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About Joanne Trattoria

Joanne brings to you the flavors and 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 daily, artisanal pizza & other great Italian staples, like chicken scarpariella, eggplant parmigiana, lasagna, fish, vegetarian and gluten free options and scrumptious tiramisu and Nutellasagna, our house specialty.

Joanne is conveniently located near the beacon theater, the museum of natural history & Central Park, Lincoln Center offering lunch & dinner pre fix, brunch & a busy happy hour.

We can and have hosted every private party you can imagine, offer delivery to your door and cater large events.

70 West 68th Street
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Home cooking, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sun-Thu 4:30pm-10pm | Fri & Sat 4:30pm-11pm
Brunch: Wed-Sun 11:30am-3pm
Delivery: All open times until 30 mins before closing.

Cross Street:
Between Columbus Ave & Central Park West

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 721-0068

Website:
http://www.joannenyc.com/

Catering:
Catering now available! Check out our options at www.joannenyc.com/catering

Parking Details:
Public parking garage available down the block on 68th street, near the corner of Central Park West.

Public Transit:
About four blocks south from the ① ② ③ at 72nd & Broadway and the Ⓑ Ⓒ at 72nd & Central Park West.

Executive Chef:
Travis Jones

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for private parties and other events. Go to www.joannenyc.com/parties for more details.

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Private Dining

Have your special occasion at Joanne! The perfect space for big & small parties. Reserve a room or the whole restaurant. We'll work with you to create a menu that works for you and your budget, & anything else to make your event perfect. Chef's Room 12 ppl | Patio 20+ ppl | Main Dining 30+ ppl

Joanne Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (84)
Neighborhood Gem (75)
Good for a Date (68)
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Pre/post Theatre (54)
Comfort Food (53)
Authentic (53)
Special Occasion (52)
Casual (49)
Romantic (42)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Fun (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Great for Lunch (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Business Meals (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Seasonal (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
People Watching (8)
Great Beer (7)
Healthy (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere! Food was great. Our server was Elise and she was wonderful!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Simply magnificent! Great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The waitress forgot our appetizers when she brought our entree
That was bizarre
One meatball appetizer? Our entrees were not very tasty
Our coffee was ice cold so we asked for replacements and the cannoli was pasty and not fresh at all
Extremely disappointing and angry we even had to pay for this meal!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I consider myself a regular at Joanne. The Food and Service is always quite good. This past visit, my colleague and I tried a few different dishes and were delighted. The rice balls for app were excellent. For main course, both the linguini with white clam sauce and the veal Milanese were superb. We keep returning for the food!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The spaghetti and meatballs were amazing! The lasagna bolognese was good but portion too small. Overall the ambiance was cozy and charming. The only negative was the walk from the front of the restaurant past the kitchen (which did not smell great!) into the main seating area. Service was good. Table too small and crowded with stuff. But, we wld go back :)!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I went here with my boyfriend for our anniversary and we had a great time. Emily was a great server, she was kind and attentive with great recommendations. We both got the specials which were extremely delicious! It was on the terrace and it was warn and the ambiance was amazing!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent brunch / lunch. Delicious. Service was great too! Warm atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very great food and love the atmosphere there. Came from Florida on vacation and this was a main spot for me to visit. Was quite pleased with the restaurant itself. The waiters and waitresses on the other hand were all that good. My partners food was forgotten about had to wait 10 minutes for that and no one came by to ask how we were doing. But besides that loved it. Will be returning in the future for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Average Italian fare was expecting more from this restaurant given the family

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a very nice meal and enjoyed the food. We ended sitting in the bar as a table opened up much earlier than our reservation time. The bar staff was attentive. We would definitely return again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very disappointed. Food was very bland... no taste of garlic or olive oil in dishes where this should have been predominant flavor.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We greatly enjoyed our dinner. This was some of the best lasagna I have ever eaten. Our son got the chicken Parmesan which was also delicious. The ambiance of this place with multiple fireplaces made it cozy and warm. This is a must visit if you want the NYC small restaurant feel with great service and some of the best Italian around. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

A good variety of pastas and entrees; very well prepared. Presentations were very attractive, amounts were generous. Restaurant beautifully decorated for the holidays. Tables were very close together. Serving staff was professional and courteous, but seemed overworked toward the end of our visit (about 6:30pm on a Friday).

