Ever been kicked out of a restaurant? It could be because you got a little too drunk or a fight broke out. Most people would be shocked that they were told to leave because you brought in your child. In theory, it doesn’t really make sense because you’re trying to spend money at the establishment. But some restaurant owners feel having small children in their place bring down the quality and can be distracted. We compiled a list of restaurants in Tampa where you’ll be told to leave if you bring your kids inside.
Which Tampa Restaurants Don’t Allow Kids:
One of these situations actually happened to us personally. I had just given birth and was craving one of my favorite dishes at a well known Italian restaurant in town. I remember planning the entire evening out perfectly so the baby would sleep during dinner. We arrived at Osteria Natalia and we were turned away after stepping inside. I was a little sad that we couldn’t come inside and eat. But at the same time I completely understand. That’s their right as an intimate restaurant and if a child was crying inside everyone would most likely be annoyed.
Although, I was hurt at the time, being a new mom who was desperate to have a date night, I was also understanding. We ate at an establishment next door instead and tried to come back a different night when we had a sitter. Basically, we’re trying to help you by writing this list so you don’t have go through this situation. Check out this list below to see if you need to book a sitter for the evening before heading out to dinner. We don’t want this embarrassing moment to happen to you so we’ve listed several below so that doesn’t happen.