ROME (Reuters) – Say “arrivederci” to paper menus.
As Italian restaurants reopen after a business-bruising coronavirus lockdown, owners are turning to safe eating practices to entice customers back.
“Finally after two-and-a-half-months of imprisonment, I’ve managed to come out, not just to go to the supermarket but to a restaurant. It’s great satisfaction and if you eat well, it is even better,” said Stefano Prati.
The 53-year-old local had just finished eating a plate of “pasta alla carbonara” a Roman speciality, on Wednesday at Da Enzo, a restaurant tucked away in the Trastevere neighbourhood.
Restaurateurs, who reopened on Monday, have bent over backwards to give clients a safe dining experience.
At Da Enzo’s, that means no paper menus. Instead, a waiter holds up a QR scan code. Customers point their smart phones at it and a menu comes up on their screen with the day’s specialties.
Customers, even older ones, are adapting.
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