Looks like the Germanotta family does best with meat dresses, not actually cooking meat.
The Upper West Side eatery, Joanne, owned by the parents of Stephanie Germanotta -- Lady Gaga to you -- was just given a scathing review in the New York Post today.
"Forget the 'Edge of Glory' — on opening night, Joanne on West 68th Street was close to the edge of collapse," wrote Post restaurant critic Steve Cuozzo. Cuozzo says the Italian trattoria owned by Gaga's folks Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, "wasn’t ready for prime time — or even the wee hours."
Writes a clearly disgusted Cuozzo:
"Appetizers took 50 minutes to arrive. Grilled calamari with bitter greens and radicchio were the worst I’ve had in a lifetime of squid-mongering, the salad unseasoned and the calamari like leather. One-note orecchiette with shellfish recalled the flaccid pasta commonly doled out along Long Island’s Jericho Turnpike — or at 35,000 feet." Ouch!
As if that wasn't bad enough, Cuozzo says an "acrid-smelling burnt vinegar wafting intermittently" through the restaurant the entire time. Yum.
Gaga was nowhere to be seen on opening night, Cuozzo reports, but Tony Bennett made an appearance. Wonder if Elton John will deign to dine at the gag(a)-worthy spot?