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About Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City

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.

860 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pmm - 3:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Sunday Brunch:12 noon to 3:00pmDinner: Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Stewart Avenue & Ninth Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 739-7660

Website:
http://www.novitany.com/

Entertainment:
DJ on Thursday Ladies Night, Friday & Saturday nights.

Catering:
We can provide catering for your special event.

Parking Details:
Parking is available behind the restaurant.

Public Transit:
The Garden City Train Station is within walking distance of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Ed Davis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 4-7 pm,
Discounted cocktails/ wines, and complimentary buffet (Thu/Fri only)
$5 wines...$5 cocktails...$5 tap beers...1/2 priced appetizers
Every Thursday Ladies Night DJ Spinning All Night
$3 Glasses Of Champagne
$3 Glasses Of Pinot Grigio
$3 Cosmopolitans
$3 Glasses Of Cabernet
$3 Blue Moon Tap
$3 Specialty Cocktail
(Lounge & Bar Only)

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Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (32)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Honestly my experience wasn’t stellar, but it was Valentine’s Day. At best they were very courteous given the circumstances. The food was good but it took a full hour to come. Everyone was very nice though and I was compensated for the long wait. Also the wine list was extensive, they had some good options; overall it’s a nice place, but like I said they didn’t handle the holiday volume well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I come here all the time. This was the second Valentine's day here and we adored it. Great service, seated on time and selections always great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The only problem with the restaurant was the location of our table. We were placed in an area where here was virtually constant movement by. staff. What makes this so disappointing is we eat dinner at restaurants at least 4 times a week , most of which have at least a Michelin Star and while perhaps less complex , the food here was every bit as good as the food anywhere. Why not simply remove the table? While we will order pick up, the experience was so bad we won’t be going back to dine in.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

even though the website advertised 50% wine bottles on sunday we found out after we arrived that they no do this promotion anymore and didn't even offer to honor it. the service was very slow. overall very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Pleasant atmosphere, delicious food,and great service. What more could you ask for? We had a great night

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The waitress was very friendly and did a great job but was very slow. I had to go and find her to get our check.
Just takes too long to pay

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. I went in for brunch with a large party and we had a nice table in the back of the restaurant. Multiple servers checked on us throughout our visit to make sure we were ok and brought us drink refills without even asking. Wonderful experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great good, vibe and value!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

In my reservation I requested not to be seated at a high top table. When we got there; we were seated at a high top table. I was told all reservations are for high top only. We were also told that there was nothing else available. I was embarrassed as I made the reservations for the occasion; inviting a friend for a night out. Had it not been restaurant week I would have left then and gone somewhere else. Our friend told the hostess to tell management she would never return. Embarrassing for me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very clean, nice Saturday crowd, our waiter Nick was very upbeat and energetic. The food was amazing. Never disappointed when I go there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great Saturday brunch! The food is so good and the brunch special is awesome. You get an appetizer and entree with unlimited drinks. I chose the ricotta as my app, the eggs benedict as my entree and had the screwdriver as my drink. Everything was amazing!! Best eggs benedict HANDS DOWN! I will be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

One of my favorite places to eat. Always a good time.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food. Service was good. However, we did have to wait more than 45 minutes past our reservation. Totally understand it was a busy night, but definitely need to somehow improve their system - I dont think I’ve ever waited that long with a reservation. That being said, the food was good - definitely worth a try!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Novita never disappoints. I hadn't been here in awhile and decided to make a reservation for restaurant week. The menu was well thought out and they didn't give you small portions. It was presented excellently as always. My frIend ordered from the regular menu and it was outstanding. The waiter Nick was extremely frIendly and on top of his game which is important these days. Was very attentive

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, great service made a great date night.
The restaurant week menu was quite extensive which is unusual. The additional special appetizer with Buratta and Lobster was a great suggestion. It was light and the Buratta was creamy.
The Salmon entree had levels of flavor that were delicious and the Salmon was perfectly cooked. The suggested Malbec was delightful.
There will be more date nights spent here!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went during restaurant week - good food and value.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food. Wine portion poor. Overal rates a B. Fixed price deals shakey value but food is very good. Not happy with my 2 mouths full of house Pinot Grigio for $10. Loud.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Asked for the steak medium;cooked to perfection!! It was also half priced wine bottle got to taste three very nice selection

