about us
Novitá Cucina Creativa

Novitá is a smart and sophisticated 60-seat trattoria serving a seasonally inspired, modern, Italian menu. Opened in November of 1994 by the same dedicated kitchen team working today, Novitá has established a widely recognized reputation for consistently delicious food and congenial top-notch service.

Novitá is located in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan on a quiet tree-lined street. In the warmer months a 14-seat sidewalk cafe is opened and patrons have the option of dining alfresco under canvas market umbrellas.

A 12-seat private dining alcove off the main room can be reserved for intimate dinner parties, business luncheons and/or presentations.

Chef/partner Marco Fregonese's modern adaptation of classical Italian cooking was developed over an accomplished 40-year culinary career that began in Piedmonte/Lombardy Italy under the tutelage of the regions most celebrated chefs. His culinary philosophy is quality, simplicity and innovation.

special events

To inquire about special event planning, reserving our private room (12 guests maximum) or the entire restaurant (60 guests maximum) please call Melissa 212.677.2222 or email


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"The 'secret' is out about this 'wonderful' Gramercy Northern Italian that 'year after year' maintains 'top-flight' fare and 'congenial' service; word has spread so far that there's almost "never an empty seat."

"Every so often a restaurant opens and its elements seem to fall gratifyingly into place from the outset. One such place is Novitá."

"Novitá is a designer shoe box of a restaurant, a perfect neighborhood trattoria. The pastas are just ridiculous: perfectly prepared, full of flavor, like postcards from an Italy of the mind, color swatches to recolor your world. It is hard to eat there and not think yourself lucky."

-Sam Sifton-

Novitá was selected as one of the best restaurants of the area in 2015. This review is determined by recent, verified OpenTable diner reviews within New York.

contact us

Novitá is located just off the southeast corner of 22nd Street between Park Avenue South & Lexington

subway stations:
6 train at 23rd Street & Park Avenue, R and N trains at 23rd Street & Broadway

24-hour indoor parking:
41 E. 21st Street between Park Avenue South & Broadway

M-F 12pm-2:30pm

M-F 5:30pm-10:30pm
Sat 5:30-11pm
Sun 5pm-10pm

tel: 212.677.2222