Novitá - New York City, Manhattan

4.7
2219 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2219 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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vipCatCurryW
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food every time! Try everything. You won't be disappointed!

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MatthewK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food, great ambiance and terrific service!

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vipAllenK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ate outside. It was a pleasant evening. The pace of service was slower than we all would have preferred. The food was, as always, excellent. Overall, terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was horrible. They screwed up very simple dishes such as Carbonara for example. Their fried items were soggy. No technique at all. Pasta sauces watery and flavorless. Fish was good. I think the quality of the ingredients themselves are good but the preparation and overall resulting flavor I would give zero stars.

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Mike
Argentina
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Staff is wonderful, attentive and accommodating your special needs. Highly recommend

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vipSebastianVenable
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Waited over 45 minutes for check after dinner.
Requested 3 times.
Came and was wrong.
Credits not issued 4 days later.
Unacceptable

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

Fantastic. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family catch up time for 3 ladies.

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vipdave
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff here is amazing. Wine selection is great. Food is quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience

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ariofelber
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Authentic Italian food and wait staff! We love Novita.. it’s our restaurant of choice for family gatherings

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MarshaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service fantastic! When they heard we were celebrating a birthday, dessert was on them!

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vipCatCurryW
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great Location & Great service. A trifecta!

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RWM2
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice menu and very tasty food! The service was prompt and attentive.

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lovely
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch sitting outside for our parents anniversary lunch.

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Inmymemory
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall very much enjoy going to this place for great food and ambiance. Has that fancy night out feel and great food. A little pricey but as expected for the quality.
Highly recommended

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vipjessicab
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food ans great service!!!

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ClaudeJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Usually the food is very good. Not today. I was disappointed.

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vipHillaryK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent.the manager was very friendly and gracious.no one bothered us for sitting 21/2 hrs over a very leisurely lunch.We will definitely go again.

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vipAuntMeem
Baltimore
121 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Everything was fresh and delicious. Wine by the bottle prices reasonable. We had the stuffed zucchini blossoms, spaghetti and clam sauce and the Branzino. All exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful evening. Great waiter. True neighborhood place.

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eliezerk
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a disappointment. The food was average, and the service was not good.

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vipChelsea
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem, with excellent food and attentive service.

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vipRicky
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Terrific service from staff, delicious food and reasonably priced for NYC.

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vipcoach
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good and worth the price. Pastas are made with Italian flour, except for penne, and are perfectly cooked. Unfortunately, the wines are very overpriced, which will keep me from returning as often as I otherwise would.

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Ducky
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants with great food and attentive staff.

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vipBASSEMB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service.

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DaniloP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a really pleasant surprise. Very authentic Italian food. Outstanding service, great food, nice wine list and wonderful desserts (the tiramisu is to die for, and so is the nougat semifreddo).

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Mike
Argentina
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian dining. Good wine list, good service and very reasonably priced for what you get.

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vipEdnaG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent great service

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JamesA
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hidden gem. Authentic Italian fare staffed by helpful, friendly people. The stuffed mushrooms and squid ink pasta were fantastic. They had a delicious Valpolicella Ripasso by the glass. Ask for Alessandro or Michelangelo

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vipOut2Eat
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novita is my favorite restaurant and so lucky it’s in my neighborhood! Excellent for and incredible service!

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Laury
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Novita, a clean, well kept restaurant which seemed to have more seating outside than in. We were six inside. Service was great except for a minor (amusing) hitch. We ordered a bottle of white wine which was poured into our glasses then placed into an ice bucket. One of the ladies decided she wanted ice in her wine glass (a visiting French lady, no less) and asked a bus-boy to bring it. When he saw the lady attempting to put a cube of ice in her wine-glass, he gave her withering look and scolded her. Even her husband decided to shut up and let her take it.
The food was good, the service, ambience was good and the Italian accented waiters gave us all the attention we needed. We will go back.

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AriaT50
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner in NYC post COVID shutdown. We LOVED every bit of our meal and the experience. Food delish; wine Many many thanks to Gennaro!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite Italian spots. Always a warm welcome; attentive service and great food. They never rush you either which is a big plus.

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auntkate
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charming restaurant, easy neighborhood location, warm and helpful staff. The food is good too...We eat indoors.

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Nancylynn
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

For New York, the portions were wonderful! You will not leave hungry, and that is saying something these days. The food was outstanding....delicious. The outdoor tables were wonderful...they made the most out of the sidewalk space. The service was initially excellent but the restaurant got busy and then our waiter literally disappeared. Quite literally. My water never got refilled (I was thirsty) and I ended up hunting down our waiter to ask for the check when I went to the bathroom. He never brought it. I had to get back up out of my chair in search for someone to ask for our check twice. I stood over the waitress who took pity on me to pay the bill as she charged the credit card. The waiter was clearly swamped, but he made no effort to apologize or make amends in any way. Had there been a modicum of acknowledgement, I might have avoided this poor review of the service. But shame on them for being in the service industry and handling their overwhelm so poorly. At least apologize.

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carols
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

lovely...outdoors...energetic but not too loud.
Waiters are great

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined many times at Novita and always have had a great experience.

FAQs

Novitá - New York City, Manhattan offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-2222.

Novitá - New York City, Manhattan is rated 4.7 stars by 2219 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 bookings at the moment.