Joey's Italian Cafe

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542 reviews
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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. 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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DG
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

already recommended this. Next time I'll eat outside. The Wynwood atmosphere even on a Wednesday night was vibrant!

M
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Was very nice, just a bit

TC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The waiter was rude and i had to ask other waiters for things because he never came to our table to check up on us. Pizza & Pasta was very good however the salmon was tasteless and over cooked. Nice atmosphere

OT
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tuesday lunch. I had miami spice, salad, fett w salmon, n cheesecake. Very good. My friends had chx milanese, excellent.
Wine took too long to get to the table.
Good music n ambiance.

NF
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful outdoor seating. Very good service and a delicious meal! Great M-W $10 deals.

k
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm not a big Italian food guy but overall the food service and ambiance was excellent. I would definitely recommend and go back.

JL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is my first review in a long time. Joey’s was a bit overpriced and the food and service were not great. I informed the hostess and my server that we were there to celebrate my daughter’s birthday because no one noticed the note on my Open Table reservation. The hostess wanted to cram 6 people in a tiny round table in a corner right next to the entrance where the draft of opening and closing the door would be a constant nuisance. We had to ask for the complimentary bread and refills on our water and sodas several times. At the end of our meal, the server brought out a small dessert with a candle and sang “Happy birthday” song along with a few other servers. Yet, I wasn’t expecting to be charged $15.00 for a single serving of Chocolate Mousse Cake. Most restaurants will not charge for a birthday dessert and will inform you ahead of time if there’s a charge for it, which I’ve NEVER experienced. It was our first AND certainly the last time eating there FOR SURE. It was a disappointment.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice but the speed food came out was too much, hard to relax

DS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a Hot summer night and we hoped to kool off at Joey's so we elected an indoor table....the restaurant is always consistently good. My only complaint is that it was very warm inside! The staff was terrific in presenting great fan fare for a birthday.....no they did not comp dessert, but they did provide a candle and singing waiters.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took a colleague for a farewell lunch. I had the Chicken Milanese which very tasty . It was very moist and the coating was crispy the way it should be. My colleague had the spinach ravioli in Alfredo sauce., I assume it was good since the plate was clean :-). The wait staff was very accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend. Joey’s. Mon-Wed they have $10 menu specials and select wines for $20.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

By far one of the best restaurants in Wynwood. Their gnocchi was delicious and they have an amazing drink menu that includes a buy one get one free bottle during their Sunday brunch.

n
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The air conditioner wasn’t working and it was really hot inside. The food and service amazing.

LS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is really good but it’s expedited Italian food. Side salad $8. Everything a la carts. Drinks tourist prices. The pizza is good. Service was very good. Lots of staff around checking on us.
It’s fine

RI
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A neighborhood gem. The entire staff is focused on delivering a great experience. I am making this place a regular brunch spot.

E
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious. I can personally recommend the chicken parmesan (the absolute best I have ever had), along with the gnocchi. I have been to Joey's more than once before, and I keep coming back because of how good the food really is. It is a little bit pricey, but the quality and consistency is outstanding. We sat outside this last time we visited and it was great - the fans were on while we watched the Miami Pride Weekend activities take place in the street. It was an excellent experience overall and we will certainly we back.

JG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always the place is great the service is excellent and I highly recommend the passion fruit sangria which is made by the bartender in the inside bar. The food is also very good and the environment is sophisticated and elegant, you gonna have a good time at Joey's.

M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delish and drinks were perfect! I will be back.

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Server failed to correctly order our dinners. Two came after the other three were done. Bad attitude.

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I was there on a Monday for lunch and although the place was empty, service was disappointing. My server was not around when I needed him, he forgot my order, the food was OK and all in all I didn’t have a good experience. I wouldn’t return.

JG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Heard a lot about this place so we were really excited to go. Unfortunately we felt like it was fake nice. The charcuterie board was a mishmash of just sliced deli meats. Spaghetti and meatballs were good but nothing to write home about. I would probably go back because it was still decent food for a good price.

V
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing. Waiter could have been more attentive, there were times when we needed something and he wasn’t around. Me friend and I also asked for meals to be made spicy and this was forgotten so we had to add chilli flakes ourselves. Would definitely recommend though.

SB
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested a table on the terrace and our table was there when we arrived. An we were going to a performance in the light Box at 8 am, and the server made sure we didn't not have to worry and wait for food.
And best of all, the main courses arrived hot, fresh from the kitchen.
We have been dining at joey's since they opened and always enjoy our meal.

JF
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, the food is excellent. Had the dolce picante pizza and the salmon entree. Both were perfect and made the trip worthwhile. The one annoying thing about Joey's is that there are flies inside the dining room. This has been the case the last three times that we've eaten there. I imagine that it has to do with the traffic of guests and waitstaff going from the dining room to the outdoor area. Management should install a repelent mechanism or find a way to deal with the flies. Other than that, it's a great place.

HG
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The food wasn’t anything special. I wouldn’t go back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

My daughter is vegan , she ordered a vegan burger
They brought in a regular burger with cheese
So after the wait she needed to reorder
Then she asked what was the vegan soup of the day the server said it was bean soup, he brought it and it was green, so he said , sorry we were out of it so I brought you brocolli.... 🤷🏻‍♀️

DW
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food. Too bad the servers throw it at you and nobody knows who gets what at the table. Seems easily fixable if there is a manager on site or a good manager.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

No good experience. Food is medium level and they propose us food of the day that we did’nt order at highest price. No good recommendation.

F
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

One of the worst restaurants I ever been !
Don’t ask for Pasta dishes “Totally uneatable “ why , because the Pasta is rubbery , has been pre cooked , never al dente, has not flavor, then they combined shrimp & porcini Mushrooms together , a clash of two strong ingredients that shall never be together ! Either make a good Porcini sauce or make a good seafood sauce but never together !
Disgusting! That was the special of the day & the waiter ( terrible service ) failed to explain the Pasta dish had mushrooms, he only emphasized the shrimp past & the wine sauce reduction! it wasn’t written it was verbally explained , I should had sent it back ! Also why do they serve red wine from the refrigerator? Red wine must always be served room temperature!

PM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Easily reserved for a large group. Casual and fun! Loved the caprese salad!

m
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok nothing special. Server did not bring appetizer thar was ordered. Never offered bread with meal.

e
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was good. What you’d expect from a diner.

P
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We were placed at a table next to a group of 14 people. A typical ploy of a restaurant with new customers who they don’t necessarily expect to see again. The appetisers were good but the main courses did not live up to the hype. The service was very slow and they had trouble delivering our drink orders in a reasonable time. It was also a long wait to receive attention from our server through the evening.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wasn’t sure what to expect for brunch as I hadn’t dined at Joey’s in years. Happy to say how good every dish was and that the BOGO on bottles of bubbles was a welcome surprise and well taken advantage of!

JM
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza's were great and the outside seating was the perfect vibe.

S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overpriced, lackluster food, mediocre service--did not enjoy dining here and would not recommend.

g
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing ..the waiters were awesome...we had pizza and it was delicious...will definitely be back

j
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We sat outside by street so it was noisy. Party of 8. Service was slower than we can used to. Enjoyed our meal with friends

SR
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was absolutely horrible! There was a drunk person on the street who was heckling all of the patrons that were sitting on the patio of the restaurant and screaming profanities at us while we were eating. None of the management did anything about it. It seemed to be a regular occurrence.
We ordered an appetizer, salads and entree's. They brought everything out at one time! When we stated that the food should of come out in stages, they were disturbed at our request to have it brought back and served properly.

LP
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Too expensive do the quality of the food and the service

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