Johnny's - Schenectady

4.7
479 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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vipAnthony
Naples
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Taylor was excellent. The pomegranate martini was so good as well as our dinners. Perfect night

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CindyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great, lighting is a little dark. Couldn’t see very well.
We love this restaurant, one of our favorites!!

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Deedee
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It's my go to for great italian food! Always great service too! 👍

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Food was excellent and service was quick. Great atmosphere too.

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marciak
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, as always!! Friendly waitstaff, great service!

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Cait
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff did a great job accommodating our party of eight. Our hostess, Riley, was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John Carlo was the best waiter!

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Sidey
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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Valerie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the waitress rushed our orders once she was told we were attending the show at Proctor's that started at 7:30. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the oysters on the half shell. They were cold and delicious. Also the desert Belgian waffle with vanilla ice cream and crushed cannoli, amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to the casino every year for Black Friday. We loved our whole experience at Johnny’s!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. Great food, staff, and manager.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another lovely meal at Johnny’s. Great service and food!

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Anne
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

food was great as always but service was very slow, also had to wait 20+ mins for table even with reservation...

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vipSusanS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny's is conveinently located near Proctors and SLOC. Food is great and fresh!

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BillK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent! The Bolognese sauce was delicious.

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MartellaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinner was delicious as well as appetizers and drinks. We can count on having a fantastic evening when going to Johnny's.

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GinaK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carbonara was fabulous! The pear tini was amazing!

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RobertM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food. Jo Jo was an excellent host/server.

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vipCindieB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, tasty food. Last dinner with my daughter before she begins another year at Union College. Very welcoming restaurant!

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal. Service was great; very attentive. Will continue to go back.

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vipAgero
Tampa
111 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening from beginning to end. Service, food was delicious, our server Sara was amazing. Loved it so much going back tonight

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KennyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RESERVATION PROCESS WAS SIMPLE
WAITSTAFF WAS ENERGETIC, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON THEIR FACES
FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND TEMPERATURE WAS PERFECT

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vipMaureenH5
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great dinner last night at Johnny’s. The service was outstanding! I ordered a summer cocktail that wasn’t supposed to have sugar in it according to the description but when I tasted it I knew it had simple syrup in it. I chose not to drink it and said nothing to the server about it and ordered a glass of wine. Towards the end of our meal a gentleman who appeared to be a manager asked me about the drink and said he would have it deducted from my bill and apologized for the error by the bartender who was in training. I appreciated that he noticed I hadn’t drank it and took care of it for me.
My husband loved his chicken cacciatore and I love my lobster fradiavolo. We will be dining at Johnny’s more frequently as a result of our stellar experience. The bread and garlic infused olive oil was a nice touch too.

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mybonnieNY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe Joe was our waiter and we had a great time. He obviously is an asset to Johnny’s and knows the food like the back of his hand. He had a great sense of humor and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the evening .

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vipDrJohn
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

While we had a bit of a problem at arriving for our 5:30 PM appointment... we were told whe had to wait for a table even though we were on time... to allow the server to catch up... not really my problem... you make a reservation so that the restaurant knows you are coming... and so that they can be properly staffed and ready to welcome you ... etc ... anyway

After that gaff, the rest of the evening went well ... JoJo was our server along with back up Ethan... they were both excellent...as were the young women who delivered the menu items to our table... they were all professional and very accomodating.

We will return for sure...

One other thing...when making the reservation, we were asked if there was a special occasion, etc. I noted that we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary... Nothing was mentioned about that ... not that it is the restaurant's responsibility to do that ... however do not bother asking if it does not matter.

Good food
Good service
Fair pricing

Need to work on the little things that make up customer service.

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Rene
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent. Great attitude

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vipMoose
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All four of us enjoyed our food. The lasagna was the largest serving I had ever seen. The clam "sauce" contained lots of clams. The dessert portions were large and very good. I especially like that the cakes were at room temperature (not straight out of the fridge). The restaurant was very noisy; it was Friday night. Our service was good, but not great. The server was a bit over taxed.

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ejb417
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Second time going to Johnny’s and the food was ok. I don’t think it’s anything special.
Service was excellent! We had Jo-Jo and he was knowledgeable and professional.
Don’t think we’ll ever go back.

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ShelbyS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

3 time visiting. Went for my birthday dinner. Crying/screaming children through 3/4 of the evening. Waited for initial service 15+ minutes. Waited for wine even longer. Appetizer (fried mozzarella) ok. Husband ordered scarpariello with veal instead of chicken, extremely unappetizing. I ordered chicken picatta with no sun-dried tomato’s, made it very clear to waitress. Manager brought dishes out, had to return mine due to tomato’s being there. Waited 10 minutes before my meal returned while my husbands went cold. Chicken extremely rubbery. Waitress did not acknowledge us throughout meal until we were ready to leave and my husband called her over for the check. Did not ask how everything was. Multiple dishes/glasses piled up on the table throughout visit without anyone removing them. Severely disappointed when all 4 tables surrounding us exclaimed how amazing their meals were. Very sad when waitress did not acknowledge our full dinner plates upon departing.

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FrankF
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food , atmosphere. Very well staffed

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vipemil
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waited at check in because only 1 person who has the iPad with the reservations is not at the front desk. Waited awhile till the server came over.

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NancyK
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny's Schenectady is a class act establishment. Food is fabulously prepared, service is outstanding, - everyone and everything were perfection. Our meals were beautiful in appearance as well as taste. Hostesses were so friendly; Servers were so attentive. Each plate was beautiful, hot, with ample portions and tasted perfect. Thank you, Johnny's for a wonderful evening!

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vipBenny
Cleveland
85 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny’s is always on our schedule when we stop in Schenectady on our way to Cape Cod! We love the friendly atmosphere, great service, and delicious food! We will be back!

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TraceyF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find on our way home from the races in Saratoga. What a hidden gem of a town, and restaurant! Food was great, portions were LARGE.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The bread was fresh and warm, delicious! I am not from the area but hope to return one day!

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vipChristopherO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Steak Amalfi was a little tough, but caprese was awesome and the shrimp/clams oreganato was amazing. Gelato cake is the best thing ever.

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StacyK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants and it did not disappoint! Our server Canan (Jonna) was FANTASTIC. Very attentive waitstaff, took the time to treat us special and the food was, as always 10 out of 10.

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MichaelF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bar staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Table service very attentive ( especially for these crazy times) and the food was fresh and delicious.

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 479 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.