Having dinner at La Fontana Della Citta on a Saturday night is kind of like partying next to a family with small kids at an all-inclusive resort on Spring Break - there are loud groups of friends in their mid-twenties sitting right next to families with young children. The only thing that everybody has in common here is that they’re all eating the same big plates of red-sauce pasta that costs less than a bottle of wine from Trader Joe’s. It might not be an ideal situation for the parents of the two-year-old, but neither is bringing your kids to the Princess Grande Playa resort during March. But people keep doing it anyway.
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