On this week’s episode of RHONJ, we learned that Joe Gorga was going to open a family restaurant in honor of his late mother, Antonia. Although he blindsided Melissa with the plan, she is now opening up about how she really feels about the restaurant.
“I just thought Joe was out of his mind to open a restaurant,” Melissa confessed. “Everyone knows that it’s a ton of work. It takes a ton of your time. He’s a real estate developer, he has buildings all over New Jersey.”
“But at the end of the day it all comes full circle,” Melissa admits. “It’s all my mother-in-law’s recipes. It’s really such a beautiful tribute to her. You walk into this restaurant and there are pictures of my mother-in-law everywhere, there are pictures of our family everywhere. The food is phenomenal.”
“I gave him a hard time, but at the end of the day I’m happy he chose to do it,” she adds. “It’s so sweet being in there.”
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