Joanne Trattoria

4.2
2639 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 2639 people are saying
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarlos
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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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.

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

Terrible food and overpriced.
Wait staff was lovely.

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vipAwesome
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing. First time back since COVID, brought friends. Service completely discombobulated. Salads were brought during meal, one persons order completely forgotten. Servers were clueless management absent. It wasn’t busy.
Saw so called manager on the way way out- shared issues, he took contact information, and said he would fix things. No follow up.
What could have been a lovely evening turned into complete embarrassment.

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vipMarta
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

It was an awesome place but my last time, the food was quite bad compared to the one before. They might have change the owner? maybe just one bad day

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience when I visit JoAnne’s. The food was amazing as always and the service was great. We felt very comfortable dining and all Covid protocols were in effect. Can’t ask for anything more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was awful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Our reservation was not honored- I had even made a follow up call to secure garden or just outdoor seating. The owner accommodated us, but seemed to just be overbooked and not that concerned.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although living in the neighborhood for a while, this was my first trip to Joanne Trattoria. I went with my parents for my birthday and the food, ambience, staff, etc. we’re all excellent. I would definitely return as well as order food for delivery in the future. Delicious and highly recommended.

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Fiona
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great!! The service was very good, and the meatball pizza was way better than I expected, as was the Gaga wine. Also, the backyard is very cute. Highly recommend!

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vipJohnR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, party on the patio was loud

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was pretty disappointed. Felt rushed, was told a side of penne pasta would be $16 to go with a chicken parm. Insanely overpriced menu for what I got. I won’t be back.

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themom
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday Brunch. Best pizza in the world!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place manager was very accommodating and Jeb our waiter may be the best waiter I have ever had. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Had a great time and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly welcoming experience and incredible food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible for my boyfriends birthday dinner - the back patio was nice and quiet which was perfect. The food was amazing, and the waiters recommendations (and humor!) were both 10/10!

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NoraW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a delicious meal! The meatball appetizer and mushroom bruschetta are so yummy. This is one of our favorite go to places on the UWS. One piece of advice call the restaurant directly if you want to be seated in the backyard garden.

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vipJackNYNJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food at a reasonable price. Great service and very pleasant atmosphere. Italian food with a good variety of choices.

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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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vipMichaelDNYC
Chicago
9 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
16 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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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 4.2 stars by 2639 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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