An unlikely set of elements—the owner is Lady Gaga's pops, Joe Germanotta; the toque is Oprah's former chef Art Smith; the location is on the Upper West Side—come together for this 70-seat Italian eatery. Don't expect any avant-garde fireworks reminiscent of Gaga's controversial performances. Both the decor (two working fireplaces in a landmark brownstone) and the fare (six-layer lasagna, Grandma Ronnie's meatballs) skew cozy and traditional.
|Venue name:||Joanne Trattoria||Contact:|
70 W 68th St
|Cross street:||between Central Park West and Columbus Ave|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C to 72nd St; 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr|
|Price:||Average main course: $26. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|