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70 W 68th St, New York City, NY 10023 (Between Columbus and Central Park West)
+1 212-721-0068
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Glens Falls, New York
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I give it a poor rating because they're just phoning it in because they think the Gaga name is all they need. The food was average tasting, with not enough seasoning and over-cooked pasta. I mean seriously, an Italian restaurant, of all places, should know better than to serve pasta that's been boiled to death. I had the scallops over... More 

Thank wmccoske
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate dinner here recently and it was underwhelming. I was looking for something pre Lincoln Theater and thought why not. Food was average. I was looking forward to a real home cooked Italian meal since this is supposed to be Lady Gaga's family restaurant. I had the eggplant meatballs that tasted like bread and nothing else. I didn't taste... More 

Thank Sherrie_mama
Queens, New York
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wines: the house red at $10/glass is a good choice. The malbec at $14-not so much. The mac and cheese w/seafood, just forget this mushy mess. The spaghetti and meat ball- well now, the meat ball could have come from Cosco but it was too large. The spaghetti was a mushy mess and the the spaghetti had been broken into... More 

Thank MasonJahr
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When entering the restaurant, the greeter welcomed us very kindly. We were seated immediately in a room, that felt like I was in a garden in Tuscany. I ordered the eggplant, and my friend ordered the Alfredo . We each had a glass of wine. No room for dessert this time. But we will be back. I highly recommend this... More 

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Joanne's! It's always my first option of Italian food in the city. The service is great and the food is delicious. Especially the Seafood Mac & Cheese. I always recommend this restaurant, it never disappoints me!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to visit this restaurant being Lady Gaga fans. The restaurant was quiet when we visited, but appears to be big enough so turning up will most likely be fine. The food is a little bit on the pricey side compared to other places we visited, but you are definitely paying for the quality- this was some of the... More 

Thank tromanCardiff
New York City, New York
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604 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Yes, a bit pricey, but it is a nice quiet place..eaten twice and great food both times...didn't see GaGa there, though...

Thank Scouternurse S
Rapid City, South Dakota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience!! This little restaurant has a cozy, comfortable ambiance. The fireplaces are just beautiful! The service was absolutely top notch! Best service in NYC, hands down. Food was amazing, even the cocktails were worth mentioning! They were absolutely delish! Don't miss out on a great meal at this fantastic little place!

Thank michellebF8235ZS
Atascadero, California
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163 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My friend and I had heard great things about this restaurant and we were not disappointed! Excellent eggplant Parmesan!

Thank Critter123
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Saw this on a housewives episode and thought the food looked good - and it was! Great atmosphere, service and delicious Italian dishes. Meatballs, sausage, pizza all great! Next time will try the pasta. Intimate and cozy dining in the patio room.

Thank victoria w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 W 68th St, New York City, NY 10023
    (Between Columbus and Central Park West)
  • Public Transportation: 1 train at Broadway and 66th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-721-0068
We are committed to providing delicious food and a cozy neighborhood dining experience. Our menu features our Italian family favorites as well as daily specials and some American favorites. At Joanne, we offer our patrons first-rate food and wines in a comfortable atmosphere, in which to dine, meet friends, or have drinks after work. We host private parties in our open air patio and our private dining room. An event planner will work one-on-one with you to create the perfect private party depending on the occasion, guests, and celebration.

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Staying in Upper West Side

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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