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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
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.
Food was great. I am never disappointed ...
Food was great. I am never disappointed when we dine at Novita!!
Been coming here for a while. Was there ...
Been coming here for a while. Was there on Sunday evening and the place was not full but had to wait a long time for sever to take our order and the steak was over cooked. Just hope this was a one time missed.
be careful i booked for a 1000 point tab ...
be careful i booked for a 1000 point table and after dining they said i didn't show not only did i have to call open table and the restaurant they said they didn't have 1000 point tables which was not true. as far as service happy hour only exists inside we said on patio and were the only 3 outside and we had to pay too dollar for the same drinks and food steps away from us, talk about being penalized for wanting to be outside in a beautiful day....
Everytime I come here, I am NEVER disapp ...
Everytime I come here, I am NEVER disappointed! The food is great and the drinks are even better.
The place suited our needs. Enjoyable, ...
The place suited our needs. Enjoyable, good food and extensive wine list. We enjoyed the 50% off wine night! My only complaint was that the lights are too dim and it was hard to see the menu...
We went on a friends recommendation..
We went on a friends recommendation and a gift card from xmas! It turned to be an excellent choice! The food was great, the service was great! We even order d an extra dessert to take home to mom!
Food is consistently good; I usually ord ...
Food is consistently good; I usually order one of the salads for lunch h and I have never been disappointed. The Apple crisp is a great topper the meal
The fresh Mozzarella and tomatoes wa ...
Mozzarella and tomatoes was delicious.
The a arancini was very good
But they took the plate before we could get the chick pea puree😫
The chicken panini was okay it was very thin sliced
Pieces of grilled chicken
Not a piece of chicken hardly any cheese so basically it was a roll no flavor... The fries... Very good.
I wasn't drinking I was the driver so a chicken sandwich with no chicken for 23? Not great ..,but for my guests well worth the price!
10 of us had a very enjoyable long late ...
10 of us had a very enjoyable long late evening without being rushed....food was delicious
The food and service was wonderful. Just wished the bread served at the beginning of the dinner was a little bit toasted or even slightly warm. Bread was very cold
I live in Chicago and we were able to vi ...
I live in Chicago and we were able to visit my MIL for Mother's Day and I found this restaurant on Open Table. It had great reviews and did not disappoint. The buffet was great. Nice choices but not too many that you feel overwhelmed. Food was delicious. May need to come by when we are in town again. The service was attentive. Highly recommend.
Great neighborhood restaurant for foodie ...
Great neighborhood restaurant for foodies who love a varied assortment of wines by the glass. Food is quite good, with nice assortment of appetizers and main courses. Excellent cheeses as well.
Modern Italian at its finest
My friend and I tried Novita for the first time during restaurant week. The salmon was delicious, and the butternut squash spätzle with roasted brussel sprout leaves was absolutely phenomenal! The mini zeppoles we had for dessert were reminiscent of a street fair, and left us wanting more. Our waiter, Brendan gave us a warm welcome and was extremely charming and attentive. There was great music playing at the bar, and I look forward to returning for drinks with my friend. I will also be back for dinner and brunch! I'm so excited to have found a new hotspot in the heart of Garden City!!!
Bad customer service
In a pretty empty restaurant in the early evening on a weekday, I was told I couldn't be seated in a booth because they were for larger parties (than my party of two). This was so despite the fact that there was a party of two seated at one of them. Yet somehow before I left there was ONE person, seated alone, at one of those booths and then another booth with just a couple seated at it. This is just bad customer service and I wouldn't go back for that alone. But just in case you had doubts, the food wasn't any good either. Meatball sliders were terrible, the Bolognese was just ok and the salmon was white NOT pink.
Restaurant week disappointment
Saw restaurant week advertisement online and reserved table for 745pm through Open Table. When we arrived were told that restaurant week ended at 7pm. There was no restriction listed on the restaurant week menu or open table reservation form. Our "budget" dinner cost $200. Extremely disappointed at the misrepresentation by Novita and Open-table
SERVER WAS VERY NICE DIDNT HAVE A GREAT ...
SERVER WAS VERY NICE DIDNT HAVE A GREAT KNOWLEDGE OF THE WINE LIST THEY SHOULD BE TRAINED TO HELP SUGGEST . THATS THE MANAGEMENTS FAULT . FOOD WAS JUST OK . I WENT WITH MY WIFE AND WE FELT VERY RUSHED ! WINE WAS SERVED . WAITRESS CAME OVER TWICE IN A FEW MINUTES OF POURING THE WINE TO TAKE OUR ORDER . DIDNT HAVE A CHANCE TO ENJOY THE WINE OR FULLY LOOK AT MENU . WE BOTH HAD MAINS NO APPETIZERS . THE MINUTE WE WERE FINISHED WITH MEALS . TABLE WAS CLEARED AND DESERT MENU WAS DROPPED ON TABLE . WE FIGURED LETS GIVE IT A TRY . DESERT CAME OUT IN RECORD TIME . WE FINISHED DESERT CHECK CAME A FEW MINUTES LATER . WE WERE OUT THE DOOR . I FELT LIKE I WAS BARELY GIVEN ENOUGH TIME TO FINISH WINE !! IT WAS ALMOST LIKE WE WERE SPEED DATING LOL . I GIVE THEM A D+ AT BEST . I WOULDNT GO BACK . MY WIFE AND I GO OUT 8 TO 10 TIMES A MONTH . WE WERE NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL .
The food was great. We went for restaurant week. The service was a bit slow, especially on a Tuesday nightwhen they were not that busy. Besides that, it was great.
Decided to try Novita for restaurant week after not having been there for several years. The evening was so much better than we expected. We arrived early and sat at their lovely bar. The bartender couldn't have been nicer. We decided on 2 glasses of wine, at which time she informed us that they were offering half price on bottles of wine. In addition to really enjoying the wine, we got great value. Our dinner did not disappoint. Our asparagus appetizers were excellent. I followed with the shrimp scampi with asparagus risotto and my husband had the spicy black linguini with octopus, which were both wonderful. They even packed up desert for us to go. What a lovely evening. We will definitely return soon.
Very good food. Not the place for a quie ...
Very good food. Not the place for a quiet diner as it can be quite loud. Fun atmosphere. Great wine selection.
Good but not great
Parking was available, we sat quickly and apps were delicious. Was disappointed with my meal. Ordered the agnolini pasta, it was all sauce and just 2 agnolinis in the dish for $19.00. Nutella Creme Brûlée was also a bit disappointing.
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