Joey's Italian Cafe
Joey's Italian Cafe

Joey's Italian Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.joeyswynwood.com/
  • Phone: 3054380488x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday: 6:00pm - 12:00am

    Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

    Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm

    During weekend nights we can not guarantee inside or outside seating preference! We will try our best to accomodate your needs! Thank you for your understanding!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Ivo Mazzon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact Christina Mertz regarding any catering/private party inquiries.
  • Entertainment: 1)Live music every Thursday on the Patio

    2)During second Saturday"s of every month, also known as Wynwood's Art Walk, we invite our guests to live music outside in the Wynwood Walls!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 25th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5 Dollar Valet every night!
A word from Joey's Italian Cafe
Joey’s is an affordable contemporary Italian café in the center of the Wynwood Arts District serving healthy, authentic Italian country cuisine. Opened in 2008, Joey’s created an immediate buzz, including a prestigious citing as one of the top new U.S. pizza restaurants in Food & Wine magazine.

The main dining room, with its concrete floor, glass mosaic mural and marble tables makes Joey's comfortable enough for a relaxed supper and elegant enough for pre or post dining for show patrons at the nearby Performing Arts Center. Joey's serves Wynwood's burgeoning arts community with a fine-tuned menu of healthy, classic dishes from Venice and other culturally rich Italian regions. The affordable, chic restaurant is owned by Joey Goldman, a partner in Goldman Properties, which rejuvenates urban areas and transforms them into thriving global destinations.
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Joey's Italian Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)great for outdoor dining (14)great for lunch (13)good for groups (12)hot spot (8)fit for foodies (7)romantic (7)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)special occasion (3)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Thank you
    krisdevita
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I went with my sons to have dinner and we had such a great night. Though it is main know for their pizzas, they decided to go with the octopus for the main entrance. We all ended up on eating it...it was delicious. Joey's is always one of my favorite places to go and have dinner...I'm planning to get back as much as I can. The place is very inspiring and the service is great. :) Great to have places like Joey's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    DVsea
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Recommend for dinner Potion are moderate size but always delicious
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    Eric
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've eaten 4 or 5 times at Joey's and will most likely go back although this time, the food was really average and the service was approximative but always courteous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yummy Food
    AliMiami
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was very yummy. The atmosphere is very relaxed. There is a nice outdoor area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing meal and service
    JohnCVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have eaten at Joeys about once per month for a few years now. Every restaurant has a bad night. This was the second bad night in a month. The fish was not edible and even worse the waitress was rude and dismissive. Just a disappointing experience overall.
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  • Mediocre at bedt
    JoeysFolly
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    When I entered I told hostess that it was my guests birthday, and I would like it to be acknowledged. It never was. After the check was presented I said something to the hostess, she sent the manager over who apologized and asked if there was anything he could do. By that time the check had been paid and it was to late
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Keep going back :)
    JCDiners
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food is very good. Be prepared for a vibrant scene if a weekend night. Solid Service, though parking can be tricky.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid, casual Italian
    SpikeKitty
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Solid restaurant, nothing exceptional but a good choice. Casual, comfortable Italian.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too hot inside to eat!
    Idrathereatout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    While we received exceptional service the food was just ok. It was so warm inside the restaurant that we were uncomfortable and asked for the A/C to be adjusted I think that there were too many people inside for it to do any good! Felt like a sardine! Love the Wynwood area and the location of this restaurant is ideal!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reservation failure
    PSBK
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Well we had a great dinner but no thanks to open table. The restaurant had no reservation for us so they did not receive any info from open table regarding our reservation. It was only because we were so early that they could seat us anyway.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    DebShin
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Really enjoyed this place. The ambiance was nice, and the service was great from the time we walked into the door. The food was excellent, so much so we were going back the next day to get some take out, only to find out it was only open for lunch for that day. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KatsumotoVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went on a saturday night, the place was packed and very loud so we opted to sit outside. Our server was very nice (and funny). The food was very good, the daily specials we tried in pastas and lamb ossobuco were specially nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not good
