We had heard that Villa Roma had good food, but were stopped in our tracks as we approached the entrance by a HUGE sign that declares children are "welcome" but essentially will not be served. Apparently, this establishment is designed to cater to people looking for an "adult experience" (which put me in mind of a strip club!) and therefore the restaurant does not offer a children's menu, children's portions, or the chance to share a portion. And there's "NO PIZZA" (as if there had been some kind of stampede of rabid children screaming for pizza recently). I half expected this extremely wordy sign (and did I mention large?) to go on to declare that all children would be hung by their collars on pegs at the door and could be picked up again as their parents exited. What a terrible marketing strategy! What service-oriented business would greet every customer with a boldface list of all the things they WON'T do? As we have three (well-behaved) children, we chose not to patronize this establishment, as it was clear we would not be treated well there. If you find yourself in a similar position, drive a few minutes down the road to Ember, the coal-fired pizza restaurant in the center of Harwichport, and enjoy not only excellent food, but a hip atmosphere and friendly staff.
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