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Papa Gaga's Joanne Trattoria Opens Tonight on the UWS

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70 West 68th Street, UWS
Phone: 212-721-0068; website
Status: Opened at 5 PM today

Joanne Trattoria, the much-anticipated restaurant from Lady Gaga’s dad and chef Art Smith, opened tonight for dinner. Its hours will be 5 – 10 PM for the time being with plans of expanding into lunch and Sunday brunch in the near future.

The 70-seat restaurant, named after Lady Gaga’s late aunt, is chef Smith’s first foray into the NYC dining scene, but he is already being accepted with open arms; the doors have barely opened and the restaurant is already booked through early March. Those who can’t get their paws on a table can try their luck at the bar where the menu will be available but space will be limited.

Those fortunate enough to have scored a reservation will enjoy a meal cooked by (or, well, consulted over by) Art Smith himself. The menu features traditional Italian dishes with a touch of Southern soul such as wood oven baked foccacia, veal osso bucco with creamy polenta, six-layer vegetable lasagna, spaghetti with Sunday Gravy & Joanne’s Meat Balls, and Southern bread pudding with bourbon sauce. And, in case a potential Lady Gaga sighting and chef Art’s cooking aren’t enough of a draw, the ingredients Joanne’s uses are locally sourced from upstate New York.

Click through to take a look at the full menu. Both an a la carte and prix fix menu option will be available.

Previous Coverage:Winter Tracking, 1/9; Going Gaga, 10/27; Going Gaga, 10/25
Further Reading:WRS; NYT; Gothamist; DNA Info

Joanne's Ala Carte Menu for February 1, 2012

Starters

Chef Art’s Wood Oven Baked Foccacia $8

Cynthia’s Chopped Antipasti Salad $13

Soup of the Day $13

Antipasti

Polenta with Grilled Seafood, Red Chili, Lemon & Sunday Gravy $16.00

Grilled Calamari with Baby Greens, Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil $16.00

Pinot Grigio & Herb Steamed Mussels $12.00

House Marinated Olives $8.00

Salumi and Cheese Board $21.00

EntreesSix-Layer Vegetable Lasagna $24

Radicchio & Penne Pasta $24

Chef Art’s Healthy Selection Of The Day (Price to Market)

Joanne’s Fish of the Day (Price to Market)

Orecchiette Pasta with Long Island Seafood $28

Papa G’s Rosemary Chicken with Sweet Italian Sausage, & Pepperoncini $25

Spaghetti with Sunday Gravy & Joanne’s Meat Balls $23

Veal Osso Bucco with Creamy Polenta $38

Tuscan Bone-in Rib-eye with Pecorino-Rosemary Potato Crisps $38

Sides

Potato Lasagna $8

Creamy Polenta $8

Penne Pasta with Sunday Gravy $8

Tucker Square Market Vegetables $8

Italian Greens with Pancetta $8

Joanne’s Macaroni & Cheese $8

Joanne’s Meatballs $8

Desserts

Chef Art’s Southern Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce $12

Zeppole with Nutella Sauce $12

Grandmothers’ Lemon Cake with Meringue $14

Homemade Pie with Shortbread Crust $12

Chocolate Mousse Cake $14

After Dinner

Cellar Limoncello by Papa G $12.00

Americano $4.00

Espresso $5.00

Cappuccino $6.50

Tea $4.00


They also will be offering a daily Four Course Prix Fixe Menu for $65.00 per person which includes:

Chef Art’s Wood Oven Baked Foccacia

Choice of:

Cynthia’s Chopped Antipasti Salad

Soup of the Day

Choice of:

Six-Layer Vegetable Lasagna

Radicchio & Penne Pasta

Chef Art’s Healthy Selection Of The Day

Joanne’s Fish of the Day

Orecchiette Pasta with Long Island Seafood

Papa G’s Rosemary Chicken with Sweet Italian Sausage, & Pepperoncini

Spaghetti with Sunday Gravy & Joanne’s Meat Balls

Veal Osso Bucco with Creamy Polenta

Tuscan Bone-in Rib-eye Steak with Pecorino-Rosemary Potato Crisps

Choice of:

Potato Lasagna

Creamy Polenta

Penne Pasta with Sunday Gravy

Tucker Square Market Vegetables

Italian Greens with Pancetta

Joanne’s Macaroni & Cheese

Additional selections to enhance the Prix Menu:

Additional Antipasti:

Polenta with Grilled Seafood, Red Chili, Lemon & Sunday Gravy $16.00

Grilled Calamari $16.00

Pinot Grigio & Herb Steamed Mussels $12.00

House Marinated Olives $8.00

Salumi and Cheese Board $21.00

Joanne’s Meatballs $8

After Dinner

Cellar Limoncello by Papa G $12.00

Americano $4.00

Espresso $5.00

Cappuccino $6.50

Tea $4.00'—Claire Nugent

Joanne Trattoria

70 West 68 Street, New York, NY 10023 Visit Website

Joanne Trattoria

70 West 68th Street, New York, NY 10023

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