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Pasta Mia owner Roberto Broglia definitely needs to learn to control his temper. But in the Washington City Paper’s tale of Broglia’s alleged manhandling of diner Jennifer Hentz (Young & Hungry, “All the Rage,” 8/18), I don’t entirely sympathize with Hentz. By petulantly insisting on occupying a too-large table at this tiny, crowded restaurant that provides much value for little money, Hentz deserved the tongue-lashing, if not the physical abuse, she received for her spoiled behavior. And it is telling that, not content to have had Broglia spend the night in jail, Hentz, a lawyer, now plans to file a civil suit against him. Instead, she should deign to accept the apology, the free meal, and the promise to get some anger-management counseling that Broglia should bring himself to offer.

Van Ness