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Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City

4.4
874 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(516) 739-7660
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ed Davis
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Catering
We can provide catering for your special event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Stewart Avenue & Ninth Street
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Parking details
Parking is available behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
The Garden City Train Station is within walking distance of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
DJ on Thursday Ladies Night, Friday & Saturday nights.
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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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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
What 874 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 11 hours ago

Birthday dinner and restaurant week

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service. The roasted salmon was superb.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Friendly and attentive staff

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had to wait for service before ordering and have to call waitress for cocktails. The after appetizers finished, the service person/people ignored us for 45min and we had to call waitress for our main course. The food are great but services are bad!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We ate there New Year’s Eve and loved it but Saturday’s dinner was fantastic. The two gentlemen hosts were greatly attentive. And our waitress Melissa was outstanding. We enjoyed every moment

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Nice atmosphere, enjoyed the food. Great service

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I appreciated that i requested a quieter area and they did their best to accommodate me and my friend. Server was nice enough, had a hard time hearing our orders. Also after we told him to leave our appetizer so we can pick at it during the meal he came back like 10 minutes later and asked again if he could take it away. We agreed then because maybe theres a hard rule that entrees cant come out if appetizer is still there? My friend's dish was the wrong one but they did correct it as soon as we told them, and manager came by to check on us. Food was well salted. Fries limp but tasty. Dessert menus were presented wordlessly with accompanying dessert spoons ... even though we had not ordered dessert. Made me feel like it was some weird trick management came up with with to make customers subconsciously feel like dessert was a must. I don't know. It's a lively spot but waterzooi next door is much better in terms of both food and service. I went to novita a couple years ago and just wanted to give it a second shot. Friend was disappointed in my suggestion.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We enjoyed our evening very much. Next time, we will plan to arrive AFTER Happy Hour!!! Our 6:30 reservation coincided with the last half hour of a very "enthusiastic" and "well-attended" after work scene. It made it difficult to hear each other for a short while, but soon after the atmosphere was perfect. Our server, Jo (female), was really thorough and had a wonderful personality!!! Perfect venue for casual dining!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food great, service amazing. Wonderful wine list. Separate gluten free menu with a huge selection including pizza and pasta

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

3 generations were able to happy enjoy a wonderful brunch. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Attractive, a little loud at times, but great food choices. From casual but really good pizza, to great appetizers like fondue! All 4 of us enjoyed our meals and portions were a nice size. Waitress had some great wine recommendations and was very attentive. All in all, an enjoyable evening.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was horrible. Octopus was chewy. Tagliatelle with shrimp was tasteless. Fra Diavolo seafood was also bland. No one liked the food. The drinks were as expected. Nice place but food has gone downhill.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Quick get together with friends, we decided to go for brunch before shopping. Good menu options, good drinks , food was delicious and our waiter was really friendly and professional. Would definitely come back for their happy hour to enjoy some of their wines!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

32nd Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Always amazing food, ambience and service. Thanks Olivia

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food & great service. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Pretty solid for a local meal and an excellent wine selection.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our server was truly exceptional and the food was delicious. We ended up dining in the lounge area because it was very lively. We intended to just have a cocktail in the lounge area while we waited for our table, but our server was so impressive we decided not to move.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Really great meal. This restaurant has improved over the years a lot. Definitely recommend

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

My meal was a little disappointing. My wife's dish was good. The bread pudding was awesome! Th espresso was bitter. The restaurant has a good ambiance. Good ambiance for any occasion. I need to try another dish to determine if I give the food 3 thumbs up. Will definitely try 1 more time. This restaurant deserves 1 more chance for the food.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I come here quite often but for some reason, this time was not that spectacular. the waiter switched on us in the middle of service and our new waitress was just really slow. the pizza was soggy. i didnt really love it this time and hoping the next time i go back, the service is better and food tastier.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The brunch was a great value, a lot of food and drinks included. The White Truffle & Fontina Arancini appetizer was amazing. Everything in the menu sounded delicious and it was hard to choose. We will definitely go back to try some of the other dishes.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was good, the service lacked a great deal. The bartender seemed to be hungover or on drugs, my friends and I stood there for 15 minutes and she only took my order.. and never addressed the rest of the group. We spoke to the hostess because the service was unacceptable.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We love the brunch at novita. Price is worth it. Unlimited drinks and two course meal. Food is consistently good and we always have a good time.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Hidden gem!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

A palatable dining experience having me come back for more.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 30, 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great good, vibe and value!!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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

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