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John's of 12th Street

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  • Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • 302 E 12th St, New York NY10003 40.730605 -73.985535
  • (At 2nd Ave)
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  • (212) 475-9531
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User Ratings (Based on 49 reviews)

Food 3.6 Value 3.7
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 475-9531
Place Order:
Order From John's of 12th Street for delivery & takeout
Delivery Take Out Cash Only
Mon-Thu: 4pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-11:30pm Sun: 4pm-10:30pm
Group Dining, Gluten Free Items, Delivery, Online Ordering, Take Out, Private Parties
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User Reviews

  • John's of 12th Street

    Posted by George on 04/13/2010

    the place is fantastic

    great italian food. Fantastic atmosphere.

  • John's of 12th Street

    Posted by John on 02/17/2010

    Don't expect your reservation to be honored

    Although I made a reservation for Valentine's Day over two weeks ahead, it was not honored on arival at the resturant. They just "Didn't have it". It was my error in not getting the name of the person who took my reservation, but more care needs to be taken by the staff. We were finally told that a table would be found for us. And it was. A postage sized table wedged in by the front door. With my wife sitting aginst the wall almost in the lap of the customer at the next table, and me in front of the door. I would have to get up from my chair and push it under the table every time someone came in. Needless to say, we won't be returning to a resturant we used to love.

  • John's of 12th Street

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/16/2010


    I went with a group of 8 people and everything was perfect. We all had plenty of wine and great food and walked out paying, with tip, $25 each.

  • John's of 12th Street

    Posted by JAKEREMI on 01/04/2010

    ITS ya NABE Italian , and long may it wave!

    Hey, Don't come to JOHNS expecting the trends . This is the place to come for the EGGPLANT PARM that you may remember from your youth. The kind you will not be making at home anytime soon. This place should have landmark status for the atmosphere alone which is the witty and welcoming kind that every NABE in NYC used to have , the EAST VILLAGE is lucky to have this. Bring the family and an appetite and leave the pretensions at HOME!

  • John's of 12th Street

    Posted by John'sIsTheBest on 07/16/2009

    My Favorite - A Taste of Classic NY

    This place is a classic New York establishment ... highly underrated in my opinion compared to other establishments of the same calibre. GREAT service, with a professional and classy tie-wearing waitstaff. Homestyle Italian cooking that is exactly what it should be. I don't have a bad word to say about the place. Unfortunately the slew of Italian-Fusion B.S. , or over priced Northern Italian places with corny names that have invaded the city have people fooled on what going out for Italian should be. If you like 'old school' down home Italian cooking, decor and atmosphere reminicient of a better and simplier time, and excellent service that makes you feel like royalty, then this place is for you. I'm not sure if they make their cheese on site (I wouldn't be surprised if they did) but the mozzerella they serve is some of the freshest and best I've ever had This place is for real people , not walking, talking amature food bloggers who are expecting the world every time they sit down in front of a plate. If you want to be reminded of a time where there were real neighorboods in Manhattan, with neighborhood people operating their own businesses based on tradition - instead of these lame corn-ball transplant celebrity chefs - come to John's. Ask for extra sauce if you're ordering anything with their marinara - its that good!

  • John's of 12th Street

    Posted by Eastvillager09 on 04/13/2009

    Value, Charm and Great Italian Food

    This is a classic East Village treasure. We have been enjoying John's for many years and it has not changed in relation to providing consistently delicious food with an amazing price point for this type of quality. My favorites are pasta carbonara and baked clams which come in great portion sizes. I recommend for dates or family groups. Also try take out if you are in the neighborhood.

  • John's of 12th Street

    Posted by PickyEats on 10/28/2008

    Now that's good food!

    The best Italian restaurant on Manhattan Island. They don't have every dish but it is traditional Italian food done right - like so few restaurants still do. Little Italy has nothing that can compare to it. I can't believe I lived 20 years in NYC and did not know about this place. Top Notch.

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