About Joanie



Joanie’s Baretto (“little bar”) is Thornbury’s answer to that joint you stumbled upon          

without a travel guide winding your way through the back streets of your favourite Italian city.


We want to celebrate some of the great Italian icons with you.. Wine, beer and aperitivi.

Born out of the Umberto Espresso Bar family, our customers had nowhere to go for pre or post dinner drinks

 so we thought we’d create a space for our Northside’ paesani’ and make a night of it.


Accompanied by the same warmth and hospitality you’re used to receiving from Umberto,

 Joanie’s is a place you can indulge and get loose in.

Italian booze is our thing.  Discover wines and craft beers from all over Italy.  


Aperitivi, digestivi and grappe. 

There are also spuntini, crostini and antipasti to nibble on.

Come and visit Joanie.  Now it’s her time to shine.