Novitá - New York City, Manhattan

4.7
2282 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Novita is a vibrant 60-seat trattoria serving a seasonally inspired, modern Italian menu.
Chef owner Marco Fregonese’s innovative take on classical, regional cooking begins with the finest, artisan ingredients and freshest, seasonal products. His distinctive light and flavorful dishes are pure and satisfying and perfectly complemented by a select list of wines from superb Italian specialty and boutique growers.
Novita is located a few steps down from a quiet tree lined street in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. The setting is warm and elegant and the mood quintessentially Italian. In pleasant weather, sidewalk, alfresco dining is offered further adding to Novita’s year round appeal.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 2282 people are saying
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vipmegH
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is a great restaurant everyone is super nice and friendly and bend over backwards to accommodate

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Christy
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very impressed by Novita. The food was outstanding, the service was prompt and professional and the vibe hit the mark. The whole family loved the experience and a week later I'm still thinking about the squid ink spaghetti. Forget about it. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, fresh food as always!! Some of my favorite pasta and I have travelled all over! Get the gnocchi and tiramisu!

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viperics
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all round - food , service, atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievable. Service was fantastic and we can’t wait to go again. We ordered the goat cheese and beef carpaccio to start. They split it for us in the kitchen which was perfect. The Gramigna Alla Carbonara was the best pasta I’ve ever had! A must go in NYC.

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vipmegH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything about the restaurant is great especially the staff which aim to please and make everyone feel so welcome in their home. It has become our go to local restaurant as we always have a great time.

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vipHarrisH
London
49 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, menu and attentive service. Was not too helpful in accommodating seating requested ( side by side), even though it was readily available. Would hesitate to bring date, again.

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Carol
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful decor. A bit ignored on entry as staff chatting but then greeted. Our reservation had been used by someone else - odd?- but they said they could seat us? No apology.
Bread delicious, wine by glass good, red snapper excellent, salad mixta very average - mushy tomatoes. Waiter attentive. The whole time I felt patronized as if they were cool and we were tolerated. Not sure if that’s the best way to treat paying customers.

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Bails
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was fantastic
We order the pasta truffle special and all I can say was it was superb

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llll
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute spot for great Italian food! Would definitely recommend!

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anthonyB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is an italian resturant that should be tried. We have always had a good dinner here. The service, food & setting is one of the best secrets in Gramercy for the last 20 years. Worth trying

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vipRado
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We dined there on New Year's Eve and the place was packed. The atmosphere was great and the food was amazing. We are going back tonight!

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JimS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, felt abandoned since we were dining out doors, and the indoor new years eve celebration was on. Outdoors, no music and struggled to get waiter’s attention at first. In the end, a very tasty dinner!

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vipChantalA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very hospitable and attentive service.

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MarcB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Yes it was New Years Eve, but it was 5:00 in the late afternoon. We were the first to arrive and the kitchen was not open! The service although friendly was poor and inattentive based on the loud group of the owner’s friend just hanging out and blocking the entrance/ exit. I also like my food delivered hot and not just the plate.

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vipmegH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always!

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vipSandyA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is always wonderful, I had the tuna tartar and the roasted artichokes last night. My friend had the gnocchi. It was all delicious. Aside from the food the service and staff are always amazing. Love it here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Good food.

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CindyS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

staff very nice. food was terrific

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ChristineC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service and food

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VictoriaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great place.. you feel like you’re in someone’s h home.. so welcome and so delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner! Good food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going here... food is great... staff is welcoming and engaging.... never rushing us.... one of our favorite places to go

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Idonotcook
London
36 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lunch excellent but disappointed in the profiteroles desert. The puffs were stale and hard chocolate sauce not hot fudge.

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vipMPRose
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food fantastic. Would highly recommend the gnocchi- all pasta home made.

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vipJonathanH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the seven years we’ve been going to Novita it’s never been less than outstanding.

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NYCTransplant
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavorful food. Friendly and efficient but unobtrusive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dining experience. Service and food were top notch.

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AnnieT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service was great.
Very pleased to have dined there!

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vipBARRYF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I have been coming frequently for more than ten years. My experience has generally been very good. Not so this time. I felt very much ignored. The restaurant was super crowded (good for them!). We had to flag down a server several times. The tables around us get complimentary desserts. We got nothing, not even the customary biscotti with our coffee. Perhaps this was an off night. I will try going back to see if this is so.

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vipKathleenB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second time dining here and it was as good as the first. Our table wasn't ready at our reservation time, but they graciously offered us a glass of prosecco while we waited. One of the specials was squash blossoms, which were absolutely delicious. Each of us had a different pasta-and all of them were perfectly cooked-perfectly al dente. It's like a little trip to Italy on the East Side. Bravissimo.

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vipfoodcritic
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our place. We love it!

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Joey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Price increases were very apparent especially the price of the wine.
Love the food!

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vipAlexandra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food prepared with the palate in mind. Have been coming here for so many years and never had a bad meal. I recommend it to whoever likes Italian food in a heartbeat. In my mind it is the best Italian restaurant in NYC.

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vipKevin
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food, service and atmosphere. We were treated as special guests from the minute we entered. Thank you to our gracious host!!!

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vipNYCfoodiemama
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Restaurant was very crowded. Tables were very close together and they barely gave our vaccine info a glance which gives me pause. The food was good but service was very slow and indifferent.

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NYCnick
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I have been to Novita several times and I think with the expansion of outside dining, the quality of the food has suffered. Sat in a small room behind reception/bar are... no ambiance and crowded. Took a long time to even get a drink. Tables are closer together in main dining room. Novita is capitalizing on the pandemic and has stretched their kitchen to serve more patrons..... but food has suffered.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful people, amazing pasta, can’t wait to go back.

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vipOut2Eat
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Novita continues to be outstanding from a great meal to outstanding service. This is why I continue to return and to bring friends to.

FAQs

Novitá - New York City, Manhattan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-2222.

Novitá - New York City, Manhattan is rated 4.7 stars by 2282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.