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Just OK, a nice setting and very good service, but the food was just ordinary.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Appeared to be prepared and reheated chicken parm with cheese added and baked. Microscopic tomatoes in the salad. Empty olive oil bottle on the table while trying to attract the attention of a server. Paid extra for fresh pasta which appeared to be limp.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The best way to describe how we felt after being seated at our table for two, was that of comfort and friendliness. This was followed by careful consideration of wait staff and savory food and drink. I look forward to many more evenings at Joanne Trattoria.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This is my third visit to Joanne's and it was delicious as usual. It was very busy as Happy Hour was goin on. I had the white blend and my business associate had the red blend, both were delicious. He is from an Italian family. His mother said you can tell how good an Italian restaurant is by the meatballs. So we ordered them for an appetizer. They were very good, he said his mother would approve. I had the seafood risotto and it was great. The service is very good and the bar tender and servers were busting their butts. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Best lasagna I've ever ate. Small NY restaurant with lots of ambience and class.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Had a decent pre-theatre dinner. Very nice waitress who had opinions about what was good and what was less good, always helpful. Food was acceptable - not great but not bad; happy to eat it. Nice atmosphere, we got in and out in plenty of time to make the play. Would go again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

good food nice atmosphere
reliable in spot. a favoritr

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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The grilled scallops are delicious. Perfectly grilled for a light crunch with a delicious creamy sauce and arugula. Papa G's chicken is my goto here. The pepperocini peppers and Italian sausage offer a great taste with the sauce and chicken. The red velvet cake was very good as well. The house wines are also good paired with the entree.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Loved those meatballs and the hangar steak was lovely

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sad to say, Joanne was a big disappointment. I've been told that the bread served at the beginning of the meal is a proxy for what is to come -- and the bread served was stale "focaccia". Later, I saw 30+ pieces of this bread sitting in a strange clear storage tub near the kitchen, which may have been a heater. Wine glasses were a bit cloudy. The Super Tuscan ($65) we ordered was served warm. Caesar salad was GREAT (the best part of our meal). Worst part is coming...and I'm bummed to say this as a Lady Gaga fan: the Joanne meatballs and spaghetti (my girlfriend ordered), tasteless and heavily breaded meatballs. More garlic than meat, it seemed! Even worse was the eggplant parm. Served in a small dish, the 4 mini eggplant slices were hard (maybe frozen?) and unappetizing. There was so much cheese on top of these little eggplants, I had to cut chunks of it off and put it on my bread plate. Waitresses were very nice and the Christmas wreaths were a nice touch, but I will never come back here to eat. Perhaps a glass of prosecco at the bar? Yikes!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was a special night and I wanted to pick a special place we can always remember. The night was perfect, great wine and food in NYC. I will go back.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing Service and Amazing Food. Received food very quickly and it was nicely presented and hot

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great atmosphere and great food. Enjoyed dinner! Try the meatballs...

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious meal, great atmosphere, friendly staff, and a festive yet quiet Christmas dining experience

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

As always, Joanne Trattoria exceeded my expectations on my last visit. I have dined there many times during 2017 with friends. Everyone comments on how good the food is and how attentive the servers are. At our last visit, we had the pasta special which was outstanding. However, The hot sausages with penne are my go-to dish. Not to be missed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was uneven. Cornbread served with drinks was stale. Salads were overpriced for what they were, main courses were fair. Dessert - turnovers - was meh - tasted stale and industrial.

Ambiance is pleasant and location convenient to Lincoln Center, which would be the only reason to dine there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The restaurant was very cute and cozy. Was fun to see pictures of Lady Gaga’s family. The food was authentic and delicious! Loved the casual atmosphere and overall layout of the restaurant. The only thing was the service was just ok. The servers were friendly but not very attentive.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

What a great find! Upper Manhattan, very quiet area. Great little location, great food -and awesome atmosphere. DELICIOUS FOOD!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

reliable good food and ambiance
fun spot cxxxxxxx

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The experience was good overall, however the food was a bit pricey for the quality. The service was very good and the staff were all nice. The house wine was excellent, and well worth it. The tomato sauce (family recipe) was average at best. Honestly, it wasn't one of the better Italian restaurants as far as food quality. The sauce was somewhat bland, but overall okay. I enjoyed the experience, but I would rate the food as average.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was very mediocre. The bread did not taste fresh. The pizza tasted like it used a pre-made crust like Dominos. None of the food was particularly tasty. Cute setting.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I could define it in two words: Exciting & expensive.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Alina was our server and she was super.friendly and helpful. We love Joannes and make a reservation here every time we visit NYC. True Italian food, great atmosphere and very cozy

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Eve

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

As usual, the food is fantastic. Get the meatballs, no matter what else you order.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We aways enjoy a date night at Joanne's before we head off to Lincoln Center. The menu is vegetarian friendly, which we appreciate, and the ambience is delightful.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I loved the people and the meal. Great atmosphere for a date or getting together with family and friends!

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