Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City

4.5
1660 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Support Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City during COVID-19

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
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

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

We are offering our regular menu plus Specials for the evening.

What 1660 people are saying
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vipNYCAG84
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service and food was fantastic as always

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I have taken various friends and family here for brunch on several occasions. All but this visit were 5 star. We arrived promptly for 11am reservation and were seated right away. We were busy talking before we realized it had been 18 minutes and no one even greeted table. We flagged someone down that sent over a male server that just said, I’m so sorry your server hasn’t come over, she is really busy. Restaurant he maybe 4-5 tables with ample staff. Beverages were brought over in 10 minutes and we said we were ready to order. We were told, she will be right with you. The male server that initially we had flagged down and said, I’m sorry, she still hasn’t taken your order? I will take care of you. From that point service was fine as he took over but the start was terrible. Honestly if we weren’t enjoying conversation in our party and catching up I would have been more upset. If I had not been here several times and been extremely happy with visit I wouldn’t go back. Not sure what the disconnect or who “she” was that was struggling, but I never even saw a female server in our area through visit.

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Anthony
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and drinks as usual, great place!

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vipRezzie
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved sitting in the patio at Novita. And we loved ordering wine and sharing all the appetizers. It was a fun night!

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AnneW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening & delicious food & wine.

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Karen
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great experience for my husband and I to go to Novita. The food and wine are amazing. It continues to be special place to go out to eat!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter and the staff was great. Food was wonderful!

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vipdanaw
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks are exceptional. Ambiance and music are also above expectations. Service could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We made a reservation and had a terrible table. People were walking by all night bumping into us and our appetizer plates didn’t even fit on our table. We asked if we could relocate and we were told no that the other tables were reserved. The music was very loud and uncomfortable for a dinner. It sounded like a club.

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vipLane
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always Good food and Great Service.... at times a bit too noisy for table conversations...but we don't let that stop us ....

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NicoleL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, I love the intimate aura. Went with some girlfriends to catch up. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. We have been here several times and consistently we have great food and service.

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Louisa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was great food needs some serious help. Love the outdoor seating

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vipsteveb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food never disappoints . Great service and atmosphere .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. Very attentive and gave us excellent recommendations on wine. Swordfish special was out of this world. Lovely ambiance .

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SeanB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Samantha was a very, very nice server, and worked hard but had an unusual amount of tables the night we ate there, which hurt the regular service. Her support staff lacked. Additionally, my dinner reasonably good, but my wife's veal was not great. Was very thick cut and a bit tough with more of a heavy gravy rather than the demi glace that was supposed to be presented. Atmosphere is nice but food needs to rule to keep coming back.

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GCMom
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious. Would have like a wider variety of choices. And the steak was outrageously priced, but yummy. Good service, nice atmosphere. Delicious spicy dirty martini.

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vipLongIslandSteakLover
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection with amazing service.

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carolp
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great.. outdoor dining accommodations wonderful.. very comfortable!!

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vipSagstory
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid friendly excellent staff service and food. Birthday celebration that went without a hitch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar area is great lively and spacious! Drinks are amazing. Dining experience was just as nice! Great atmosphere very LIVELY. GOOD music playing but not too loud which is perfect. Our waitress was outstanding and patient with us! Overall fun night will definitely go back!!!! Crowd was a nice crowd too.

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vipPothediner
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn't dined at Novita in a while. Glad we went back. Good food and service. Burrata mozzarella was wonderful. Creamy and fresh. I also loved the pizza.

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MTGsays
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had such a nice dinner outside - atmosphere was lovely, menu had so many options and the kids menu was perfect for my picky eaters, food was very good (excellent compared to other GC restaurants), cocktails were well-made, wine was delicious (I had an amarone that was very nice). Will definitely come back soon! Service was friendly and well-timed.

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vipMindyC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual! Since we moved from CA in 2019, this restaurant has become our whole family’s favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding...as usual!

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vipMarg
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent- food, service, atmosphere (sat outdoors).

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DixioneB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great seating indoor or outdoor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waiter forgot about our entrees and disappeared halfway through the night. When manager came over to “apologize” he was rude and dismissive. Would not go back.

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vipNYmeeting
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice to meet up with friends in a very lovely outdoor setting -- and yummy brunch too!

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vipfoodluvr
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the outdoor setup, food was good and our waitress was very attentive and accommodating to our needs. Will be back again

DB
vipDeborahB
New York Area
37 reviews