, thank goodness, and we will still go to Novita for dinner. But we'll avoid the Mother's Day brunch."
Dined on 5/11/2014
The evening was very good all
around. Food, wine and service was very good. Our table was too small for our group so as a result a glass of red wine spilled all over my husband's white shirt:( We will go back but will be firm on having the proper size table. "
Dined on 5/10/2014
Service was terrific, pleasant and
energized waitress. All food was served as ordered, and in a timely fashion. "
Dined on 5/9/2014
I absolutely love this place it
was my first time being here and the food was delicious as well as the mimosas! I was however disappointed with the service, not only did the server take a tables order before our table (even though we sat way before) but she never came back to check on us or to at least offer drinks after our mimosas were done. Maybe she thought we would not tip her the right way because we looked young? but nevertheless we still tip the right way more than 20% The place is beautiful I will always recommend it !"
Dined on 5/4/2014
Love this place for a good dinner
on a weekday evening."
Dined on 5/1/2014
My wife and I regularly go out for
food and wine. They have a great wine selection and this our "Go To" place when we can't make a decision. This place never disappoints. "
Dined on 4/27/2014
I brought my clients here
following a meeting and thought that it was beautifully decorated and provided a variety of different seating arrangements. We sat in a circular booth that provided privacy from other patrons. We enjoyed every bit of our lobster sliders and calamari appetizers. I had a coconut martini and it was very nice. All were happy with their meal selections - Shrimp Scampi and the Chilean Seabass. The atmosphere was so inviting that we stay longer than we initially anticipated. Our meal, which began at 5:45 pm ended on or about 9:00 pm. I located this restaurant on Open Table and I'm quite pleased with my dining experience at Novita Wie Bar Trattoria."
Dined on 4/14/2014
Very good lunch. Food was
excellent. Only complint is that it took an hour for our food to be served which is way too long for lunch."
Dined on 4/10/2014
its great reliable after work fun
place. prefix menu is large & yummy "
Dined on 4/8/2014
My husband and I meet up with
friends for brunch on Sundays and Novita was recently recommended to us. For $20 plus tax & tip you get unlimited mimosas, screwdrivers, bloody marys, coffee/tea as long as you're still eating. The menu had lots of choices and our group was pretty satisfied with our meals. You also get one basket of complimentary muffins which were pretty tasty. I would go back again but still prefer nearby City Cellar for their jazz brunch."
Dined on 3/30/2014
I ordered the scallop special it
was delicious. The food came out within ten minutes of the order. The creme brulee was unbelievably good. Our server was excellent as well. The place was really hopping at 10p on a Saturday. Would definitely return."
Dined on 3/22/2014
The Spinach Ravioli came to the
table cold with virtually no spinach. The Tiramisu was all cream - no cake. The decaf coffee was non-drinkable and it all cost over one hundred dollars. The music was more for a club setting than a diner one. We will not return to this restaurant."
Dined on 3/15/2014
the appetezer were very good, the
pasta Not good at all, very disappointed,, the service,she was very sweet.and nice"
Dined on 3/8/2014
I enjoyed the good and the
ambience was great. I would definitely recommend it"
Dined on 2/22/2014
This was my first time (and a
first date) at Novita. We both had a great time. The food was wonderful, the wine was great, and our server, Jackie, was perfect. I really appreciated how nice, energetic, fun, and thoughtful Jackie was throughout our dinner at Novita. She helped me make substitutions for my meal (since I cannot have gluten), and her recommendations we great. I really liked Novita, and I'm sure I'll be back!"
Dined on 2/21/2014
We went to Novita for an early
dinner on a Friday night. There was a very big bar crowd and the dining room gradually filled up. It was very noisy but cheerful. Our waitress could not have been nicer and the food was very good. I would say that there was a big "Happy Hour" component and dining spill over. Prices were very reasonable for food and wine list. Not a place for a romantic dinner. Lunches here are also very good."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Incredible wine list and wonderful
prix fixe special menu. Will definitely go back."
Dined on 2/19/2014
Second time to this restaurant.
Excellent wine selection. Food was less memorable. Great service and atmosphere."
Dined on 2/15/2014
I was so excited to go here
because I had heard such great reviews. Well let's just say I was very disappointed! I thought we were going to have a romantic dinner on Valentine's but upstairs is all bar scene... The lobster sliders were good. I had the lobster pappardelle which was okay, not sure what all the hype was about? My husband had the bolognese which he really enjoyed. For dessert he had the marscapone-pistachio- caramel gelato and said it was heavenly, I tried the Nutella creme brûlée but I did not taste the Nutella. It tasted like a chocolate creme brûlée. All in all, the food was good not great. The atmosphere is loud on the upper level. I would go back with friends but definitely not with my husband for a romantic dinner for 2."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I went there expecting really
excellent food and service. However, compared to some other Italian restaurants where we have previously dined, this one was not up to the mark. The food was good but the service was disappointing. The waiter forgot to bring the drink. Then we had to ask for cutlery and so went the story though out the night. We will be not be visiting it again."
Dined on 2/7/2014
Met some old friends for brunch on
Sunday. Had a wonderful time. Delicious food, bloody marys and canoli. Service was great, thanks toour server Brian. I will be back with family and friends."
Dined on 1/26/2014
I was very excited to try this
place as I am new to the neighborhood, but I was very disappointed. The service was horrible- we did not see our waiter til about 20 minutes after we were seated... And then another 30 minutes went by until he came for our order (after bringing us a mimosa, which was another name for orange soda- no alcohol in it whatsoever) The brunch special menu had tons of options, but the 3 things we ordered were close to inedible. The place seemed a little dirty and dingy, which is why I don't understand the hype. I will MAYBE try it one more time and order off the regular menu. As a first experience, it lacked in everything."
Dined on 1/26/2014
We met up for dinner with some
friends we hadn't seen in awhile, and while our food was quite good, the Saturday night crowd was quite noisy, making catchup conversation a little tough. The tables in the front room are close together, the surfaces are hard, and the sound just bounces. That said, the cocktails were good, the food was tasty (although on the expensive side -- I mean, $16 for fried calamari; $19 for lasagna??), and it was a nice evening."
Dined on 1/25/2014
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