Joanne Trattoria
Joanne Trattoria

Joanne Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.joannenyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127210068x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Closed Monday
    Walk-ins Welcome
    Dinner: Everyday from 5PM until 10PM. (Fri-Sat 11PM)
    Lunch: Thursday Friday from 11:30AM until 3:30PM
    Brunch: Sunday from 11:30AM until 3:30PM
    Bar Open: Everyday until 12AM
    Takeout Service
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Travis Jones
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events: Available for Private Parties

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Columbus and Central Park West
  • Public Transit: 1 train at Broadway and 66th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available on corner of 68th and Central Park West
A word from Joanne Trattoria
We are committed to providing delicious food and a cozy neighborhood dining experience. Our menu features our Italian family favorites as well as daily specials and some American favorites.

At Joanne, we offer our patrons first-rate food and wines in a comfortable atmosphere, in which to dine, meet friends, or have drinks after work.

We host private parties in our open air patio and our private dining room.

An event planner will work one-on-one with you to create the perfect private party depending on the occasion, guests, and celebration.
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Joanne Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (47)great for outdoor dining (25)romantic (22)special occasion (16)good for groups (14)fit for foodies (13)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • BoopsterVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I go to Lincoln center quite often but have never eaten at Joanne's-it is a block I do not walk down so never knew you where there. My friend found the restaurant on open table and it is a gem. We will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Logan review
    Mlogan94
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    At first I was skeptical of the place cause it looked small at first but once I was inside it was very nice the customer service was excellent I will truly be coming back again for another datenite in the near future. It was truly a little gem in New York
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner before Lincoln Center
    dogownerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good reasonably priced restaurant near Lincoln Center. Eggplant "meatballs" as an appetizer were very tasty and light. Buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes was another good appetizer. Husband liked the special of squid ink pasta with seafood. Chicken Milanese with arugula was fine but nothing special. Overall, good value before a performance at Lincoln Center. Wines/drinks seemed relatively higher priced than the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    Mtwoninety
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Quiet on a Thursday night. Great cocktail and bread. Entrees were good. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cozy lunch spot
    MaryT
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    If you get there early, you have your pick of tables. Been twice for lunch, wait staff (Mikey) so eager to please and professional. Food is delicious! The fact that Lady Gaga's father owns the place may be a draw for some tourists, but as a New Yorker who often dines out, I say Joanne stands on its own!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just as I remembered...
    Pete
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    have been here several times. The food is something that keeps you coming back. Unfortunately, the service is as pokey as ever. I'll go again...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family from Virginia
    Virginia4
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Friendly place, full of charm and perfectly placed in this large city. The staff makes you feel welcome and at home. Large portions nice selection. Yummy Minestrone soup. Mac & Cheese like mom makes, or better. Great pasta dishes. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Escarole
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food, great service, lovely atmosphere, friendly bar area...it all comes together nicely in what is becoming a true neighborhood institution.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too salty
    Foodf
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The service was good. The restaurant is pretty, but the food was very softly here. I had eggplant Parmesan and it was heavily breaded and loaded down with thick cheese. Quite tasteless. My friend had fish and it was swimming in oil and heavily salted.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    JamesP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was fantastic, great service and it has a very local feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gdvudwntwn
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Enjoyable. Very good for before or after a performance at Lincoln Center.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Our new favorite spot on tuesday nights. Thanks to the fabulous bartender, Chris, who was entertainment all in himself. The food is outstanding, the ambience is old New York. Get the meatballs, and get the Lasagne.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going back? Don't think so.
    MariaC
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Yes, we dined there because of Gaga & because we're huge fans. But that turned out to be quite irrelevant. The decoration is very nice & the restaurant is cosy. In winter I'm sure they light the fireplace which must be perfect. However, the quality of the food was disappointing. Not the best pizza we've tried and certainly not the best risotto. Moreover, there were no vegetarian options so i ended up having linguini with some fried vegetables that I could have cooked better in my kitchen. Last but not least, if you are looking for a quiet dining experience, you won't find it there. It can't get any louder in there, believe me. We visit NY frequently and we'd looked forward to dine at Joanne but I'm afraid we were very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty homemade like food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The menu has a variety of simple and tasty Italian classics including pizza and a variety of salads and pasta dishes. The food was like homemade and the service was excellent. We sat outside in a small shady terrace. Very nice!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very pleasant, causual dinning experience; only three blocks from Lincoln Center.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have had a better meal
    witmoatVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I have been to Joanne's twice, the first time the food was quite good. The second time, we ordered the fresh pasta and we got NOT fresh pasta. It was regular dried spaghetti in a radicchio sauce that might have been ok with a little parmesan (which did improve it somewhat). I know I could make that better myself, because I would at least taste it to make sure it had some flavor. We pointed out to the waitress that the pasta wasn't fresh and she gave us a complementary dessert, but frankly neither one of our choices was very good. The ricotta cheesecake was ok, but had very little flavor, but the cannelloni tasted stale and was stuffed with unsweetened ricotta. I have had good cannelloni, this wasn't.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just good
    Nikolai
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My first time at this restaurant and found the food to be "just good" but not great or outstanding. Tables were tight and close to one another. Service was very good and the drinks were also very good. I'd be willing to go back to this restaurant again, but will probably try other restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good honest food
    Lovesblue
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Unpretentious, with reasonable entrée prices. In this neighborhood, very hard to find. You'll get hit with prices of extras, like salad and dessert, drink prices. But if you enjoy well-prepared Italian food, not your red sauce variety, this is a cozy place to go either before a Lincoln Center performance or not. We were there early so don't know how noisy it gets later on in the evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian
