Johnny's - Schenectady

4.7
443 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We created Johnny's to bring together the three most important things in life: family, food and fun! Conveniently located in Downtown Schenectady, directly across from Proctor's Theater and the Antique & Specialty Shops on Jay Street.
At Johnny's, we are committed to satisfying our customers with great food and excellent service. We offer a wide variety of delicious dishes for Lunch and Dinner. Whatever you're in the mood for, you can find it here! All of our pastas are freshly made on the premises. Our restaurant is warm and inviting, whether its a romantic dinner for two, a group of friends catching up or a business dinner, Johnny's adapts to everyone. Our spacious square bar has plenty of room for Happy Hours after work, or a night cap after a Proctors show.
Check out our menu for all our mouth-watering dishes!
What 443 People Are Saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The bread was fresh and warm, delicious! I am not from the area but hope to return one day!

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ChristopherO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Steak Amalfi was a little tough, but caprese was awesome and the shrimp/clams oreganato was amazing. Gelato cake is the best thing ever.

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StacyK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants and it did not disappoint! Our server Canan (Jonna) was FANTASTIC. Very attentive waitstaff, took the time to treat us special and the food was, as always 10 out of 10.

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MichaelF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bar staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Table service very attentive ( especially for these crazy times) and the food was fresh and delicious.

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LynnO
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I read reviews and was a little nervous about going. And have out of town guests meet me there. The service and food was great. My only concern it was a warm July evening and there was no air conditioning on in the restaurant. It made a little uncomfortable. I don't tolerate heat well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Johnnys is always great to go to. But I ordered the Caesar salad and it had tons of croutons, I mean like 50. Very strange, I guess I should’ve took a picture. Ordered the Belgian waffle dessert, delicious. I definitely would go back again

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but perfect for celebratory night out. Outstanding service, delicious food. A+

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Srella
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Johnny's has gone downhill a bit in recent years, but it's still a great value for homemade pasta and delicious food. The dessert special was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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TracyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good Italian-American restaurant. Decent food at reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal from start to finish! Our server was friendly and helpful with dining selections, even though it seems as though you can’t go wrong with any menu choice. Homemade mozzarella is so, so good, and killer carrot cake dessert! Even midweek, make your reservation early. They fill up quick for good reason!

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vipFrancesA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food and friendly staff. Large portions to share an entree for two.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

CO
ChristopherO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Filet Pocini and lobster tails were amazing. We had a great meal.

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vipMarianne
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and good portions. The service was very attentive. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Arancini was delicious. Pasta was wonderful and the red sauce was amazing. To top it off, the service was top notch. Jo jo was a fantastic and personable server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Johnny’s doesn’t disappoint! The food, service and atmosphere is why Johnny’s is our favorite go to place for special occasions and just a simple night out with family or friends.

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SusanS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food ... great service ... close to everything in downtown!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food and service was great!

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RobertM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Johnny's. Great selection of good food and a very welcoming staff & atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place each time we go.

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vipElli110
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal at Johnny’s. Our server, Bobby, was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great! All staff were very friendly. Kitchen was very slow. Waited almost an hour for entree.

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vipAFConway
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Service was beyond incredible. Food was mediocre at best. Appetizer of calamari as excellent and the garlic aioli was delicious. Bread was stale and warmed up, pizza was on a par with greasy, floppy crusted frozen pizza. Yes, Deguerno would have been better. Veal was pretty but greasy and very little flavor. A lot of money for an appetizer. Not rushing back again soon

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Basia
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious preparation with fresh food, light and flavorful marinara, and homemade pasta. Cannoli a real treat. Good wine list with fair pricing. Attentive service. An unrushed relaxing visit with a dear friend.

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Markie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny’s is always consistently good with service,quality,and value. We always have a great experience and highly recommend Johnny’s.

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HankP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Johnny's...it will not be our last. Every aspect of the meal was a great experience: form the ambience to the food to the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother’s Day celebration was perfect, great food and wonderful service!

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Jilbear
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice, ladies dinner out for Mother's Day. Johnny's food and service does not disappoint. I booked on Open Table and asked for a table on the Jay Street side. They paid attention and had a nice table on that side of the restaurant. All food was hot and delicious. Waitstaff was friendly and outgoing. Can't wait to go back.

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FrancescoMPecoraro
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a customer since their first day in business. The food, the ambience and the stellar service from the staff make this place a perfect 5 stars, every time. Joe D is my favorite server, followed by Jaimie. If you have either of these two rockstars taking care of you, then you are in for an amazing experience.

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PamelaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and exceptional service. My first time back since the pandemic and they did not disappoint. We were seated in the bar area ( as requested) so the noise level might have been a little high for some but that is easily remedied by sitting in the dinning room. It was a wonderful dinning experience.

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vipAFConway
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrating my aunt’s birthday. Service was perfect. Wine list is minimal with “usual” choices Veal delicious but chicken was dry and ended spice Will definitely go back

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SchdyJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed our night.

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vipBilly12086
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Extended time to get meals. Loud atmosphere - apps were cold - dinners delicious - not inexpensive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual our server was awesome even pregnant! So on top of everything ! Always a great time there

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AnonymousJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was painfully slow. We were not able to get drinks when desired. Dishes were on the salty side. Prices have gone up it seems. I will return to give another chance. But not what it used to be in our opinion. Thank you.

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vipAprilD
16 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice neighborhood hangout with a decent happy hour

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Jared
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, it was the most perfect evening! Service, food and all!

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vipgoldenland
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go out to eat at least twice a week and go to restaurants that offer fine dining. Johnny's was a unexpected surprise. The food was beyond good and rivaled the best I've ever experienced. The choices were many and we were encouraged to custom order anything we wanted if we didn't see it on the menu. The service was top notch and the wait staff were friendly and made one feel as if they were happy to have us there. We will be back as soon as our travels take us to the Schenectady area again

FAQs

Johnny's - Schenectady offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 982-5657.

Johnny's - Schenectady is rated 4.7 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.