We're so glad we used the app Around Me and found Joanne Trattoria. We were in Manhattan around Lincoln Center with our moms. It was an easy restaurant to pick because we all love Italian food. The food was great! We had pizza, mac-and-cheese and a meatball hero. There were so many items on the menu to choose from, like pasta, chicken, fish and steak. Each lunch special sounded more delicious than the next. The portions were so big, we all shared. We didn't know what to eat first. The inside of the restaurant was nice, inviting and modern. You had a choice to either sit inside or outside. We chose to sit outside because of the beautiful weather that day.

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When we walked in, there was a New York license plate hanging on the wall that said "Lady Gaga." We asked the waiter what that was about. He said, "Lady Gaga and her parents own the restaurant." It was a surprise to find this out. The waiter was very nice, kind and attentive toward us.

If you like classic Italian food we recommend this restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, located at 70 W. 68th St. Online: joannenyc.com