The choice of a has sparked a heated controversy ristorante in the Prati district a Roma of forbid entry to children and animals: but why this (risky) decision?
Many parents today have one more ace up their sleeves when it comes to sharing their opinion, especially when it comes to their children: the internet. With this immense power just a click away, why should a restaurant risk receiving numerous and visible criticisms from its customers? The choice of the restaurant La Palapa not to admit dogs and children, has sparked indignation, but there is a reason why the owner wanted to opt for this ban.
“There is a lot of demand, the places with Covid are limited and then those who come here are looking for something unique, elegant, relaxing. Children and animals spoil the atmosphere. Here you come for a business lunch, one special dinner“Declared the restaurant manager, Vittorio Esposito.
The reason therefore is of a “political” nature: it follows the ethics and style of the place. And it is certainly neither the first nor the last who prefers to reserve their rooms for adults only.
Some families who were rejected by the club said they were “hunted from tables outside on public land even after buying food inside “. Some moms pointed out: “The staff repeat to customers that ‘dogs and children are not allowed’. We were rejected like that. “
However, Esposito already sees to soften his choice: with the anti-Covid measures in constant evolution “we could dedicate one of the two gazebos to families with pets“.
[Fonte: Il Corriere della Sera]