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Joanne Trattoria, New York, NY

Joanne Trattoria

4.1
4.1
3055 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
For parties of 15 or more guests please go to www.joannenyc.com/parties or text "parties" to 212-721-0068

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 p.m.


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Home cooking, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 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 30 ppl | Main Dining 40 ppl
  • Private party contact
    Caitlyn: (212) 721-0068
  • Neighbourhood
    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, Corkage Fee, 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

Experiences

  • Chef Table Family Style for 7-12 Guests

    US$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Chef Table Family Style Préfix $59 per Person (7 Guest Min) Champagne Cocktail Starters Meatballs, Arancini, Eggplant Balls PICK 1 Salad • Italian Chopped Salad w/ Sweet Lemon dressing • Joanne Salad • Caprese Salad PICK 2 Pasta • Spaghetti Bolognese • Penne Ala Vodka • Aglio e Olio • Spaghetti Marinara • Linguini Red or White Clam Sauce PICK 2 Entree • Osso Buco • Lemon Artichoke Chicken • Chicken Parmesan • Eggplant Parmesan • Grilled Salmon Side Broccoli Rabe w/ Olive Oil & Garlic, Spinach w/ Caramelized Onions Dessert Platter Cannoli, Cheesecake Beverage House Red or White Wine, Draft Beer, Well Cocktails, Coffee and Soft Drinks
    Chef Table Family Style for 7-12 Guests photo
  • Drag Me To Joanne's

    Multiple dates available
    🌟✨ Join us every Wednesday starting February 14th for the ultimate glam experience at 'DRAG ME TO JOANNE’S'! 💃🏻🍹 Indulge in our delectable menu, sip on fabulous mocktails and cocktails, and be captivated by the mesmerizing performances of our incredible drag stars from 6-9 pm. 🎤🌈

What 3,055 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

3,046 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    on wednesday it has a drag show and it was so fun! the food is excellent, the best pasta we ever had!

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  2. LouiseJ

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s cute and local but apart from one lovely waitress it felt understaffed and the food was very average. The 2 wines by the glass I tried were both underwhelming. I’m sure it’s loved by locals who have been going for years but as an out of town visitor I won’t be returning.

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  3. AnnaGill

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It is a little difficult to believe that this food was being served in a reasonably attractive restaurant near Lincoln Center. It simple wasn't good enough.

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  4. Lexie

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    In February of 2011, I met Stefani (Lady Gaga) on accident before she was famous when she shopping at the Foodtown in Harlem on St. Nicholas Ave. There was a popular red roofed jazz bar across the street and people always popped into the store for snacks to cure their munchies. Her hair was up, bleached blonde in a french twist, and she had the cutest jacket on with a sequined triangle on the back. I complimented her style as she was standing in the cheese section like an Italian wine connoisseur. She was nice and polite. My former grandfather is a Cricchio, also Italian, related to the former Cricchio Deli and Ferrara Bakery families, so the cheese obsession looked familiar. ;) I moved the following may back to Houston, Texas. Back in NYC because I had performed at Carnegie Hall the night before with Kari Jobe 2-25-24, and Houstons First Choir. Then I got tickets to take our friends and mom to see The View taping live. Luckily, Joanne Trattoria was less than a block away from the studio and also next to Central Park. I figured since she is Italian, it would be a nice treat to end our trip to NYC with an authentic Italian meal. Had not had a glass of wine in a year, so it was a nice pairing with the lasagna. My mother loved her eggplant dish. The food was good, the service excellent. It is a cute, cozy little family owned restaurant. I thought it was funny that the only picture of Stefani (Lady Gaga) is in the bathroom. She is all up in your business, looking over you, literally..lol.. We had a lovely lunch soaking in the positive vibes. linktr.ee/lexlumiere

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  5. OhWell

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Why is everyone at this restaurant so angry? We were seated at the most claustrophobic table and servers never spoke. My steak was half medium (as requested) and half well-done. Frozen or just neglected? Weird.

