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Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
8:30 PM
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Novitá - New York City, Manhattan

4.6
1331 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(212) 677-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marco Fregonese
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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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Cross street
Park Avenue South
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Public transit
6, R & W trains to 23rd Street.
Additional
Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us to celebrate Mother's Day with Chef Marco's wonderful menu and seasonal specials. Novita will be serving non-stop from 12 noon -10pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1331 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

WONDERFUL. Eager to return. Exceptional food. Thoughtful experienced service. Short walks from Gramercy Park and Flatiron 5th Ave shopping area. Good sized menu with daily specials. Excellent lamb chops over baby spinach with wonderful sauce. Fine fish with asparagus. Shared a large lightly dressed salad and three scoops of flavorful gelato. Good wine list. An excellent small NYC restaurant.


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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As always, Novita delivers exceptional food, ample portions and fantastic service. Warm, friendly and engaging. Terrific wine list and top shelf cocktails. The fish we had (Branzino, Dover Sole and Monkfish) all prepared to perfection. Novita is consistently excellent and well priced.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Disappointing. We’ve eaten at this restaurant many and usually haves loved it, but the service was inattentive and the food was not up to par. One of our party had to send back his entree and no one bothered to inquire if the replacement was okay.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always great

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent in food and service! Everything was done beautifully.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The wine, appetizer, main course and dessert were all perfect. We definitely will come back and highly recommend for a cozy, romantic interesting and healthy meal.
Calamari salad may be the best I've ever had. Mackeral was fresh, beautifully prepared.
Definitely worth having the tiramisu !

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love this wonderful dinner place
Always great food lovely environment
Great service
All around amazinn

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service and food were both very good and i would recommend this for a great place to meet for lunch as you can eat well for a good price and have a conversation that you might not have at a bigger place. Only tried it for lunch but will definitely go back for dinner due to the quality of food and service and clean restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food and service. Just the background music was not our taste and too loud. Otherwise great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

What terrific service and food! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing pasta and welcoming vibe, will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

One of NYC's unsung trattorias -- and one of its best. I've been enjoying Novita's Italian cuisine for all of its 20 years, and my wife and I return often. It's one of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Never disappoints.
Ken

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great as usual. Wonderful welcome from Melissa. Great service from Margarita. Great food as well.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Novita is consistently one of NYC's best Italian restaurants for food & service.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Chic and cozy place. And very calm like no other places! Love it

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary here and it was lovely.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great dining experience as always. Great service, food and wine. Warm, inviting space with very reasonable noise level.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As always, impeccable Italian food. A little bit noisy but the ambience is cozy.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Consistently excellent food & service - one of the best Italian restaurants in the city - been going for 14 years and always completely satisfied.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Novita is my go to restaurant for meeting girlfriends from the upper east and I live in the west village. The food is really good, the service is great and we can hear each other!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

After all these years still a great place to go to in Gramercy area. We ordered all of the specials for the evening , stuffed zucchini flowers over prosciutto, Bronzino entree, service is very good, love this place.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Novita isn't on many gustatory radars, but this diner thinks the Italian food is dependably outstanding. Seating is cramped, and oddly, though the restaurant is frequently full, reservations can be easy to get. And thank goodness for that. Novita is one of Manhattan's top trattorias.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Amazing. Chef Marco Fregonese and his team never failed to amaze his patron for so many years. Thank you Novita team for making every meal so special and very good manner service staff. Will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Loved our dinner. Very nice atmosphere. Perfect for our Birthday celebration. In addition to the wonderful menu there were many specials to choose from. The pasta dishes are delish!! Enjoyed our celebrity sighting...Isabella Rosellini and her son Roberto!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

As always Novita delivers fresh, delicious food. The service is great. The prices are reasonable and the Northern Italian cuisine is authentic. Superb wine list. The host is warm and gracious.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service and food

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Went for late diner. Service was friendly and attentive. Our server was great. Added immensely to the experience. Food came out on time and was hot. Authentic Italian. Dover sole was great choice. So was Bolognese pasta. Was not crowded due to time so noise was not a problem. Cozy Moonstruck feel. Very nice evening.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We love Novitá. The food is always fantastic as is the service.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Very good place for quality lunch. App forcing me to write 50 characters.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

This is my go to place weather we are celebrating, guests in town or no one wants to cook!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

I regularly return to Novita for the great food, Service and NYC vibe. Consistency is king here and we are always treated well.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Had wanted to try Novita for quite some time....it was good, but not all we had hoped for in terms of service and ambience. Dover Sole & Biscotti however, were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Large menu, excellent food. Small, always crowded, energetic atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Fabulous Italian restaurant where the food and service are always perfect. Neighborhood gem in a sea of good restaurants.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Happened upon Novita and fell in love. From the cozy atmosphere, the wonderful and engaging staff, to the delicious food, we will be back!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice Italian restaurant with excellent service. Dining room very packed and a bit uncomfortable but we did enjoy the dinner. We will return

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

After nearly 20 years Novita always delivers

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

The Osso Bucco was amazing!
Novita is always a good bet.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-hour dinner. A very comfortable, lively but intimate dining room. We did not try the specials (which sounded delicious), but the regular menu appetizers, entrees, and dessert were excellent. The service was solid -- not intrusive, but responsive. Clearly a lot of repeat customers. And well-located for both east side and west side subways. I hope to return.

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