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) #7 of 45 Restaurants in Metuchen €€ - €€€ Italian, International
25 New St, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1813
+1 732-549-5306
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (4 reviews)
“last night” (6 reviews)
“bar menu” (2 reviews)
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Italian, International
€€ - €€€
25 New St, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1813
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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 review

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 review

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 review

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 review

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.

Reviewed 12 October 2016

We like the bar menu because it has a variety of interesting dishes that are reasonably priced. The main dining area is more expensive.More

Thank mhs2010
Calogero B, Manager at Novita, responded to this review

We appreciate your excellent review and thank you for visiting us at the bar. For the future, please be advised that the dining room is the same menu as at the bar, only without the pizzas and sandwiches. All of your favorite appetizers, salads and...More

Reviewed 13 August 2016

Ate at the bar, everything was delicious. Cannelloni was sold out so I had the meat sauce. Shrimp app was NOT overcooked, could have ordered a second. Although I am no wine drinker I described what I like and the recommended noir (i think) was...More

Thank WilmingtonKen
Calogero B, Manager at Novita, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review! We love to satisfy our customers needs and we take pride in educating the staff to be knowledgeable on both wine and food. We hope to see you many times in the future.

Reviewed 23 July 2016

Lots of positive reviews here, but after tonight's dinner (there were 6 of us), I think the one star was overly generous. The service was probably the worst I've ever experienced in my life. Yes, the place was packed for restaurant week, but the restaurant...More

2  Thank traveler310Nj
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I am shocked by all the rave reviews of Novita since last night my group had an entirely different experience. It seems we ate at an entirely different Novita. It started off well. Hostess was very friendly and we sat down promptly at 7:30 PM,...More

3  Thank DebbieW41
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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.