For some reason, an Italian restaurant seems to be the perfect setting for a couple to share intimate and romantic moments together. What is it about this location that makes couples want to sit a little closer and whisper into each other's ears? Whether it be the food choices, the ambiance, or just the idea of a quiet meal together, men and women come together in this type of a setting for a variety of reasons.
The Food Choices
If you've seen Disney's Lady and the Tramp, you know exactly how romantic an Italian restaurant can be, even for dogs! A shared plate of spaghetti lends itself to sitting close together and sharing a plate. From the appetizer to the main course and then onto the dessert, each course brings its own unique tastes to the table. It is easy for a couple to look over the menu and try something new each time date night comes around. Many couples choose to each order a different entrée and split it to get the most out of the experience.
The lights are low, quiet music plays in the background and the small tables ensure that couples sit close together throughout the night. The ambiance or atmosphere of an Italian restaurant adds to the overall romantic feel of any evening. Many locations choose to fill the dining room with tables set only for two. If you happen to make your dinner plans for later in the evening, you can be sure that a small candle and possibly a vase with a flower or two will greet you as you prepare to sit down at your table.
Quiet Meal Together
When was the last time that you had a quiet dinner alone with your partner? Aside from kids or other family members always being at home, there are a variety of other distractions. Knowing that the table needs to be cleaned up after the meal and the dishes will be waiting once the evening is complete doesn't necessarily lend itself to a night of romance. The neighbors are making lots of noise, the phone keeps ringing and the laundry is piled up in the corner. These things all take away from a quiet and enjoyable meal.
An Italian restaurant offers most couples something that they cannot get back at their home or apartment. This is an opportunity to let someone else take care of the meal, the service and the cleanup, while a couple's only job is to enjoy the time spent together. This is a unique opportunity that lends itself to romance.
So before the schedule gets too hectic, find a babysitter and set up reservations at an Italian restaurant nearby. This is your chance