Joanne Trattoria

3.9
2695 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
(Limited Availability on OpenTable - check our website or call the restaurant if your preferred reservation date and time is not available)

Joanne LIVE Entertainment Friday and Saturday on our Patio. Text reservation requests to 917-708-1918.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2695 people are saying
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BarbaraK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great early dinner and enjoyed Happy Hour drinks!

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KeithO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

WAITRESS WAS EXCELLENT BUT HAD TO WORK ALONE IN A BUSY RESTAURANT AT A BUSY TIME. APPETIZER AND MAIN COURSE WERE EXCELLENT BUT THE TIRIMASU AND CANNOLLI DESSERTS WERE INEDIBLE. WE FELT BAD FOR THE WAITRESS AS SHE DID THE BEST SHE COULD IN A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION.
NO MANAGER AT THE RESTAURANT TO SPEAK TO AND THIS WAS AT 6:00 PM.

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vipMingatron
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I went here to eat pasta the night before the NYC marathon. We sat down at 6pm and didn’t get any food, service, not even water or bread, until 8pm. In fact, at 7:45 pm I was forced to run after a waiter and say that I was running a marathon the next day and if I didn’t get my food in the next 15 mins I would be forced to leave and get a slice. The food came in 15 mins.
The restaurant was noisy, nobody checked in on us, and to add insult to injury, when the pasta finally arrived in came with a bread basket (!!!!).

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Nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Honestly the food was just extremely blah. Nothing gross but nothing had a lot of flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and fun neighborhood place with very tasty Italian fare that won't break your budget.

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beegee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Serving staff was very friendly and accommodating.
We were a party of five adults.
Two of us ordered a wine and a vodka that they were out of.
The oil placed on the table with the bread was thin and tasteless. I don’t think it was even olive oil—certainly not EVO.
One person ordered the Parmesan encrusted tilapia that was so dry she could not eat it and had to order something else.
All the other entrees were satisfactory.

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vipDianaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service was sub par… had to keep asking for our waiter. It could be due to staff shortages but, it ruined the experience. The food was delicious!

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vipBravo
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good neighborhood dining. Something seems to have changed with the food. The cauliflower crust pizza was fantastic with sausage, pepperoni and meatball. The pasta was NOT good. The papardele was fair at best. The sauce was dry, pasta noodles not good and a total disappointment. We may come back again but not sure

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Josean
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice area , nice restaurant and tasty food. I loved they played Gaga tunes very softly and may I add the bathrooms where very clean . Thank You !

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WilsonC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The place looks good and our table was ready when we arrived. There's a little bar in the front where you can order some drinks while you wait for your table. Cocktails can be really expensive so I recommend Waiting and ordering some wine while you eat.

Went with 3 friends for a birthday celebration, but we were disappointed to find the food was mediocre and the service was not so good for the price.

In our case, the waiter accidentally accidentally dropped 1 of our wine glasses and it spilled all over our clothes and shoes, but he didn't even say sorry or offer some towels to clean our clothes. He just went on to clean the floor and bring another glass of wine and charge it of course.

We were convinced by the Lady Gaga popularity and visited the restaurant, but wouldn't recommend it to any of my friends. Sorry.

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vipCarnivore
New York Area
194 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Pre-pandemic, I went here often; post-pandemic I have been twice. I know that restaurants are having a difficult time finding good staff, but this was ridiculous. Our server was very friendly but seriously "challenged." She forgot orders, had to return n often for us to remind her, and main courses were served about one minute after our appetizers were served. We had to request a bottle of wine three times.
Appetizer: crispy calamari were anything but crispy. White bean stew = disgusting.
Main courses: hanger steak, requested rare, was served almost well done.
The entire ordeal was absurdly prepared and presented. Sadly, I won't be returning.

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River
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This had to be one of the best restaurants I have ever been to, and created the perfect night for my anniversary.

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DebraF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sorry to say worst dining experience. Only thing worse than the food was the service. Bread stale, food dry and overcooked, pasta dish never arrived with food, could not even make a cosmopolitan stating “they were out:” I hate to write a bad review but was like flushing $300 down the toilet and embarrassing as we were taking friends out. Avoid.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Trash restaurant. I’m a huge Gaga fan, was in town and thought I’d check it out. I Thought I scored some sweet reservations to this place and when I arrived, me and another table were in the only ones there. Fully empty restaurant. Amazing staff and service, but the food, menu options and ambiance are lackluster. Better food at 7/11.

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TimothyJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Spaghetti and meatballs merely okay. Gelato wonderful. Diet Coke completely flat. Ambience fantastic especially back patio.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

It was very disappointing as all of the menu items once received had little to no taste. I would not recommend as it was also expensive for what is being offered. Sad dinner on a Saturday night

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every trip to Joanne is lovely. The food is always amazing as well as the service. We love it here and make sure to stop in for one meal every time we are in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are in NYC celebrating our anniversary--we planned to come in April 2020 for our 25th but alas it's well over 26 years! We have wanted to visit Joanne Trattoria for many years and are so happy it finally happened.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were looking forward to dining here for a friend’s birthday who was in town for the occasion, and had booked it weeks in advance. We received an email earlier in the week to confirm the reservation, and confirmed it with them. We arrived today and the door was locked. A man came out and said it was closed til “3 or 4 o’clock”. We showed him our reservation for noon, and he shrugged his shoulders and closed the door. Disappointed - I loved bringing guests here when they visit town, as a big fan of Lady Gaga, in spite of the food and speed of service being solidly mediocre. This took care of that — we’ll never come back, and will tell those visiting town to avoid it at all costs.

