Novitá - New York City, Manhattan

4.8
2113 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 2113 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnaV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Loved everything about this place!

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vipfrequenteaterout
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Before the pandemic we went often to Novita Always a good choice.
This was a return. It was delicious and the outside dining situation made us feel safe and well taken care of. We will be back.

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vipDebT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is excellent. Service was rude. We were seated at a table too small for our group but host told us we weren’t regulars so we weren’t getting a good table. (Now we’ll never be regulars.)

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vipMerylH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novitá never disappoints! Fantastic food and unmatched service, truly a neighborhood gem.

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vipOut2Eat
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service at Novita never disappoints. Once again another outstanding dining experience.

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Jswelovecats
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really like this restaurant. The food was very tasty, and the service is very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, incredible service. Igloos for safety and privacy. Wonderful experience!

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vipDoreenA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italians in NYC. Perfect ambience inside or out. Wonderful staff. Amazing menu. The stuffed zucchini flowers are quite special as is the home made pasta. You will want to go back several times so you can sample more of their delicious menu.

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adamk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An old New York ambience , with a wonderful intimacy, and one of the sweetest , most personable staff manning the place.... god bless them for weathering the storm, and staying open for the lion share of the pandemic shutdown.

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vipLisaRDN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great meal last week at Novita. It truly felt like we were sitting at a table in Italy! The food, service and ambiance were incredible. It was my father-in-law's birthday and my family enjoyed a wonderful celebration. Highly recommend Novita! We will be back soon!!

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vipStephenB
Atlanta
119 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated calming and with lots of truly Italian ( modern northern Italian ) touches. I’d go back in a heartbeat

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vipMumpers1
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Reliably good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipMarkE
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely dinner with friends at Novitá. We are continuously impressed by their great service, outstanding food and friendly atmosphere.

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Agnes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here twice a year for birthdays and it is always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait a bit for our reservation but they more than made up for it. Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual, best service, food & ambiance in NYC

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NYCDiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Outside setup is great. Such an enjoyable restaurant, and service is perfect.

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vipBARRYF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very welcoming restaurant. The service was attentive. The food is excellent. Terrific pasta dishes. It's quiet, sophisticated, and civilized. Highly recommended.

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vipcharlie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just delicious and the service was excellent. They brought us extra desserts and waiter was so patient with me selecting a wine after returning 3 bottles that we didn’t like!!

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vipkeithb
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with quick friendly service

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vipHMhonorreservation
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu
Excellent food and service.
Highly recommend

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vipNeighbor
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. Excellent service. Delicious food.
We’ll be back soon for sure.

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vipVillagetraveler
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate outside in one of the plexiglass huts - well designed with reasonable amount of fresh air and lots of light. Food great as usual and good service despite the challenges of serving outdoor diners. Strongly recommend.

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GordonW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and staff are outstanding. We truly enjoyed our evening at this restaurant Everyone loved the beef carpaccio with black truffles and the parmesan veal chop. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, more on the pricier side but totally worth it

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Scrambler4548
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Novita many times. Of course with Covid it’s been over a year. The Staff is friendly and informative the food delicious whether pasta, meat or fish.We ate inside which was very comfortable.
The Vibe is Italian so much so we felt we were in Napoli!

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HeatherO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was fantastic and the outdoor igloo areas were perfect for safe dining. Our waiter was super kind, polite and helpful but our service was so slow! Our rez was for 8:30pm and we didn't leave until 11:30pm. Online it said rez would be for two hours max and this extra hour late caused one of us to miss the last PATH home and another one of us issues because they had to work the next day at 9am. It was frustrating bc if not for that, this would be a 5-star rating. Our waiter should have been checking on us more frequently.

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vipHarrisH
London
31 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent. Maitre de was very understanding and flexible with my date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent across the board

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vipEileenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience! Great service, food and ambience. Would return!

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vipFrancesco
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gennaro our waiter was a rockstar.

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Erin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Novita on Saturday night. The staff was very welcoming and they even treated us to dessert! The food is incredible. We can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of our favorite places in NYC - food and service outstanding, even during Covid

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vipDoreenA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italians in the city. Great for a special occasion, a business dinner or just a nice night out. The service and ambiance along with the food are spectacular.

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vipSylvia
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, luxurious lunch with friends in a tent outside. Service was wonderful and european polite. All my guests were happy. The wine was perfect too.

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KevinL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Incredible staff and delicious pasta.

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JeffJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’re always an amazing experience. It’s our favorite place.

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GabrielleP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such a great, safe outdoor setup! food delicious and staff so nice.

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vipNicoleP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Food and service are delicious and warm. Like being in Italy! Bravo Novita!

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 4.8 stars by 2113 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.