Joanne Trattoria

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2545 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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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

What 2545 People Are Saying
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HW
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We would recommend, with a few caveats.....

Food was good, but pricey.

Service was inattentive.

My wife was disappointed that only a part of her leftover entree was packed to take home.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Restaurant had an odd smelling bad odor. Lipstick on the water glasses. Not going back.

DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great. The problems were service and comfort. It was freezing in there and the waitstaff sad they would put on the fireplace to warm the room. Not in advance, when I complained. They refused to put the heat on. As an aside, the fireplace was puny and couldn't possibly heat the space and the glass doors on it were shut anyway when a couple was seated in front of it. Ridiculous. Our waiter was mildly negligent.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone there was extremely polite and enjoyable. The food was flavorful and delicious. The mahi mahi was incredible. The chicken parm was amazing and somehow felt very light. Soup and salad were great. Bar drinks were very well made.

CJ
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and server! I now have my neighbor hood go to for fun easy dinners‼️

GG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Italian comfort food.
Nice selection of wines by the glass

LL
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

location, ambience, staff and food. All fantastic and to top it off - great value for money. Love going back here.

EN
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was perfect, food was exceptional, service was spot on and loved the Gaga wine! What is in that cannoli? Best one I've ever had and that's saying something!!!

R
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, comfortable place, nice menu, food was good. Quick meal before the opera.

B
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good and reasonably priced Lincoln Center alternative. A friend said that it reminded her of the red sauce places she knew growing up in Syracuse, NY. Good and basic southern Italian, fair prices, and friendly service.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for romance or spending time with friends. The food was delicious and the staff were very nice.

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I ever go back to NYC I would go back in a heartbeat. Served with a smile and staff were very pleasant. A nice relaxing dining experience.

JM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Visited on January 18. Was seated under a cold air return duct. Felt like air conditioning on me off and on the whole time

LL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and prices were reasonable! Will for sure be going back next time I’m in NYC!

LS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Joanne's homemade gravy is the BEST! Had the lemon chicken with artichokes, so tender and delicious. Not huge plates, just perfect. Chocolate mousse dessert, heavenly!

DS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I found the food here yo be very mediocre. That bad kind of Italian American food. Terrible tomato sauce and eggplant that was too bready and undercooked. Place seemed a little grundgy and in need of some TLC. Would not return.

FT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Key points to consider:
Seating is very tight to the point of uncomfortable due to very small tables barely accommodating the dishes and which are placed unusually close to each other. Private conversations are open to those seated near you.
My pasta with eggplant meatballs was good but overwhelmed with too much sauce, such that when I finished the pasta, half the bowl was filled with sauce.
The grilled shrimp salad was OK but the shrimp was overcooked and dry. The $27 charge was not a good value.
Atmosphere was pleasant and service was efficient, professional and courteous.

DJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This not a 'cozy' restaurant but the food was quite good except the foccacia served was stale. Nice cocktails and a good wine list, even if purchasing by the glass. The servers were very pleasant and attentive (not overly so, which is good). With so many Italian restaurants to choose from I am not sure we would return here.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic accommodating service. I was running a bit late for my reservation, and I called ahead and they let come to the restaurant 15 minutes after my initial time, which was much appreciated for the birthday I was celebrating!

FB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. The pizza was delicious. Great staff. Super kind and pro.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joann’s was everything I imagined!!!
Food was delicious, so glad we choose your restaurant!!!
We will definitely be back on our next trip to NYC!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but overpriced.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!!! We had an outstanding dinner today. We came here to celebrate my birthday. The food is incredibly amazing and our server was wonderful. She even broke out and sang when she gave me my cake. We will be back and highly recommend a visit here!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Great experience

Y
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and wait staff very personable and efficient. Can’t wait to go back.

AA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was lovely

JD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Joanne was impeccable and the food was divine. I immediately felt warm and welcome - the environment and decor was especially cosy! Will absolutely recommend to friends and family who visit NYC.

CB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time dining at JOANNE.
We have enjoyed it every time and will be returning on our next visit to NYC.
Spaghetti meatball was delicious, the buttery chicken artichoke with gluten free pasta,on demand, was very good.

KZ
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Very expensive for food which tastes nothing special I can get better Italian food in my home town in the UK

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

By far the most disappointing meal in a long time notwithstanding it being new years eve. A missed opportunity to go somewhere better. We were seated in the open area outside which was fine but at a rickety high table. The pork ragu was poor with overcooked pasta, the tiramisu - we've had so much better. Before we had finished our wine, the heat outside was switched off along with some lights with the waitress stating loudly that they could close up as soon as we were all gone. Appalling. A long way from the authentic tratorria in Italy. So disappointing and a missed opportunity to go elsewhere. Nothing more to be said.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere with great service and hospitality

JF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Came here because I am a huge Lady Gaga fan and wanted to eat at her parents restaurant. I was disappointed with the food. I thought it would be better. Location, ambiance and service was great.

A
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pretty place. Friendly service. Food just average. Disappointing.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food

KB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed dining at Joanne’s where it was relaxed and quiet as opposed to the night before, dining in Little Italy where it’s hectic, noisy and they churn you out as quickly as possible.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Joanne for a birthday celebration. The food, music, atmosphere and everything else was wonderful.

S
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Quality of food has diminished since last visit. Caesar Salad did not taste at all like a Caesar salad and the meatballs were tasteless. Sauce was good, though.

B
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have to pop in here for an authentic Italian meal in a cozy warm environment.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We went on a family dinner. The service was not so good, I ordered a drink for my dad and it took 20 minutes for us to get it even when I re asked the waiter for it 2 more times.
We ordered a rib eye medium cooked and it was almost well done.
The salmon, Mac and cheese and chicken parm are very tasty. Good portions.
Ambiance was good for me because they kept the music on the lady Gaga’s pop side. Not so noisy. We got a booth table and the arm space was not so big.
They should have perhaps a small waiting area, we arrive 15 mins before our reservation and had to wait outside.
Overall, we would definitely come back again. Just improve the service please.

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