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vipCharlesS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The only thing good about this place was the outdoor patio and our waiter. Food was……..

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Susan
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service impeccable, and the ambience is cozy. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and our waitress made it a memorable occasion.

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DBillyP
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite good, though I’d stay away from the plant-based meatballs, which were dry. The private label Joanne Sangiovese was a nice surprise. We’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately, we had a really terrible experience. We had a reservation, that the restaurant was not prepared for outside. We sat down and ordered a cauliflower pizza. They brought out a regular pizza, without telling us they were out of the cauliflower. The rest of the appetizers came out and were mediocre.

The entrees took 1.5 hours to come out and our pasta was forgotten. When the pasta with garlic and oil came out, the oil was completely burned. The restaurant ultimately gave us dinner on the house.

It was my mom’s birthday and unfortunately it was just not a success.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was really good. Very close to five stars, but I am tough judge. Would definitely recommend, however.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Way too expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! Will definitely come back to again.

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vipEmmetW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Have been here a few times and it’s always fab. They don’t have a bartender right now but still managed to make two great cocktails. Our waiter went above and beyond and was very kind. Wouldn’t recommend coming here the night of a Lady Gaga concert as the crowd is clearly there just to try and see her family and a bit over the top. I’m a fan but you can be respectful too. Delicious authentic Italian food.

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KevinB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was there just before I attended Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s show. It was the perfect evening for it too. The staff is so nice and very accommodating. Def going back do an 8th visit! One of my favorite go to places in the city to eat❤️!

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LucasR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Joanne Trattoria is a superior restaurant. The service was great with very friendly staff. We felt welcome from the second we entered. Our food took awhile, but was well worth the wait. The spaghetti and sausage was some of the best pasta I ate to date. I know when I come back to New York I will return.

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DonnaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Joanne’s!! Food always delicious.

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RichardH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent once again and the entertainment was wonderful, music by Paige Corwin. A great place to catch music and have a wonderful time and food

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AnnieM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and authentic Italian food. Great ambiance and attentive staff.

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vipDavidschu
New York Area
278 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Haven't been here in many years. Very nice people. The food was delicious: I had spaghetti and meatballs (best in many years!) and my wife had delicious Eggplant Parmigiana. Went well with house sangiovese, which was very good. Finished off with delicious cannoli, also something we have not had in ages. We look forward to returning soon now that we live in the neighborhood.

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SteveG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

My wife and I went to Joanne trattoria, (owned by Lady Gaga’s parents) for dinner tonight. It was the last time We ever go there. We have been there many times pre-pandemic. I ordered a gray goose gimlet, (Vodka and ROSE’s Lime juice). They made it with vermouth. The waitress (in training), was the bartender and the bus boy. To add insult to injury the chicken Parmesan I ordered not only was tough but had gristle throughout, and it was a very small portion. When the hostess came over to clear the table she said how was everything? I said everything was terrible. it’s the worst meal I ever had and I’m never coming back. she laughed and said thank you, thinking I was kidding but I wasn’t. when I got the check they added a surcharge to the Check. I guess it was a pandemic surcharge. despite all that I did leave a very good tip. but I’m never going back there again. The worst. Which is very sad because we’d like to go there in the past. There were people waiting for tables outside. So they probably wouldn’t care if we ever came back. I just felt like venting… And going out for a slice of pizza after…

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vipSpangleNYC
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Comfortable setting, attentive service. Some disappointment with the food for one of us. Tricolor salad was fresh and substantial enough for two of us. Spaghetti and meatballs were tasty. The tilapia fish coated w parmigiana cheese was not good: fish was dried out and seemed old and the coating was thick and breaded and I had to just peel it off in pieces to eat any of this. The cheesecake for desert tasted gummy and of raw flour. Perhaps the other fish dishes would have been better.

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ShellyC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought our 13 yo granddaughter for dinner. We had a great meal and she loved seeing the Lady Gaga pictures. We're the "cool" grandparents.

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vipKrisM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Took us 2 1/2 hours to get served

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant
Wonderful waiters & waitresses !
A love band was also present , they sounded amazing we had a great first time there and will be returning!
Thank you

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LetaD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff is very attentive and friendly. The food is very good, at a very good price. The ambiance is warm and inviting. It’s an excellent place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went with friends to this restaurant, and i will again and again and again.
best ambiance, food, and i always get some tea on lady gaga.
what more could you ask for?

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Joanne Trattoria is rated 3.9 stars by 2695 OpenTable diners.

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