Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City

4.5
1616 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
What 1616 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
JW
JoyceW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared a wonderful afternoon at Novita .. Amanda was the most congenital,efficient server and made our dining experience very pleasant and enjoyable .. she excells.
Cannot wait to return .Joyce

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & great wine recommendations! Always love coming here.

GC
GC4DINER
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. We sat outside so noise wasn't an issue.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

music a bit too loud

P
vipPibe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work birthday lunch

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time ! Food and service are outstanding ! We went on a Saturday and The DJ was so fun ! Can’t wait to come back !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the outdoor location relaxing and enjoyable. We all really enjoyed our food. Great experience!

SO
SandusO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Food wasn’t good at all. Olive oil was so old taste like burn rust. Bread for old. Lobster sliders was amazing. Nachos was just a joke. Drinks was just ok. Calamaris was ok. Naple pizza was just waste of money.

AS
ArtS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Greatly disappointed from past visits. Food was fair, service less than adequate, poor selection of vodka, good selection of wine, pasta gummy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Flies in my wine

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waiter was excellent. Took a little while for us to get our order taken but everything after was great. Great food and service.

AM
vipAnnMarie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and drinks with friends. Calamari was delish as was my pasta. Frose was tasty too!

RW
vipRhondaW
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Shrimp special was delicious and my squid ink seafood pasta beyond yummy! Their outdoor seating is perfect!

AK
vipAlfredK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

nice atmosphere and location but food consistently lacks taste and is not commensurate with the price charged.

a
vipadestler
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Great food. Service was horrible waitress brought wrong beer for my boyfriend and a water down drink for myself. Waitress messed up orders and was very slow with checking up on us. Never had this terrible of service here

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was hotter then normal inside the restaurant. The waitress was very nice but seemed a bit overwhelmed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was splendid and food was delicious, despite overestimating how much I could eat. Impressed with the leadership when the table next to us made a big deal about grated pepper and completely disrespected the staff. Pretty gross behavior from a client, but the staff handled it brilliantly.

Can't wait to eat my leftovers.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

Report
p
pfan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good was amazing! Very cool place. Our server took forever and was not very friendly. The timing of the drinks, apps, and meals was completely off. The main door where you come in from the back, is also the servers door, so both times going in and coming out, we almost got hit by servers trying to carry trays past us. Bad logistics (minor detail-more concerned that the servers who were hustling and moving fast would knock something down if they knocked into someone). Otherwise it was a great experience. Would definitely go again and hope to have a different server.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server couldn’t have been nicer. Food was excellent as always and service was above and beyond. Great dinner and wonderful evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The artichoke appetizer was deep fried and very greasy. The grilled chicken parm was eh…my husband did not even finish it. The gluten free pasta vodka entree was good.
The atmosphere was terrible. The music was pumping like it was a night club. The waitress was pleasant but overwhelmed dealing with tables inside and outside.
We will not be going back here.

DL
vipDeborahL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Novita was excellent. Attentive service, delicious fare served in a lovely setting .

JK
JedK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was really good.
We sat outside in the front.
The street (and table) are a bit tilted, so had to be careful with drinks.
Noise level from time to time out front can get a bit excessive (street traffic was surprisingly noisy).

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seated immediately for a 6:45 reservation. Food was very good. My first time eating there. Only issue was the AC was not working as good as it should have been, however this did not ruin the evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Dinner very accommodating

NY
NYCFoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Have been going to Novita for a few years. Decided to try brunch for the first time on Father's Day. Food was fine, nothing outstanding but good enough to come back for other meals, just not brunch. Very expensive for very small portions. Very disappointing. Will not do brunch again.

KV
vipKalpanaV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating under patio was lovely especially since it was raining! Food was great and service was as well!

DF
DavidF
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. The staff is warm and attentive. We loved Novita.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Service was not as good as it has been in the past. We had plates piled up and sever was not attentive. But the food was really good.

A
Ayesham
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome...excellent food...everyone was super nice.

G
vipGdimicco
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novita is always a hit!

MV
MarisaV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a nice time with my partner. Our waiter was so knowledgeable, made great recommendations, and the food was amazing!

k
ktneo12
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

CC
ChristyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

They have to find a better way to ask ppl to end their dining experience and leave

c
vipcdp9
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined outdoors. Food was good as usual. Good service.

KM
KarenM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch on the patio at Novita. The food and service were excellent!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and food equally so