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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 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
Between Stewart Avenue & Ninth Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
DJ on Thursday Ladies Night, Friday & Saturday nights.
We can provide catering for your special event.
Parking is available behind the restaurant.
The Garden City Train Station is within walking distance of the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private party room is available with a dance floor and bar for up to 65 guests. Larger parties can be accommodated in the dining room.
Private Party Contact:
Joe Rodriguez: 5167397660x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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 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
Very much enjoyed our meal. Very good f ...
Very much enjoyed our meal. Very good food and service. This is a terrific restaurant to visit.
The food was good but the unlimited brun ...
The food was good but the unlimited brunch drinks tasted mediocre. Better have one good quality drink included with brunch than this. Service would have been great if the place had been less busy.
Terrific staff and service. Had no prob ...
Terrific staff and service. Had no problems rearranging our reservation to accommodate a party of 9 instead of the original party of 3. Food was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will return soon.
The service was friendly and attentive. ...
The service was friendly and attentive. We have been here for brunch and enjoyed the food... for dinner it was another story. We ordered off the menu two different chicken dishes and they were extremely bland. It tasted more like catering hall type dishes. Nothing special.
Great happy hour at the bar until 7pm ea ...
Great happy hour at the bar until 7pm each night with $5 glasses of wine! Also, new 3 course price fixe menu for $28 for a 3-course meal. Great deal and delicious!!
Love Novita! Great atmosphere. You will ...
Love Novita! Great atmosphere. You will probably need a reservation on weekends. The service was very good as well. Try the $40 lobster.
We were seated and immediately unhappy. ...
We were seated and immediately unhappy. The noise level was through the roof. People at the bar were screaming. The music was loud and unpleasant. The menu sounded great, but the food was disappointing. We ended up asking to be moved outside. It was a little chilly, but at least we could have a conversation. We will never go back.
Good food and service. We dined outdoor ...
Good food and service. We dined outdoors on a beautiful evening. Extensive wine list.
Novita is a great place - friendly staff ...
Novita is a great place - friendly staff, good food and extensive wine list. We sat outside on a beautiful evening.
I have been to this resturant several ti ...
I have been to this resturant several times but this time I was disappointed. I never came on a Saturday night and it was busy which is fine. What disappointed me was the service our waiter busy and although he noticed my wine glass was empty he never asked if I wanted a second glass. We needed to ask for bowl for the shells for my dish. The muscles were missing the rest of the dish was great. It was just odd. For the prices of the meal I expected more.
We dined here with another couple on Sat ...
We dined here with another couple on Saturday night. It was rather quite when we arrived but picked up as the night went on. We opted to sit outside which was nice except for the table size...all the tables were really for 2 so it was VERY cramped. We really didn't have room for much at all, especially considering that we had a bottle of wine and the cooler was on the table (they really should have a stands considering the size of their tables) and when our apps came that we were sharing there was NO room on the table. We were happy to be visiting, so it wasn't that bad, but it took a while for our waitress to take our order, both for our apps and our entrees. Their wine list is kind of nice, a bit more extensive then several places we have been so that was nice and we did enjoy the wine we ordered. Once it was ordered the food came timely and was good. Our "go to" tomato & mozzarella and fried calamari apps were good. I enjoyed my shrimp scampi with risotto (which was actually really good). I was told the fish (Bronzino) was very, very good as well. The other two in our group said their meals were good, so all in all it was a good evening but for the tiny table!
We started with a plate of fried calamar ...
We started with a plate of fried calamari served with a spicy marinara and a tangy aioli. Both complemented the flavorof the tender calamari. Each member of our party ordered the two pound bibless lobster accompanied by house slaw and truffle fries. One member of the party asked to substitute risotto for the truffle fries and the server made the necessary adjustment. The food was great and the high point was the excellent service of the wait staff. Highly recommended!
service was inattentive......place was s ...
service was inattentive......place was slow so waiter spent time at bar chatting with coworker and watching videos on phone......2lb lobster was at best 1 and 1/2 lbs and did not taste fresh......noted birthday on open table reservation......no cake or singing of hb by waiter.....i can see why place was so slow
We have eaten here many times before and ...
We have eaten here many times before and had great experiences
This night was the exception,our service was indifferent at best. Don't know if the waiter was overwhelmed or just incompetent
Very enjoyable experience overall. It wa ...
Very enjoyable experience overall. It was a bit noisy, which made it a little hard to have a quiet conversation, but I would definitely go back.
Novita Wine Bar & Trattoria is a great p ...
Novita Wine Bar & Trattoria is a great place to have dinner in Garden City. It's a bit pricey, but everything is pricey (often not just "a bit") in Garden City. We had an antipasto of different salami - very tasty. High quality meat. We each had a pasta dish - all were delicious. One was pappardelle with a lobster and asparagus sauce with truffle oil. Not only very good, but so nicely cooked. It is hard to NOT have the pappardelle overcook, but these were perfect. Another one of us ordered black linguine in a Calabrese sauce of tomato and charred octopus. Also excellent. Again - the pasta was not overcooked. The other two diners (my friends) thought the meal was just outstanding. I am a pretty good cook myself, so I may be doing the place an injustice by saying "only" very good. I would gladly go back to Novita any time. I definitely recommend it.
The food is excellent and the service is ...
The food is excellent and the service is always great. It's the perfect spot for a bite to eat without the fuss. I really enjoy the friendly staff and waiters who always suggest the best plates. The wine list is impeccable and the cocktails deliver every time. Love coming to Novita because you always leave satisfied and can't wait to come back again!
Why have we waited this long? This place ...
Why have we waited this long?
This place pops up on Open Table frequently, yet for some reason we never booked it. My mistake. As someone who enjoys wine and good food, I can say this place delivers on its implied promise to deliver both.
And perhaps most surprisingly for a trendy wine bar/restaurant, Novita actually can be something of a bargain (hence my awarding of 5 stars). The food won't be the best you've ever had -- assuming you've eaten at high-level spots -- but it gives you excellent food, in good quantities, at a fair price.
And our young waiter was excellent.
Great wine list & excellent, tasty origi ...
Great wine list & excellent, tasty original food offerings. Always good & reliable, Novita is a step above other places. It's very good but then some. I would suggest Novita to everyone!!
Overall everything was great. Unfortunat ...
Overall everything was great. Unfortunately, they sat us at a table 15 minutes before happy hour ended, but we didn't get to order our drinks till after it was over! We literally sat for about 15 minutes without someone coming to our table!
Food was delicious ! I had shrimp scampi ...
Food was delicious ! I had shrimp scampi... Best I've ever had!!! The drinks were also delish and the server was very sweet and accommodating !!! We will be back!!
Horrible food and service. Like a mall f ...
Horrible food and service. Like a mall fast food chain. Wine list was not impressive. Not a place for fine dining. I do not understand the good reviews . The staff knows nothing about the wine bottles on the menu.
I got my favorite dish: the Wild Arugula ...
I got my favorite dish: the Wild Arugula Salad with grilled chicken. It was spectacular. My mom loved her Chicken Parmigiano. I wanted to bring her to Novita because I get great food with exceptional service.
Sunday early dinner at Novita had its up ...
Sunday early dinner at Novita had its ups and downs. Waitstaff was attentive but "busing" needs improvement. Bread was brought out but only a small dipping saucer for four people. Three of the four of us ordered the same appetizer but the waiter gave the "odd" appetizer to the wrong person. Should have at least asked! Dinner entrees came out while appetizer plates were still on table. We had to rearrange the table before the plates were taken away.
Overall food was good - but staff need training.
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