We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


25 New St, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1813
+1 732-549-5306
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“branzino” (2 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
“last night” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, International
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
25 New St, Metuchen, NJ 08840-1813
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (49)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

There are three sections, light fare, a bar and full service restaurant. Food and service top notch biggest issue is often the level of noise. Lunch is quieter. Music check nights.

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 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 26 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 5 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 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
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.

Nearby HotelsSee all Metuchen Hotels
Quality Inn
91 reviews
1.69 km away
Red Roof Inn Edison
257 reviews
2.59 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Edison-South Plainfield
156 reviews
2.59 km away
Crowne Plaza Edison
210 reviews
2.95 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Breezes Cafe & Grill
52 reviews
.16 km away
Torino 2 Restaurants
80 reviews
.07 km away
The Greek on Main
46 reviews
.10 km away
Hailey's Harp and Pub
107 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hailey's Harp & Pub
33 reviews
.16 km away
Roosevelt Park
96 reviews
1.86 km away
Woodbridge Community Center
33 reviews
5.20 km away
Regal Cinemas
25 reviews
5.21 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Novita staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing