Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City

4.5
990 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located in the heart of Garden City,
Novita Wine Bar Trattoria is the first of its kind on Long Island with 100 Global Wines by the glass served from a state of the art wine preservation system. The system is digitally temperature controlled and is the largest on the East Coast. So come in and enjoy the most unique wine and dine experience. Novita's kitchen serves lunch, dinner and late night dining.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic as was the service. We were not rushed at all!

Would highly recommend for lunch or brunch!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It as a great restaurant with great food , service & ambiance .

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AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Gluten free menu was extensive and our diner with celiac enjoyed everything he ordered
Definitely will be going there a lot

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RF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the fried calamari appetizer that was perfectly crispy and the burrata was delicious. Loved the Ambiance and Chef took the time to come to the tables and greet us.

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OT
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Novita never dissappoints. Good services, good food, great wine

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c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Novita prior to sending our kid back to college. Everything was excellent - halibut, pizza, rigatoni ragout, side of spinach, cheesecake cannoli dessert...Service was personable and professional...we'll be back.

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GC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious!!! Loved everything !! We had appetizers, and entrees. I recommend the artichokes appetizers. Great place for wine and conversation. Try Mediterranean mule one of my favorite cocktails now. Short ribs were phenomenal.

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RL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very nice wine bar with really good food leaning toward Italian cuisine. Waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable. Would clearly go back.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Novita three times in the past month and each time was enjoyable.

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TR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good and the menu is sufficient to meet everyone’s taste. It was Christmas Eve and the restaurant was reasonable crowded; so that could have been the reason service was slow. The waitress was good and attentive, but it took way to long to get the our main course and desert. Seems to me they didn’t have enough help for the day.

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SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time as always

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AC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Radiatore Bolognese was absolutely delicious, and the pizzas were great. Amazing gluten free options, including pizza. Highly recommend

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W
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Sunday brunch! Extraordinarily LOUD! Waiter forgot our order - we waited for an hour. The chicken panini was dry and tasteless, fries overly salted. The Nachos were potato chips with dry chicken and burned pancetta and so much salt that the mouth puckered! All in all, not a good meal. We won't go back. Expensive for what it was. The chefs could take a few lessons in subtlety of flavors!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was great. Food was delicious, service was great, and drinks were awesome. If you like calamari order it as your appetizer. You won’t be disappointed.

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

arrived early and hostess had NO INTEREST in accomadating - Party in progress and 1/2 place was empty, but rude & arrogant. Finally decided to try Novita, BIG MISTAKE.

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AS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We’ve been to Novita many times for Brunch. The service was unusually slow. It took an hour before we received our first course.
Not sure that i will be back for awhile

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AO
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at Novita and we loved it! Great Italian food - would def. recommend the rigatoni alla vodka with sausage!

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have dined at Novita many times. It never disappoints.

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TF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Novita is a true gourmet restaurant. Each dish is very well prepared and matched perfectly with vegetables and starches for a delicious taste and beautiful presentation. The wine list is excellent!

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k
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Great waiter - johann. Very good food. Miss the bread pudding dessert!!!!
Other than the noise- a very nice place

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Great food, great date place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food was delicious. Service fantastic. Love the new renovations.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great selection and high end food. Not too pricey for what you get. Good Happy Hour🍷. I love the highback round seating. Private Feeling.
Try it and you'll come back.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for dinner w 2 friends and had a nice experience overall. Service was good and fast, food was yummy & there was a good deal on wine the night we went. Nothing too fancy but it’s a nice place. Good spot for friends, family, dates or special occasions.

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AH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was amazing but this is my second time that my server wasn’t good. When my food came she didn’t offer me cheese on my pasta until it was too late and her station wasn’t busy at all. They brought my food super fast and she didn’t ask me for a refill of my drink. My pasta dish was good. They just need to work on their servers. Other than that it was ok.

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T
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happening spot with great food and a great gluten free menu that really tastes like normal food. Clean and attentive staff as well

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v
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Pretty loud music otherwise a pleasant experience

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor, amazing food, and great service. We will be returning.

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c
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good service and food. Lively happy hour and good wine list.

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H
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable. Server - Nicolette was very nice, friendly and helpful. A very nice lunch with family

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NB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

Food and service were great. The only downside was the party of extremely loud and obnoxious 15 year old girls.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was terrific. Went with a group for a birthday celebration and everyone loved the food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very good over all, except the table I was seated at was so close to the other tables it was hard to move. But the food was excellent.

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MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Impressive wine list!
Excellent food preparation.
Friendly and competent service.

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RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at this restaurant and will definitely return. Atmosphere and food was great. Highly recommended.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 5, everyone loved their appetizers, dinners & desserts. Our server James was outstanding!

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was immaculate, vibes were great. Food was amazing and came out within a great time span

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Y
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Novita always does a professional , creative job anytime, night or day. If you like wine, their by-the-glass offerings are second to none . The experience is a clinic on how to run a restaurant. Thanks.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food not the usual fare. Can get pricey though

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M
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was restaurant week and the food was a bit cold once it reached the table. I was a little surprised this happened at a place like this.

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