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Gioia, Oyster Bay, NY

Gioia

4.7
4.7
183 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
GIOIA, Italian for joy, is an Italian restaurant focusing on the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna in Oyster Bay, New York.
At GIOIA, we believe that joy & pasta should be shared around the table, often and with love. Chef Jesse Schenker celebrates the beauty of simplicity by focusing the menu on seasonal vegetables & handmade pasta dishes.

At GIOIA, handmade pasta, classically-focused Italian cocktails and warm hospitality come together to create a JOYOUS dining experience, whether it’s your neighborhood spot for brunch with friend, a family dinner or a late night amaro.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (516) 922-1660
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jesse Schenker
  • Neighborhood
    Oyster Bay
  • Cross street
    Corner of South Street and Audrey Avenue
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Long Island Rail Road Oyster Bay Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 183 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

183 Reviews
  1. iras

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Restaurant in Oyster Bay! It was so worth the wait to get a reservation, the ambiance, friendly bar up front, quiet, cozy spaced tables in back. Service was impeccable, our server Heather was so pleasant and knowledgeable and the management could not have been more hospitable, they made us feel like instant regulars. Food was beyond delicious! Perfect Pasta! Veal Chop so tender and seasoned. Already booked our next meal!!

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  2. hmurmur

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great small restaurant. noise level medium. not intimate but worthwhile for a fancy date. loved the food.

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  3. GinaD

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent creative Italian food. Exceptional service! Everything was just wonderful! Look forward to dining again and.. again.

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  4. Suzieq

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    After reading the reviews we had high expectations and were underwhelmed. We loved both the Bean and the Cucumber appetizers which were well thought out and delicious the shrimp appetizer was ok (needed flavor and more sauce)- The pasta entrees (which was main reason for dining here) were disappointing- the fresh pasta was clumped together (a rookie mistake)- and sauces were ok- we had the Maltagliati, the Garganelli and the Gramigna and we thought the gramigna the best. Had the zabaglione for dessert which was good . The aperol spritz was great but no “spritz cart” ? Staff was very nice and bread basket amazing!

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  5. boymarty

    New York City

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very small and cozy restaurant. We had an awesome waitress. If you are on a low sodium diet, might not be the best choice to dine out

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very sweet Chic restaurant-on the small . Cauliflower appetizer was delicious -my favorite! All the pasta dishes were fresh and very tasty Service was excellent Only drawback was the noise level

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    4/5 Second visit Service was great. Place is very small and can be noisy depending on the guests. Food is good recommend getting a couple Anti Pasti for the table and sharing so everyone tries everything sizzling shrimp lacked salt Cauliflower starter is probably the best item on the menu Eggplant was good Mozzarella was great (could have used alittle salt but if you supplement with the prosciutto it’s not an issue) Gramigna is delicious highly recommend Tortellini was also good Atmosphere can get alittle loud but that’s just the nature of such a small dining room, they also do walkin bar where you can eat. Still one of the best spots for pasta in the area.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Awkward service, removing plates while still eating, interrupting conversations, etc... Little things that add up like not filling water glasses. Food was just so-so. How do you mess up a mozzarella app? For fresh Mozz it was overworked, dry and tough, no flavor. Restaurant was out of chicken even though reservation was early and that was the special of the day. Cappuccinos were very "watery". Too much milk for too small an espresso shot? Not sure. Menu was not very varied but I knew that going in. Just surprised I wasn't "wowed" with the food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable & delicious The food, service and ambiance were amazing

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted to go to this restaurant for months and then I saw that they have a Lobster Pasta dish specifically on Tuesdays, so I finally made it. The service and ambiance were great. I got the fresh mozzarella & prosciutto as an appetizer and it was amazing! They did not have any sweet white wines, but the drink selection was still decent. I also got the tortellini for an entree and it was too al dente. Lastly, the lobster pasta was not my favorite at all. The way the dish was marketed on the menu & on their Instagram was completely different than what I received. Also, all it tasted like was tomato. You cannot taste the lobster (there was only about 5 little pieces) nor was there any spice/kick to it..no real depth of flavor. I did not eat about 80% of the dish.

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FAQs

Gioia is rated 4.7 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Gioia

94 South St, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of South Street and Audrey Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Oyster Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Long Island Rail Road Oyster Bay Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jesse Schenker
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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