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What Makes the Atmosphere in an Italian Restaurant Perfect?

Published August 10th, 2021 by Devteam

You're enjoying your meal at your favorite Italian spot. You think to yourself: "What makes the atmosphere so perfect?" It's rare that you'll find someone who doesn't enjoy a good meal at an Italian restaurant.

Italian food is a favorite food staple in American culture. This boot-shaped country's food is more than pasta and pizza. The history of Italian cuisine is long and rich. 

For four decades, DeNicolas Authentic Italian has been serving the residents of Portland the best Italian fine dining. In this article, we shed light on everything DeNicolas's gets right when we break down all the factors that go into creating the perfect restaurant ambiance and how all these factors come together to make Italian fine dining so great. 

The Importance of How You Furnish 

Furniture and decor are important for setting the atmosphere and for creating balance in a restaurant. Seating arrangements, for example, determine how easy it is for patrons to walk around and whether your restaurant feels crowded. 

Go With the Right Furniture 

Having a well-rounded variety of seating arrangement types and sizes will help lower the time patrons wait for seating. When choosing restaurant furniture, it's also important to keep in mind the type of food you serve and the needs of your customers. For example, there are no small coffee tables at Italian restaurants, which wouldn't make sense. 

Have Appropriate Decor  

An Italian restaurant should have Italian-themed decor that transports patrons to the country while they dine. You don't want to have distracting decors like flashy wallpaper or a clashing color scheme that keeps your customers from enjoying their meals. 

Music and Lighting Choice Matters

Like with distracting decor, a restaurant can have off-putting music and uncomfortable lighting that affects their customer's experience while they dine. Put great thought and care into these decisions to create the ideal restaurant ambiance. 

Set the Mood With Music 

Patrons like hearing their favorite music while they eat. They are more likely to stay in your restaurant longer and tip more if you play enjoyable music.

You can't please everyone's musical tastes, so stick to mainstream music genres. Classical or cultural music is always a good, safe choice.

Create Ambiance With Lighting

To set the right tone for your restaurant, learn the different lighting methods. Lighting is essential in setting restaurant atmosphere and also affects customer's experiences.

The Perfect Atmosphere for an Italian Restaurant 

So what does make the atmosphere of an Italian restaurant so perfect? Enjoyable music, Italian decor, appropriate seating, and lighting all come together to create the perfect Italian dining experience.

DeNicholas Authentic Italian has all these and more. This is why patrons have been coming back year after year since 1978. 

If you're in the Portland area, come check us out! Contact us for questions about dining. You can also book DeNicolas Authentic Italian for events, catering, and delivery. 


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