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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Groups (15)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Fun (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Romantic (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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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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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were 30 minutes late on a Friday night and they still had our table amazing . food service ambiance excellent wine list second to none one of our best dining experiences on Long Island. Will definitely be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great atmosphere, service, food and wine! Loved the décor, service was great and the food and wine selection was perfect. Several people in the party had different food restrictions and all were able to choose something from the menu that met their needs. The lobster sliders were delicious!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A good brunch!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food: The food is pretty awesome, great rotating specials list, and fresh ingredients.

Service: nothing short of stellar.

Wine: Excellent and affordable list, they have some great reserve choices as well

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fabulous as usual. Our waitress was awesome and I don't say that often lol. Highly highly recommended ☺️

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Appetizers and drinks were great. The homemade chips out of this world with the dip. The main courses a bit limited we were not crazy about the dessert Tiramasu but they did take it off our bill that was nice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went out for my birthday brunch everything was amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Lovely evening to celebrate a birthday. My request for a quiet spot due to hard of hearing guest was honored and we were seated in a quiet area (which happened to be the same area where we celebrated my son's rehearsal dinner last year)! Good food, good times!!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our waitress oliver so attentive and obeserant Just about to complain about cigarette smell coming from other side of the bushes When she asked us if the smell was bothering us Took care of it immediately
Will say ther shouldn't be cigarette disposal right outside rather a sign situng the county code regarding the distance you must be away from
Olivier was most attentive shes a keeper

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I've been going to Novita for at least 2 years and every single time, my friends and I leave always wanting to come back again! The people from the hostesses to the wait staff, everyone is super friendly. Very accommodating if you need to change your reservation. The Weekend Brunch is amazing for the price! Huge mimosas and a first and second course is what keeps us coming back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent food, as well as service. Good portions.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I eat here often for lunch as I work in the neighborhood, but I haven't been here for dinner. What a welcome surprise as the dinner is even better than the lunch! I came with my wife and son who consider themselves "foodies" and they enjoyed the food as much a I did. Our waiter was wonderful, genuine and was always smiling and ensured we had a wonderful time.
Will definitely return for dinner again, with friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Asked for a quiet booth and the girls put a smack in the middle of 1000 other couples. It was a first date they made it very uncomfortable was not happy at all

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great meal!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Just meeting friends but one of our favorites and it's Belgian counterpart as well! Never disappointed in the fresh pastas all four of us enjoyed our dishes and dessert! Wines for everyone and a happy table we were! You just can never miss with the food service and atmosphere in Novita!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

First time, but will definitely be back again. Surf & Turf, Salmon, and pasta dishes were delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

One of my favorite places to dine on Long Island! Perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food and place !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Good food and 1/2 dollar bottles of wine on Sunday. Yeah!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

From the friendly service to the fresh bread on table, the succulent red sangria to the mouthwatering meals, we loved celebrating the new house purchase with friends. Started out with the Italian nachos and finished with the warm chocolate cake. Everything was delicious

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Novita has been around for awhile now. The food remains excellent , however the menus hasn't changed in some time now. The wine selection is outstanding even if you wish to order by the glass there are always great wines to choose from and in many price points, basically something for everyone. Food choices are what you might expect at a trattoria and everything is well prepared and presented. The service has always been excellent and the servers are helpful and courteous. This is a pleasant restaurant to have in your repertoire

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was excellent and the service was very good. This was our first time but not our last.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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