Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City

4.6
1584 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 1584 people are saying
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4.5
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4.5
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarisaV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

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ChristyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

KM
KarenM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and food equally so

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vip4STM
Miami
57 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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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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vipLouise
New York Area
8 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
2 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
139 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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great brunch menu and pasta!!! Yum

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Vipa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. Lobster sliders and fried artichoke appetizers were amazing.

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josephe
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food and service were great. My only issue is, if you put on the menu brunch is bottomless for 1.5 hours, this should be honored. Our server brought over our initial mimosa and refilled it once. Never came back. Never asked if we wanted more. And right as I was going to ask for another, he dropped off the check. 2 mimosas isn’t bottomless

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vipTmol
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was very good & even more items looked good. The main issue we had was that we were set outside & it smelled like fertilizer (we were next to the flower beds). We asked to be moved & they accommodated but only had a high top. The chairs were really uncomfortable.

In the future we’ll specify we need a low top table inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was so so. I go as a fill in place to eat. Not on my night out dinner radar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great ambiance and delicious food!

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vipdebrai
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Thought I’d give it another try. Always liked this restaurant. Service has just not been up to par. I don’t know if it’s being shorthanded or Not properly assigning tables. Outside in front had two waiters and we couldn’t find either of them. We waited to get plates and I mean waited close to fifteen minutes while our food got cold since we ordered a few apps to share. We waited snd waited. I actually went into the restaurant and found plates myself. Not acceptable. I had asked her when she placed the food down could we get more plates she said Ofcourse. Never came back. And we had no place to put our empty mussel shells either since the plates we had were about an inch bigger then our bread plates. I’ve tried three times now with different friends and I’m sad to say I don’t think I’ll be going back. It’s a shame. Some of the food is really tasty. But the service isn’t good at all. Instead of three hosts maybe there should be more wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated after 20 mins
The food didn’t arrive. Even after 1.5 hours.
So we had to leave cause we had other places to go.
Bad seevice

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EvanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and staff.
Heading back next wkd with another couple.

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vipsusanp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I ordered a seafood dish that was supposed to have lobster in it. I sent the first dish back because there was no lobster in it. The manager came over and said it was mixed in the pasta. I have had this dish several times and there was always big chunks of lobster which clearly were missing from this dish. They made me a new dish and it only had two shrimp while the original one had four. There was significantly less seafood in it and barely any lobster. Huge disappointment. It was extremely busy so the service was slow. When the check came I was charged twice for the same meal. We will not be returning for a while.

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Ljb392
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great set up during covid. Excellent service and friendly staff.. 2 of the 4 main courses were perfect, one was slightly warm but still quite good and one was slightly undercooked

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They weren’t too concerned about the 90min limit. Overall service was fine until we actually wanted the check and it seemed like they weren’t interested in our money. We had to ask multiple times for it.

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RobertS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, cool atmosphere and a terrific wine recommendation from our server. Novita is a great spot when you want great food, and also a great social scene.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant staff, helpful but unobtrusive
Excellent food and drink offerings - we ordered 1 special and 2 off reg menu
Comfortable sitting with Covid rules all followed perfectly
Can't wait to go again!

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roslyn2014
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love happy hour at wine bar it’s just a perfect getaway from every day life for a couple hours! And I enjoy coming here often with friends

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AnneN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for lunch and ate outside. Food was excellent. Really enjoyed the restaurant. Highly recommend.

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

Lobster sliders are very good. Recommend the seafood pasta

It was cold and the manager raised the heat, very accommodating. Waitress was nice and helpful, brought strong drinks.

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

Perfect night. Amazing food.

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Nathan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a few times, thenfood is always delicious. Service has always been great. This has become one of my "go to" spots.

JA
JoAnnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive and polite. Food was delicious. It was a Happy Mother's Day celebration with my daughters and niece.

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ktneo12
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious- lobster sliders were amazing!

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vipLewis0625
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food and service were excellent! Beautiful decor! Will be back!

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vipEarlyDinner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful local venue in a low key environment with delicious food. Perfect for a date night and night out with friends.

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DiningOutSatNight
New York Area
3 reviews