Westfield's The Italian House among OpenTable's most romantic restaurants in the country
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Looking to celebrate amore?
You can't do much better than The Italian House on Park.
It's a prime contender for one of the best places for sparking romance.
The Westfield restaurant garnered a spot on OpenTable’s list of 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2022.
It’s the only Indiana restaurant on the list, which OpenTable compiled by factoring in cuisines, attentive service and unique ambiance, analyzing more than 12.4 million reviews submitted by verified diners on its platform.
Part of the Wolf Pack Restaurant Group, which also operates six Wolfies Grill locations and three The Broken Barrel bourbon bars, the contemporary Italian restaurant opened at 219 Park St. in 2015 with made-from-scratch recipes (penne alla vodka, coffee-marinated pork chop, mascarpone-enriched polenta), a patio and a wine bar.
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The restaurant is in a remodeled house decorated with warm tones.
Its staff provides top-notch service while limiting distractions, which contributes to a romantic atmosphere, said Alec Wolf, area director for the restaurant group.
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“They work at such a great level. The staff really caters to our customer in a way that keeps them from not having to focus on long food tickets,” Wolf said. “You’re focused on the person across the table and not where’s my food.
“It helps with the general aesthetic of people coming out.”
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