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Before Gordon's Arrival


Anthony Trobiano- Owner/Chef

Joe-Owner/Tiffany's father

Pat-Owner/Hostess/Tiffany's mother

Tiffany-Waitress/Anthony's girlfriend


Mike-Sous Chef

Anthony went to culinary school, and got his girlfriend's parents to help him open his own restaurant. The place started well, but has been struggling, so Joe has started catering to old people with an Early Bird menu. Anthony's girlfriend Tiffany's parents are resenting Anthony for dragging them into this mess.

First Impressions

Gordon arrives, and meets Joe and Pat. They are happy to see him. Anthony admits he was the one who wanted to open the restaurant. Gordon is shocked at how young Anthony is, and hearing about his lack of experience. Gordon also hates the sign advertising the Early Bird special. Joe likes the way Gordon is talking to Anthony. Gordon returns an hour later, surrounded by the old clientele.

First Meal

Food Ordered

Chopped salad, Eggplant tower, salmon, spaghetti bolognese, chicken wrapped shrimp

Impressions of the Food

Eggplant Tower-Gordon says the mozzarella is not fresh, and the entire dish is tasteless

Chicken wrapped shrimp-Gordon hates the concept, it doesn't all go together, and the shrimp is hard

Salmon-Gordon says it's dry and hideous

First Dinner Service

Gordon sneaks back into the kitchen to look at the fridge(after having said good night). Before he even reaches the fridge, he can tell the kitchen is dirty. He confronts them. Anthony claims to clean the kitchen every day, then admits he asks the staff to clean it every day, and doesn't do it himself, saying that's what staff is for. Gordon is furious and accuses Anthony of not caring. Gordon starts to leave, finally Anthony goes after him. Gordon says Anthony needs to learn humility.



Remainder of the Visit

Gordon has everyone meet him at a farm for a lesson on freshness. At the next dinner service, Gordon takes down the Early Bird special. He gets on Anthony for not tasting the dishes. Mike then burns an entree and sets off the fire alarm. Gordon blasts Anthony again for not tasting anything, and chalks it up to arrogance.

Restaurant & Menu Remodel

Gordon's design team changes the decor, and everybody likes it. Gordon puts in a mozzarella bar. Gordon puts in a new menu, smaller and with better prices.

Final Service

Gordon invites a prominent local food critic. Joe gets on Anthony to taste the food. Kevin is giving Anthony illegible tickets. Anthony and Mike start pushing out orders. Tiffany was able to point out the food critic table. Anthony is ready, and sends it out. They all enjoy the food and Anthony is excited. Gordon takes Anthony in the back and gives him a nice ring to give to Tiffany. Anthony comes out of the kitchen and in front of a packed dining proposes to Tiffany. Gordon then announces that he's arranged to have them married that night. Anthony changes into a tuxedo and Tiffany into a wedding dress. The night ends with them getting married.

After Gordon's Departure

Trobiano's closed in 2008, but Anthony is still a chef, now in New York City. He and Tiffany are still married and have three children together.

Production Notes





  Kitchen Nightmares US - Restaurants
Season 1 Peter'sDillon'sThe Mixing BowlSeascapeThe Olde Stone MillSebastian'sFinn McCool'sLela'sCampaniaThe Secret Garden
Season 2 HandlebarGiuseppi'sTrobiano'sBlack PearlJ Willy'sHannah & Mason'sJack's WaterfrontSabatiello'sFiesta SunriseSante La BreaCafe 36
Season 3 Hot Potato CafeFlamangosBazziniMojitoLido di ManhattanLe BistroCasa RomaMama Rita'sAnna Vincenzo'sFlemingSushi-Ko
Season 4 Spanish PavilionClassic AmericanPJ's SteakhouseGrasshopper AlsoDavideDown CityTavoliniKingston CafeLa FriteCapriZeke'sOceana
Season 5 Blackberry'sLeone'sMike & Nellie'sLuigi's D'ItaliaBurger KitchenThe Greek at the HarborMichon'sEl GrecoPark's EdgeSpin-A-Yarn SteakhouseCharlie'sCafe HonChiarella'sZocalo
Season 6 La Galleria 33Mama Maria'sMs. Jean's Southern CuisineBarefoot Bob'sOlde Hitching Post Restaurant & TavernLevanti's Italian RestaurantSam's Mediterranean Kabob RoomNino's Italian RestaurantMill Street BistroYanni'sProhibition GrilleChappy'sAmy's Baking Company
Season 7 Pantaleone'sOld NeighborhoodKati AlloMangia MangiaZayna Flaming GrillBella Luna
Misc Revisited