A popular Italian restaurant in New Jersey will be saying no to children under the age of 10, banning them from the restaurant starting early next month.

Family style dining usually means, sure, bring the kids.

But not if they’re under 10 years old at Nettie’s House of Spaghetti, a Tinton Falls hotspot since it opened in 2018.

In a Facebook post the owners wrote: “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.”

I applaud the restaurant for their decision. They said it’s time to take care of the situation because in my opinion many parents don’t.

I can’t tell you how many visits to a restaurant have been ruined due to children’s behavior.

Children Being noisy, running around the restaurant, bothering other patrons and the parents are oblivious to the situation.

Apparently, these children have never been told how to behave in a public setting. When a parent is respectful of others, they will discipline their children to behave. I know this from personal experience as when I was five, I was causing a scene in a restaurant and my father took me immediately out to the parking lot, opened the trunk of our car and told me I had two choices, knock it off and behave, or get locked in the trunk until my mother and him were done with dinner. Guess who was suddenly sweet as pie.

Another place is church, when a baby starts to cry most parents take the child outside to respect the others at the service. There are some that have no clue and just sit there with the child crying away. At one service the priest asked the woman to remove the child from the service as the child was as disruptive as a bachelorette party at a late show.   

In today’s economy discretionary spending which includes going to a restaurant is a big factor in a house hold budget and when you do decide to treat yourself to a meal you do not deserve to have it ruined by a child’s bad behavior. But it’s the parents, if you have a child under ten you made a sacrifice of having them and one of the sacrifices is not going to a restaurant until they are of a certain age or they have displayed, they can behave in the situation.

I blame the parents, the kids don’t know any better and as I do Santa Clause shows ninety five percent of the things, I dread every year is the action of the Parents.

 Another reason for my position is the name of the restaurant is Nettie’s which was my mother’s name which has always meant fear and discipline in my life.

For more on this tune into Davin’s den Tuesday February 28th 6:30-9:30 est. davincomedy.com and then the Davin’s Den listen live link or go to the Davin’s Den Facebook page to see us live.

I’m heading out to dinner now, wish me luck


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