Bringing Back Pizza Night
It seems as more and more families rush to adapt to ever-changing schedules revolving around work, home, school and extracurricular activities. Mealtime around the dinner table is becoming less of a focal point and more of a novel concept for today’s time-crunched families. Attempting to accommodate various palates as well as finding the time to cook, can prove challenging. Fortunately, there are more than enough opportunities to bring the family together with a meal that is sure to please even the most discerning of the group.
Settling in for a meal at an Italian restaurant affords the family not only an environment that offers the spirit of food and family, but also tasting options suitable for both kids and adults to enjoy together. One of the most common menu choices is pizza. Modern Italian restaurants are catering to various styles of this cuisine from the high-end gourmet options to more paired down home-style selections. Kids as well as adult palates can choose to share familiar ingredients such as pepperoni and onion, or as a family, branch out and try more traditional Italian favorites such as prosciutto and eggplant. Most Italian eateries specialize in wood-fired ovens, homemade dough and the utilization of fresh, local ingredients. For the health conscious or for families coping with allergies, with a bit of research, it is possible to locate Italian restaurants that are happy to offer gluten-free pizza options and custom made ingredients that can be adapted to various dietary restrictions. The key is to not be limited by only what one sees around the neighborhood. The benefit of using mobile applications to locate new and different eateries affords families numerous opportunities to find an Italian dining experience that fits their budget and their food preferences.
Around the Table: Immersing in the Experience
One of the most profound experiences of the Italian culture is to eat and more importantly is the practice of eating with friends and family. Bringing the family to dine out at an Italian eatery doesn’t have to be expensive or stressful. In fact, by isolating a few menu items for everyone to try, the entire family can then focus on enjoying the food and each other. If mobile applications are available they can prove invaluable to a family who is looking to know exactly what to expect from their dining experience. Several applications can address overall experience, price, menu options, hours of operation, distance from home, and if the restaurant is considered “kid or family friendly.” Taking note of this information ahead of time can assist hurried families in what to expect before heading out the door. For a relaxed family dining experience, Italian eateries, particularly those that are generationally owned, have long catered to an inviting and family focused atmosphere. Such devotion and emphasis on the family allows for kids and parents alike to dive into a handcrafted meal that doesn’t have to break the bank. Salute!
This article was written on behalf of That’s Italian Ristorante, The leading Italian restaurant in Vaughan & Woodbridge
Bringing Back Pizza Night