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The wait staff was great, the wine was discounted and good! The food was DELICIOUS!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

For the price it is the most worth it brunch I’ve ever been to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. I can't wait to come back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Steve are Waiter was great and very on top but the kitchen mess up my dinner

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food and service. Would definitely go back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food, great sangria! My favorite restaurant, it never disappoints. Great for a get together, or a date night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love the food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is always very good. We've had hit or miss experiences with service but the service this time was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Novita for an early New Year's Eve dinner before going to a party. The food was terrible. I ordered the Rigatoni Ragu, the recommendation from the waiter, which was inedible. The sauce was a deep red which looked and tasted like it had been heating in a pot for two weeks. I was unable to cut the meatball with my fork. I literally had to use the knife to cut the meatball in half and discovered that it was simply a tasteless piece of hard meat. We also ordered the baked clams which were barely edible as well. None of the four of us enjoyed the meal. We went to Novita many years ago and we were reminded why we haven't been back in 15 years. Might be a good bar but would never go back for the food again. Probably the worst restaurant I've been to in 15 years. Understandable why we were able to get a reservation 3 days before the holiday.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve - always great food, wine and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Started with a broccoli rabe and sausage pizza which was very good. For dinner my pasta dish had red sauce that looked and tasted a little burned. The sausages were also a bit burned and dry. Requested additional ricotta for two people and received a mere tablespoon! Overall just fair but I would give this restaurant another chance since it was New Years Eve and it was very busy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent ...great food and service. Very accommodating

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Novita is a late night "wine bar" not a restaurant worth your time or money, this was clear after our experience. We made a booth reservation for 8:00pm on a Saturday night for a date night. Booth was not ready and they "supposedly" said the reservation did not request a booth, when it clearly did in the email confirmation that I presented to the hostess. The hostess team of 4 just brushed it off and said we had to wait, unless we wanted to be crammed into a corner table that didn't even have room for 2 wine glasses on it. One hostess made many trips to the back of the bar to talk to coworkers instead of checking in with with customers at the tables. I checked in with the hostess desk 3 times and at one point no one was there no one there, everyone had walked away. We did not get seated until almost 9:00pm in a half booth by the kitchen, in which the reservation asked not to be seated by the kitchen.Being that I had a gift card to use, I wanted to get rid of it and never come back to this poorly run overpriced establishment. Wait staff kept knocking our coat off the chair and they didn't even acknowledge that they dropped it on the floor. It was clearly run by inexperienced college students who were not concerned with good customer service. If a reservation was made, why wasn't a booth saved for a 8:00 reservation? What is the point of a reservation if it is not acknowledged for the time or its requests? Food was nothing to brag about. We went there for the wine list, not the food. Once seated, it was a race to shove food on the table in a hurry because the kitchen was going to close down. We didn't even finish appetizers and they had the next course ready. Why didn't they move this fast to get us a table? Again, poor restaurant management and staff training. Overall, I would never go back, and if I ever received another gift card, I would sell it instead of dealing with low quality service. Owner should consider employee retraining or being present at the door.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food is always great at Novita but I've never been impressed with the service. This time the service and food were both great. Can't wait to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food good, very live atmosphere!!! Waiter was excellent and on point, made it a great meal for us.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The brunch deal is great! I had Bloody Mary's, the Ricotta appetizer and the Eggs Benedict. Everything was great. Our server seemed a bit overwhelmed and it took him awhile to get to our table. Once he did, the service was good. Great Bloody Mary's and a fun atmosphere. We sat at noon and by 1:00 the place was packed and lively. I would return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We love going here for all occasions. Great food and extensive wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

we had a great time. the server was the best!!!! wine, great cheese and meat, plate to start was a head turner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Such a wonderful experience from start to finish- everyone was so helpful, kind, available etc. Food and drinks were delicious and our server Ashley was unbeliavable! Would recommend Novita' for anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion, host an event or for simply a night out! Prices are fair and service is fantastic. Looking forward to many more evenings/brunches here!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Mediocre food at best but expensive, it looked like non alcoholic Bloody Marys for brunch, very poor service, had to send the check back 3x for corrections and on top of that a manager with attitude! Will not be back for sure

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