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Woman Sues After Biting Into a Fish Hook at a Midtown Seafood Restaurant

Imagine a two inch long metal hook with fishing line still attached to it


Aliona Russo received a nasty surprise during dinner at Villagio on the Park, a pricey seafood restaurant on the edge of Central Park, when she bit into a metal fish hook that was lodged inside her $42 branzino. This traumatic meal took place last August, but Russo just filed suit with New York State Supreme Court yesterday for "unspecified damages for injuries and psychological trauma." According to her lawyer, the hook not only cut her mouth and tongue, forcing her to seek medical treatment (which the restaurant refused to pay for), but left her with emotional scars: "She still freaks out about this...She definitely doesn't eat fish anymore." It's probably safe to say that she won't be headed back to Villagio on the Park any time soon, either.

Villagio On The Park

40 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019 (212) 369-4000