Joanne Trattoria

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Joanne brings to you the flavors of home cooked food Italian meals. The restaurant offers a romantic setting of timeless charm with fireplaces, an open patio, a private dining room and a cozy bar.

The menu and service reflect the warmth and attention of being a house. Some regulars say "it has the look and feel of Greenwich Village on the Upper West Side"

We feature fresh pasta, artisanal pizza & other great Italian staples, like chicken scarpariello, eggplant parmigiana, & lasagna. We have many vegetarian and gluten free options as well.

Joanne is conveniently located near Lincoln Center, the Beacon Theater, Museum of Natural History & Central Park.

Private parties, catering, and take-out are also available.
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Specials

Happy Hour (Bar Only)

$6 wines by the glass, $5 drafts (bar seating only).

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 25, 2019

Ends: April 26, 2118

Availability: Mon-Wed 4:30PM-7:30PM

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Mon 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

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JG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice pasta: orchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe: yummy. Gnocci bolognese also good. Wine: generous. Noise not too bad! Only negative: focaccia served to begin was terribly stale and dry. But overall a nice, reasonably priced before Lincoln Center dining place.

WS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cozy restaurant, but overpriced. Food ok.

j
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

No owner or manager on site. Service awful. Emily, server states gen manager Laura not available and works when she feels like. Owner (lady Gaga family) absentee owner and not involved. Found it hard to believe all the bs that was presented. Food was cold, and both server and bartender could care less if the experience was not good. Such a shame. Would never go back. Very embarrassed that I Chose this place to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Was not even acknowledged, and when I mentioned it to server Emily was given a very snide remark

OT
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit here and a great one concerning the food and service. Only 'issue' was a large private party that some people were less than polite and made things a little tough on the employees and those of us who were there to enjoy dinner. Despite that, we had a terrific experience. We will be back. For those that don't know, this is owned by the parents of Lady Gaga.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Daughter’s birthday.

LB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food with friendly service. Drinks and bartender deserve notice too.

RL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Reminded me of my old neighborhood restaurant growing up. Wait service was superb - so warm and friendly.

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

excellent, attentive service very pleasant always fun

J
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the food, but the prices are a bit... pricey.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was a great place! Food is delicious and prices are good, I totally recommend this place

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Joanne’s offered a cozy and comfortable venue for old-fashioned red gravy Italian fare. The chicken parm and lasagna were just what we wanted and expected and were delicious. The Gaga connection added an extra zest.

NP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. Highly recommended!!

LS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Over salted food. Fish special over cooked, garlic filled. Just lack luster. Plenty of water and kind server

k
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Cafeteria food. Veal cutlets so badly cooked we had to scrape off the soggy breading, soup as salty as canned soup, one wine sour as vinegar and another oily (ended up with beer). Amateur cooking in an ambiance only notable for its atrocious noise level.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Joanne’s is perfect! Felt like I was in a friend or family member’s home. The service was great and the food and dessert couldn’t have been more perfect!

b
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I've eaten here before and enjoyed it again on Halloween, The whiskey sour was great and not weak. Joanne's meatball appetizer and the seafood mac and cheese were both tasty, but, unfortunately, this time I found them both to be heavily over salted, especially the meatballs. The kitchen could think about cutting down on the sodium. My guests had mixed reactions to the food; two of them would give the place only a "6" out of 10, and one said the red velvet cake was terrible. All in all, you might like this place, although based on my last time here I can't say it was spectacular. Pleasant and friendly wait staff.

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you so much for their hospitality ! He is so kind ! Our dinner of Halloween was be perfect ! Thank you again ! I hope coming again ! Xo guys ! 😘😘 #littlemonster

J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Italian experience at Joanne's. Great food, (awesome meatballs), great service and lovely.

LK
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ambiance was nice. Friendly staff. We sat in the back which was comfortable. Food was not very good. Pasta we ordered did not taste like it was a cheese sauce at all, very disappointed. Spaghetti was only fair. Did not offer additional bread. Loved the sparkling water. Overpriced for quality of food. Came from Canada and expected more. Sorry would have loved to give it a better review.

RC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I ordered a "Lavender Blonde" cocktail -- blueberry and citron vodka, muddled blueberry and basil, Limonata san Pellegrino -- which they served in a water glass with annoying pieces of blueberry floating in it. I also had what must be a house specialty, the JoAnne Meatballs, which were not particularly flavorable or tasty enough to be an eponymous item, and actually gave me mild indigestion. The minestrone soup: I don't know how you mess that up. It was more or less tasteless. Thinking about it, I should have added salt. But quite honestly I would rather have gone home and opened a can of Progresso. I liked the people who worked there, and I liked the ambiance. But I won't be going back.

