Joanne Trattoria

4.6
2618 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 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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kellyo
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good. My dinner would have been much more enjoyable if we sat in the WARM restaurant instead of the COLD (40 degrees) WET back patio! I made a reservation over a week in advance - it was my sons first time in NYC and Valentines Day - very disappointed! Sad.

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Mickxxiii
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food, but tonight was particularly fantastic. The team is always in point.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience here. This is a go-to spot for anyone in search of great food and fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my girlfriend’s birthday in NYC and was very fortunate for choosing to dine here. The food was delicious and the entire staff went above and beyond to make this night amazing. They had a 3 piece band playing that evening and our waitress had them sing Happy Birthday for my girlfriend and brought her dessert which was phenomenal. She had one of the most memorable birthdays you could ask for and for that we thank you! We look forward to returning again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing drinks.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and customer service as usual!!!

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vipjbjb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Your have to touch up on many things to accommodate a safe experience. Also, the food was abysmal .. the live band was wonderful but they deserved better, as all of us..

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EmilyN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Joanne was simply fantastic. The food was just outstanding (ricotta pancakes, Eggs Benedict on homemade biscuits, breakfast pizza) and the bottomless mimosas were a big hit. Service was perfect (thank you, Mike) and their COVID-19 precautions were textbook. We highly recommend this!

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DustinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!!

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TravelingMomof4
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We felt like royalty! We had a huge, oval-shaped patio table waiting for us under an umbrella for outdoor dining in the early evening. We were surrounded by lovely flower boxes and festive lights that make you totally forget you're eating in the street! Our table had two more chairs than we actually needed- plenty of room! A gorgeous fresh bouquet of flowers sat at EACH end of the table. We literally had about four different servers either serve or check in on us throughout the entire time we were there- very attentive. The food was out of this world. We had pasta primavera, spaghetti and meatballs, penne with broccoli rabe and sausage, and a build-your-own pizza. Portions are plentiful. We all had full bellies and took lots home! It was my daughter's 13th birthday so dessert was a must! We had tiramisu and cannoli- heavenly! The prices are fair for the quality and portions you are given. I can't say enough good things about this place. I've been telling everyone about it. We did so many things during our little NYC getaway this past weekend, but when we got home and I asked the kids what their favorite part was, everyone said dinner!! We will definitely be repeat customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

At the end the check took forever. Otherwise all good.

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MichonNoir
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived just as they were opening for the dinner crowd. I was greeted by a very nice bartender who chatted with me until the hostess got my table ready. The restaurant is clean and tidy. There are at least two fireplaces that were lit to add to the cozy ambiance. I had a difficult decision choosing my appetizer and my server told me they were known for their meatballs. She did not steer me wrong. Those meatballs are the things of my dreams. Several of the staff tended to my every need. I was brought bread and a drink and my water glass was never empty. I ordered the grilled mahi mahi with lemon caper sauce and green beans and it was prepared perfectly. I took a cannoli with me because I was very full. On my way out the door several of the staff wished me a nice evening and thanked me for my business. All in all, and I rarely give a flawless review, my experience here was perfect and I would definitely eat there again.

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CraigM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have visited this place. Used it last year 2019 and this year 2020 and it’s just amazing from the food to the atmosphere.

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vipDrMom
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Explored Joannes while visiting the city on the recommendation of a friend, the ambience is wonderful. The food is reasonably priced and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place! Food and service was amazing

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vipCharlieS
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant neighborhood trattoria yet very near Lincoln Center good food well served in friendly environment.

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Kimberley
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Manhattan. Everyone MUST try it.

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Rockhopper
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was exceptional. Love how cute the place is inside. Very nice. Sat by the fireplace. A bit noisy, but we could still hear each other talk. Definitely on our list of return restaurants in NYC

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Bwaybruncher
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought someone that had never been and throughly enjoyed it

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LindaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Back twice in a week!

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ElisaM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Have been telling all my friends about it. Meatballs tasted just like my grandmothers.

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salmicr35
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious food!!

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vipAmyG
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was outstanding!

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Minerva
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Joanne's Trattoria to celebrate our daughter's birthday and have to say the whole experience was wonderful! The staff was on point and the food was delicious. We all ordered something different and one dish was as good as the next. Thanks for a fabulous experience!

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vipMeaghanR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I ate at Joanne Trattoria with a friend and her 13 year old daughter. We had previously visited with a larger group. This time, we had a reservation for 5:30 following a matinee. We were seated in the back (veranda style) room. Our orders were simple: spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti with eggplant meatballs, and spaghetti with olive oil and sauce on the side. These simple dishes were delicious but expensive for what they were. My friend and I each had a glass of wine and we were pleased with the wine suggestion. The servers were pleasant, but service was slow. We asked multiple times for a napkin to balance our wobbly table and a wine list. The chocolate mousse cake was disappointing..rather dry and not very chocolate-y. Our biggest complaint was that the process of getting and paying the check took about a half an hour. We were not displeased, but we agreed we may want to try somewhere new on our next visit from Boston.

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vipRkaszuba
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Salads and pizzas. The wine is also very good. Very reasonable for NYC.

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Danielaf
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with our decision to eat here. Everything was spectacular and when we visit NYC again, we will go back. The manager Laura & Marianne, our waitress were outstanding! Thank you for making our Friday night truly amazing & memorable!

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MAVI
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tight quarters but food and ambiance make up for that. Service was excellent. Lemon chicken with artichoke hearts was so good my mouth is watering thinking about it.

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CaroleH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Joanne Trattoria is located on the ground floor of a brownstone on a quiet street on the UWS. Wood burning fireplaces in both the bar and main dining room.
Rustic and inviting ambience.
Was at Joanne Trattoria for a midweek Happy Hour.
$5 house wine and draft beer
Tempting appetizers: Enjoyed the meatballs!

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DonnaF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to lunch at Joanne! Great neighborhood spot, food is always delicious!

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful staff, will definitely recommend, thank you

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Eliza
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner experience. Cozy and casual neighborhood restaurant. We will definitely return on our next trip to New York

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NicoleN
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our service started out a little slow at Joanne, so we were a bit worried about what to expect, but things picked up. I had the lobster ravioli and it was life changing. We also had the Gaga Pinot Noir, which was quite delightful. Overall, a great experience.

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Veriruiz6
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance perhaps better seats in the back room.

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MaureenE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipruth
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reasonably priced food convenient to Lincoln Center. Only problem was cold air blowing on my head although it was 20° outside.

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ChrisanneM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
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!

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YvetteG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJ9fromTO
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Joanne Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 721-0068.

Joanne Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 2618 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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