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Who Says Jail Food Is Terrible?

Remember that scene in Arrested Development where they host a dinner inside of the prison? Turns out that might not be such a ludicrous idea after all. Diners in Pisa, Italy are swarming to an exclusive restaurant located inside a top security prison - one where all the chefs, waiters and staff are robbers, murderers and mobmen.

The patrons eat their meals in a deconstructed chapel next to the 60ft-high walls, watch towers, and security cameras belonging to Fortezza Medicea. While inside they dine on a signature vegetarian menu that has been cooked up by a someone who's serving life for murder - he's part of the 20 person team of chefs, kitchen hands and waiters who have all been through strict security checks and are constantly supervised by armed prison wardens.

The restaurant opened two months ago, but is so popular, Italy is considering doing this in other jails.

Source: Spluch

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chatoyante chatoyante 8 years
What happens if you don't leave a tip? ;)
madhatter madhatter 8 years
I think it's cool to help rehabilitate the inmates, if that's the purpose. Otherwise, it's just a creepy (albeit delicious) gimmick.
madhatter madhatter 8 years
I think it's cool to help rehabilitate the inmates, if that's the purpose.Otherwise, it's just a creepy (albeit delicious) gimmick.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 8 years
I think its great. And hopefully it'll help some of the inmates in their post-prison life!
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
sounds like fun to me.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
sounds like fun to me.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
I think it is a good idea, I would go. I think it would give inmates valuable job skills and a way to DO something constructive during the day.
Vannuccia Vannuccia 8 years
lol, only in Italy! :)
Vannuccia Vannuccia 8 years
lol, only in Italy! :)
lulis lulis 8 years
I would love to check it out.
lulis lulis 8 years
I would love to check it out.
moereenx3 moereenx3 8 years
i'm thinking people might want to go to jail now, just to check it out lol
talida talida 8 years
Haha, yes, I do remember that Arrested Development episode! Too hilarious. I'm not sure if the public service announcement featured http://www.slashfood.com/2007/05/18/your-daily-psa-to-not-drink-and-drive/ would still be valid... for that prison at least.
talida talida 8 years
Haha, yes, I do remember that Arrested Development episode! Too hilarious.I'm not sure if the public service announcement featured http://www.slashfood.com/2007/05/18/your-daily-psa-to-not-drink-and-drive/ would still be valid... for that prison at least.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
When in Pisa...
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
When in Pisa...
jhuck jhuck 8 years
I would give it a try! They should try this elsewhere. Maybe money generated could go into costs of the jail, and then maybe we all wouldn't have to pay as much in taxes to keep these places running.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Definitely an interesting idea! Not sure I'd be flocking there with the others though...
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 8 years
lol bizarre!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 8 years
lol bizarre!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 8 years
I wouldn't know!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 8 years
I wouldn't know!
rubialala rubialala 8 years
es_romo, I'm with you. no way.
pinky8486 pinky8486 8 years
We visited a jail in Louisiana, Angola, (as part of a government course)...anyway, we had lunch there it was amazing. They had fresh fried chicken made by the inmates and it was so good.
cfeccentric cfeccentric 8 years
That's pretty cool in a strange way haha. I'm not sure I'd be able to stand being there for very long, though. I'm much too paranoid.
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