Joanne Trattoria

4.1
2674 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 2674 people are saying
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEmmetW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

KB
KevinB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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DonnaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Joanne’s!! Food always delicious.

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RichardH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

AM
AnnieM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDavidschu
New York Area
273 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
96 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.

KM
KrisM
Las Vegas
1 review
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

LD
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?

KB
KevinB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! Food was cooked to perfection! This was my 7th time being here and it felt marvelous to be back! And the owner Joe was so sweet! I’m def coming back again!

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vipYummy
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food and wonderful service. The patio is cute and the restaurant itself is beautiful!

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vipKEENJ
New York Area
247 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

"Joanne" has very good, mostly traditional Italian food. I like it because they don't try too hard to make the food creative - it's just simple and delicious. Due to worry about the pandemic, we don't eat in restaurants much. The have an outdoor area which is nice, and it was fairly quiet on a Sunday night.

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GerryK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. We ate out back. Nice view.
Can’t wait to come back!!
We loved our waiter.

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LeslieM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. You must try their salted caramel gelato

MY
vipMikeY
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place in a great neighborhood. Good service and excellent menu. Good Italian food.

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RichardH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, food was great, live entertainment was amazing, great service and great ambiance, look forward to coming again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

What happened? We dine here each time we come into the City and it’s usually 5 stars all the way. Unfortunately this time the food was fairly bland, particularly the chicken, and long time favorites seem to have gone from the menu, and service was average at best. We’ll be back next time we are in NYC to give it one more go in hope that this was just a one-off.

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vipEvanF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is a pleasant neighborhood Italian place. The food was good, though not amazing, and the bartender and staff could probably use a little more training. Glad it's still up and running, of course, as restaurants are part of the vibrancy of NYC!

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TaniaF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The food was phenomenal!!!

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vipStephen
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Really have to try a bit harder, Friends.

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Mark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I come here every time we come to the city and the food is always amazing. The owner is always very kind and the staff is very attentive and makes sure your visit is the best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Inconsistent service. Overpriced but that’s due to location and restaurant owner pedigree.
Delicious meal. No complaints at all.
But no need to return. Other Italian restaurants to explore!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Reserved an outdoor table on the opentable app. Got there and was told that all the outdoor seating was full. So much for having a reservation. I had booked the restaurant specifically because it had gluten-free options and I was dining with someone with celiac disease so couldn’t just leave. No A/C in the restaurant. It was crowded and packed. We ordered a salad to share but never got it. The chicken my friend ordered had a really weird rubbery consistency. Overall a lackluster experience that wasn’t worth it for the cost. What was supposed to be a nice meal out with a friend didn’t live up to the expectation.

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vipAIMEEs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was really not good at all. I would not go back. Friend I was with, also did not like her food at all.

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SamN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I thought the food was mediocre at best and the prices outrageous. The best dish we had was the fried calamari. Probably the best of any recent restaurant.

I ordered the linguine aglio olio which had absolutely no taste. The garlic in the dish didn't even have taste. One in our party ordered the steak medium rare and it came out well done. Should have sent it back.

Drinks (non alcoholic) were highly priced. Two root beers were a total of $18.00

I wouldn't eat in this place again if they paid me.

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AnnetteB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time at JoAnne’s! Good drinks and food!

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Anna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Food was not good, salad was not fresh and service is very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Closed for a private event and did not call to inform they couldn’t accommodate our reservation. We showed up and a table was offered either outside in the rain or in a cramped corner by the bar amidst the private party. Owner was incredibly rude and gave us the “I have a private event, what do you want me to do about it?” We are resident UWSers and will never dine here again. I don’t think I have ever received such poor customer service before.

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BarryL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got to the restaurant, it was closed for a private party. We had to quickly find somewhere else to eat

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vipCarlos
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We have dined at Joanne many times since it opened .this was the first time we had such a disappointing experience,
We dad the worst Pizza we have ever had and it arrived lukewarm. The spaghetti with meatballs was swimming in sauce, the meatballs were warm but the pasta was not.
We excused the slow and lackluster service because they were obviously understaffed.
Te he experience was nothing like the what we remembered and hope the can get their act together.we used to like this restaurant a lot.

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DavidD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ve been dining at Joannes for 10 years. Always good
And service is always amazing. I was surprised by the quality of the dinner that we had this recent visit. Very surprised it was served looking the way it did. The manager was unable to guarantee a new plate would be better. She gave us a free dessert. She was not helpful in making another suggestion. Basically it was my problem I did not like the chewy chicken. We will go back hopeful for a better meal that we are used to.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply iconic.

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Drink orders were both wrong. Nobody checked our satisfaction after serving entrees. Food overall was good but nothing exceptional.

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AdultFemaleNYC
Sonora
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never been disappointed by Joanne Trattoria. The rear patio is an oasis. I didn’t know eggplant meatballs could be so divine; you want to try them.

NY
vipNewYorker15
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Terrible food and overpriced.
Wait staff was lovely.

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You can order delivery directly from Joanne Trattoria using the Order Online button. Joanne Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 721-0068.

Joanne Trattoria is rated 4.1 stars by 2674 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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