Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City

4.6
1420 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

Featured specials

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

Special Valentines Menu plus our regular menu. Candlelit tables for 2 in our lower level dining room

What 1420 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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GeorgetteD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to for years. Never a bad meal or service. Tables inside are spaced out and staff is continuously cleaning.

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NatalieP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Highly recommend this restaurant especially during the pandemic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service2ambience1

This restaurant is our go to, this time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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RondaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Terrific atmosphere. Fabulous service and presentation. I loved how the manager stopped by our table to check in with us. I will back back again soon wirh others. I have already told several people to come here. What a delight

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, our waiter was very sweet and attentive. Thanks for having us! 👍🏼

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Unsatisfied
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We chose the outdoor dining experience. Igloo like tents were set up. The inside must have forgot we were out there because after water and menus, wait staff did not attend to us until 25 minutes later. I actually had to go inside and bring it to their attention. The menu is very limited and for the price, portions were modest.

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very clean and safe. Great food and service. Nice ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It's Novita. Always very good, always a reliable positive experience, never let's down.

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AgnesB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience! I highly recommend the brunch

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JeanneE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic! Outdoor igloos are awesome! Staff could not be nicer. Safe!

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Cube
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is great here, social distancing done right. Very beautiful restaurant. We ordered the Burrata with sweet potato, was sooo good. The grilled octobus was over cooked and very tough but had very nice flavor. The mulled wine was the star and the red wine options were delish. Our entree was the special of the night and it was good but nothing to rave about. As a whole we had a great dinner.

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vipBlairW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Covid safe. Food as usual was excellent. Just felt a little rushed because every few minutes they’d try to take away plates we were still working on. Otherwise, food as usual was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it

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vipEileen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waitress was awesome. Food was good. My friend ordered Tito’s and soda, but obviously they used a different vodka because she had an allergic reaction.

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vipYussiB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novita never disappoints!!!Clean/ Great food & drinks/servers / DJ
Keep up the good work!

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StaceyD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Novita for New Year's Day brunch. The service was great and the food was delicious and was a good portion. We would definitely go again.

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GaryO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As a birthday dinner from my bride, this was my first visit to Novita, but not to ownership's other restaurants. So I have no way of comparing what Novita dining was like pre-COVID conditions. But I will say, that every effort was made to keep diner's safe and comfortable. The food and service was at the high standards I expected from my experiences with Waterzooi. I look forward to my next visit, hopefully it will be without the COVID restrictions.

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BRICKS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was great, and service was excellent. Establishment felt safe and clean.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love Novita. Beautiful place, great service, constantly very good food. Not expensive but a good value for the experience.

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MichaelM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice meal. Initially service was slow but they picked it up.

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MicheleS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good food and drinks. Enjoyed the ambiance considering COVID restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Thank you!

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vipmoondog
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service & food excellent. Outdoor dining area in igloo warm & pleasant. Tables outdoors were too cold.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a holiday party about 3 years ago and it was great. Came here for a date night w my husband and he loved it! Food amazing, drinks great, atmosphere beautiful and we had a great waiter named Brandon.

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NDCS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I called a week in advance to inquire about my outdoor reservation and ask if we could have an igloo. They said fine and when I went there, they did not seat us in an igloo or anywhere in the heated tent. Instead, they sat us right by the door on their “heated patio” which was FREEZING. We were told there were no igloos available however the 2 parties after us were seated in igloos. Strange. My friend and I froze right next to the door that was constantly opened for servers to run in and out of as well as diners to walk in and out of the restaurant. It seems other diners around us had a similar issue as well. So in conclusion I spent over $100 to be frozen. Thank you.

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OpenTableMan3
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I have been to Novita on multiple occasions, hosted bridal showers and birthday parties over the last 11 years. It has never been short of amazing in all aspects of the dining experience. We had a 7:30 reservation, and upon arriving we were told the table wasn’t ready. We heard nothing further as to an update, although we were waiting 6ft from the hostess station. I approached the manager (male) for an update and he wouldn’t even make eye contact with me and brushed on by. He seemed quite annoyed and did not seem concerned at all that we were waiting over 30 minutes for our reservation. We were immediately taken to our table by a different hostess and were told that we needed to be finished and out by 9:45 the latest. We were finally greeted many minutes later by a frazzled waitress. Though the restaurant is at less than 50% capacity, she was “the weeds” and we waited for our order to be taken, for appetizers, for water refills, for wine to arrive, and every request in between. At 9:35 she brought the dessert menu and before she could even ask if we wanted anything, a different woman/manager dropped a check at the table. She speedily returned to the table only seconds later, though we didn’t even open the bill. As soon as we placed our cards inside the check book, she said I’ll take that and sped away to run our cards. As someone who worked in the restaurant industry for 16+ years and managed in high-end restaurants, this by far was the most unwelcoming and disappointing experience. We completely understood the confines of the government mandates and we respected our curfew ahead of the other 50+ patrons in their establishment, however, I’ve never been more embarrassed to highly recommend my favorite restaurant, only for my guests to enter and leave with such a poor impression. Your new managers were downright obnoxious and new waitress was not properly trained. The only saving grace is that the food is consistently delicious.

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steveb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and a safe place to eat Will definitely be back

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vipwmhenry
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor options in pandemic times are very limited! We enjoyed our dinner at Novita!

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vipYussiB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always A great time and great food at Novita

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12345av
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

I made this reservation days in advance to sit inside, yes I’m aware with Covid, however, if given the option to sit inside and it be selected, I’d expect to be sat inside instead of outside, where every single party was sat inside. I’m very unhappy with the treatment as I am a regular, as well as the hostess not even caring to give an explanation as to why I was sat outside when my reservation stated inside.

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MarisaV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great services, delicious food, awesome bar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great really good food and service

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viplisaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 7pm reservation and they seated us right away . The waiter was very friendly did not rush us . The food was delicious and drinks were great

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vipSunnieZ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything is good, food, service and drink, enjoy my lunch here.

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vipMicheler3
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Novits for our 30th anniversary everything was perfect. Dinner was delicious. Covid protocols were above and beyond. Highly recommend Novits

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vipcdp9
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had brunch - unlimited drinks and good breakfast/lunch selections. Great appetizers. Can dine outside. Highly recommend.

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LisaK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and so was the service. They did a great job with social distancing. We felt very comfortable.

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JoanneL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place to have a great meal from drinks , Apps , Dinner and dessert !!

FAQs

Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 739-7660.

Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City is rated 4.6 stars by 1420 OpenTable diners.

Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://novitany.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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.