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Novita

25 New St, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1813
+1 732-549-5306
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (4 reviews)
“branzino” (2 reviews)
“last night” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, International
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
25 New St, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1813
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had the Bolognese and my better half had the Salmon. Both dishes were amazing. Arugula salad and meatballs appetizer were also excellent. Dessert was yummy and live entertainment was sweet. Definitely recommend!

Thank HunterdonPaul
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We have been at Novita many times. The food was usually fine, although the restaurant offers only a limited selection. And the menu has not changed for years. What changed though is the service. When we visited with family last week, I was shocked about...More

Thank Gisela O
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Came here for a colleagues Birthday dinner. Everything was delicious. Service was great and prices are reasonable. Would definitely come back again.

Thank da277
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The wait staff was attentive and service was very good. The food was delicious and the portions just the right size. Atmosphere was enhanced by having a piano player/singer. Would definitely go there again. The weather was beautiful and while walking we saw the restaurant...More

Thank Sanddy46
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Eat here all the time and just love it. Always sit in the lounge side of the restaurant to be near the music. Lots of regulars at the bar. Drinks are good and happy hour is great!! Very cheap bites and cocktails. Portions are big....More

1  Thank JazzSooner
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Ate here with a team of 8, and everyone loved their food and drinks/wine. I love their super Tuscan wine. The food made me feel like we were back in Italy. All house made. I won't eat pasta unless it's homemade and this certainly didn't...More

Thank Elise W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My wife and I took a friend, that was visiting, for dinner on Saturday night. We have enjoyed Novita in the past and have never experienced what we did last night. We had 6:30 reservations and specifically told the hostess that we were not in...More

Thank timfromnj
Calogero B, Manager at Novita, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

We thank you for dining with us recently and for your praise on your dinner, however we are sincerely apologetic that you were unsatisfied with your accommodations. We would be happy to provide you with a table for the entirety of the evening upon prior...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

Only been here for drinks and appetizers and to listen to the entertainment but would definately recommend this place. Love the atmosphere and food.

Thank Dnnklly
Calogero B, Manager at Novita, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

We sincerely thank you for you excellent review and hope to continue providing excellent service for you and your guests.

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Walked in off the street. Immediately greeted and escorted to our choice of table. Had never had artichoke soup so had to try it. That dish alone would bring me back, a generous serving.

Thank SteveatYahoo
Calogero B, Manager at Novita, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for your excellent review! We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 19 December 2016

great drinks, service and food. Always fresh, always delicious and it is nice to see the same wait servers time and time again.

Thank CindyC9230
Calogero B, Manager at Novita, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for your excellent review! We are very happy to provide you with the best of service, food and cocktails. We hope to see you again in the future for another wonderful evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 New St, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1813
    (Pearl Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Metuchen
  • Phone Number: +1 732-549-5306
  • E-mail
Description
What does "Novita" mean? "Novita" means "something new" in Italian. When her sons got into trouble growing up, Mrs. Badalamenti would be waiting, wooden spoon in hand and say "ma che cosa e, Novita?" Today, Novita has a new meaning for the Badalamenti family, "Italian with a twist". 25 miles from NYC & in Middlesex county, NJ.
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