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5 Reasons to Take Your Family Out to Dinner

Basta Pasta has something for the entire family!

Basta Pasta has something for the entire family!

How often do you go out to dinner with your family? It might be worth it to add more family outings to your schedule and budget. There are so many benefits you get from spending time with your loved ones outside of the house. Basta Pasta is one place that has a great family-oriented atmosphere in addition to their delicious menu. Here are five reasons to take your family out to dinner.

New Experiences

Having a family dinner out at a great restaurant encourages your family members to try new foods and have new experiences, especially children. Kids are notorious for being picky eaters. Getting them in a new and fun environment may be just the thing that gets them to try some new foods. All people experience food with every sense. Restaurants that have brightly colored menus that attract the eye and wonderful smells that pique the interest of your nose will encourage everyone to try something new.

Fewer Distractions

Having dinner at home leaves everyone vulnerable to the many distractions that take attention away from each other. Parents may be distracted by the stack of unopened mail sitting on the counter; kids might be distracted by the television or one of their many devices. In a restaurant setting, it’s more likely that family members will engage in more quality conversation.


Take your family out to dinner to celebrate the big occasions and the small victories. When kids earn good grades or score a goal in the game, you can take that time to go out and celebrate together over a shared meal. Not just about the kids; when you get a promotion at work or leave the house on time in the morning, use that as a reason to spend more time uplifting the spirits of everyone in your family.

Develop Social Skills

Use the family dinner as a learning experience. It’s a great way to teach young children manners when ordering food. You could also take the opportunity to teach your kids about patience while they wait for their food, the proper volume level for conversation, and even how to tip once the bill arrives.

Build Confidence

Families that spend time together getting dinner or enjoying other activities help kids build more confidence. Having the support of family makes young people feel more secure in their decision making and social skills.


For more than 12 years, Basta Pasta has given Maryland diners delicious Italian food from local and fresh ingredients. Enjoy delicious pasta dishes, unlimited salad and breadsticks, and fine wine at one of our locations in Timonium, Fallston, Perry Hall, or Eldersburg. Contact us online or give us a call at the location-specific phone number listed here. Read our menu and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! If you don’t feel like going out, order our signature crab cakes online and enjoy delicious Basta Pasta from home!

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