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Joanne Trattoria

4.2
4.2
2768 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Joanne LIVE Entertainment Friday and Saturday on our Patio.
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 vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Home cooking, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 721-0068

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Rustrian

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    Have your special occasion at Joanne! Reserve a few tables, a private room, or the whole restaurant. Capacities: | Patio 20 ppl | Main Dining 26 ppl

  • Private party contact

    Caitlyn: (212) 721-0068

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    Between Columbus Ave & Central Park West

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,768 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PC

    PeterC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We had a reservation . Arrived on time. The door was stuck so we spent 5 min trying to get in . When we got in, no one was in the outside room so they put us there. Freezing , reservation was not honored . I did not request outside room. It us somewhat envlodrf but cold , the prices were high hit subpar food . No prix fixe on Friday . Waiter ok but obviously overwhelmed . We will not return
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Subpar food, plain and simple. Super oily sausage and broccoli rabe, not flavorful chicken parm, way too heavy on the cream in the gnocchi dish. Just poor all around.
  3. Y

    Yawn

    New York Area

    213 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    213 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I have been going to Joanne's regularly for a dozen years, usually before a performance at Lincoln Center. The last few times, the quality and variety of food has been going down-down-down. There is so little variety mow, and very few of the offerings are interesting or enticing. We ordered a salad/appetizer which never came. The salmon course was boring and dry as sawdust; the pasta was gloppy. The bread was stale as could be. We asked for a wine cooler for our white wine three times but never got one. Apart from the food, the ambiance was not very uncomfortable. The jazz singer was quite good, but so loud that we were unable to converse. When did music become a necessity here? Joanne's has clearly become an "events" space--full of huge tables of indiscriminate diners. We couldn't get out fast enough. You might be better off going to an Olive Garden! We will never return here, sadly.
  4. j

    jackieb

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    have been here several times and the food is always good.
  5. s

    stevens

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Food not as good as usual - hopefully just an aberration as I am a regular customer and enjoy the comfort and ambiance of the place.
  6. SN

    SpangleNYC

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The pre-fix lunch special is now served until 6pm : it is an incredible value at 19.99 with enough to eat. We had a small, fresh and cheese loaded salad, chicken parm with a side of spaghetti and with excellent tomato sauce, both accompanied with a glass of wine. We ate outside on the enclosed patio so it was quiet. Delicious food - worth every penny!
  7. D

    Delicious

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Joanne's is a can't miss dining experience. We sat in the awning covered rear area enjoying the food, service and ambiance
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    We were so excited to come here. Service was awful. Never got our bread. But reading the reviews it’s probably better that we didn’t get any. Appetizers came out before we got water. The portion of my linguini and vodka sauce was a side of pasta at best. One spoonful of pasta for $20. Please Joanne, take my hand and take your name off of this restaurant. It’s horrible. I feel bad cause me and my boyfriend are huge gaga fans. Very very disappointed and sad that the reviews on here are very misleading Millions of restaurants in NYC. Don’t waste your time here.
  9. AB

    AustinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Splendid atmosphere; elegant yet casual. Cool vibe in this place, memorabilia and cool photos/message board for Lady Gaga. Very nice touch. Looks and feels like a truly family run organization. Great food, very reasonable prices. Try the eggplant Parmesan and a bottle of the Joanne red blend!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service was subpar. The wine was warm and the glasses were dirty.
  11. MN

    MichaelN

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Great food; AWFUL NOISE. The restaurant doesn't need an amplified singer and guitar player. It was impossible to have a conversation. That's really too bad, because the food was terrific.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    3rd or 4th time dining at Joanne’s. Food is always consistently excellent. Digital menu was a little clunky and entrees were served a minute after appetizers, so service was a bit off on this experience. Will definitely continue to return
  13. RB

    RobinB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    First of all, the bread was so stale we couldn’t eat it. The drinks were $20 and mediocre. The salads were overdressed. But the main course (meat lasagna & eggplant parmigiana were very good)
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great music playlist, food was so good I had the lean back and appreciate it before carrying on. I have the spaghetti, moms chicken, and house tiramisu...straight Fuego ⚡ def gotta go back for the Parm 😎
  15. F

    Fifi

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    They need to bring back the tall chairs and tables in the back room. It is too difficult to get up from the regular chair and they don't provide extra cushions. The food is better than last season. Do they have a new chef?
  16. FK

    FrancescaK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small, quiet place with good food near Lincoln Center
  17. A