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  6. ArnoldL

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good local Italian convenient to Lincoln Center. Friendly, lively, food good, vibe better Not worth a long trip but definitely stop in if you’re in the neighborhood

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  7. Secondvisit

    New York City

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This as a return visit after for us. We had eaten here several times before Covid shut everything down. We won’t wait as long for our next meal here. Delicious food and good service. My companion had the bone-in veal chop. It was served with mashed potatoes, a salad and a side of sausage and peppers. I had the lemon artichoke chicken. We also ordered a side dish of sautéed Brussels sprouts with garlic and pancetta. The food was served piping hot, just the way we like it. Servings are large and we each took home leftovers. The food was just as good the second time.

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  8. RobertaW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine with friends and family! We enjoyed the food,drinks and ambiance. Wish we dined later to enjoy the entertainment. Respectfully, Roberta

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  9. sherryc

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best lasagna in the world. Not sure what the secret ingredient is but wow!

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  10. Carandar

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely neighborhood trattoria with excellent homestyle food. The proximity to Lincoln Center is a perfect go to restaurant. Friendly and attentive staff A shout out to Bella the bartender

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved Drag Me To Dinner! The Queens are so talented and gorgeous- we had so much fun and definitely enjoyed our delicious dinners and drinks !

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  12. DonaldG

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited food choices, Seemed to be out of any beer choices on menu. Had to send both our steaks back, under cooked for med and med well. Also very fatty piece of ribeye and over priced.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Nous avons été placés à l'arrière du restaurant dans une salle peu chauffée où nous avons eu très froid. Les managers n'ont rien fait pour nous déplacer dans un coin plus propice. Le serveur était néanmoins très agréable. Les plats sont énormes mais très chers. Le vin est de mauvaise qualité à 18€ le verre ! Le spectacle est correct quoique très court (à peine 30 mn au total). Les queens se déplacent d'une pièce à l'autre ce qui ne permet pas de voir grand chose. Une expérience à ne pas renouveler, c'est certain !

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  14. JoeG

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun,quaint restaurant - delicious food, great menu

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  15. Steve

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu choices, along with a few specials, are wonderful. You have many choices. I have always found the food very good at Joanne’s. The waitstaff is very helpful explaining the preparations of the dishes.

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  16. AnnaM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was nice, space was comfortable and the food was to die for

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  17. JimT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 4th time to Joanne’s and again, we loved it! The restaurant is cosy, the service is excellent, and the food is delicious! We have brought different friends and family with us each time and everyone is always impressed and leaves happy and full!

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  18. TonyM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and the show were extraordinary. Everyone was very friendly. A good time was had by all.

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  19. Patrick

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! I was there with my family on Valenties Day. We loved it and the kids loved it. Great drag perfirmance!

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  20. WalterM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Valentine's Dinner at the Wednesday Drag Show. Amir, our waiter, was so very kind and helpful. I surprised my girlfriend with the Drag Show and she absolutely loved it and wanted photos with two of the performers who were quite charismatic and talented. Joe, the owner, was friendly and approachable. My gf wanted a photo with him as well! The stuffed-cheese gnocchi in vodka sauce appetizer was one of the best I ever had and my fresh seafood pappardelle in while wine sauce was plentiful and delicious. I thought I couldn't finish it all and take some home, but it was so good that I did manage to eat it all. The ambiance was very friendly and social. Everyone who worked there seemed so nice and accommodating.

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  21. BobK

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service. The happy hour price of the glasses of wine was only available at the bar, not at the tables. We were surprised by the bill, but it was still well worth the dollars, but that needs to be explained a little better. Thanks, BK

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice local trattoria but unjustifiably overpriced

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cute restaurant and really enjoyed the food! Our servers were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. As a bonus, there is so much memorabilia for any Lady Gaga fans who wish to visit. Beautiful family photos and decor gives off a real family vibe here. We even got to speak to Joe who was so sweet. A genuinely amazing experience here in NYC.

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  24. EileenL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and good. I had a blueberry Martini that was delicious.

