Dine In a Private Greenhouse in Manhattan! Restaurants are becoming more and more creative in making their clients feel that it is safe to dine in their space. With Phase 3 of the reopening scheduled July 8, 2020, Ampia Restaurant and Rooftop have five greenhouses mounted on a rooftop in Manhattan to allow customers to dine in with privacy and peace mind. Ampia means “space” in Italian, and it is located on the third floor above their Gnoccheria Wall Street restaurant.


Michele and Anisa Iuliano own the rooftop restaurant. Anisa said that they want their clients to feel safe and enjoy their little world while enjoying the delicious dishes that will be served to them.


Dine In a Private Greenhouse


The five greenhouses are installed atop a 4,500-square-foot outdoor space and are decorated with a lot of greens, Japanese maples, and seasonal flowers – a perfect environment for a soothing meal. The couple has seven other restaurants, and Ampia offers an Italian seafood-leaning menu. Each greenhouse has a wood table suitable for two. They are made of polycarbonate plastic-like material that is supposed to block UV rays. Each greenhouse measures up to 7 feet.


There have been several New York restaurants that offer outdoor dining. However, many diners are still having second thoughts on whether they should eat outside – considering their safety and the staffs’ safety as well.


Ampia understands the importance of the safety of its guests and employees in the midst of this pandemic. That’s why they took some steps to ensure everyone’s safety.


They hired Purity Solutions, their partner in making sure that all surfaces are adequately disinfected. Purity Solutions will apply an electrostatic sanitizing spray with a formula that is EPA approved, and it will be used to disinfect the entire restaurant and rooftop.


This formula will serve a base coat that will continually clean and destroy viruses and bacteria that might have lingered on surfaces such as the tables and chairs. They also follow the 6 feet apart protocol since the tables are spaced out based on that measurement. The tables are also wiped down after every client. For their menu, they are using QR codes to lessen contact between their staff and the clients. As for the elevator, only those who will be sitting together will be allowed to take the elevator together.


Ampia was supposed to open last April, but because of the pandemic outbreak, they had to postpone opening their doors to their clients. They used this time to test Purity Solutions by allowing them to disinfect their home. Ampia is excited that the time has finally come for them to welcome their patrons.


This greenhouse concept has first made news in an Amsterdam restaurant, and Arlo SoHo also installed a temporary greenhouse. With businesses gradually starting their operations, it is commendable for Ampia to offer this option for their guests. This private dining experience will give their clients a taste of the new normal in a more positive note. When looking for things to do, or what to eat in NYC Ampia should be on your list!


The intimate experience can create memorable memories that will surely be remembered. Clients have to do their part in making sure that we follow safety protocols as well.

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