Novita Wine Bar Trattoria - Garden City
Very clean and safe. Great food and service. Nice ambience
It's Novita. Always very good, always a reliable positive experience, never let's down.
Great food and experience! I highly recommend the brunch
Food is fantastic! Outdoor igloos are awesome! Staff could not be nicer. Safe!
The atmosphere is great here, social distancing done right. Very beautiful restaurant. We ordered the Burrata with sweet potato, was sooo good. The grilled octobus was over cooked and very tough but had very nice flavor. The mulled wine was the star and the red wine options were delish. Our entree was the special of the night and it was good but nothing to rave about. As a whole we had a great dinner.
Covid safe. Food as usual was excellent. Just felt a little rushed because every few minutes they’d try to take away plates we were still working on. Otherwise, food as usual was excellent.
I loved it
Waitress was awesome. Food was good. My friend ordered Tito’s and soda, but obviously they used a different vodka because she had an allergic reaction.
Novita never disappoints!!!Clean/ Great food & drinks/servers / DJ
Keep up the good work!
We had a great time at Novita for New Year's Day brunch. The service was great and the food was delicious and was a good portion. We would definitely go again.
As a birthday dinner from my bride, this was my first visit to Novita, but not to ownership's other restaurants. So I have no way of comparing what Novita dining was like pre-COVID conditions. But I will say, that every effort was made to keep diner's safe and comfortable. The food and service was at the high standards I expected from my experiences with Waterzooi. I look forward to my next visit, hopefully it will be without the COVID restrictions.
Food was great, atmosphere was great, and service was excellent. Establishment felt safe and clean.
We love Novita. Beautiful place, great service, constantly very good food. Not expensive but a good value for the experience.
Very nice meal. Initially service was slow but they picked it up.
Very good food and drinks. Enjoyed the ambiance considering COVID restrictions.
Great! Thank you!
Service & food excellent. Outdoor dining area in igloo warm & pleasant. Tables outdoors were too cold.
Went here for a holiday party about 3 years ago and it was great. Came here for a date night w my husband and he loved it! Food amazing, drinks great, atmosphere beautiful and we had a great waiter named Brandon.
I called a week in advance to inquire about my outdoor reservation and ask if we could have an igloo. They said fine and when I went there, they did not seat us in an igloo or anywhere in the heated tent. Instead, they sat us right by the door on their “heated patio” which was FREEZING. We were told there were no igloos available however the 2 parties after us were seated in igloos. Strange. My friend and I froze right next to the door that was constantly opened for servers to run in and out of as well as diners to walk in and out of the restaurant. It seems other diners around us had a similar issue as well. So in conclusion I spent over $100 to be frozen. Thank you.
Food and service were great!
I have been to Novita on multiple occasions, hosted bridal showers and birthday parties over the last 11 years. It has never been short of amazing in all aspects of the dining experience. We had a 7:30 reservation, and upon arriving we were told the table wasn’t ready. We heard nothing further as to an update, although we were waiting 6ft from the hostess station. I approached the manager (male) for an update and he wouldn’t even make eye contact with me and brushed on by. He seemed quite annoyed and did not seem concerned at all that we were waiting over 30 minutes for our reservation. We were immediately taken to our table by a different hostess and were told that we needed to be finished and out by 9:45 the latest. We were finally greeted many minutes later by a frazzled waitress. Though the restaurant is at less than 50% capacity, she was “the weeds” and we waited for our order to be taken, for appetizers, for water refills, for wine to arrive, and every request in between. At 9:35 she brought the dessert menu and before she could even ask if we wanted anything, a different woman/manager dropped a check at the table. She speedily returned to the table only seconds later, though we didn’t even open the bill. As soon as we placed our cards inside the check book, she said I’ll take that and sped away to run our cards. As someone who worked in the restaurant industry for 16+ years and managed in high-end restaurants, this by far was the most unwelcoming and disappointing experience. We completely understood the confines of the government mandates and we respected our curfew ahead of the other 50+ patrons in their establishment, however, I’ve never been more embarrassed to highly recommend my favorite restaurant, only for my guests to enter and leave with such a poor impression. Your new managers were downright obnoxious and new waitress was not properly trained. The only saving grace is that the food is consistently delicious.
Great food and service and a safe place to eat Will definitely be back
Outdoor options in pandemic times are very limited! We enjoyed our dinner at Novita!
Always A great time and great food at Novita
I made this reservation days in advance to sit inside, yes I’m aware with Covid, however, if given the option to sit inside and it be selected, I’d expect to be sat inside instead of outside, where every single party was sat inside. I’m very unhappy with the treatment as I am a regular, as well as the hostess not even caring to give an explanation as to why I was sat outside when my reservation stated inside.
Really great services, delicious food, awesome bar
Was great really good food and service
We had a 7pm reservation and they seated us right away . The waiter was very friendly did not rush us . The food was delicious and drinks were great
Everything is good, food, service and drink, enjoy my lunch here.
We went to Novits for our 30th anniversary everything was perfect. Dinner was delicious. Covid protocols were above and beyond. Highly recommend Novits
Had brunch - unlimited drinks and good breakfast/lunch selections. Great appetizers. Can dine outside. Highly recommend.
The food was excellent and so was the service. They did a great job with social distancing. We felt very comfortable.
Great place to have a great meal from drinks , Apps , Dinner and dessert !!
As soon as we sat down we were told we had 90 minutes to order eat then leave. Apps were ok - entrees not! Very pricey which we don’t mind if we get what we’re paying for.
Always great service and terrific food! 10/10 recommend!
We made a reservation for a high top table but we were seated in a booth. Not a big deal, but not as much fun. Service was slow but rushed if that makes sense. I understand that they need to turn tables quickly under the circumstances, but it doesn’t make for a pleasant dining experience. The octopus was tough, but tasty. The burrata was weird as the squash was ice cold. The arancini was ok but nothing special.
good spot. great wine list. would recommend for a mid week outing
We've been going to Novita for years for dinner but tried brunch this time. It was terrific. Feel like we've been missing out.