AP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went because of my gf being a Lady Gaga superfan. This was her #1 requirement as soon as we decided we'd be visiting New York. The food was delicious. I ordered the linguini primavera with fresh pasta - I loved it! My gf ordered the spaghetti and meatball with fresh pasta and she said it was really good. MIL ordered lasagna and enjoyed it as well. The drinks were less of a success. The first order was Lavender Blonde: it was a bit stronger than my preference but she enjoyed it. She followed that with John Wayne and it was VERY STRONG and she didn't enjoy it nearly as much.

Overall, the price is a bit steep for pasta, but we knew that going in. On my tab, two entrees and two drinks was over $100. She enjoyed that it was Gaga's dad's place, but I can say that we wouldn't frequent this restaurant if we lived in the area.

JM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A good place to go before heading over to Lincoln Center for a performance.

CB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to the restaurant before and it was good but maybe there is a new chef because the food Saturday was great! We had a seafood salad that was very tasty and fresh then had branzino which was the best I ever had!

KD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Went prior to a 7pm theater show. Became very crowded very quickly. Wait staff is responsive and work like a well oiled machine turning over tables, but we never felt rushed by the staff. Would recommend.

CS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I traveled from NJ with 3 friends to have lunch at this restaurant and the trip was well worth it. The atmosphere was truly authentic, the food was amazing, and Mr. Germanotta was so gracious allowing us to take a photo. We have all been talking non stop about the experience and plan to visit again. God Bless this family for all of the good they spread in the world and for being so humble. Support the Lupus Foundation and Always Be Kind. Criss Smith

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My daughters first trip to NYC and we were referred here through a recommendation of a new local. We not there at 8 for 8:30 reservations so sat at the bar for a drink. The hostess took us eight at 8:30 to our table. Service started a little slow. We shared the walnut arugula salad which was light and full of flavor. It was a busy Friday so it took a bit for entrees to arrive. Daughter had the spaghetti and meatball and I had the lasagna. Neither disappointed! If we had been able to take home leftovers we would have but instead we plowed through and left just a little behind. I would have loved a glass of wine with dinner but our waitress never came back to check on us until dessert time. We heard the cannoli was amazing and it’s true. It was big and the shell crisp. I hate soggy cannoli. They get a gold star for adding a birthday candle to the cannoli. Overall I would go back for the food.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely mother daughter dinner before the ballet

RM
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joanne is a cozy and comfortable gem on the UWS. The room is small and intimate, the servers friendly and capable, and the food is simple, but excellent. I wisely chose the specials of the day, lentil soup and champagne chicken. Both choices were extraordinary.

A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joanne Trattoria is like her owner Lady Gaga; exceptional, authentic, generous and available. This restaurant has the perfect atmosphere for someone looking for a home cooked Italian meal in a comfortable New York setting by the park. The portions are generous, the food tastes fresh and the drinks are distinctively unique. I think I literally tasted the ocean in my Vongole. Cynthia’s anti pasta is a must order. You’ve never had eggplant Parmesan until you’ve had it here and the bolognese should be on every dinner table. Every time I’m in Nyc, my bestie and I go to have a great meal here and to feel loved by the food from the inside out. Thanks Joanne!! You know where we’re going!

VO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Portions are small for the price. My pasta was overcooked. charged higher prices on the check than what was on the menu. added a gratuity on the check, but the policy says for partys of 5 or more.
We were two.

C
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delightful experience dining at Joanne's. I especially recommend reserving a table in the back room. We had some creative thinking happen there.

S
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I love Lady Gaga but the service, the food and the whole experience was disappointing.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Exceptional service. Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedding Anniversary

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Meatballs were to die for!

P
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for a pre-concert dinner. Cozy place, tight seating, great wait staff. Our dinner was above average. The lunguine with the vongole was very good. I had a hangar steak with the sides which were good. It's kinda like what you make for yourself at home. That's what most impressed us. We would come here again when we come to this part of the city again.

t
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food & drinks were delicious, just a little too tight/claustrophobic for my liking

GG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant so much because, unlike anywhere else I've ever been, Joanne Trattoria offers an incredibly homey, comfortable, delicious and fulfilling experience. The food — especially Cynthia's Chopped Antipasti and Joanne's Meatballs — has always been served fresh and in a timely, attentive manner. Every time that I decide to go to Joanne's, I try to bring a friend or a family member who has not been to the place before because I want them to share in my incredible experience. Going to Joanne's is always such an amazing gift, and I'm always so grateful for it.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and accommodating to my food allergies.

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