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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Mon 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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d
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband’s birthday weekend. This is a great neighborhood spot! The staff was great!

DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I was so looking forward to our day at Joanne Trattoria. I had my reservation for three weeks and received a telephone call from the restaurant three days before telling me I would not be able to dine in the restaurant but only in the bar area. There was a private event. We arrived and the surroundings of the bar although the size of a small bedroom were quaint and charming. We were unable to enjoy a meal but appetizers due to a table the size of an end table. The staff was lovely but wish I could have experienced the food that we were so much editing to try. The artichoke dip was amazing!

DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We’ve been eating at JoAnns every visit in New York. Always a great dining experience. It is sooooo disappointing to have to give a bad review. From the minute we walked in, it wasn’t good. Odd vibe. None of the workers were particularly friendly, the bartender looked overwhelmed and was not friendly. Our waitress was not good. Slow for drink orders, slow for all service. Food was mediocre. Nothing memorable. Came with bread (we had to ask), when we were finished with our meal. Just not good. Also, it was a Thursday at 8:30, so it wasn’t busy. Sad, but there’s so many other places to go, and this will be off of our list now.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Worst Italian food I have ever eaten.
Most disappointing part of our New York trip.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Kind of expensive for the food

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

When walking into the restaurant it has a wonderful ambiance, a beautiful fireplace and seems very inviting, however, the servers station is in the middle of the restaurant and you can hear every conversation they are having. The food was decent it just lacked a lot of flavor. The restaurant was dead at 6:30-7 on a Sunday night. the restaurant wasn’t awful, i would just rather spend my money on food that is amazing, rather than mediocre.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner. Great vibe. Food was delicious. Gaga wine 2017 private collection is great!

MP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom & I thoroughly enjoyed everything about our dining experience. We were seated in the back section of the restaurant, which was super cute and cozy. Our waitress was very friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. My mom had the spaghetti and meatball, I had the pork ragu fettuccini, and we shared the calamari with hot peppers. The drinks were also great.

HT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very good neighborhood restaurant. Good chiice for red sauce when going to Lincoln Center. Accommodating and fairly priced.

HA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good. Ambiance is nice. A bit too loud. And a bit too cramped. We went at 9:30pm and didn’t have anyone next to us, so had a place to put our coats. It is pricey so what you get.

TM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I live in Toronto and went to New York specially for our 10th year anniversary. The reason why we chose Joanne was because, when we had our first kiss (the day we celebrate our anniversary) Bad Romance was playing on the dance floor. So we though there wouldn't be any other place more appropriate that to celebrate our life and love together.

Everything was amazing! The food, wine, location, ambiance, service, desert... We was so cozy and romantic. We will definitely come back on our next visit to the city!

BD
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was good but it was not great like it normally is. The portion sizes were 1/2 of what they were the last time we were there and slightly more expensive. They have no kids menu or kids pasta which was kinda eh as we always visit here in the city and did not remember that. $24 for a pasta for a kid if we wanted one, they did finally offer us a 1/2 order but it just seemed odd to not have 1 or 2 kids pasta offerings as there were plenty of kids in there. Also the bottled water tasted like tap just put in a Joanne’s bottle it was not sealed bottled water like expected or what you get in many other places in the city. We had just had fabulous bottled water the night before at another Italian restaurant in town and it was 1/2 the price and true bottled water, also not cold at all at Joanne’s . Not to mention we ordered the bottled water and the back serve the brought tap and started pouring it (iced down and cold) but I then said we ordered bottled water and he just replaced one glass and dropped down the Joanne’s pop top bottle and never offered to pour etc. just very different service than what we are used to there and quality. The actual server was not bad but she was not great.

SK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service!

OT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic restaurant. Arancini Rice balls are delicious! The mussels in white sauce were excellent! I could drink the sauce!!! Instead I mopped it up with the crunchy bread! Excellent service! And the courtyard was nice and cozy!

B
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was an excellent meal. Especially the spinach and artichoke ravioli

AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was fine, the place was nice. Overall good service. The food was garlicky (in a good way), and our waitperson accommodating. Their support team seemed rushed and wanting to be elsewhere.
For close to Lincoln center where the choices are few and everything seems overpriced, I guess we'd go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were amazing! Proposed to my partner and he said yes! It was perfect!