    Anne

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant has a family relaxed atmosphere. Food is consistently very good and flavorful.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ordering with an iPad was challenging-kept freezing up and dropping the site. Food was very good for the most part, halibut was a little dry. We did have a wonderful time!
  19. m

    mjm1

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Female server was congenial but greatly understaffed. The menu iPads are a terrible idea and don’t work properly. Bread basket is horrible, like day old bread that is toasted. Really?? Joanne would be horrified. An Italian restaurant should have a great assortment of pane. Halibut very good. Linguine Vongole not so good. Chopped clams instead of whole baby clam or in the shell? Were they canned?
  20. LO

    LorraineO

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food and wine. Much smaller restaurant than I thought it would be, but not packed in like sardines. The wait staff were very good.
  21. D

    Disappointed

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Such a disappointing meal and experience. Where do I begin? The iPad menus all shut down as we tried to figure out what to order. Our waitress acknowledged that the iPads were difficult to use and that everyone complained about them. Our entrees arrived before the appetizers. There was barely room on the table for all the plates. One of our group didn’t get her food till everyone else was finished. Two people in our group said their food was inedible. For $500 it would have been nice to have had a decent meal. The outdoor space is nice. The servers tried their best. But i can’t justify the expense.
  22. HA

    HADS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We recently dined at Joanne’s Trattoria and were completely underwhelmed. The service was abysmal and the food was just awful. We started off with a bottle of wine which took 20 mins to come to our table. The server just poured it in each glass and walked away never asking us to sample the wine. Next we had the meatballs which were mostly a pork consistency dry and cold. The Caesar salad was the best dish we ate here and it was just adequate. The main course was eggplant parmigiana and it was disgusting. It was marinated and not breaded with thick purple skin on each slice, totally disgusting. We took one bite and gave up. We got the bill and vowed to never return. I have no idea how this place has all these good reviews. There are so many other restaurants in NYC that blow this away. This was the worst meal I have had in a decade. It looked like 90% of the diners in this restaurant got pasta dishes and that’s never a good sign.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it very much
  24. TS

    TripleS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service, highly recommend Joanne’s to everyone I know!!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner! Only thing I would add is menus…. The iPad type menus have intermittent service. Really great though. Really enjoyed!
  26. H

    Hayley

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The pricing did not match the quality of the food. Unfortunately, I would not go back. They also now have electronic menus and I could tell a lot of diners were have trouble with them, including myself.
  27. SC

    StanC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner at Joanne Trattoria! Had drinks at the bar while waiting for the rest of our party. Sydney was a wonderful bartender! Attentive and funny! The dinner was superb! Our daughter is vegan and it's often difficult for her to find something she really enjoys! Joanne Trattoria's menu had several options, so it was nice that she had choices! We highly recommend this great restaurant!
  28. JB

    JB18

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was great, but the food was mediocre. It was basically box pasta and canned sauce. The rest of the food was okay. There's definitely way better, more authentic Italian restaurants in the city.
  29. SW

    SamW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! It was a perfect atmosphere and the food was incredible. And of course, the music was the absolute best! AN NYC MUST!!!
  30. JC

    JoanneC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    We felt we were part of the family, thank you from Canada, New Brunswick!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was fantastic. We were able to sit outside. We were even greeted by Joe G!!! Lady Gaga’s dad said hello and asked how our meal was!! This is always a must stop for us, anytime we are in NYC!
  32. CP

    CaraP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent…server could have been more attentive
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Family trip
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    It’s a nice place. The service was good. I had to send my food back for being extremely over cooked.
  35. CB

    ConstantinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and nice atmosphere. We always look forward to dinner here when visiting New York City!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Outstanfing food. Comfortable environment. Good location. Simple.
  37. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    123 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food lacked salt during cooking so was bland. My salad was over dressed and soggy. Wait staff was fabulous and recommended wine was very good. There were multiple problems with the iPod menus and there were no backup paper menu.
  38. PM

    PhilM

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice hidden jem nice outdoor eating area very good service food was excellent and came out really hot
  39. VM

    VicM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brought friends from out of town, they love the food as much as I did! Specially the mushroom/ricotta brushetta were awesome! The service was great too!
  40. RF

    RitaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was yummy. Place was charming. Service very friendly and casual. Prices a big high, but I guess that’s due to inflation.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

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 2768 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Joanne Trattoria

70 West 68th Street, New York, NY 10107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Columbus Ave & Central Park West

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Home cooking, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Rustrian

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 721-0068

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    Have your special occasion at Joanne! Reserve a few tables, a private room, or the whole restaurant. Capacities: | Patio 20 ppl | Main Dining 26 ppl

  • Private party contact

    Caitlyn: (212) 721-0068

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