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Joanne's Pizzeria & Bar, Carlton North, AU-VIC

Joanne's Pizzeria & Bar

4.9
4.9
35 Reviews
$40 and under
Pizza Bar
Serving traditional and unauthentic pizza, including a plant-based & GF menu, in an intimate and cozy Victorian terrace in the heart of Rathdowne Village, Carlton North.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizza Bar, Pizzeria, Dining Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9813 3437
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Carlton North
  • Cross Street
    Located on Rathdowne Street between Newry St/Lee St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    We are on bus routes 250/251 (stop #42) or a 5-minute walk from tram routes 1 & 6 (stop #115 - Melbourne Cemetery/Lygon St)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Best Food

  • Melbourne

    Best Value

  • Inner City North

    Best Overall

  • Inner City North

    Best Food

  • Inner City North

    Best Service

  • Inner City North

    Best Value

  • Inner City North

    Child-friendly

35 Reviews
  1. MarkS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service in a nice room. A bit noisy. Could do with sound sound attenuation panels. Overall a great place with good service

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  2. AlanaF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pizza in melbourne!!!!! Absolutely everything on the menu is delicious - will definitely be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience. Great to see a good value devious pizza restaurant in Rathdowne. Good ambiance, friendly staff.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely superb pizzas and service. When they realised one of our pizzas did not have the capsicum removed as requested, they swiftly removed it from the bill. Cannot wait to come back here again!

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  5. Gabriella

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cute vibe and excellent food and wine :) very happy with the service too!

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  6. Taneliza

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it and will return again. Will also share this experience. Thank you!

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  7. MichaelM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The pizza at Joanne's is outstanding! A decent variety of options for vegetarians and meatlovers - we had both in our party. Venue is decent, good vibe. Probably the only critique: cocktails are average, they seemed weak on the level of alcohol for the price and limited selection.

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  8. Violet

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely experience. Great pizza and antipasto. Highly recommend it.

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  9. RaewynB

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Yummy pizza with a great crust (not thin and soggy) and tasty toppings. Nice wine and not overly expensive. Friendly, helpful wait staff and didn’t have to wait long for the pizza even though they were really busy.

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  10. MichelleS

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit was equally as good our first!! Pizzas are fantastic

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  11. MichelleS

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit and very impressed with pizzas. Will definitely go again.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great pizzas, service, location and wine list. Pizza bases are light and just the right consistency. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. Overall, we had a really nice night out and will happily return.

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  13. CasBlahC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s super lovely to be recognised and our usual order being almost remembered! Lovely staff, great pizzas!

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  14. Locavore

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizza is the star of the show here, as it should be. Quality crust and toppings.

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  15. Simon

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant staff and great pizzas BBB.

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  16. Nadine

    Thailand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would highly recommend Joanne’s Pizzeria and Bar. Lovely hospitable staff and beautiful tasty food.

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  17. MichaelM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizza was superb! Definitely up there with the best.

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  18. Nickname

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is high quality tasty food served with a genuine smile. A perfect cosy local spot to dine in a relaxed atmosphere.

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  19. Paul

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We found the experience a pleasant one. The pizzas were good quality with the right amount of toppings and choice. The antipasto had been pre-prepared and as a consequence the prosciutto was cold and had been soaked in the giardiniera and became unappetising and arrived with cold focaccia bread. Surely some fresh focaccia or at least warmed would have been nice. The wait staff were good although they seemed keen to move us out of the restaurant quickly.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My family’s go to, local, pizza restaurant. Beautiful pizza, salad and bread served by pleasant staff. Always look forward to our next visit.

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  21. Fiona

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this pizza, the service and retro Italian mood of the place

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  22. RuthT

    Victoria

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious Pizza have had. The crusts were perfect, generous toppings and the UhHuh Honey was to die for! Service was great too- super attentive. Will be back for sure.

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  23. MiaB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it. So suitable for kids and the music was great and at a great volume!

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  24. Crossbone

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Where do we start! You can’t go past the starters! Such Authentic Italian Cuisine like the antipasto Board just like Nonna would serve up! Burrata, olives, prosciutto to die for! Let’s talk Pizza! The crust and base is outstanding and the combination of toppings such as honey, salami and jalapeños is brave but so surprisingly delicious. Everything is so so fresh! Finish off with the cannoli or Nutella Pizza OMG! The atmosphere at Joanne’s vibrant, buzzing and authentic. Set in an iconic strip of shops in Carlton, Joanne’s is a must visit with friends and family!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delish! We had an early dinner here, and the pizzas were fresh and large! Highly recommend

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  26. PaulS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding Pizza, friendly staff and a great atmosphere.

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  27. SuzyP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Really enjoyed the pizza.

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  28. ZiggyR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    …………….yummy I love pizza so much it’s my favourite food

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  29. AlanaF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly the best pizza I have had in melbourne. So many options to try that I wouldn’t have thought to put on a pizza! I was also super impressed that their whole pizza menu can be vegan and gluten free. Top wine list too! Definitely recommend

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  30. TimD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dough, excellent toppings, excellent service.

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  31. DJK1

    Kuala Lumpur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always feel really welcome here and great for the whole family.

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  32. Shar

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing pizza! My new go to for local pizza. The uh huh honey pizza is to die for.

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  33. TilleyB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service was wonderful, staff were helpful & knowledgeable.

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  34. RebeccaF

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t know where to start. So delicious!!! The first thing that got my attention was the vibrant outdoor area and once you walk in, the ambience is just 10/10. Such a homely feel with pictures on the wall, two main indoor dining spaces and outdoor dining (which will be perfect in summer with an aperol spritz ;) ) The service was fantastic - all the staff were so lovely and the owner made the effort to come around and have a chat with us which was such a nice touch Now onto the food… where do I start. Generous servings for a generous price!! They even threw in some extra bread so we could eat it with our antipasto platter The pizzas were delicious. One of the best bases I’ve ever had - stretchy and delicious. I’m Pescatarian so I wanted to try the vegan pizza which was insane!! So yum. My partner got the uh-huh honey and the patatas. He loved his pizzas too I got an Amaretto sour which was 10/10!! Best I’ve ever had. Couldn’t stop at 1 haha. Overall an incredible experience. Loved this place and can’t wait to return!!

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  35. David

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The first thing you notice when you arrive is the delicious smell of pizza in the air. Enjoyed delicious pizza and amazing hospitality. The dessert was outstanding. Cozy atmosphere. Excellent service and friendly staff. Easy parking is a bonus. Would highly recommend.

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FAQs

Joanne's Pizzeria & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9813 3437.

Joanne's Pizzeria & Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Joanne's Pizzeria & Bar

639 Rathdowne St, Carlton North, AU-VIC 3054

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located on Rathdowne Street between Newry St/Lee St
  • Area
    Carlton North
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizza Bar, Pizzeria, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    We are on bus routes 250/251 (stop #42) or a 5-minute walk from tram routes 1 & 6 (stop #115 - Melbourne Cemetery/Lygon St)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
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