Joanne Trattoria

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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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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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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in NYC! Cozy, homey atmosphere, outstanding food and wine. The staff is super nice with just the right amount of attentiveness. Try the house Sangria, either red or white, they're both delicious, as are the other house-label wines. The food is fabulous, everything we've ever ordered there has been perfection - and the meatballs are a MUST, every time! I'll be back very soon and can't wait!

YG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to Joanne’s. It is wonderful, food is excellent & services is great.

JT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love love Joanne Trattoria. I visit every time I'm in New York at least once, sometimes more.

C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Food was a little on the pricier side, but that was to be expected. Overall the ambiance and service were great. Highly recommend!

OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place was totally cute . We sat in the “outdoor” (indoor) garden area and had a great backyard vibe. The wait staff was very friendly and very helpful. The food was really good . I would definitely come back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and the food was delicious!

DN
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot to celebrate our first Valentine's Day as a married couple. The food was delicious, and the Prix fix menu selections were so complimentary of one another.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was just ok.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Loved the ambiance for Valentine's Day. So sweet!

J
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Linguine with Clam Sauce.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

One of the worst dining experiences ever. The place wasn’t even full and yet we waited almost 20 minutes (and twice asking) for our server to arrive. Food was finally ordered. Then it took almost an HOUR for our food to arrive. No one checked on us though we saw staff walking around the half empty restaurant doing nothing. We had to pull them over numerous times to for updates. Eventually the food came but it was so late that some of my party had to take their food to go (and one of the orders was wrong). I want to love this place. The ambiance is charming. But that’s about it. What a huge disappointment.

DJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Was really disappointed. Food was less than mediocre. It’s pretty tough to butcher up a chicken parm, but they accomplished to do just that. While our waitress was nice, I had to ask 3 times for a glass of ice. On a positive note, the hostess was lovely & the iced cappuccino was good.

A
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a good spot if you are going to an event at The Beacon Theater or Lincoln Center. The service was fine, not very friendly but efficient. There is typical red sauce Italian fare. We started with the meatballs which were excellent followed by The halibut special which was cooked well but overwhelmed by a butter sauce my husband had the Bolognese which was pretty fair with a very thin sauce. The dessert menu was very small no sorbet or gelato. We ended with a cappuccino which tasted burnt. This is good value for the area & I would go back due to the location & maybe try the pizza or more traditional food

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

great ambiance. mediocre food and service.

NJ
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent especially the meatball appetizer and chicken parm entree. Table was tight and somewhat uncomfortable

t
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the staff is attentive and very nice.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a sleep store(Longs Bedding) on West 72 st for over 57 years. All this time I did not know of you. Sure glad I found you. My wife and I had a wonderful dinner and will be coming back soon. Unfortunately at the end of February we are relocating to the East Side but positively we will visit you from the UES. Looking forward to more enjoyable dinners

Bob and Judie

Joanne Trattoria
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi Bob and Judie, We're so glad you came to see us - and we hope you'll visit us again soon! We'll miss you in the neighborhood, but hope you'll be back soon! Xo, Joanne

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CC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy ambiance, fresh tasty food and good service.

J
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great wine, and great service.
Ordered Lasagna and Spaghetti Bolognese and by far some of the best I had in NYC

PL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for our wedding anniversary and the food was amazing, staff was very attentive, ambiance was nice (all set for V-Day). My wife comes from a large Italian family and compared some of the dishes to her Grandmothers cooking. Will be coming back fo sure!

K
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in New York. Never disappoints!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there!
Relaxed
Always great food and prompt service
Perfect for our opera subscription

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Lasagna and Egg Plant Parmigiana we have ever had!

Joanne Trattoria
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thanks so much for coming in! We hope to see you soon to try more of our family recipes! Xo, Joanne

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were very happy with our experience at Joanne! The staff was quite accommodating of our quickly approaching curtain at Lincoln Center and made certain we finished in time, but never made us feel like they were pushing us out the door. The food was delicious, with one exception. The olive oil served with bread was bitter. The bread was delicious by itself though, so we simply enjoyed it plain. We will definitely visit again!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it been there before outstanding!

CL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and I am coming back soon

Joanne Trattoria
Responded on February 8, 2020

Hi Celia, Thanks for spending some time with us and we hope to see you again soon! Xo, Joanne

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WS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I, along with another couple had dinner here last Saturday night! The food was fantastic! It is an extremely welcoming restaurant! I wholeheartedly recommend it!

Joanne Trattoria
Responded on February 8, 2020

Hi Wayne, Thanks so much for spending time with us last weekend - we love that we got to be a part of your night! Hope to see you soon! Xo, Joanne

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ED
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Delicious food. Peasant surroundings

JS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were a bit disappointed. The prices were high, but the quality of the food didn't justify it. I had hangar steak which can be quite good if prepared properly, but mine was tough and chewy. There are other restaurants near Lincoln Center with better food. Service wasn't great either, the waitress had too many tables and it was hard to get her attention.

Joanne Trattoria
Responded on February 8, 2020

Hi Jerry, So sorry to hear about your less than stellar experience. I'd love to invite you back to try us again sometime with an appetizer on me with the hopes that we can change your mind and give you a better experience. Best, Management - Joanne Trattoria

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt like eating in someone’s home! Staff was great- very friendly. Food was great! (I appreciated the vegetarian friendly meatballs made from eggplant.)Specialty cocktail was great.

HF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting family on the Upper West Side and delighted to find this warm, welcoming restaurant that has wonderful and satisfying meals and a great wine list. We absolutely will be back!

MP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar, real cozy setting in front of fireplace, great service and food!! Definitely will go back!!

Joanne Trattoria
Responded on February 8, 2020

Hi Mike, Thanks so much for spending some time with us - we hope you'll come back soon to try out our dining room (and the fireplace there too!). Xo, Joanne

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2
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurant has lovely ambiance. cozy, neighborhood vibe. Service was very good. Menu had wonderful variety of appetizers , main dishes, etc. Portions were generous and food was expertly prepared. definitely enjoyed our dining experience here.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Felt like a local place to get good food and I was right.

HW
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
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 on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a girls night following a play with my family.

DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
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 on January 25, 2020
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 on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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