Lady Gaga’s Parents Opening Italian Restaurant On Upper West Side

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Like Lady Gaga? In the mood for some Italian food?

Why not combine the two and make a reservation at Joanne’s Trattoria.

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The West 68th Street restaurant, which opened Wednesday night, is owned by the singer’s parents – Cynthia and Joe Germanotta.

The restaurant is named after Lady Gaga’s aunt, a painter and poet, who died of Lupus at 19.

Lady Gaga credits her aunt with inspiring her to be an artist.

The restaurant will feature dishes Lady Gaga grew up on – including Six-Layer Lasagna, Papa Joe’s Chicken, and Joanne’s Meatballs and Spaghetti with Sunday Gravy.

Art Smith, who used to be Oprah Winfrey’s private chef, will be running the kitchen.

Will you be checking out the new eatery? Let us know below…

  • mosaicmannyc jim power

    MOSAIC MAN NYC SAYS YEA YEA YEA…….china club,fishes eddy,meatball shop ,bedford anv/grewnich ave,khyber pass,pour house and of coarse new yorks east village mosaic lightpoles including FILLMOER EAST tribute and much more

  • Amtracmarine

    So far the reviews are pretty bad.

    • Bullett

      Sounds like a real disaster.

      • Capicola Cannoli

        Agreed. How the @#$% do you screw up pasta?

        • Only a Fool Would Drool in his Pasta Fazool

          There are two ways… (1) Overcook it. (2) Undercook it.

    • Foodie

      That’s surprising. The Executive Chef is Art Smith, former chef to Oprah Winfrey.

  • Native New Yorker

    Follow the link in the article ( and check out the menu prices. I am NOT paying $23 for spaghetti and meatballs, period. Besides, there isn’t even a Health Department inspection report yet.

    • Jes' sayin'

      If you were goo-goo for Gaga, you would happily pay $23 for busgetti & meatballs.

      • Native New Yorker

        (1) No, I’m not “goo-goo” for her.

        (2) Lady Gaga herself has NOTHING to do with this restaurant. Her parents own it and somebody else cooks the food.

        (3) I can download a recipe and make it at home for $1 or less per serving.

  • Pete

    II will not support the two people responsible for giving life to sonething that calls itself GaGa.

    • Native New Yorker

      Of course, you know that her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. She took her stage name from a Queen song (“Radio Ga Ga”) that’s older than she is.


    Probably filthy just like GooGa herself.

  • what a bitch

    bklyn mom you are a bitch guess you a re apoor welfare case that can’t afford to go to the store for milk stop being a hater ~ I will eat there then tell u how it was ~

  • Scott

    They should have pocketed the money their daughter gave them for this sure to be mediocre restaurant at best. Every star has their life expectancy, and she really doesn’t have longevity as far as my opinion goes.

  • Bklyn mom

    And just because they are Lady Gaga’s parents we should care? People open new restaurants all the time and 9 out of 10 fail. If the chef is famous, then this will be a very expensive restaurant and only the lucky ones will be able to afford it or get a reservation because it’s associated with Lady Gaga. There are plenty of Italian restaurants in NY, so big deal!

    • Bklyn dad

      Aaaaaah, shaddup!

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