Lady Gaga’s exclusive New York City restaurant is overrun with mice, seen by horrified diners on the very day her dad boasted about it being given a full bill of health.
According to Radar Online shocked diners saw rodents running around the tables inside the restaurant and in the patio on July 31.
One customer managed to take photos of the mice, which were coming into the restaurant through a hole in the wall next to the patio and were nibbling on bits of bread on the floor and even getting up on tables.
The 27-year-old superstar’s family-run restaurant has been beset with problems since it opened its doors in January 2012.
Joanne Trattoria was recently downgraded to a B hygiene rating after inspectors found a bad potato and no ‘wash hands’ signs.
Her father Joe was so angry that he took to his Twitter to protest about the decision.
He wrote: ‘Great story of NYC making progress, money and corruption. We had a bad potato in a bin with 40 good potatoes.
‘It wasn’t being served to a customer, it was raw, and when the inspector pointed it out we threw it away. How many bad veggies do you toss?
In August, the New York Post reported that New York City’s health department slapped it with a C rating, after discovering various violations that added up to a whopping 42 negative points.
And Leo Carey, The New Yorker’s senior editor, wrote that the restaurant’s homemade focaccia was ‘good in the same way that the garlic bread at Domino’s is good.’
But Gaga’s father continued to defend the restaurant that boasts recipes and dishes created by his famous daughter whose real name is Stefani Germanotta.
He tweeted from the Joanne Trattoria account to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg: ‘Not a bad clam, mussel, chicken, sausage. . . but a potato. God forbid the lettuce was brown. Wake up.’
He then posted a list of all the violations his restaurant slamming the inspector for his ‘harsh’ assessment.
Remind me not to eat there when I’m in NY.