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“Good food great atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant Joanina

Restaurant Joanina
Ranked #1 of 220 Restaurants in Huntington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: To all of our valued customers and friends, we thank you for choosing us over and over again and hope that we can continue to serve you for many years to come.
Long Island, NY
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good food great atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have been here 2 times and I have to say the atmosphere is absolutely charming! We took our girls here for Christmas eve dinner and it was very special. Their clam sauce is delicous! Our daughter ordered their homemade tortolini and they made her alfredo sauce which is not on the menu. Very accomodating. My only complaint is when I order a glass of wine give me some wine! It urks me that a lot of restaurants charge you $9 for a glass of wine which is probably 1/4 of a cup! My husband ordered a gin and tonic and his drink was bigger and less expensive than my house wine. Other than that no complaints. I would go back again!

  • Visited December 2012
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Hicksville, New York
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant, food just average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

First let me start by saying that the atmosphere is out of bounds. Having been to Italy, you feel like you are right back there, it's romantic and full of Tuscan charm. The server was also very good. Unfortunately, the food was just okay, not great. The minestrone soup is really a white stock vegetable soup. The chicken scarpiello on the bone was terrible. Told it was a "half of chicken", it was really just bones with a little chicken. Every time you bit down, you hit a bone. The chicken was also deep fried and tasteless. There was some garlic and peppers on the plate, but the flavors never made their way into the little bit of meat on your plate. A real disappointment. The cavatelli Bolognese was also just okay, not what we remembered it to be many years ago. Perhaps they changed the recipe? The special of the day, chicken meatballs, were very dense, my friend did not like them. So all in all, a forgettable dinner. And it was such a shame, because the atmosphere is the best on Long Island.

  • Visited February 2013
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new york
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

One of our favorite Italian restaurants. Best in Huntington. Love the added touch of a rose for every woman as they leave.

Visited December 2012
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Greenlawn, New York
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Comfortable Italian with a wine shop attached”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

The resturant is packed on Friday and Saturdays. It offers very nice Italian fare. Ajoining the resturant is it's wine shop. They offer tastings several tmes a month. It is a very nice experience to sample some wine and have it to bring next door to enjoy a great meal. It's located right in Huntington village. Parking can be a little tough although it's no fault of the resturant.

  • Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You feel like you are in Italy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

We enjoy Joanina's for a nice realxing italian dinner, the menu is small but everything is good. Particulary love th epork chop, and anything in the marsala sauce.The galric knots they give you before the meal will make you never want another garlic knot anywhere else. The restaurant itslef is beautiful, it is like a tuscan village.

there is also a wine store attached which has some great Italain wines, they have tastings some times and you can sample a lot of different wines.
Highly recommend. One negative is the parking, but thats downtown Huntington in general.

  • Visited December 2012
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