Communal dining

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Communal dining is the practice of dining with others.

Dining with others is centered on food and the people that come together in order to share a meal. Communal dining can take place in public establishments like restaurants or in private establishments (home). Communal dining is sharing a meal and conversation with a group of people. Usually people come together for a meal and conversation in a public dining establishment.[1][2]


Communal dining was an important part of ancient Rome's religious traditions.[3]


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