An Illinois woman is suing an Italian restaurant, claiming an order of lasagna left her with “mental anguish” when it exploded with “piping hot” marinara sauce and burned her as she dug into it.
Theresa Thomas filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court, seeking $50,000 from Osteria Ottimo Ristorante in the suburb of Orland Park, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The alleged marinara blow-up happened when Thomas and her husband were having lunch at the restaurant on Dec. 7 of this past year.
“(Thomas) placed her left hand in her lap, picked up a fork with her right hand and touched the tower of layered pasta, meat, cheese and marinara sauce with the fork,” according to the complaint by the plaintiff’s lawyer David Petrich.
“Upon contact with the fork, and without warning, piping hot marinara sauce shot from the lasagna and onto Theresa’s left hand, scalding the skin and causing a large burn.”
The lasagna burn caused Thomas to “suffer great physical pain and mental anguish,” the complaint said.
A rep for the restaurant could not be immediately reached for comment on Wednesday night.
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