Novitá - New York City, Manhattan

4.8
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1753 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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was phenomenal. A full restaurant in New York City on a Saturday night and the staff still made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. Pricing was terrific on the dinner menu and surprisingly terrific on the wine menu as well. Great bottle selections. Grazie!

b
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many visits over many years which always result in an excellent dining experience.
Kudos again!!!!

MS
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novita as always was a wonderful dining experience with excellent food and service in a very pleasant room

JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They served a beautiful desert for free and didn’t charge for the other desert we ordered

DC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alessandro is the perfect host and provided a wonderful welcome and a great table. As always the food is spectacular!
David Convertino

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really delicious menu!! Drinks, appetizers, entrees all exquisite flavor.

HW
New York Area
958 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. Food invariably delicious. Only complaints: too noisy and too cramped. But those discomforts don't stop me from being a regular.

S
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novità is the best; a neighborhood restaurant with a sophisticated menu and a warm, engratiating wait staff from managers to bus staff. A gem.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in NYC.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Novita is a lovely, quiet room where a diner can feel comfortable, welcome, and in the end, well-fed and cared for. An updated old-school style Italian favorite of mine, Novita offers very good food (I had an excellent homemade pasta that was perfectly cooked) and the kind of ambience that makes one want to return again and again.

OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't eaten here is several years until this WE ---- it has only gotten better over that time. WONDERFUL.

RZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of the best Italian restaurants in Manhattan. The food is spectacular. I regularly bring friends and family here, and the reaction is always the same: WOW. The manager, Alessandro, is a charming and friendly host who genuinely cares about the guest’s experience. Highly, highly recommend this Flatiron/ Gramercy Park neighborhood gem.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We were 6 people smashed into a table that was too small. It was also sooo hot and we told them so but it didn’t get much cooler if at all.

CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Considering that this was our first time at this restaurant, we were very pleasantly surprised. Wonderful food; accommodating and professional staff. It was all around a fine experience.

j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and great service

EH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maitre'd is SOOOO nice and all the staff makes you feel like family, even thanking you when you leave!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant EVER! Extraordinary food and service - consistently! Everyone I’ve take there agrees... I can’t say enough about how wonderful Novita is!

p
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always always dependably excellent!
Food, service, ambiance all good.

BF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to Novitá and introduced 2 friends to this restaurant. They really enjoyed the evening.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. The service is exceptional and I've never had other than a superb meal. I heartily recommend Novitá

OE
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Novita is always outstanding! Their food is prepared to perfection. All my meals here have been outstanding. Service is great. Almost hate to rave as I don’t want to have difficulty getting a reservation.
Inly difficulty is room is small and tables close.

R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! great location as well

L
New York Area
214 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I have been to this restaurant many times and was really disappointed. My guest and I both ordered the shrimp and scallops and on both plates the shrimp was severely overcooked. They offered dessert which neither of us wanted but they brought it anyway and it sat on the table untouched. The mushroom salad was fantastic and I should have stopped there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were 6 of us. All the food was shared as family style.Ordered 5 side dishes and eggplant parm as appetizers. Each of them was a delight.
For main course we had pasta in Pesto Sauce, Spaghetti with olive oil and garlic with a touch of red chili flakes and Ravioli in Arabiata sauce. What a perfect combination to taste all the 3 sauces.
The pasta neither dry nor over cooked. It was just right. And the sauces were way above average.
I would rate this restaurant as on of the best Italian restaurants in the city.

j
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This Italian eatery serves superlative food in an energetic yet cozy atmosphere . The menu is large with lots of daily specials. Food is consistently fabulous. Outstanding place!

S
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novitá continues to be outstanding from every angle. Dover sole is a treat!

S
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. The downside is that the place is cramped and usually fully packed. I literally could not carry on on a conversation with the person sitting next to me.

B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing
Staff is exceptional
Owners are terrific
In great location
Try to eat there
Whenever we can

d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late to our reservation and they were so kind and seated us as soon as they could and kept apologizing. Sent us free dessert which was unnecessary. Food and service was exceptionable. Will definately be back.
Dina Kalimtzis

DC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in NYC!
Allesandro and Michaelangelo are the best!
David Convertino

EA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wine, beer and service! A cosy restaurant and good prices.

BD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italian restaurant in town.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a special place, Excellent quality food and impeccable service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent meals and service as well. Always a different daily special.

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time, and since it was our anniversary when the manager heard that we had free glasses of wine and dessert. It was still over $100 for two since we ordered appetizers and main dishes. I just wish the noise level was lower. But the food is delicious.

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed the stuffed zucchini flowers and pasta with shaved truffles. Pasta was absolutely fresh. Service very attentive.

SA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrating a retirement

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Definitely recommend this restaurant

s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

2nd time back in less than 3 weeks! Love this place! Great eats, great waiters, cozy atmosphere!

HW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks 😊 for a special birthday evening