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25 New St, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1813 (Pearl Street)
+1 732-549-5306
12:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a hurry and we wanted to listen to the music. We were seated in the... More 

Thank timfromnj
Edison, New Jersey
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147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Staten Island, New York
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
Edison, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

Thank mhs2010
Wilmington, Delaware
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 truly perfect. Did have two of those! Highly recommended. I am still amazed at how... More 

Thank WilmingtonKen
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My Wife and I are French and always seeking for nice places. Based on recommendations of local friends, we had dinner and we decided to post this : pasta are unique in terms of quality and taste, wine has been selected by a competent sommelier. Service was way above reasonably expected. Won't forget the pianist who was playing very smooth... More 

1 Thank Jean Yves B
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 should have been prepared, and not understaffed with amateurs. Not even sure where to begin..the... More 

1 Thank traveler310Nj
Colonia, NJ
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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, our reservation time. We decided to go to Novita since it was restaurant week in... More 

2 Thank DebbieW41
Rahway, New Jersey
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place ! Went on a Saturday night on a date with my boyfriend . We shared garlic shrimp appetizer & margherita pie . Both really good . My boyfriend is always very picky on what he eats and the servers were more than helpful for him to create a meal that he would enjoy still utilizing... More 

1 Thank Abigail M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 32
Italian, International
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?