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  25. RalphR

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed overall we understand nyc is expensive but the restaurant was not inviting the food was not warm enough and tasteless requested a meatball as a side but refused also no bread but saw others getting baskets with water not returning or recommending we went out our way to come here.

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  26. JEROMEM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every things was so nice! Great place and amazing pizzas

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  27. AnitaA

    New York City

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I hadn’t been to Joanna’s for awhile. We got a table in the patio. There was a singer and a piano- it was so loud. We moved our table inside. Still heard the music. I was disappointed about the noise- and unfortunately she was not that good. Food was mediocre and rather expensive. Prices have increased . I will not go back

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive , you pay for the renommée Gaga. Meetballs good but little quantité

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  29. SusanC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The rice ball appetizer is a can't miss! All of the food was fantastic.

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  30. Jess

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Been there a bunch of times, food has gone a little down hill. Ambience and live music was great

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  31. jisgro212

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for dinner on a Friday night. The staff was attentive and friendly. It was a nice cozy place. The arancini was delicious as an appetizer. My husband had the papperdelle in red sauce as an entree He did enjoy it. I ordered the chicken milanese. I was a little disappointed. It didn't have much flavor and was very dry. The salad was over dressed and I was not able to eat it. I probably should have went with homemade pasta. Next time I will try it..

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  32. DorothyK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    the Wait staff is flakey - we were seated along the wall where waiters pass very close to you - these are horrible seats

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  33. JHGUWS

    New York City

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not hot. The chicken in the chicken scarpariello was all of the boney parts of the bird - very little meat.

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  34. RosemarieC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time dining at this restaurant. I liked everything about the restaurant as you can tell from my 4 star review. We had the prix fix menu. My only complaint is the portion size could have been a little larger. I had the red wine with my meat lasagna & liked it. My partner had the spaghetti & meatballs & he enjoyed it.

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  35. Leigh

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was amazing and brought us champagne for our honeymoon after sitting us by the fire. Truly lovely! The pasta was incredible!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, a little tight with seating but not unusual for NYC. Waitstaff excellent. Would return!

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  37. JudithS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere, great family tradition food, excellent very fresh amazing desserts. Tasty pasta and chicken. Warm, fast, efficient staff. Great location. A superb evening. We'll come back.

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  38. stevens

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food has gone downhill. Been a regular customer for years but last two times main dishes soft, soggy and salty. Eggplant parm, chicken parm, and spaghetti very poor. Pains me to write this but wondering if new chef in kitchen. Staff was great as always.

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  39. BrooklynMom

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    If you’re more interested in eating while surrounded by Lady Gaga memorabilia than in having a good meal, this is the place to go. We went for my daughter’s birthday. She chose the restaurant because of the connection to Lady Gaga. The staff was super nice and friendly. Unfortunately, the food was not as wonderful. The caprese salad was made with anemic tomatoes and mealy mozzarella. The clam pie was too cheesy and made with canned clams,. Our friend could not eat her veal pasta because the meat was stringy, and the pasta was thick and chewy. The description for truffle gnocchi did not indicate that it included mushrooms. I don’t eat mushrooms. My daughter’s tiramisu was inedible. The marscapone cream was like jelly and tasted weird. The lady fingers had disintegrated from sitting in the glass so long. However, the cannolis were delicious and so was the lemon cake. We didn’t complain about anything because we didn’t want to ruin the celebratory mood. Our meal was incredibly overpriced given the poor quality of the food. They were so busy, though, that it doesn’t seem to matter.

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  40. JohnH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service was good, large portions. The tables are tight and small which is not so bad but the dinner plates are oversized. Hence with a side of pasta there is very little real estate available to eat comfortably.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

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 4.1 stars by 3055 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 p.m.


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Joanne Trattoria

70 West 68th Street, New York, NY 10107

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between Columbus Ave & Central Park West
  • Neighbourhood
    Lincoln Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Corkage Fee, 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 30 ppl | Main Dining 40 ppl
  • Private party contact
    Caitlyn: (212) 721-0068
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