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Your Unforgettable Italian Restaurant Experience

Going out to dinner should be a fun family affair and there are so many choices, one of them is Italian. Part of the appealing thing about an Italian restaurant is the ambiance, which is completely different than other ethnic restaurants.

Many of them bring the feeling of the countryside in Italy by evoking the earthy tones of this beautiful and romantic country. As soon as you walk in the door of the establishment you are greeted by a blackboard with daily specials and prices against a beautiful picture of a location in the romantic country. The bar area is often located beneath a pergola that is decorated with vines and flowers to add to the relaxing ambiance.

The dining area typically has red and white checked tablecloths and vines painted on the walls. The atmosphere often includes romantic songs being played over the loudspeaker. No authentic restaurant with features from Italy is complete without statuettes of chiseled young men leaning on the building to make the picture complete. Some have an open area in the dining room where you can watch the breads and pizza crust baking from start to finish.

The meal at a good Italian restaurant should cater to all and should take up to thee hours from the time you read the menu to the time you depart. It should not be rushed, but enjoyed by all guests. You have the choice of only the finest wines in the world and good service provided by servers wearing black slacks, a white blouse or shirt, and an apron. He may also have white cloth hanging folded over his arm.

When you dine at in a fine Italian restaurant you should expect traditional menu items such as lasagna, cannelloni, and various types of baked goods all prepared under the watchful eyes of a master chef whose dishes are hand made from recipes that are handed down for centuries and may be part of his family. The food that you enjoy should have amazing sauces with exquisite flavors from freshly grown spices, such as oregano and garlic so that your dish will be savory and tasty. Traditional pizza toppings can include olives, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese.

The atmosphere typically includes families who are talking and laughing together. If your restaurant is in an Italian neighborhood, the various regions have different dialects that you may hear all at once in one meal, making it a truly beautiful family dining experience.

Your meal at an Italian restaurant should be unforgettable, so that you will want to return time and time again. It should be such that you will be relaxed as soon as you enter the door, making for a truly enjoyable dining experience.