Great weekeday lunch spot.
I had a weekday business lunch here, so it was fairly quiet. But I imagine this place packs them in on the weekends as the food was delicious. The service was also quite good.
3/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Too Classy for Metuchen
Delightful. Recently dined at Novita with 8 colleagues. Owner made a point of calling beforehand to inform me that a large party was going to be in the dining room at the same time as our reservation. When we arrived he treated our party like VIPs. Food was outstanding - carpaccio, calmari and ricotta appetizers, salmon, short ribs, chicken, and wild boar chops for dinner. Only the wild boar was a little tough.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went with a group of four
We went with a group of four for a business lunch. The food was good and we stayed for a few hours - long after we finished eating. I will go again.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
walked past it many times,
walked past it many times, finally tried it and we were very happy we did.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little room for improvement. Portions very small on appetizers and waiter asked if we wanted coffee after we ate our dessert? Otherwise all good and the piano playing is a nice touch.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
You are under-rated. Your
You are under-rated. Your food is exquisite - head and shoulders above anything for miles. Congratulations on exquisite combinations, menu, presentation, quality. Thank you.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the trip
The food and service were very good. There was live entertainment in the lounge on the Thursday evening we went. The music was good and not too loud that it overpowered our dinner conversation in the dining room. The portions were smaller than I expected, but the meal was delicious.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent, As Usual
We Love Novitas. The management and wait staff professional, welcoming and attentive. The food is marvelous. And we do love Saturday nights when George is on the piano. Novitas has an energetic vibe.............You can have dinner in the lovely dining room and then linger in the lounge..........................
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes, this place has great
Yes, this place has great food and service but we come for the live jazz, so rare these days. This is a wonderful venue! There is some really good authentic Italian cuisine here too!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Something new: REAL ITALIAN
What a refreshing treat. I love Neapolitan style Italian as much as the next guy,but how about some other Italian cusine? Novita delivers! Fliet of Branzino, a real Italian fish; mussels in a lovely southern Italian tradition with delicious tomatoes & seasoning. Add a dash of professional, friendly, & knowledgeable staff and you have a winner.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found this little gem via Yelp. The reviews were right on! Absolutely fabulous. We went on a Saturday night and they had a very talented piano player. That was a really nice added touch/bonus. As a true foodie, we'll be back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite casual dinner spot!!
I absolutely love this place for dinner!! The lounge always has fantastic live music which combined with the fabulous food provides the perfect mix of modern class and consistent cuisine. You can always count on a great meal and fantastic service. I am not local and regardless of where I am in Jersey I make sure to get to Novita every time!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Find!
Food was really good and great selection of wines.
The roasted beet and goat cheese napoleon starter was outrageous. Steak was perfectly cooked. Our waiter, Oscar, was extremely professional.
The pianist on Saturday night, George, was phenomenal.
Definitely will return.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the service were
The food and the service were excellent, and the wine list is very interesting. The noise level was quite high, and is probably an acoustics issue. Would definitely recommend for any/every occasion.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reminded us of Italy. Wonderful homemade pastas, attentive service. We'd definitely return.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice for dining in Metuchen and excellent menu for lounge dining. we will return
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Find!
We were looking for a restaurant to celebrate a birthday and wanted it to be somewhere near my son's new apartment. We saw Novita on Google Maps and decided to try it. The restaurant has a nice warm feel to it. The dining room is open with plenty of room between the tables. Down a few steps from the dining room is a bar with a dance floor. The night we ate there there was a singer/musician playing, which I typically don't like when dining, but at Novita they keep the volume at a level where you can hear the music, but it does not overwhelm the conversation.
But the real reason to go to Novita is the food. Great dishes put together very well.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and atmosphere were terrific. The food was delicious from the appetizer right down to the coffee.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was absolutely
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.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent local gem
Food was flavorful and creative, bread was excellent, staff was to be recommended. I would return again.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is delucious!
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.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Manhattan in Metuchen
alison our waitress was awesome, being in the wine business she was helpful, and very attentive
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM