Lady Gaga's parents are about try their luck by opening up a brand new Italian restaurant in Manhattan.
Joe and Cynthia Germanotta will be hosting the opening night of their Italian restaurant Joanne Trattoria on West 68th Street.
This has been a lifelong dream, and I couldn't be happier that it's finally happening, Joe Germanotta, a former Internet entrepreneur, according to the Daily News. The restaurant is named after Germanotta's late sister, who died of Lupus at the age of 19. Lady Gaga credits her late aunt with inspiring her to start her music career.
Fans of Lady Gaga have been booking reservations weeks in advance in anticipation of the grand opening. On New Year's Eve she made a brief appearance at the restaurant, reported Billboard. However, Mamma and Papa Gaga are hoping that their daughter's fame does not cast a shadow of their Italian eatery.
If they're expecting to come in here and see Grammys and pictures and stuff like that, it's not going to happen, Joseph said, according to Billboard. In fact, Lady Gaga is not even a part owner of the Joanne's.
The head chef is Art Smith, who used to work as Oprah's private chef before being introduced to Lady Gaga. Smith met the pop sensation during an episode of Oprah, reported the Daily News.
This is truly a collaborative effort, inspired by the Germanotta's family love of food and family, Smith said. Everything from the menu to the decor has a bit of their family in it. It's why everything is so warm and approachable.
The phrase #CongratulationsJoeandCynthia began trending on Twitter with fans wishing the Germanotta's good luck on their on their new venture.
I bet the N.Y. monsters will beg their parents to go eat at Joanne Trattoria. Congratulations Joe and Cynthia!, wrote a Twitter user named HausofEllen.
The menu is as diverse as a typical New York Italian restaurant with entrées ranging from about $20 to $30. Papa G's Rosemary Chicken with Sweet Italian Sausage, and Pepperoncini and Spaghetti with Sunday Gravy and Joanne's Meat Balls are just some of the food items being offered. However, those who didn't make reservations will have to wait a little bit longer in order to get a table at the restaurant. Joanne's is booked solid until the end of February.
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