"My sister Joanne was a smart, talented young woman who dreamed of becoming an artist one day, and I suspect she would have been a good one. She died three months short of her 20th birthday, when I was 17. This restaurant is named in memory of her, and the many family celebrations we had together.
Food was always at the heart of all our celebrations, part of our family culture. Most of the dishes we serve here were, and still are, Germanotta family favorites. They are not intended to be haute cuisine - though we try to serve them with a bit of style! They are the kinds of dishes Joanne and I always looked forward to on holidays and special occasions, days when we celebrated all the work and fun our family shares together. When you dine with us, our goal is to create that same sort of experience for you, among old friends and new, with a friendly staff, in a warm and cozy place."
—Joe Germanotta, Owner of Joanne Trattoria
Have your special occasion at Joanne. The perfect space for gatherings both big and small. Reserve a table, a room, or the whole restaurant. We work with clients to create custom menus, beverage options, decorations, and anything else you need to make your event memorable.
Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays, Corporate Gatherings, Fundraisers, Photo Shoots, Music Recording Sessions, & more!
Our chefs combine old-world family recipes with excellent culinary instinct and skill to create great tasting meals that anyone would enjoy. There are no shortcuts to great food, and if something is meant to be made by hand, that's how we do it — by hand. That's why our fresh pasta, homemade desserts, and gelato are so popular and so authentic. Meet the people who made the food at Joanne so great.
Our waitstaff is one of the friendliest and most talented around. Here are a few of the faces you might see here at Joanne.