Joey's Italian Cafe

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$30 and under
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Italian
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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vipMelindaB
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was terrific. Great servers who were polite, caring and knowledgeable. The Caesar salad was very basic and came undressed. It was easier to use oil and vinegar than ask.... the Joey pizza was average. I asked for it to be done crispy, he said it would be, it wasn’t. We all were full after that and never ordered the pasta and branzino we were considering. Best part is the location of the restaurant. Right in the middle of Wynwood activity.

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vipHlton
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We come a few times a year. Food and ambiance always good. My wife ordered the clams this time and it seemed that the pasta was cooked separately from clams and lacked any kind of flavor. Pasta was cooked perfectly but lacked any taste. Some of her clams were unopened ( must have been a new person in kitchen. My dish was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Serveuse frustrée que l’on prenne notre temps à commander. La nourriture était bonne mais pas impressionnant.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind, attentive service and tasty food. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipchapu
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I will come back, the terrace in winter is a really nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Lousy Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place to have lunch and then walk for the wynwood walls. The food is very good and well served. The waitress Alex taked care of our table very well. If you are going during winter, choose a table outside. Overall, it’s a great restaurant!

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KarenK
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening sat us right away. Food and service were excellent. Will return again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

One entre came long time after others without explanation. We asked after dining and was- told it was burnt and had to be recooked. We should have been comp'ed. This was the second time dining there.

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NancyB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a nice evening with friends from out of town after seeing Wynnwood Walls.

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Cream
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently great food. Not sure how this place isn't overrun with people all day long. Go before everyone realizes it's there.

Everything I've had on the menu is delicious.

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SusanB
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am a Miami native and have been going to Joey's since it opened and I was afraid to park my car in the neighborhood, that's how good the food is. Now you need to valet to even get a parking space. There are a lot of very upscale restaurants in the neighborhood but none as down to earth, with exceptional and great service as Joey's

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LuisG
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at Joey’s 15 minutes early and they still sat us down right away. Our server was prompt and helpful with a child seat for our two year old daughter. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend Joey’s and will be returning again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was alright, would not recommend right off the back. Meatballs were over grinned causing an off putting and weird texture. The octopus as well was over charred causing a burnt grill taste and other pieces were soft and rubbery. Nothing came out hot just warm enough or cold for some bites. The prices don’t match the quality or quantity.

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savant
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was my second time dining at Joeys and I was left with a sour taste in my mouth. The meatballs were a bit on the hard side, the gnocchi was ok, and the seafood pasta was a bit bland. We also ordered the calamari and it was a bit tasteless. After dinner, I had massive heartburn for two days. Not sure why this was the case, but I hope next time joeys gets it together. The Bartolo was the highlight of my dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rocky is the best

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Poor service, waited 40 minutes to get our drinks served, over an hour to get the food served. The soup came cold, the service was really underrated. The food was just ok, nothing special either.

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vipBrowardgirl
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We've been wanting to try this place for a long time! Our reservation was for Sunday at 4:15, pre-theater. Even though the place was jammed, we were seated promptly at a lovely table by the window. Our waiter announced that he was "coming down with something" which concerned us a bit. We ordered the grilled octopus appetizer, which was fabulous! Seasoned and cooked just right and a beautiful presentation. 2 glasses of Chianti were delicious and tasted like a fresh bottle. Entrees, chicken picatta and salmon were perfectly cooked and presented nicely. The spinach was a little salty but delicious. Our waiter, it seems, dropped the ball due to his not feeling well, but another server jumped in and helped. If not for the spotty service, this review would have been 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Unfortunately this time around our experience at Joey’s wasn’t that great at all. The server kept forgetting our order, never came around to ask us if we wanted more cocktails and on top of forgetting an entree until everyone was practically done waiting she charged us for it. It was really awkward and uncomfortable. I understand that people may have a hard time in their personal life but work is work. You don’t talk to your customers about it.

Other than that we were a large group of 8 and they accommodated us outside in the patio.

Maybe we’ll have better luck next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot in wynwood. Lots of art all up down the streers

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent branzino for dinner. Loved sitting outside.

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vipDoRi
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice experience. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
38 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food!

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vipHlton
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food in great surroundings. Service is good but a little erratic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Held table for extra 20 min while we looked for parking, thanks guys!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Table wasn’t ready when told to be seated. Tried to sit party at two separate tables then was ultimately seated at table that didn’t fit party completely is cramped area.

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FrankM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and incredible service. Their outdoor patio is covered, it was great to dine outside even in the heavy rain.

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joey's is a great spot if you want great food, great service and chill vibes. Highly recommended!

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SuziS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If u want to be in the heart of Happening Wynwod, together with good food, well presented and excellent service, then Joey's is for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Wynwood! Pasta is amazing. Pizza is too good for words 🤤🤤🤤

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went there on a sat night. Almost packed. Outside seating n bar. Some dishes are shareable. Service is relaxed but not bad.
Chicken was good. Other dishes were ok too.

Tks.

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vipamydarlene
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious - especially loved the pesto pizza + ragu pasta.

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vipAlysBeach
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been dining here for years. Pizza is excellent. Always great service. It’s worth the drive from Sobe to Wynwood

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Was so excited to try Joey’s finally! Unfortunately, the service was poor. Took forever for someone to wait on us and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. Food was average, but nothing spectacular. Pretty disappointed. We tipped very well anyway, but won’t be returning.

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Lizz
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Highly recommended to us so we had high expectations but we were disappointed.They were out of my first and second choice for dinner so I settled for pizza. They did not have the first wine I selected, so my second choice was a sommelier selection that did not deliver to the the description given by the sommelier on the menu. I had to ask to see the bottle the wine was served from because it truly did not match what I was served. The server wanted to help with my third choice but other than his good intentions it was clear he did not have the knowledge to help with my third choice and no one else from the staff or management seemed to care. Most of the staff were gathered around the front and bar area chatting and giving each other shoulder massages. In all fairness pizza was good Miami Spice Menu was ok. Still need to give a second chance and try the Vegan options.

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vipPame
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pizza & salad was very. good but the eggplant was raw . Ravi Loki was ok
Overall good place for pizza

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CynthiaP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Joey's last Saturday was outstanding. Our best Miami Spice experience so far.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and friendly staff. Our only issue was that it took the food a very long time to come out of the kitchen. it’s a small restaurant and didn’t seem to be very busy.

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GeorgeG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great place. more casual than we thought, but still and excellent and fun choice.

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DeborahG
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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