Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City

4.5
1608 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

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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
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 1608 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Flies in my wine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waiter was excellent. Took a little while for us to get our order taken but everything after was great. Great food and service.

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vipAnnMarie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and drinks with friends. Calamari was delish as was my pasta. Frose was tasty too!

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vipRhondaW
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Shrimp special was delicious and my squid ink seafood pasta beyond yummy! Their outdoor seating is perfect!

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vipAlfredK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

nice atmosphere and location but food consistently lacks taste and is not commensurate with the price charged.

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vipadestler
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Great food. Service was horrible waitress brought wrong beer for my boyfriend and a water down drink for myself. Waitress messed up orders and was very slow with checking up on us. Never had this terrible of service here

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was hotter then normal inside the restaurant. The waitress was very nice but seemed a bit overwhelmed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was splendid and food was delicious, despite overestimating how much I could eat. Impressed with the leadership when the table next to us made a big deal about grated pepper and completely disrespected the staff. Pretty gross behavior from a client, but the staff handled it brilliantly.

Can't wait to eat my leftovers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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pfan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good was amazing! Very cool place. Our server took forever and was not very friendly. The timing of the drinks, apps, and meals was completely off. The main door where you come in from the back, is also the servers door, so both times going in and coming out, we almost got hit by servers trying to carry trays past us. Bad logistics (minor detail-more concerned that the servers who were hustling and moving fast would knock something down if they knocked into someone). Otherwise it was a great experience. Would definitely go again and hope to have a different server.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server couldn’t have been nicer. Food was excellent as always and service was above and beyond. Great dinner and wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The artichoke appetizer was deep fried and very greasy. The grilled chicken parm was eh…my husband did not even finish it. The gluten free pasta vodka entree was good.
The atmosphere was terrible. The music was pumping like it was a night club. The waitress was pleasant but overwhelmed dealing with tables inside and outside.
We will not be going back here.

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vipDeborahL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Novita was excellent. Attentive service, delicious fare served in a lovely setting .

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JedK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was really good.
We sat outside in the front.
The street (and table) are a bit tilted, so had to be careful with drinks.
Noise level from time to time out front can get a bit excessive (street traffic was surprisingly noisy).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seated immediately for a 6:45 reservation. Food was very good. My first time eating there. Only issue was the AC was not working as good as it should have been, however this did not ruin the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Dinner very accommodating

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NYCFoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Have been going to Novita for a few years. Decided to try brunch for the first time on Father's Day. Food was fine, nothing outstanding but good enough to come back for other meals, just not brunch. Very expensive for very small portions. Very disappointing. Will not do brunch again.

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vipKalpanaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating under patio was lovely especially since it was raining! Food was great and service was as well!

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. The staff is warm and attentive. We loved Novita.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Service was not as good as it has been in the past. We had plates piled up and sever was not attentive. But the food was really good.

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Ayesham
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome...excellent food...everyone was super nice.

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vipGdimicco
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novita is always a hit!

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MarisaV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a nice time with my partner. Our waiter was so knowledgeable, made great recommendations, and the food was amazing!

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ktneo12
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

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ChristyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

They have to find a better way to ask ppl to end their dining experience and leave

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vipcdp9
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined outdoors. Food was good as usual. Good service.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch on the patio at Novita. The food and service were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and food equally so

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vip4STM
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have been eating here for several years and always enjoyed the food. This visit nothing tasted the same. The fondue was gritty instead of smooth as it usually is. The paperdella and lobster was tasteless. It tasted reheated instead of fresh. Noodles were overcooked and the lobster “fishy”. All in all very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

I decided to make a reservation here for me and my daughter. I was seated immediately and everything was going great. Then, it didn’t.. our server took 20+ minutes to come and take our drink orders. I just ignored it and placed my order. The drinks came and immediately I flagged down the waiter and asked for the check because I no longer felt comfortable at this establishment and wanted to leave as soon as we were done eating. She agreed, came back with the check and within 2 minutes came again (without our food) and grabbed the checkbook, I told her I didn’t sign it yet and she left. When I tell you that was the last I ever saw of our waiter. The rest of my experience was me flagging down almost every runner and busser asking for drinks, sauces, to go boxes and bags. There was one point where I even spoke to another waiter who completely ignored my request for ketchup! My original waiter didn’t even come to see if the food came out alright. So, I finally signed the check, left no tip and walked out of that place never to return.. but I exited the wrong way, so me and my daughter turned around only to find, low and behold, our waiter! Angrily speaking to one of her coworkers about how I left her no tip, like, what did you expect?

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Bell
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We were really looking forward on our bottomless brunch but were soon disappointed. We were not given a pitcher of mimosa but instead we had to stop our server everytime we wanted more (and he was barely around). For the price that we paid, the drinks should have actually been bottomless and left a pitcher at our table. In the hour and half we were there, we only had about 3 glasses. The food was mediocre. The muffins had nuts in it and i was never told that (i have a nut allergy). Good thing I didn’t eat them. The caprese mozzarella was cold and the mozzarella was definitely not fresh as stated in the menu. I would not recommend to anyone for their bottomless brunch.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Brunch should be better quality I was expecting more

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ChrisM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant by far. Recommend it to Everyone! Between the service, the food, the drinks and the vibe, it’s a 10/10!

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Peggy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Caesar salads weren’t very good atmosphere was very nice

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Louise
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was not good and the food came out cold, would not go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Love the atmosphere both inside and outside. Best red sangria!!

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vipKaren
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was awful
Had to ask 4 times for bread
Waitress was fine
Salad choices are poor for ladies who lunch
Will not return
Too many better choices in garden city