The great American Italian restaurant has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades. Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term "Italian restaurant" conjured images of red and white checkered tablecloths, carafes of middling chianti, and a red sauce-heavy menu with classics like chicken Parmigiana that were more Italian-American than authentic Italian. Then something interesting happened: people got bored, and a new breed of Italian restaurant came onto the scene, able to rival even the highest-end French dining rooms. From a neighborhood trattoria in Brooklyn to a high-end restaurant in San Francisco with a tasting menu focused on the bounty of Northern California, we rounded up the 20 best Italian restaurants in America. (Photo Credit: Vetri)
When the baskets come out, it's time to go bye-bye - and so the theme was born. We used a picnic basket theme, along with red and white checkered tablecloths, and a few fun ladybugs.
The Gaslight Music Hall stuck to a classic theme for the show—each table was covered with a red and white checkered tablecloth and a waitress, dressed in a black costume-like dress, greeted each guest with a cool retro style. The Gaslight Music Hall offered a variety of different foods like fresh pizza, sandwiches and ice cream, all served to their guests by friendly staff at reasonable prices. Soon after guests put their dinner orders in, the show began.
The exposed brick wall means the interiors aren't entirely unrecognizable compared to Paris Club, . The white tablecloths are gone off the dark and wooden tables, and management says red and white checkered tablecloths will make an occasional appearance. The burgundy leather booths are also gone, replaced with a more neutral brown, and the chandeliers have been swapped out for more modern light fixtures.