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Novitá - New York City, Manhattan

4.8
4.8
2416 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Novita is a vibrant 60-seat trattoria serving a seasonally inspired, modern Italian menu.
Chef owner Marco Fregonese’s innovative take on classical, regional cooking begins with the finest, artisan ingredients and freshest, seasonal products. His distinctive light and flavorful dishes are pure and satisfying and perfectly complemented by a select list of wines from superb Italian specialty and boutique growers.
Novita is located a few steps down from a quiet tree lined street in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. The setting is warm and elegant and the mood quintessentially Italian. In pleasant weather, sidewalk, alfresco dining is offered further adding to Novita’s year round appeal.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 677-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marco Fregonese

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties are available at the restaurant in a private room for up to 12 guests, or the entire restaurant is available for up to 60 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue South

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    6, R & W trains to 23rd Street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,416 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. J

    Jwa1

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great dining at Novita
  2. PS

    PatrickS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience!
  3. T

    Tony

    New York Area

    317 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    317 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a crowd pleaser
  4. VP

    VincenzoP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I keep bringing clients, repeat customer so I am very satified. However, please offer a the chioce when ordering not to have garlic/onions. Thank you.
  5. W

    Wayne

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love this place. I always recommend it to foodies and everyone else alike. Staff are great. Food is always the highlight—competent and sometimes creative execution. Wine list is well chosen and fairly priced. My only complaint is the tight spacing of some of the tables indoors. Outdoor tables compensate and work well throughout the year.
  6. DL

    DavidL

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, generous and friendly, personal service. The food was excellent with tomatoes and grilled peaches imported from Italy! An overall great experience.
  7. JE

    JES1

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional except for the noisy group next to us. Very nice once they left.
  8. l

    lindap

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    all considered, my favorite place to dine.
  9. JW

    JWM5

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to dine in NY…..great people!
  10. NA

    NANW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Waitstaff tried, but the wait was very lengthy to get menus, food or any items we requested. Way too busy and understaffed. Food was not satisfying this time. Have eaten there many times in the past but will not be returning. Sad the experience was so unsatisfying.
  11. E

    Edun

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great ambiance - I would heartily recommend Novitá to anyone! I especially loved my special (monkfish with shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels, and clams).
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent, as always!
  13. N

    Nomnomnomnom

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Made a reservation then was given the only table in a steamy greenhouse away from other diners even when we requested not to be sat there. Took an hour for our food order to be taken and another hour for the food to come out. Taste was bland. Will never go back.
  14. GM

    GeorgeM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are number 1!
  15. DG

    DavidG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Novita never disappoints! Solid food & service! Great to see a neighborhood restaurant so busy!
  16. B

    Brooklynite

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food and service!
  17. JS

    JenniferS

    Philadelphia

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service ! Everything is fresh and delicious- enjoyed our evening!
  18. RM

    RoyM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Although I had booked a 7:30 outdoor reservation, our table wasn't ready so the manager was gracious enough to offer us pre-dinner drinks. But we weren't seated for a quite a long time and, after that, entree service was extremely slow. The pasta was reasonably tasty, but it seemed as if it had been sitting for awhile, and was reheated. Overall a slightly disappointing experience, especially for the premium prices charged.
  19. o

    operafan

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    first time here. Excellent food. I had the assorted mushroom salad and pasta bolognese. Shared two desserts: warm chocolate tart and cheesecake. All was excellent. Sat outside. A bit crowded and noisy, but glad we finally tried this place. Looks lovely inside, but with covid, preferred outside. Will be back to try other things.
  20. N

    Nanami

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Place!!!
  21. KS

    KayeS

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had truffle pasta and sea bass and both were spectacular. This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC because of the food and the atmosphere which is small and lively.
  22. S

    Sasha

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always superb. The service is very friendly.
  23. NV

    NondasV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been here a few times the experience has been amazing. Great food, service, wine, ambience. Street is quiet and its nice to sit outside.
  24. g

    gstarnyc

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been going to Novita since it opened. The food and hospitality are always amazing. It's my "go-to" place for amazing Italian food.
  25. L

    Leonv

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a lovely dinner. Pasta with lamb and pasta with tuna was great. Alsof the desserts, the creme brulee and cheesecake tasted delicious! Servers were kind. We would return here!
  26. C

    Chambertin

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always top notch. Staff is friendly, and the food is homemade and excellent. Good wine selection
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly people just as friends
  28. JE

    JustErick

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Novita is one of those restaurants where you know the food will just be delicious. Whether it be the crab cakes, grilled calamari salad, pastas, lamb or soft-shell crabs…it doesn’t matter, as everything tastes delicious. The one thing that unfortunately changed is the service. Over 40-minutes to take our order & that is only asking the bus boy for our waiter, to over 20-minutes to order dessert & that is only after I had to get up & get our waiter, who was busy chatting with another server. To make matters worse, we had to give our check & credit card to one the bus boys as well, since our waiter never came back to pick it up. When spending over $400 on dinner you expect great food & great service. Hope Novita gets back to both, as the food is too good to suffer for this behavior.
  29. GS

    GeorgeS

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Novita is a favorite of ours. The food is consistently very good but even if it wasn’t we would come for the friendly staff, excellent service and warm ambiance.
  30. B

    Bruce

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, excellent cocktails, luscious wine. Alessandro is a truly professional server.
  31. CP

    CarolynP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service
  32. j

    jennifert

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was amazing during a torrential downpour on outdoor seating. Food delicious and staff incredible
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Novita continues be be dependable for great food and service. We have been going for 18 years.
  34. E

    Elektra2

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going here for almost 28 years since they opened as I used to live in the neighborhood. Now that I live in the burbs I still go here when I’m able as it’s such a special place. Food is always great, and it feels like being in Italy. Service , ambience and decor are always consistently great. Now rirh the outdoor sidewalk space , it is magical with lights and just enough noise to make it feel right. I hope they are around forever.
  35. MF

    MeaghanF

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood mainstay, always great, excellent service
  36. JC

    JaclynC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Novita is lovely and staff attentive. Unfortunately of the four main dishes ordered, not one had any seasoning. I doubt the pasta water was even salted. It’s a shame as I wanted to love the dishes my three friends and I all shared.
  37. MM

    MeganM

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal and service were outstanding. The waiters are really great and I just love how they don’t rush you out of the restaurant. I highly recommend Novita to all of my friends and colleagues.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly waiter. Always excellent food. Request: please put Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc back on the wine list!
  39. MD

    MatthewD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place has the total package! Food is fantastic, really nice wine list, not too loud, great ambience and friendly service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great neighborhood restaurant in NYC! Never disappointed with their food and the service is always warm.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Novitá - New York City, Manhattan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-2222.

Novitá - New York City, Manhattan is rated 4.8 stars by 2416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Novitá - New York City, Manhattan

102 East 22nd Street New York, NY 10010

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue South

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    6, R & W trains to 23rd Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marco Fregonese

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 677-2222

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties are available at the restaurant in a private room for up to 12 guests, or the entire restaurant is available for up to 60 guests.

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