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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Colosseo Seeks Permit for Aria-Belting Waiter

Posted By on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 4:25 PM

All they need: A waiter with a mic styling "Il barbiere di Siviglia." - YVETTE E./YELP
  • Yvette E./Yelp
  • All they need: A waiter with a mic styling "Il barbiere di Siviglia."

Ever eaten at a Macaroni Grill? You know how uncomfortable it can be when your server breaks out into a slightly-less-than-Met-ready rendering of the Bellini aria "Come per me sereno." Next week, we'll see if the S.F. Planning Commission feels just as squirmy. That's when owners of the Colosseo restaurant in North Beach will beseech the Commissioners for a conditional use permit for amplified music so a server can belt out arias into a hand-held mic for diners poised over plates of calamari fritti. "Amplified background music is desirable because it will provide an orchestration to the aria, professionalize the experience and will overcome the noise of traffic that filters in to the restaurant form busy Columbus Avenue," reads a Colosseo press release. "This is all about CULTURAL UPGRADE and PRESERVATION of the ITALIAN CULTURE in North Beach." Capish?

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