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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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Details
Mon - Thu 4:30PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 4:30PM - 5:30PM

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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (86)
Neighborhood Gem (69)
Good for a Date (67)
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Casual (61)
Romantic (57)
Comfort Food (56)
Pre/post Theatre (55)
Authentic (54)
Special Occasion (49)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Fun (27)
Great for Lunch (23)
Bar Seating (23)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Late-night Find (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Business Meals (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Seasonal (12)
People Watching (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

A must go to when I'm in NYC. The food is delicious, as are the drinks. The Tuscan Ribeye was one of the best steaks I've ever eaten and the Lobster Raviolis incredible!
The staff are very friendly!
Thanks! See you again, next time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a charming, old-school Upper West Side family-owned place—a dying breed in Manhattan. Don’t expect authentic Italian, but red sauce Italian in the traditional American manner. Stick with the hearty classics, enjoy the very well-made cocktails, and enjoy the rustic charm of the little dining room. Leave the desserts—old school is sometimes best forgotten.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Seated right away. Great atmosphere. They forgot to bring out second course and then offered to remove it from check. White truffle sauce very good; fettuccine and mushrooms with it were okay.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was poor. Arancini (rice balls) were like paste. All dishes we ordered with a tomato based sauce were very acidic. I chewed a few Tums before sitting to write this review.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Bummer they were only serving their Valentine’s Day menu but was delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Really like this neighborhood restaurant but will never go again on a “special” day. Normally food is simple and tasty but the restaurant tried way too hard to make a meal worth almost $100 per person prix fixe that was frankly a Valentine’s Day ripoff. Too much food/many courses and it all felt pre-packaged and warmed. Really sorry to have to review it like this but I wanted the everyday Joanne, not a pricey wannabe. It has frankly ruined my palate and I may not be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

lovely place, lovely outdoor terrace, very nice service but the food was quite disappointing. Very mediocre. I had a chicken cutlet with arugula and a side of brussel sprouts with bacon that sounded really good. Not. Maybe the Italian standards are better?
It was late -- after 8:30 on a quiet week night, so maybe that was part of the problem.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and heat food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This place is amazing. Very cute and charming but the food is the real reason to go. Every single thing we got was outstanding. We got meatballs and calamari as an appetizer. Both amazing. I don't think I have ever had such a good meatball...and the meat ragu was delicious. Lemon artichoke chicken was the best I have ever tasted. I wanted to lick the plate. Pork short rib ragu was exactly right. I imagined it would be pretty damn good. It was better. Chicken pesto pasta special was perfectly creamy without taking away from the delicious pesto. Light and fluffy chocolate mousse cake and espresso with Sambuca finished of the best meal we have had at a restaurant in years. Every single thing was perfection. Will definitely be coming back next time we are in NYC.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Cute place, very cozy. Sat outside. We had no forks for our appetizers, followed by not having forks for our dinner since they took them with the appetizers. Very slow service. Food was delicious! Meatballs were huge and flavorful. Brussel sprout side was soo good. My lobster ravioli was drowning in sauce. The food was good enough to go back and hope i get better service.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We will recommend to our friends.......and return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food, kind staff, great experience!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

First time dining and what a great surprise!!AWESOME!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was the 2nd time in a few years that I’ve been to Joanne, and it was just as amazing as the 1st time! The veal chop malinese was seriously delicious. The cheese and meat plate was super yummy. The ambiance was adorable decorated for Valentine’s Day theme. The fireplace was burning when you walked in so it set the stage for an adorable setting. All of the service staff was delightful and prompt. Hands down will return very soon!! Loved it!! #joanne #loveladygaga

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 (Key West)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was delicious!
Staff were great!!
Would definitely go back and recommend to others.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Arrived early after a Sat matinee show, seated even though was .5 hour early for reservation. Great service, which I was having trouble with because of reading reviews. Joshua was very informed and very attentive and helpful to my wife and myself. All in all it was a very pleasing dinner experience and we will be back.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This was my first time here after not being able to make it previously due to snow. It was totally worth the wait, amazing food, excellent service and an all round great evening!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I stumbled upon Joanne Trattoria on Grammy Night. Need I say more? It was so lovely and romantic and although I dined alone I felt quite comfortable. Not to mention a Gaga fan who offered me his stool to watch her perform Joanne on the Grammy Awards. Perfect. The dinner was good but missed greatness just because I found the gravy to be a bit bland on the Spaghetti & Meatball Sunday dinner. I still ate almost all of it and the wine was great. Thank you.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Private party room was perfect for our celebration. Sweet 16th Birthday celebration
Room was private and great for conversation. Food was exceptional! Will definitely go again!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Unfortunately, our dining experience started with a waitress who appeared to have major attitude when my husband was trying to point out the bottle of wine we wanted. Next came the bread that did not appear to be fresh and had no flavor. My husband had a pasta dish which he said was good however, I ordered the chicken parm where the chicken was dry, not enough tomato sauce and the mozzarella cheese was tough and did not appear to be fresh.

