Since it opened last February 2012, the restaurant Joanne Trattoria often accompanied by harsh criticism. Many say the dishes are overpriced and not tasty. In fact, the New York Daily News called it “the worst thing after herpes’.
Joanne Trattoria is a restaurant owned by Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s parents. Charles Arthur Smith who was once Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef for many years, serving as executive chef at the restaurant. He serves home-style Italian dishes. Celebrity Katie Holmes and her daughter often stopped here.
Although his family managed, Gaga does not have a stake in this business. He himself had commented on Joanne Trattoria to the Elvis Duran radio broadcaster. “I’m on a diet because my weight was up about 11 pounds … my dad dish at the restaurant is very good, but my weight increased 2 kg each of my meals there,” the singer said, as quoted by the Daily Mail (29/9 / 12).
Unfortunately, Joanne Trattoria continues to receive harsh criticism. Recent comments written by critic Michael Kaminer in the New York Daily News on Wednesday (09.26.12). “I came with an open mind, even though most of my colleagues describe Joanne as the worst thing after herpes,” he wrote.
He presented a tasting focaccia bread on the table. “Four pieces ‘Chef Art’s Wood Oven Baked Focaccia’ pale and taste bland has a texture like sponge washing dishes,” Kaminer describes.
He also highlighted the equivalent price of a fancy restaurant menu dining experience although not as fine dining. According to him, Fried Calamari for $ 18 (about USD 172,000) looks messy, greasy, and more flour than the squid-cuminya. Meanwhile, the sauce tasted like instant seasoning marinaranya.
At the end of the article, he summarizes that eating place is far from good. Kaminer also mentioned the news that Chef Joanne Trattoria Smith had left without a word as to pursue other projects.
Kaminer was not the only person who wrote a bad review about Joanne Trattoria. Steve Cuozzo of the New York Post said that “2.5 hours dining here feels like days.” Meanwhile, Leo Carey of The New Yorker wrote that the Grilled Calamari salad was bland and not flavorful roast.
According to the Daily Mail, positive reviews on the website Zagat and Yelp! focus more on the cozy atmosphere of the restaurant. One user Zagat writes: “The owner, Cynthia, was very enjoyable. Food is awesome. Ministry quickly. Atmosphere is comfortable.”.
One of the critical turning customer reviews on New York Daily News. “The depiction in the media is inaccurate. Seems they only sell the sensational story,” he said. He added that the New York Daily News did not mention the warm atmosphere created by the staff restaurant to all customers.