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Restaurant is planning to ban kids because of their noise and 'silly messes'

Rachel Lang

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Restaurant is planning to ban kids because of their noise and 'silly messes'

If being surrounded by children makes you upsetti when chowing down on a plate of spaghetti, then this US restaurant is about to become your favourite spot.

Nettie's House of Spaghetti in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, has announced that it 'will no longer allow children under 10 to dine in the restaurant' from March 8.

In posts shared across social media, the restaurant said: "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 Italian eatery's decision has been met with praise online.

One user added: "Fantastic idea. Having worked in the industry since I was 14, I’ve never seen anything like 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."

A second said on Instagram: "Never been to Nettie's but knowing I won't have to deal with children at a restaurant makes this establishment much more attractive. Will be coming soon."

Stock image of child eating spaghetti in restaurant. Credit: Westend61 GmbH / Alamy
Stock image of child eating spaghetti in restaurant. Credit: Westend61 GmbH / Alamy

Another added: "I didn't think I could love Nettie's more but here we are."

Some lashed out at the decision.

One social media user said: "That is really sad to hear .. I was looking forward to trying out your place but with a well behaved nine-year-old I’m not welcome. Sad."


Another commented on Instagram: "This is awful. So some people don't discipline their children, you decide to ban all children? Sounds perfectly logical."

The Italian restaurant's decision comes weeks after an Australian woman went viral when she called for 'adults only' suburbs so grown-ups can finally enjoy some 'peace and quiet'.

Kitch Catterall took to social media to vent after an incident at a swimming pool in Melbourne.


The TikToker told her followers that she was 'so sick' of having to put up with 'screaming' children.

"I would like to know when somebody is planning on opening an adult’s only suburb, where everything in it is only for adults," Catterall said in the now-viral video.

"Because I am so sick of going places and kids are just everywhere screaming and I just have to put up with it."

Well, Kitch, it appears someone out there was actually listening.

Featured Image Credit: Kamil Majdański / Alamy. Aaron Amat/Tomáš Hašlar/Alamy.

Topics: News, Parenting, Food And Drink

Rachel Lang
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