Novitá - New York City, Manhattan

4.8
2185 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 2185 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
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEater
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Music not optimal. Maitre D went on a loud rant on the phone. Better to dine outside

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was wonderful. This is local go to gem of a restaurant.

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vipRuthP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, lovely setting, great service. Everything was perfect. Will go back again soon.

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vipJonI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipgstarnyc
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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auntkate
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Portions were generous and very good. Service was excellent. A very pleasant dining experience

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vipChris
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as always.

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vipPeterG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We arrived for a 6:30 reservation and the entrees didn’t come out until 8:15. Server barely showed up throughout. The fish was way over cooked and barely edible. Really disappointing.

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vipLS81
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is wonderful, the staff is incredible.

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SwissTravelGuru
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not inexpensive but authentically Italian. Vast choice of pasta dishes, many with homemade and/or fresh
pasta. Relaxing modern ambiance, friendly service. Everything tastes great. A keeper!

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vipBerdi
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - It was awesome!

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vipPhil
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant…..everything is outstanding!

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Mario
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Servicio muy lento, calidad de los ingredientes excelente, pero no le hizo justicia el sazón de la cocina

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vipdpeternguyen
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the truffle pasta is always great!

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vipBabs
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place, great atmosphere and terrific food

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Zarathustra
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening: excellent service, warm reception, personal treatment, delicious food, plus a complementary dessert. I shall return, with pleasure.

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danam
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met friends in California and haven't seen them in a few years, we told our waitress and she was so accommodating, gave us time to talk and eat. Food is always excellent!

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DaniD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is simple, elegant and delicious - In my opinion the most authentic Italian food you can get outside of Italy

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LYY1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and service. Worth the expense.

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kathew
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful lunch, friendly and quick service mostly. We will definitely go back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is you want to have an authentic Italian food this is the place. The food is incredible tasty and healthy. Love everything about this restaurant. The employees is extremely nice.

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MiPiaceCenare
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very disappointing. Good ambiance, clean but service was inattentive (bordering on rude) at best.
2 of 3 entrees did not come close to expectations: pasta was over cooked and soft/starchy, veal was very dry and tough. Recommend skip this restaurant as there are many better Italian restaurants in the city

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful eating outside and great service

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MarshaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, friendly and went out of the way to make us feel special. Food was delicious!

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vipOut2Eat
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an incredible dinner! So happy to bring guests to Novita as they never fail!

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vipEBTT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner. Food was great and service was very attentive!!

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RileyW
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Staff was beyond helpful. Food was delicious. I felt like i had been there a dozen times on my first visit

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vipSaxxynyc
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service! The best gelato I’ve had in a very long time… maybe since Italy!!

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wally
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Once the main course is served it’s very difficult to gat waiter’s attention for another cocktail or wine or the check. This has been true fir my last few visits

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Kobe beef bolognese was delish and the cheesecake and tiramisu were awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service is great but the food is not. The portions are small and not very tasty. We paid $100 for regular pasta and cheese. My cacio and pepe barely had any cheese.

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vipDesignerDiner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! The food is so fresh and delicious! I always take clients here!

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Peter
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The outdoor setting is spacious enough to feel private.
The food is the traditionally - consistent Novita menu.
I wish the waitress could lift her mask to introduce the specials of the day

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vipGreg
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My Orecchiette with sausage was truly special. Our experience lived up to the reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but no exceptional.

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vipJimS
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A favorite Italian restaurant in Gramercy. The veal chop Parmesan is a favorite, delicate and elegant.

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jrunrandy
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservation. Awesome!

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LaliRand
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner experience at Novitá. Polpettina di granchio was of course homemade and perfectly done; same with the Tagliolini All'aragosta and the special Tagliolini al Tartufo. Service was attentive, cordial and on top of everything for a perfect evening. 10+

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vipMichelW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going there. Feels like home with warm welcome and Italian ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in NYC. Everything is beyond expectations.

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 2185 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.