    Yaeliworld
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We where expectante great food and ambiente. Tne food wasn't a bog deal, I could have cook the same or better. The air conditioning wasn't working and there was too much noise...will never go back
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  • A wynwood must
    chicagosueVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Always a fun place to eat when we're in the area. Kids like the menu, adults like the ambiance
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    MangiabeneVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Excellent pizza, good pasta, great salads, good wines, great atmosphere, excellent and very nice service. It's a comfortable, welcoming, cool place. I'm always happy to come here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yummi pizza
    happymommy
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went for celebrate an award my 10 year old son received. When the hostess called me to confirm my reservation she asked if we wanted to sit inside or out. I didn't have a preference so she suggested the garden. I t was perfect. My kids loved the pizza & gnocchi. My husband & I shared the gorgonzola, walnut & arugula pizza which was weird but in all the right ways. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My girlfriend and I visited Joey's for the first time May 5, 2014 and had the most amazing experience. Everything from the service to the food was 100% on point in every way. Definitely a spot a would hightly recommend and will also visit when we are in Miami. #305newFavspot
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 197 reviews are from the Joey's Italian Cafe reviews archive.
  • Best Italian in Wynwood
    Mariano
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is one of my favorite spots in Miami; and the top one at Wynwood... the service is the thing i like the most; however the pastas they make are awesome and thy always have something outside the menu that really worth the look :)
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wynwood happening
    npoler
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a late dinner, my trout was very good, if not excellent, the service extremely friendly and the price reasonable.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My wife had a steak that was all fat and the arugula on the side was so small it looked like garnish, I had a pappardelle in the oven that came so over done it was burned and dry. Never going back and won't do that to any friends or family of recommending.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dine like Beyonce!
    Paxx
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Amazing time and energy...loved it can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started off with a bang...
    Liv2eat
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Our waitress was knowlegeable, but pushed the specials quite a bit. If you like fish, there are plenty of options. The cocktail menu is good. I started with the beef carapccio which was delicious and extremely tender and my husband started with a scallop appetizer. The waitress was very attentive until our entrees were served. Then she dissapeared - so annoying since we dined relatively early and the place was not crowded. I then had the branzino special. The fish was a bit overcooked, flavorless and served with a side of mixed veggies which looked like they had been sitting around for quite some time. The presentation was that of a mediocre restaurant. We spent close to $200 for two people (4 drinks total and no dessert). Not worth it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better fire the pizza & pasta Chef
    Artty
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Had the Joeys Pizza, ok but definitely inferior to Lucalis, Buffalo de Mozzarela, Harrys. and even Piola. Crust was like cardboard. Would not order it again. Send your chef over to Lucali's let him watch and taste quality thin crust pizza, it may change your business! Thengo over to Buffala's and see what they do. Dent want to b mean but Your pizza taste like Jenos frozen compared to theirs. Parpadelle pasta baked w meat and cheese , not acceptable , Go buy Stouffers frozen meat and Cheese lasagna at Publix, defrost in microwave and it is this dish. No kidding. Pasta was overdone to mush, and served in a creole dish with soupy chese Pear tart desert was nice and not to sweet , served w vanilla gelato,, very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Great Choice
    Kenny
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Great restaurant for great Italian food. On the same block as the "Wynwood Walls" which makes for a nice walk after dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We experienced both good food and mediocre food... & one dish we had to send back! Overall, it was a favorable experience, but you have to order the right meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gone Downhill
    Commentary
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I've been to Joey's several times over the years and enjoyed it. But I can say nothing positive about our recent dining experience. Not one thing we ate was good, from the salad to the pizza. Needless to say, I won't be going back.
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  • Overrated and overpriced.
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Overrated and overpriced. Might have been more pleasant on a week night. Outdoor dining area ok as generally unpleasant neighborhood surroundings separated by bushes and vines. AstroTurf floor covering and rest of decor not particularly pleasant. Good food but nothing more. Our feeling is of you are going to charge in the higher price range, you should be prepared to deliver across the board.aybe it is a place to stick with pizza and beer and not entree specials.
