We were a group of 8, 4 adults & 4 kids, all from New York. In New York penne a la vodka is not a spicy dish. If a waiter sees a 6-year-old child ordering a spicy dish shouldn't he say something? I ordered fish, which was rather plain, my kids were not very happy with their spaghetti and meatballs, either. My friend?s kids had to reorder b/c, as I mentioned before, it was too spicy. The other adults said they liked the food, but I think they were just being polite, because their kids caused a scene over spicy pasta.