Novitá - New York City, Manhattan

4.8
1975 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.

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
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
What 1975 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
C
vipCharlotte59
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I've dined at Novita. This is an exceptional restaurant. They've taken all precautions and have set up small greenhouse-type enclosures with good ventilation and outside heat that are great for the cooler/colder weather. The menu is excellent, and the preparation is first-rate. The waitstaff is friendly and professional. I highly recommend Novita.

JS
vipJimS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A really good meal every time. A lovely experience.

SK
vipScottK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In many ways I wish I could go everyday. Food is amazing and excellent personal service. Great value and curated wine list as well.

EC
ElaineC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully set up for warmth during outdoor dining, Novita offers an excellent dining experience with great culinary variety and finesse. Enjoy a warm salmon salad with varied greens, tomatoes, olives and string beans perfect for lunch and choose their exceptional lamb ragu for dinner, rich with mushrooms sliced paper thin tossed with pappardelle. An elegant wine list for travelled tastes, full bar and do take time for coffee or tea with their homemade biscotti jam packed with pistachios or a memorable tiramisu. A professional staff friendly with suggestions make Novita the perfect choice for Gramercy Park dining.

k
kris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was very good. The problem was that we made a 3pm reservation (for a special occasion), called and confirmed it that same day, then when we arrived and was told they closed at 4pm. We had to rush through apps, lunch, dessert, and drinks.

Very disappointing and it ruined our celebration!

JC
JonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with flavorful meals. All four of us enjoyed the food and atmosphere which is perfect for Covid (they set up individual glass enclosures per table. Recommended.

PB
vipPatriciaB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and fabulous service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is absolutely incredible! They’re so warm, welcoming, and authentically Italian!

c
vipcyclegirl
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely neighborhood spot for top quality food and service. Always a pleasure to dine there!

R
vipRobb
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

It was clear the kitchen staff was behind and the wait staff couldn’t handle the number of diners.

We left when the first course came and the food looked like it was thrown on the plate and was inedible.

As we have dined here before and had wonderful meals and experiences - for those reading this, please give them a chance.

For us, we can’t go back -

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!! Delicious food! Love the covid-friendly glass greenhouse enclosures. Perfect for cooler or rainy nights.

S
Smiley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have nice outside seating.
Even it was raining, my friend and I enjoy dining outside.
Food was great, all the staff are very welcoming and friendly.
I would go back again!

FB
FeliciaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch in my own plexi house with twinkling lights. Was perfect!

TN
vipT50NY
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Novita! They never disappoint- great food & wonderful service! A neighbor gem!

MH
vipMerylH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, the most attentive and warm service, such a homey place!

EM
vipEMP12
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've built tiny glass houses outside the restaurant which allows you to eat outside in a cozy, well lit triangular house. It was lovely. The pasta with truffle is SOO good and the waiters are super friendly. They kept asking if we were comfortable and apologized for interrupting our conversation to take our order. We had such a great time that we went out of our way to say "thank you" to all the wait staff for their undivided attention. It was one of the most lovely dinners we've had in NYC; we intend to go back so that we can get to know them and make it our goto Italian restaurant in NYC.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to dine outside at one of my neighborhood favorites.

M
vipMaurs
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to have dinner here for a long time! Thought it was not attainable a little to expensive for me! Well it was so worth it just loved the service and food was amazing !

JN
vipJayN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully designed outdoor seating area to compliment the outstanding menu and service!

LU
LaurenU
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall-my fav Italian place in the hood! This place rocks for the pasta dishes and the service is impeccable!

CD
vipCultivatedDiner22
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and top-notch service. They are ALWAYS welcoming and charming here and it’s a distinctive, satisfying visit every time. The pastas and fish are delicious, the wine list is strong, and the desserts are fantastic. They’ve also engineered a great outdoor dining set-up. Don’t miss Novita.

JS
vipJenniferS
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a wonderful restaurant. Alessandro looked after us and we sat indoors which was socially distant from the other tables and each table has plexiglass shields around it. They have outdoor individual plexiglass gazebos for outdoor dining as well. Food was amazing and had a wonderful experience overall.

JH
vipJennyH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Delicious food. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Always a lovely time.
The gnocchi is perfect.

t
travelbug
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They have these great individual glass houses to protect from Covid. The food is delicious, the wine is very good, the service is excellent. It's pricey for pasta but it's better to pay a little more for well prepared, upscale cuisine

JM
vipJackieM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service was OUTSTANDING!!
I do not remember the last time I went out with another couple and everything was perfect. From the time we arrived for our reservation to our last drop it was amazing. Everyone followed social distancing and the staff always wore their masks.
We sat in little outdoor enclosed pod-like seating that was comfortable and safe.
Appetizers, entrees and desserts were all superb as well as of course the cocktails.

V
Vale
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great quality of food and decoration of outdoor space. Great spot!

GG
vipGreekGormand
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

During the pandemic with every restaurant trying to survive, Novita shines. Food was very good, service excellent and the outside mini-greenhouse made my group feel very safe. The maitre'd was incredibly charming and helpful and attentive. This is now my go-to place for now and for the future.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
vipAndrea
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

BB
vipBarbaraB
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
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.

NY
vipNYERR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LW
vipLWeiss
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
vipSamyukta
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
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!

SA
vipSusA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
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?

KS
vipKathyS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had been to Novita a few times pre-COVID -- the food was delicious and service was attentive both then and now. I recently dined with a friend in one of the outdoor "pods" and it was great - private and quiet, safe and clean (e.g., no menus, QR code instead). I look forward to my next visit...

OT
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.

G
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.

r
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.

MB
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 !

OT
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.

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 1975 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.