I am not a person that writes reviews on my dining experiences however, I was so unhappy with this particular one I felt it was necessary to do so.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

long cramped restaurant...VERY NOISY....bad service...terrible food....worst meal I've had in NYC in 5 years.....will NOT RETURN....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Joanne’s Trattoria was wonderful ! The food was so delicious and the restaurant is just lovely. Coxy and warm with a very attentive staff. We came in from Long Island and it was well worth it! I insist you get the pork ragu with papardella pasta. Fantastic!!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always great service, always a hopping good friendly vibe
always DELISH

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A favorite of mine!
Wonderful comfort food and ambiance.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Despite the presence of GF pasta options, this is not good for celiacs. Wait staff were unaware of gluten content of appetizers and there are no GF desserts.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Joanne’s atmosphere is sweet and low key but the food is old fashioned Italian, mediocre at best, and way overpriced. Charging a high supplement for gluten free pasta is just one more negative. Even the best restaurants in the city are happy to accommodate with no additional I won’t be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food tasted like literally nothing. Disappointing

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved it. Cozy. Delicious food. Worth the money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This was the second time I went there. The first time I had the salmon, which was the best I ever had. I went back to have it again. The first time. my friend had branzino. Just amazing. When I went back this time, I had the salmon again and again it was fabulous. My friend had the eggplant meatballs and spaghetti. That too was excellent. The only criticism I have is, we are bread eaters and both times the bread was awful. I shouldn't complain about that maybe, it was too awful to eat so it saved me from extra calories.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent, as always, for both food and service! See below!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was served hot! And was fresh. Service was friendly but not rushed in any way. Enjoyed a special occasion before we attended the opera. Great proximity to Lincoln Center. Recommend highly.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 23, 2018

It was an amazing experience. I will continue going to this place 😁

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lousy place

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Overpriced for very ordinary food, offset by enthusiastic service, very forgettable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome place great service food was so good. Every dish high quality

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

excellent. consistent. great ambience . will definitely go back

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was mediocre at best. Expected more. Service good. I would not recommend this restaurant.

Thanks,

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was so disappointing to end an otherwise wonderful night with the awful dining experience my friends and I had at Joanne Trattoria.

The wait staff were completely void of personality, charm or a point of view. When we would ask them questions about the menu they would ostensibly recite the menu items back. For example, when I asked what our waitress thought about the homemade meatballs, the bolognese, and the chicken parm, including what she would recommend, she told me "Yeah there is a bolognese and the meatballs are homemade". Yes ma'am I read the menu thank you.

My boyfriend ordered the antipasto salad and that is what came but the waiter kept barking "Cesar...Cesar...Cesar" as he squeezed the plate down thus causing confusion and a nice explanation to him that he wasn't citing the right salad. Instead of realizing that he stormed away and our dead-in -the- eyes waitress came back and just barked "WHAT'S wrong with it?!" It wasn't a bad situation at all, she just added yet another layer of negativity

The servers also wouldn't clear any plates or silverware when new food items would come but rather just hover until either we did something or they squeezed the plates in our on top of each other.

In retrospect it's shocking we had this issue and ordered multiple items becuase NONE OF THE FOOD HAD ANY TASTE. Even the bread was lousy with no taste. I guess the chef lives in an igloo becuase the "homemade meatballs" were cold and the spaghetti and sauce had no flavor whatsoever.

The ambience was really nice upon entry but as soon as you pass the bar and the weird dessert fridge that looks like something out of a gas station, the place was an inferno and had all this terrible spotlight lighting that did not create a nice environment to eat at all.

There is zero value for your money at Joanne Trattoria because neither the service, food, or ambience was good and we just left upset becuase it had been on our list for awhile.

Highly NOT RECCOMENDED.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was very good and so was the service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was excellent! The service was great until we wanted the bill. We realized it took 20 minutes from when we asked for the bill to when it was delivered. My husband and I weren't in a rush so we didn't really care. I think if we had been more persistent, the bill would've come faster.

We will definitely be returning. The servers were incredibly friendly and the good was great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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