Johnny's - Schenectady

4.7
394 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We created Johnny's to bring together the three most important things in life: family, food and fun! Conveniently located in Downtown Schenectady, directly across from Proctor's Theater and the Antique & Specialty Shops on Jay Street.
At Johnny's, we are committed to satisfying our customers with great food and excellent service. We offer a wide variety of delicious dishes for Lunch and Dinner. Whatever you're in the mood for, you can find it here! All of our pastas are freshly made on the premises. Our restaurant is warm and inviting, whether its a romantic dinner for two, a group of friends catching up or a business dinner, Johnny's adapts to everyone. Our spacious square bar has plenty of room for Happy Hours after work, or a night cap after a Proctors show.
Check out our menu for all our mouth-watering dishes!
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Everything would’ve been 5 star except for the most obnoxious people were seated next to us. Very loud adults and unruly kid (probably 10-11 yr old). The kid watched cartoons on his phone the entire time. Completely ruined the experience I was hoping for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Service was perfect! Thanks for a lovely time, as usual!!

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Herb
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, experience, people at a reasonable price for high quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is amazing at Johnny’s!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Our server Bobby was very attentive.

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Youngblood
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe and relaxing dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.

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vipSherrieG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and top notch service, would definitely go back!

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BestEver
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a client in town. Johnnys is always the place to meet.

Start off spending an hour or so at the bar with Vallee....she's awesome...lots of laughs.

Then move to the dinning area for great eats. Debra Baldwin is a charm waitress. I always request her, because she stands out above the rest...!! Always right on...enjoy her great personality and looks..even with the mask on...! Just beautful.

We will be back !!!

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EllenG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy coming to Johnny's. Our meals and service was awesome.

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DaveC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time as always. Celebrating 40 years of friendship. Waitress was awesome,food was great.

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DONALDG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to take a date, celebrate a special occasion, or just get the family together for a meal that is above the bar set by the nice chains. I'd highly recommend Johnny's.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING

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jimmaye
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the service and the food and will definitely return.

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MicheleC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the filet Madagascar, cooked to perfection. We had the fried mozzarella for appetizer and it was fantastic. Our waiter JoJo was fabulous. When my husband and I both asked for Josh Cabernet he suggested the bottle to save money. We were seated at a quiet table for 2 so that was also perfect.

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EllenG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

JoJo is a great server. The food was outstanding as always.

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vipFlush
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service and the experience!!!

We also love Amanda. - The best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was wonderful! Service food and atmosphere was awesome!

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Megan
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Has a great vibe. Highly recommend!!

DC
DaveC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Always love coming here

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CarmineP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hot food. Service great, waiters very attentive

KB
KallyB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent classic Italian food - simply delicious.

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CoryW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on a Friday night and the service was still amazing because eof it being packed it was a little loud but I was still able to hear the other people at my table no problem and the food was absolutely amazing.

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DaveC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from start to finish. From offering to fix my error of picking a high top table to giving us a normal table. Justin our server was on point all night, making our anniversary celebration even better. Everyone was awesome.

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Thomas
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Happy, a little expensive but good food and friendly service.

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NancyW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!

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jgirish
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went out for our Anniversary. The service was a bit slow but we didn’t mind because it was just nice to be out.

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PbSchdy
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The patio was lovely. When I went inside to use the ladies’ room I was shocked by so many people inside esp around the bar

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vipsusanw
Miami
129 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

open table gave us the wrong time for Johnny's reservation, which was 4:45 pm When we arrived, they said they didn't do that time, so we had to wait quite awhile. Our waiter took forever to bring everything, including the bill. We thought the food was mediocre, as opposed to when the restaurant first opened, and then it was great.

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DavidD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as usual, as was the service. There were protocols in place for COVID-19, but they were reasonable and not excessive.
This had been the first time I had been back inside Johnny's since before the pandemic. We did order via delivery services a few times from Johnny's during the pandemic, but it was much better to actually be in the restaurant.

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DavidL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Jamie R always makes sure we have a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Noisy in the front deck, but that's no fault of the restaurant

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious apps and dinner. Classy and attentive.

LH
LynnH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside, which was very nice, except we were bothered by several bees. The food was very good, the service was excellent, and the dessert was fantastic!

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The bread, appetizer, entree and wine were all very good. Service was good considering the COVID 19 protocol. Our waitress went missing which meant a bit of a wait and another waitress stepped in for awhile. Other than that the service was good. The one big disappointment was that the coffee was really bad. Very disappointing. Otherwise and enjoyable meal.

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JohnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server Jamie was excellent. She gave great recommendations for drinks and entrees. She made us feel very welcome. Two of our entrees had specific requests which were served as ordered. We all four enjoyed our experience from drinks, bread, salad, entrees to desserts. The food was excellent and we all took part of our dinners home to be sure we enjoyed desserts.

We dined on a Monday night and the restaurant was busy not fully packed. It seemed like the wait between drinks, entrees and desserts was longer than we have experienced in the past. We were not in a rush but waits were excessive.

Overall we had a great experience at Johnny's and were happy to be there with our granddaughter and new husband who truly loved a real authentic quality Italian dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lined it will go again

JD
vipJeffD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice before Proctors Theater. Top notch food and service while keeping a comfortable atmosphere. Can not wait to visit again.

FAQs

Johnny's - Schenectady offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 982-5657.

Johnny's - Schenectady is rated 4.7 stars by 394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.