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Thornbury has always been Melbourne’s little Italy, and now it has its own baretto to prove it. If our rustic Italian food and wine is up your alley, then you can have Joanie all to yourself for your next birthday, engagement, baptism, and more.

Whether it's an intimate event with family and friends, or something more, Joanie knows how to put on a party in true Italian style.


Up to 60

Offers a private event space, which can comfortably accommodate up to 60 guests for a stand up event and 22 for a seated event. Adaptable to a variety of configurations.


  • Private bar

  • Flat screen TV with full connectivity

  • Wi-Fi access

  • iPod and DJ inputs

  • Microphone system


Up to 120

Love our bar? The entire ground floor including the beautiful rear courtyard can accommodate up to 120 guests and can be all yours for an exclusive private event. DAY TIME ONLY.


  • Indoor and outdoor seating

  • Covered and heated courtyard

  • Wi-Fi access

  • iPod and DJ inputs

  • Microphone system



Organising a catch up with friends or celebrating a special occasion? 

Gather around in one of our indoor or outdoor spaces and feed on some flavoursome food with a drink or a few! 

Surrounded by family photos, you’ll be sure to feel at home sitting at our communal table or relax in our beautiful courtyard hidden away from busy High Street. Heated in winter and enough shade to keep you cool in summer. A perfect place for a laid back session.

Bookings required for minimum 10 people or more. 

Just wanted to thank you for another great birthday party at Joanie’s. Once again the food was great, the staff were lovely and we all had a great time. Our friends all love the bar and friends of ours are now planning to have their birthdays with you next year.
— Kathryn