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Novitá - New York City, Manhattan

4.8
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1944 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1944 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really superb. WONDEERFUL service... great food... we ate outside on a reasonably warm today.... VERY pleasant. Looking forward to returning!

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vipAndrea
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have never booked the restaurant and I never went there .

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our 1st experience with indoor dining at Novita. They are doing it well with more than adequate distancing between tables, windows doors open, air filter ionisation system in place. Food as usual delicious however I do need to say that the sauce for the papadelli with lamb raghu was on the watery side.

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vipNYERR
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor situation we have experienced. And the food and service were great as well.

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vipLWeiss
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE DURING COVID-19. Individual outside 'houses" Wonderful staff and amazing food.

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vipSamyukta
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to compliment the owners and the staff for giving us one of the best outdoor dining experiences during these pandemic times! Honestly, one of the few fantastic meals I have had in peace without worrying about the spread of the virus. Great food! Great experience!

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vipSusA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Really great service from Karolin! We didn’t get to try everything we wanted this time, but will be back.

I ordered the filet steak and it didn’t seem like a great cut of meat even though it was Filet Mignon. Maybe just a fluke?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside in one of Novitá’s pods. It was lovely and the food and service were wonderful.

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vipGothamite
London
81 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always outstanding Italian food with interesting daily specials to complement the extensive menu. Plus. I love the glass “pavilions” that they have put in place for outdoor dining - head and shoulders above the usual arrangements. We look forward to returning soon.

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viprobine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. We sat outside in a private tent. We felt safe and well taken care of. The waiter was attentive and so sweet. We’ll definitely be back.

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MorganB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loves this spot! Was in one of the little igloos which was so nice !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat at this restaurant several times when I’m in NYC. Incredible food and wine list and the staff make it feel like I’m meeting friends for dinner. I can’t say enough good things about Novita.

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RoxanneR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alessandro and Michelangelo could not have been more attentive hosts. They have a beautiful outdoor setup to allow for safe and comfortable dining and a gracious manner which transported us to the native Napoli Italy, especially some great wine recs from the area. High recommend!

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vipDanielC
New England
45 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

the food is always. usually the service is great. for 2 pasta dishes, a carpaccio and a glass of wine we were there for 1:40. waiter would sometimes not come outside for 7-8 minutes. needed AT LEAST one more waiter. having said that usually it is really good so will come back.

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vipNYCfoodiemama
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner sitting outside to celebrate our anniversary. The manager, Alessandro, treated us like royalty when he found out it was our anniversary. What a memorable evening! Aside from the amazing service, the food was outstanding. Thanks so much for helping to make our evening so enjoyable.

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vipSarahH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are above par. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipMgens
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a wonderful outdoor setup with a row of four-person “huts”. I was there for lunch and had the minestrone soup and grilled calamari salad. Both were really delicious. I would definitely go back!

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vipAliS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was great but they didn't' honor our reservation.

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vipBuzzBuzz
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice to sit in small clear modules out in the open which kept the wind and cold out and so we were able to enjoy our meal which has always been excellent and tasty.

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vipmtwom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful staff. Delicious Food. Definitely on my go-to list of favorites.

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vipRinTheCity
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor setup. Delicious food. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I hate putting local businesses on blast, especially now during COVID, but what was supposed to be a celebratory 40th birthday dinner instead turned out to be a disaster and a total joke. I showed up to the restaurant at 5pm with a custom birthday cake for my boyfriend, told them I had a reservation for 2 people at 9pm that night, and they very graciously agreed to hold the cake and surprise him at the conclusion of our meal. So far so good. However, we arrived on time and had to wait 10 minutes to be seated after being dismissed by a hostess and another 10 minutes for someone to even come to our table to get drink orders, so right off the bat the service was subpar. Before we could even order any food, I saw my cake being brought out to another table of 5 who clearly had no idea where it came from but were happy to blow the candles out, nevertheless. I was speechless. To his credit, the waiter was extremely apologetic and said he got the wrong information from the daytime manager, but why the maitre d was not the first person to come over to our table is another mystery. They comped us a nice bottle of wine and *most* of the meal, but to be honest we thought it was weird that they didn’t immediately offer to comp the entire meal and instead kept asking us how they could make it up to us. I’m not the type of person to make a scene and just felt really awkward with the onus being put on me to tell them how to fix their mistake. Moreover, if you’re going to charge $42 on what should have been a $250 bill, why charge anything at all? The food itself was okay, nothing special or anything to go out of your way for. We live in the neighborhood and had been excited to visit as we often walk by and think that the ambience is beautiful, but there are plenty of other Italian places in the area where the food is comparable and much cheaper, or where the food is the same price and tastes much better. Sadly, would not recommend.

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vipMichelW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved to the area and am loving having Novita as my new favorite local restaurant.
Good food. Pleassant service. Good wine.

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vipMurphlaw32
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good solid italian spot in East 20's. fish dishes at lunch were excellent.

DR
vipDanielleR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

For starters it was my birthday so I called ahead and asked for the little outdoor room they have and was told yes. I get there and they told me I couldn’t have it Bc they don’t do reservations like that and they had already seated someone in there. I was disappointed, it was the ENTIRE reason I went there.

After being seated, It took the waiter 35 minutes to come to our table and address us.

It took an hour to get our food and even then it came one by one over 20 minutes. My mom has to sit there with nothing as the rest of us stared at our food getting cold in front of us waiting for hers to come out.

The food was great but the timing of service was awful. Never going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and quiet and tasty food. Didnt feel rushed! Friendly service. You can skip the crab cake but the cacio e pepe was great!

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GordonW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is excellent. The outdoor dining area is very good and the staff are very pleasant and attentive.

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vipAurore
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were very attentive and timely. The dining tables were spaced out really well. The entrées were all delectable. One of my neighborhood faves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite neighborhood restaurant! The staff, atmosphere and food are consistently outstanding. Enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible services and food was god awfu

JJ
vipJJAG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service with staff going out of their way in providing us with a nice table. Recommend the squid ink pasta dish.

AJ
AmyJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. A little pricey but worth it.
Thrilled that they are able to have a good size outdoor dining space.
I hope they continue to do well in these crazy times.

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vipDoreenA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good. Wonderful staff. A great meal all the time. My number 1 go to restaurant.

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DiningOut
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is consistent in their preparation, always good. i was surpsied at the extensive menu, but i was most taken by the adorable private plastic house my guest and i got to sit in. I have not seen this anywhere else, not even at Daniel Boulud...and it was
terrific! There are only 2 of these at Novita, but the other tables are well separated with protective dividers.

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Dean
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and energetic, polite service. That outdoor dining setup is second to none.

CM
vipCindyM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. Would go for any reason for a great lunch or dinner. Loved it.

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LuzS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and romantic experience complete with birthday cake!

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Mikey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deliciously prepared meals, attractively plated without being fussy. The waiter was efficient and friendly without being too familiar. I do find the wine list, however, to be overly expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and Margherita provided us with excellent service to make a birthday celebration very memorable.

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viperic
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Truffle pasta 5 stars!

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 1944 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.