    Dinnerandashow
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was delicious, service was good, authentic reminded me of Rome.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Bit Frenetic
    PlaygoerVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We've been to Joanne's before and the food is quite good, however this past Saturday, the atmosphere was just frenetic. Perhaps they were short on staff, but our waitress was actually running back and forth. If you wanted more water or more bread, you literally had to snag someone in mid-run. It was not a relaxing meal. We left after we ate our main dishes and had dessert and coffee at a nearby bakery. Try it during the week.
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barely workman like
    timeflies1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This restaurant survives on it proximity to Lincoln Center. Service was haphazard. Had to ask for waitress more than once. Had to ask for bread. Portions are small. Food is unremarkable. I had eggplant parm. 3 small pieces of eggplant. Huh? Friend had lemon chicken. While tender, portion was lacking. Shared a cannoli. Filling was gritty and not creamy. The best I can say is I've had worse
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    table did not seem very clean, food mediocre, pasta and pizza is what i would recommend only
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tuesday night to the Ballet
    FriendsfromMunich
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food was good Italian. The restaurant was 2 blocks from Lincoln Center. They adjusted the service to allow us to get out in time for the ballet. The wine selection was good but not extensive. A lot of Italian wines were offered. They do have a very nice back patio for outdoor dining, but it was closed that day due to rain.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy
    etothVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The pictures on the website do not do it justice. It's much nicer in person. The back patio is really pretty and the room is cozy. The staff is very nice. I also saw Lady Gaga while there. It's really underrated. Perfect before ballet \ Lincoln Center.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DebW
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Dinner was wonderful! Outstanding red velvet cake! The staff was excellent, nice and were interested in our visit there from out of town.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pasta dishes
    SSD1121
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This was an ideal place to come from Lincoln Center. We celebrated a graduation. There are many menu choices and I think the pasta dishes were the best. I have been here before.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was average
    AimzaVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Got seated on time. Everything was average. Nothing was special. It was reasonably priced for the location. I would eat there again if I had something to see at Lincoln Center.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good service was not
    Broadway99
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Our waitress was not the most efficient waitress. It took about a half an hour after sitting down before our order was taken. After receiving our food, waitress never came back to check how things were. Maybe she was overwhelmed so I don't know if it was her fault or the restaurant for being understaffed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happy
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    the caprese salad was excellent. the lemon chicken was okay. the broccoi rabe was excellent. very good service. attractive restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good prices for tasteless dinner
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Decent service, very noisy. Eggplant ball appetizer tasted like sawdust swathed in tomatoe sauce. Pasta special with truffles tried to make up for lack of flavor with heavy cream. Even the eggplant Parmesan was only fair. This place needs to add flavor to its menu & soften the noise. Excellent service.
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  • First time, last time
    Sully38VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Given wine list but told many were not available, including the chard we wanted. Tried the one chard they had....fruit punch!! Asked the server to let us go the liquor store and bring in a bottle, which she allowed us to do. It was the highlight of our meal. I ordered the romaine and tomato salad but was brought the caprese. Server apologized but I didn’t get my salad until after my hubby finished his app. The lettuce looked like came from a bag from the supermarket and was then thrown in the bowl . I had to dig under it to find the 6 pieces of diced tomato. The mains were ordinary and tasteless. Despite having a coupon from the restaurant for a free app, it wasn't worth it. Don’t bother .
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BarbVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This establishment serves good Italian food at reasonable prices. It's located minutes from Lincoln Center and is good for both pre/post theater dining.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    CaroleVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Should improve the food for the price...way toooo noisy....encourage diners to keep voices down if they don't have the sense to do so... Nothing particularly impressive at all
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet lunch....but menu limited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went for a lunch prior to the ballet. We were the only diners! The lunch menu is very limited although the pastas are very sharable. We shared two pasta dishes and a salad. I was surprised they "up charge" for "fresh, homemade" pasta...thus acknowledging the regular pasta is from a box! The pasta primavera was very tasty (with homemade pasta) although I could have been happy with less oil. The penne (not fresh homemade) with sausage and broccoli rabe was also good but again, a little less oil would have been my preference.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food was mediocre. It was hard to find any eggplant in the "Eggplant appetizer"... too much breading. We ordered the special Alfredo dish with mushrooms. It was tasty. But, they were very stingy with the sauce. It was hard to find the sauce in the dish and I had to ask for extra sauce. The cappaccino was awful. Service staff were pleasant and the restaurant is comfortable. But, it does need a good cleaning... the picture frames were dusty.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • UESGal
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Dined here before seeing a show at Lincoln Center. Quaint atmosphere, good food, reasonable prices, excellent service. Wine list was limited. Very nice neighborhood restaurant, and perfect location for pre-(Lincoln Center) theater dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    Austin
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My boyfriend and I visited the restaurant the first night in NYC and loved it. Great first choice for our first time in the city!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food, good pre-theater
    Trustme
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We eat at Joanne before events at Lincoln Center and other venues in the area. The service is dependable and the food is good. I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Wonderful as always....This has to be my 12th visit..always the food is predictable and so is the service.. I would recommend Joannes always
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So Fab!
    Sohnja
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    From the decor to the friendly staff to the fact that it's Lady Gaga's father's restaurant, Joanne Trattoria was beautiful and elegant and quaint. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the eggplant parm, which was a first for me, and it was awesome! Chris, my server, was very polite and friendly and funny and he worked the small dining area well between giving off specials to taking orders, everything flowed nicely. I will definitely come back and plan on bringing friends because it's so awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.