If a restaurant turned you away because you showed up with children under the age of 10, you’d be stunned. I know I would.
As of March 8th, 2023, Nettie’s House of Spaghetti will no longer permit children under the age of 10 to dine there.
What?! I’ve never heard of such a thing! I’m not crazy about having unruly screaming kids sitting at the next table, but I deal with it on the rare occasion it happens.
Kids will be kids, and many times parents apologize for their children’s behavior. I let it go, and continue to enjoy my meal.
On their Facebook page, they have this message: “We love kids. We really, truly, do. But lately, it’s been extremely challenging to accommodate children at Nettie’s. Between noise levels, lack of space for high chairs, cleaning up crazy messes, and the liability of kids running around the restaurant, we have decided that it’s time to take control of the situation.
The message has been shared nearly 2,000 times. I’m not sure if this is a good policy especially if they do a booming family business. Will it sink their business? It’s hard to tell. I see a few mixed responses on their Facebook page.
One person named Jill commented: “Fantastic idea… having worked in the industry since I was 14, I’ve never seen anything as I have in the recent past. Kids are out of control and most parents are oblivious.
The disregard for manners and common decency is unreal. I worked in FH and was disgusted by the behavior.
“Good for you for taking a stand.”
Another person had the opposite reaction. Laura commented: That is really sad to hear .. I was looking forward to trying out your place but with a well-behaved 9-year-old, I’m not welcome .. sad ..
It is kind of sad when your kid loves spaghetti and you live in the area. It’s going to be ok though, we live in New Jersey where there are thousands of Italian restaurants to choose from.
Is Nettie’s petty, or are they on the money with this new policy?