Lady Gaga's little monsters have been peering through the windows of a Manhattan restaurant hoping for a glimpse of what's to come.  Gaga's mom and dad are preparing to open a new Italian eatery next week.

Lady Gaga's parents, Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, are calling their place "Joanne Trattoria."   

"The New York Times"  reports the restaurant is named after Gaga's sister who died of lupus at the age of 19.  The modest space off of Columbus Avenue  has a well-stocked front bar, a cozy back patio and seating for about 70 people and is already taking reservations for February.

The neighborhood restaurant features an American chef, Charles Arthur "Art" Smith, who was a personal chef to Oprah Winfrey.  Smith also worked for Florida Governors Bob Graham and Jeb Bush.

The restaurant has been receiving more than its fair share of attention since Lady Gaga visited her parents there on New Year's Eve.  Obviously, Gaga is close with her mom and dad.  She was caught on tape on New Year's Eve taking time out to wish them a happy new year with a kiss.