An upscale Italian restaurant has earned strong reactions after it began banning young children.
Caruso’s in Mooresville, about 35 minutes from Charlotte and 2.5 hours from Raleigh, has banned kids five years old and younger, according to Charlotte-area television station WCNC.
The owner cited misbehaving or crying children as enough of a disruption in the restaurant to warrant the ban.
The Internet had strong reactions – with some people on social media leaving reviews for the restaurant supporting the policy and expressing frustration over dining interrupted by small children and inattentive parents, while others said it was discriminatory.
The restaurant’s profile on Yelp says that it’s not suitable for children.