GF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute cozy place a must visit with a small crowd . Food was great and service was as well . We'll definitely be back !

G
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joanne Trattoria is the perfect restaurant if you're going to Lincoln Center or the Beacon theater. The ambience is extremely cozy and warm and the service was excellent. The food is real Italian and the red sauce was amazing! Every dish we had was excellent.

CL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Didn’t care for seating next to kitchen area. Very noisy, cramped, and hard to hear others at table.

c
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Food was decent, service was good. However, the tables are jammed in and the noise was unbearable. We will not go back.

LL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks were great! We enjoyed our dinner. We will be back!

FM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

High prices for low-quality food. No one to seat us, even though a waitress insisted we go back to the main station and wait. Once we were seated, the service was fine but the food wasn't. We won't return.

C
Jackson Hole
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was fine
The service was good the foofd, OK

It could have been noisy, but it wasn’t
We were 3 ladies dining
And we enjoyed it.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A friendlier service staff would make a difference.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great server who gave me opinion that was right on. Great food and friendly staff

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Joanne’s and go there regularly after a movie nearby. Food is reliably good, noise level is reasonable and price is fair. One of our go to places.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and dinner were delightful!
We were a little early for our reservation so took a seat at the small bar and enjoyed a glass of wine and beer in happy hour which were $6 or $7. When we were seated we had a nice table for two at the back of the restaurant in a small courtyard area which was beautifully lit and we were just by the fire which was nice. Food was excellent and service was also very good... I had the special ravioli and my husband had lasagna, the desserts were also very nice ( tiramisu and red velvet cake) but big portions and too much to finish. A lovely evening we would definitely go back!!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and I got to meet Lady Gaga’s parents!

WA
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even very busy, service was excellent and conversation was fine. The food, as always, delicious. Thus time we shared the lasagna which was terrific. Go - enjoy the atmosphere and the food.

FR
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Everything was great. Delicius pasta (one of lady gaga’s favorite), all the service was great and a fairy price.

SW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance and decor are adorable. Service was excellent. Appetizers and wine were excellent. Entree was good but slightly salty for me.

JG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience in NYC. We came solely because it is Lady Gaga’s parent’s restaurant, but we’re pleasantly surprised at the quality of the establishment. Seafood Mac and cheese didn’t stack up as well as anticipated but the spaghetti and meatballs was excellent. Service was very pleasant and ambience is delightful. You pay the price but overall was a wonderful experience and would recommend going.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! My friend and I went for dinner to celebrate my 30th birthday.

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Moms 95 birthday

j
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very nice. We arrived almost an hour early for our reservation and they sat us right away. The meatballs were incredible tasted like homemade meatballs. The red sangria was also very good. I got the chicken parm which was very good and my husband got the ribeye steak which was huge and cooked to perfection. Will definitely be going back soon. I highly recommend Joannes.

GT
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We got a hotel recommendation for Joanne's - Lady Gaga's upper west side italian bistro. The restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived but did fill up by 8:00. It took way too long between each step - for example, a request to see the wine menu again took around 5 minutes. It took 45 minutes to get food to the table. The focaccia had the texture of bread that has been microwaved but was served cold. Our taste of the two whites sold by the glass was so bad that we didn't order wine (this has never happened before in my entire life). However, the charred calamari salad was very good, and the artichoke chicken was at least a B+. The ambience was fine if felt a little manufactured rather than like something that has been there for years, nods to GAGA/Little Monsters, etc. There are so many great small italian restaurants in Manhattan, I would skip this one.

JG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice pasta: orchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe: yummy. Gnocci bolognese also good. Wine: generous. Noise not too bad! Only negative: focaccia served to begin was terribly stale and dry. But overall a nice, reasonably priced before Lincoln Center dining place.

WS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cozy restaurant, but overpriced. Food ok.

j
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

No owner or manager on site. Service awful. Emily, server states gen manager Laura not available and works when she feels like. Owner (lady Gaga family) absentee owner and not involved. Found it hard to believe all the bs that was presented. Food was cold, and both server and bartender could care less if the experience was not good. Such a shame. Would never go back. Very embarrassed that I Chose this place to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Was not even acknowledged, and when I mentioned it to server Emily was given a very snide remark

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