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Italian, American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food Convenient location for proctors However made a reservation 3 months ago and when I called ahead a few days before to check they had no idea. So no reservations for me Ate at backstreet pub. Worked out better

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

We went to Johnnys (as always) for our 36th anniversary. Our server Sarah was wonderful, our table server, David E. was an absolute delight. The bartender John is fabulous and then there’s Joe Mallozzi who came out to greet us, wish us a Happy Anniversary...and treated us to a very special appetizer. This place is top notch class! Been here several times for very special occasions including our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner and the service and special treatment is unbelievable and the food and drink is out of this world delicious. Thank you Johnnys. You make us feel like family and like something out of a movie!! See you soonMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

The meal was OK, but more like an upscale chain restaurant experience. Super busy, and pushed through for the next table and the service and food was mediocre at best.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Staff was amazing only thing was both me and my husband got food poisoning i have the chicken Alfredo and he has the supreme pizza would love to say we’ll be back but that’s not the case

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Especially Good if you’re going to the movies or theatre across the street. Steak was great as was Escarole and beans appetizer but there are better Italian restaurants in town. Eggplant parm had little flavor, and was served room temperature, Marinara was bland, and when...I asked for Olive oil with my bread , the waitress told me they didn’t have any but she would get me some butter. (So what kind of oil are they using in the kitchen?) Good bar and happy hour.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Had reservations for a party of 4 on Saturday night and we were seated within a few minutes of arrival. Loved the ambiance, cocktail list and menu. Sarah was our efficient, knowledgeable server who thoughtfully helped my friend decide on her entree choice. My bourbon-drinking...partner enjoyed the Al Capone while I had a refreshing glass of Pinot grigio. The dinner salad was fresh and tasty and we all liked their house Italian dressing. My tagliatelle with bolognese was flavorful and comforting. The generous portion allowed for leftovers. Our table shared two delicious desserts, the carrot cake and the strawberry shortcake, but preferred the carrot cake 3:1. Despite the bustling, busy dining room, we did not feel rushed and enjoyed a wonderful meal and great service. We look forward to going back and eating outside or having a drink in their inviting bar.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023

Our dinner was amazing! From the fresh bread and salad, Chicken Marsala and unique dessert. Not to mention our excellent waitstaff, Jo Jo and Angela took very good care of us. They made sure we had fresh silverware and cleared the table as we finished...different courses. Nice they offered more bread when there was only 1 slice left. The special dessert was incredible…soft Belgian waffle drizzled with salted caramel and chocolate, then 2 scoops of gelato, topped with fresh whipped cream and pieces of cannoli sprinkled on top and more chocolate drizzle. It looked like a baby Yoda. Of course to eat dessert like that, you have to pace yourself and eat half your dinner (great leftovers). This is one of our favorite restaurants because I am not sure what else you can ask for…great service, food and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023

We had Joe as our server, he was fantastic. I strongly recommend Johnny’s and would gladly come back when I’m in town.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

A family get together to celebrate 2 birthdays was a memorable night at Johnny’s. Our server , Julie was outstanding…what a great personality, super knowledgeable and attentive to all of us. Drinks were served quickly, apps ordered, and we took a few extra minutes to...look over the menu, though we’ve all been there several times in the past. It was nice having a little extra time between apps and dinner to talk and laugh…and when the meals were served ( all piping hot), we were ready! More bread was brought out, and fresh parm was offered. The lasagna I had was a huge portion, some of the best I’ve ever had. ALL the meals were of extremely generous portions, with 5 of our party of 6 leaving with leftovers. Julie checked on us a few times which is always appreciated. Dessert for the 2 birthday celebrants was complimentary which is always nice, but not expected in nowadays. Johnny’s is just as good, maybe even better than our first time there several years ago. Yes, eating out is getting pricey when drinks and apps are ordered, but the ambience, service, and huge delicious portions makes it easier. After all, everything is more expensive, but family celebrations are worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022

This was my second trip to Johnny's. I was there in May 2022 and thought it was great. I have been waiting for an occasion to travel back to Schenectady to share this restaurant with my wife. Once again, the food was excellent, with ample...portions. The waitstaff was very efficient and friendly. We also love the atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

Johnny's is a great place to have dinner before a show at Proctor's. It is located right across the street. Make reservations a couple weeks in advance of any event or you may not get in. We enjoyed our meals. The sauce was good, and...portions were generous. I had the eggplant rollatini and it was very good with plenty of cheese.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

Good local place but it is hit or miss. Went on a hot night. Had a reservation. Arrived 5 minutes early. Still had to wait. This same process happens a month ago. Not sure why the wait. Plenty of open tables. After ten minutes I...pushed the issue and was shown the table. Started with calamari. Obviously frozen. No taste. Sauce was bland. Ordered veal parm. Sauce tasteless. Barely enough sauce. Large veal but also tasteless. Frozen? Old? Very disappointing. Ziti was overcooked. Rubbery. Sitting having coffee and a fight broke out in bar. Loud shouting. Fists flying. Police called. No apology. And one of the antagonists was sat next to our table. We had to hear a blow by blow description. Visited here years ago and thought it was overrated. Went in June and had a very good meal - after waiting for a table in a completely empty restaurant. After this experience it will be years before I return. Better area restaurants without the brawl at the bar.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022

We had two of the daily specials--friend oyster appetizer and salmon entry. I also had antipasto salad and my friend also ordered veal parmigiana. The daily specials were fresh and the portion was significant!. My friends also ordered wine and they said it was good....We sat outside to enjoy the scenery. The wait staff were prompt and the service was great. They made sure that we had what we needed. The manager stopped by to check in. My only recommendation is is to order the dressing for the antipasto salad on the side. Otherwise it was a great dinner!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022

We enjoyed our meals at Johnny's in the past, but the last few times we've eaten there have been painful. The food and service have all fallen off, and the prices are no longer justified. The staff is snarky, rude, and unapologetically slow. Johnny's is...not what it used to be. So sad. There are many other restaurants in Schenectady that are simply superior. Go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2022 via mobile

Went there because of a trip advisor review. Truly a winner. Family owned (not a chain) The restaurant had character. Service was great, attentive, friendly, and efficient. The food. Truly top .3 for most authentic Italian. Totally legit. Ample serving sizes. Highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2022
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JOHNNY'S, Schenectady - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Johnny's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4