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Novita Wine Bar Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar
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860 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527 (Between Stewart Avenue & Ninth Street)
+1 516-739-7660
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Oakdale, New York
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67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The advanced wine system is awesome and allows you to try some great wines without having to order and pay for a whole bottle. It allows no air to touch wine so it won't go bad quickly. They have a ton of wines "on tap", I think 100 wines actually, and some very quality, high rated choices. The food is... More 

Long Island, New York
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199 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for a girls night out birthday dinner. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The meatball sliders were a hit. The mussels with coconut broth were fabulous. The burratta caprese pizza was good but the crust was a bit soggy. The seared tuna was good. The branzino was excellent. The apple dessert and bread pudding were outstanding! The... More 

Thank VIvian666
Hammelburg, Germany
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific selection of wine in a great atmosphere...good food as well. Great by itself and a nice place to stop if you're strolling the avenue.

Thank Bob E
Roslyn Heights, New York
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Dined with friends on a Monday evening. The restaurant was quiet, but one friend who had dined here before said it is packed on weekends and quite noisy. We enjoyed a wonderful cheese board as an appetizer. Very good wine list too. Our entrees were all done perfectly and delicious--- especially the pappardelle and sweet lobster pasta entree. Service was... More 

Thank audtiernan
Garden City, New York, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Go there early evening for a drink or two and appetizers. Great energy, good food and drink [top shelf]. Two years ago spent New Year's Eve here and it was a wonderful experience with music. Young crowd. Very chic and in.

Thank S M
Milford, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Although the food was delicious it was hard to enjoy it in the lounge. I had called two weeks ago for reservations for a party of 6 round table. The girl asked if it was a special occasion and I told her it was. It wss our first visit and I just assumed we would have dining room seating not... More 

Thank ctesta193
New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant when we get a chance to go out to eat. The servers are always friendly the food is always good and they have a great selection of wine!

Thank smiley22
East Setauket, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My party of 4 enjoyed our Friday night at Novita. We arrived earlier than our reservation so we waited at the bar area. The female bartender was very helpful and patient while we sampled and decided on a wine. Our table was ready on time and the waitress was perfect; not too much attention and not lacking either. Very loud... More 

Thank jntsuperstars
Carmel, California
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377 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with two couples. The food was fine, not necessarily outstanding. Service was good. There is a Very active bar scene, probably the main attraction of this restaurant.

Thank rthau
Dix Hills, New York
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I had never been to Novita before and was looking forward to brunch there with some friends. I was very disappointed in my meal. I ordered the eggs benedict and it was perhaps the worst meal I ever had. The eggs were hard boiled, the bacon like shoe leather, and the hollandaise was advertised as 'basil hollandaise' but there was... More 

Thank stratsnd2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Italian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 860 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527
    (Between Stewart Avenue & Ninth Street)
  • Public Transportation: The Garden City Train Station is within walking distance of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Garden City
  • Phone Number: +1 516-739-7660

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?