Lady Gaga’s Family Restaurant Cited For Health Code Violations
Lady Gaga’s family restaurant in New York has been slapped with a number of health code violations, FOX News reports. Joanne Trattoria, the Italian eatery owned by Gaga’s mom and dad, was issued a hefty fine by the Department of Health for a slew of unsavory issues, including hygiene and cleanliness problems. Those are always the last things you want to hear when you’re about to scarf down a meatball stromboli.
Overall, Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta’s food-slinging establishment received a “C” by the health department for their inability to maintain a clean environment. In addition to receiving a fine for keeping their prep station in horrible condition, food was reportedly stored in areas where contamination was a strong possibility. To make matters worse, Joanne Trattoria was fined for not having a proper hand washing station near the kitchen area. When everything was tallied at the end of the day, the eatery received 42 total violations.
According to The Stir, restaurant manager Travis Jones doesn’t think too highly of the grade given to him by the Department of Health. In fact, he went as far as to call the violations “bogus.” Since receiving such a low score isn’t exactly good for business, Jones and company and currently contesting the grade. Until everything is finalized in November, the restaurant can either put up a placard displaying their score or one which reads, “Grade Pending.” I’ll take a wild guess and say they’ll probably go with the latter.
“We’re going to be taking it to court. So, it’s bogus until November, when it’s finalized. We’re planning on disputing it,” Jones explained to the New York Post. Given the popularity of the restaurant owners’ pop song-singing offspring, news of the establishment’s unsanitary nature is sure to spread like wildfire.
Would you eat at Lady Gaga’s family restaurant despite the violations it received from the Department of Health?