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860 Franklin Ave. Garden City , NY 516-739-7660

Melissa Fazzolari, a day bartender, with a glass

Melissa Fazzolari, a day bartender, with a glass of wine at Novita in Garden City. Photo Credit: Ken Spencer

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Wine bar, Italian, Restaurant

Price range:

$$ (Moderate)


A snappy trattoria, buoyant and noisy, where the wine flows and the food has flair. Fontina-and-mushroom arancini, tomato bruschetta, fried zucchini, meatball sliders, rigatoni ragu, spaghetti alla carbonara, panini, braised lamb shank, chicken with white beans and escarole, shrimp with lobster-and-fregola risotto, cheeses and cured meats lead the savories, chocolate polenta cake and zeppole the sweets.

Brunch: Noon to 3 p.m. This stylish Italian wine bar and trattoria serves a mimosa or Bellini with such brunch entrees as Nutella French toast, at $13 or a country frittata with fontina, bacon, potatoes, peppers and onion at $12. Drinks aren't included with anything on the a la carte menu, which lists such choices as prosciutto grilled asparagus, a panino of white truffle-scrambled eggs with sopressata and provolone, and an arugula chicken Milanese salad, at $14, the most expensive dish.

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