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  • Not very good
    Steve
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Not a great experience, barely a greeting from the hostess. For the price, it was very disappointing. I ordered the elk medallions, it came as a massive hunk of meat, virtually raw, extremely bland . No steak knife. Waitress was nice but overwhelmed. Give it a miss, good location in wynwood but better options like wynwood kitchen.
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  • The best pizzas and italian
    Pececej
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The best pizzas and italian food in the nicest place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had a good time. food was
    LUIGI
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    had a good time. food was very good. the mimosa was not made the way the menu indicated. exterior dining was spoiled by some clients smoking tabacco. service was adequate.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JOEY IS GREAT
    Fx33
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My wife and I had a very pleasant dinner at Joey's. It was recommended and we were not disappointed. The selections were varied and the wines by the glass were reasonably priced. The service was outstanding, The special fish of the day was Branzino was excellently prepared. We seldom have dessert, but tried an intriguing combination of ice cream, nuts and espresso that was delicious. The restaurant in located in Wynwood art district and has valet parking. A great choice. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food and service..impressiv
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Being able to to book a table online on urban spoon was the best very convenient Service amazing Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful small Italian restaurant
    PaperclipVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Wonderful small Italian restaurant in an up-and coming Wynwood neighborhood. Surrounded by similar restaurants, this one seems like the one to prevail in the competition.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eager to return
    4MandJ
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The unique departure in the recipes for traditional dishes along with prompt service make Joeys a popular spot, and one we will return to enjoy. The high quality and freshness of the offerings make it a consistently delightful stop for casual dining. The only negative, and this is likely a personal point issue, is the traffic noise in the corner garden dining area. But, at times that may not be a valid issue. Joeys is a worthwhile stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service on busy nite
    JAD648
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We've been to Joey's before and know how consistently good they are, but on this very busy Valentine's night, we were not expecting great dishes from the kitchen or the most attentive service. Wrong on both counts and pleasantly surprised. The fixed menu choices were the best this night. The lamb chops in a blueberry and wine sauce were to die for. That was a special and don't know if they make regularly, but they should be part of their regular menu. Our server, Esther, was nothing short of fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/Slow service
    mx5apexcarver
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    My date and I were served relatively quickly and we both found our respective plates to be both pleasing to the eye and palate. Once we were served, however, getting the attention of the waitstaff proved to be a bit of a challenge. The staffing appeared to be inadequate for the amount of traffic in the place. Our waitress seemingly all over the place taking orders both inside and outside and the busboys seemed unsure of what their resposibilities were. I wish that the staffing and service at Joeys was as good as the food from their kitchen!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    chicagosueVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Once again we enjoyed a wonderful evening at Joey's. Food is always fabulous as is the service. This was the only time we had a small problem. We were a table of 8 and were seated all the way in the back outside.....next to the waitstation. The noise on this Saturday night - non-stop clatter of dishes tossed into bins -- made conversation difficult. I don't know that there's a solution for this other than to request not being seated at that table. Aside from that, we love Joey's and go there as often as we can....any time we're in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible overpriced food
    Miamisun
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Went with a group of 5 friends and we all came out with the same conclusion - bad!!! Would not recommend this restaurant at all. The food was bland, tasteless and seemed as if it was purchased frozen at the local supermarket and microwaved. Had the supposedly "fresh" fish sent back as it was not at all fresh. A complete rip off. Needless to say, we will not be back again and have already spread the word to avoid this restaurant.
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  • Puzzled by the raves for place
    sobeVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Have eaten here twice. Both times very disappointed by the quality of the food. Its very popular so I guess the power of pr is working for them.
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  • This is the type of restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    This is the type of restaurants that you keep coming back. Always reliable. Food is great and service is good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.