Joanne Trattoria
Joanne Trattoria

Lady Gaga’s dad has lashed out at the New York Department of Health after inspectors visited his eatery Joanne Trattoria for the fourth time in two months, and has accused them of trying to ‘destroy’ him.


The ‘Bad Romance’ hitmaker’s dad Joe Germanotta lashed out at the New York Department of Health (DOH) and the city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg in a furious Twitter rant on Tuesday (06.08.13), after inspectors visited his eatery, Joanne Trattoria, for the fourth time in two months.

He wrote: “NY DOH here again. Artem Zoubtov, DOH inspector came in tonight, 4xs in 2 months. I must be the only restaurant in NYC.

“This is a tragedy. We serve tourists and neighbours in NYC and fear the city we love. We spend our savings to follow dreams.

“If all the restaurants in NYC closed for a day, the sales tax lost might take a bite out of your, @Blomberg budget.

“What would it be like to visit ROME, FRANCE, MUNICH, NORMANDY, CAPE TOWN, DUBLIN, and BUENOS AIRES for food. And the DOH shut them down

“We will be here regardless of your efforts to destroy us. (Sic)”

The restaurant, located close to Central Park, has been plagued with hygiene problems since it opened in February 2012, according to gossip website, and allegedly had mice running around the kitchens and tables recently.

Last November Lady Gaga said that opening the restaurant, which is named after her late aunt, who died of lupus at the age of 19, with her father, close to where she grew up, was a dream.

She said: “My dad and I opened up a restaurant together. That’s wealth. That’s the dream.”


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