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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (25)
Good for a Date (22)
Casual (17)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fun (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (8)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Authentic (3)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Vegan (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined on January 14, 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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·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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 (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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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent ...great food and service. Very accommodating

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 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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 (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 11, 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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·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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Cool place- great wines - pretty noisy and service was slow although the waitress was very sweet. Food was good - pizza very tasty

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I usually like this place a lot but was super disappointed this time. There was supposed to be unlimited drinks for a 1.5 hour brunch. We didn't get our first course until an hour in and only got one drink that entire hour. when we did get drinks brought to us, we were brought drinks that were not ordered by anyone at the table. My friend also had to wait half an hour for a soda.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always enjoy this restaurant, the sangria is always delicious and their holiday special did not disappoint. The service was a bit messed up this trip but thankfully that’s not the norm so I will be back since the food was delicious as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Novita is a great spot, That Rigatoni ala vodka is fireeeeee!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed the Sunday brunch there with some friends and found it to be a good value. Nice ambiance, good service and they did not rush us out although it does specify a 90 minute limit on seating.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love Novita, always have. Great place. Great deal for brunch, but the service we had was not up to par. I do not entirely fault the server. I have worked as a server and bartender in the past for many years so I know what it's like to be as we say "In the weeds" and she was definitely overwhelmed with tables all at once. She stayed friendly and apologized for the long wait. The food runners seemed confused and didn't know the names of the plates they were bringing out. Seems like everything was little bit chaotic. All in all this wouldn't be any reason for me to not come back but they may want to improve a bit with management of service on busy times, like brunch time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always good food - good value during Restaurant week. Good wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server was amazing. Beautiful ambience. Meat and cheese plate we had was great. Main dishes were not that good. If we’re in the area, we may go back (not making a special trip) just to have wine and appetizers.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great time.. love the food and the service was superb. Definitely going back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We came here for my sister’s birthday and was pleased with the experience. The staff was very attentive, she checked on our table pretty frequent and the bus boys were polite as well. The only thing I️ noticed is that they don’t pay much attention on Opentable comments and I️ had to have my boyfriend tell the server that we are celebrating a birthday that evening. I️ just wish more restaurants would do so because it means a lot when staff at least try to make the visit a memorable one. Nonetheless the food was great and would come back if I’m in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Extensive menu for Long Island Restaurant Week - many excellent choices and very few upcharges. Service very good and professional.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Novita is a great spot for a date, special occasion, or just to hang at the bar. Their wine selection and food are top notch. I love the menu and the ambiance

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious food and fantastic service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went here for LI Restaurant Week. The menu had a large number of choices, for both Appetizers and Main Courses, some with a small supplement. Service was a bit hap-hazard; for example, we did not get bread (which other tables had) until we asked, and I was not asked if I wanted more water for a second cup of tea. But the food did not disappoint.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I went for Restaurant week based on their menu options and I was not disappointed! The food was amazing. I had an arugula salad for my appetizer, it had yummy nuts, and goat cheese and a delicious dressing. My friend had the burrata and loved it. For my entrée I had the Black Linguine with charred octopus. I almost licked my plate it was that good! It had a little bit of a kick to it. My friend had the shrimp rissotto, she said it was nice and lemony and delicious. Did I mention the bread? Ohhhh so good, nice and rustic, with a bit of a chew. I sopped up the extra sauce with it, so there was nothing to lick off the plate. For my dessert I had the cannoli, there were 2 miniature ones and I ate them both. My friend had the nutello tiramisu and licked the glass. Our waitress was amazing, I can't remember her name but all of her recommendations were spot on. I am eager to go back again this week. The portions were normal, not chintzy like some restaurants serve during a promotion. We also had cocktails - 2 martinis and 2 sangrias, and 2 coffees, with tax, tip and extras the bill was $150 - well worth it I thought.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Revisited Novita for LI resturant week. Was crowded Friday night. Service was excellent. Seafood was fresh. We would go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Restaurant Week meal, portions very small. Food tasty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Went for restaurant week
Good food wine list was lacking
Service was substandard

Tags: Seasonal, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing! Our server Joe was very attentive. Food was fantastic! My sister in law enjoyed her birthday dinner very much.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always outstanding

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Where do I start? Our reservation was accepted and we were seated. The table was in an awful place, right next to the staff, who spent a great deal of time chatting, making service slow. The best of the staff were those busing the tables.
I had alerted the restaurant to the fact that it was a birthday dinner. That was ignored.
As we were finishing, I received an email that my reservation had been cancelled by the restaurant. The same person who took our reservation also cancelled it due to a mix-up in names. Does that even make sense?
It's a shame that a birthday was celebrated in this fashion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent service and food. Would definitely return soon.

Tags: Casual
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