Brazen tourist rip-off in Rome: Couple pays for two plates of Spaghetti, fabulous 430 Euro


Two plates of Spaghetti, along with fresh fish and two water – more not have ordered the two Japanese tourists in the Restaurant “Antico caffè di Marte” in Rome. As you get the bill, almost to the beat: Almost 430 euros has to be paid. Instead of an invoice with a detailed Overview, you get a short Bon presented. The fact is that the food and drinks were charged together with 349,80 Euro. Additional 80 euros were added as a service fee.

According to media reports, the Couple published their receipt on the evaluation platform Tripadvisor. There, the Bon has disappeared in the meantime. However, some of the other bills that are also horrendous to be found.

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The Restaurant said in the meantime, the Italian newspaper “Corriere de la Sera” to the incident with the Japanese guests: “Our menu is clear. They (the Japanese tourists) have paid that price, because they have not only Spaghetti, but also fish that is fresh. The customer selects it on the counter.” In addition, the listed tipping is not mandatory.

According to the Italian newspaper, other tourists complain via Tripadvisor, mostly from Asia, about rip-offs in the Restaurant. Another guest, who also had to pay a hefty bill, is Minh Ngoc Bui. The waiter had him and his three friends proposed to the fresh fish and seafood. Cost: 6.50 euros for 100 grams, according to the travelers, “CNN”.

The friends had been agreed that they wanted to book the tapas, if it has already been recommended. Then the waiter came and the friends were frightened. “He brought us a plate of mixed fish, which was about two kilos,” says he, “CNN”. “We were a bit surprised when we saw this dish, because we have not expected that 100 grams of fish would be so big. But it was our last day in Italy, so we said to ourselves that it is okay. It is about two kilograms of fish are. I have agreed to pay about 130 to 150 Euro for this fish dish. We wanted to have in Italy, no more Drama.”

a rip-off in Rome, bill of just under € 500

As to the statement asked, came the next Surprise: you should pay a 4.8 kilograms of fish. A whopping 315 euros were on the bill. This includes the service fee and the drink added money, so the abgezockte Tourist more. At the end of 476,40 Euro on the invoice.

The tour group complained that this approach would be on the menu, not explicitly enough explained. But the Restaurant had little understanding of the service fee and the fixed gratuity to be common. In the end, the group had been compelled to pay, as “CNN”.

But without a fight, the group did apparently not want to give up. They asked the waiter, a pile up of 4.8 kilograms of fish mountain, in order to prove that you have actually eaten such a lot. But the waiter replied that they had no time, according to the Tourist more.

the reports of The injured tourists are now more and more circles. So Tripadvisor was the assessment of Roman Restaurants for the time being tight. “Due to a current event that has attracted the attention of the media and an increase in Valuation as a result that does not reflect any personal experiences, we will publish for this entry, temporarily, no new reviews. You should have this company visited and of their personal experience to report, please come back soon. We look forward to your rating!”, the platform of knowledge.

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And also the police seems to take an interest in the Restaurant. “We strongly condemn any behavior that is not based on transparency and Fairness towards the customer, and what is worse, when it comes to tourists,” said Commissioner Fipe Roma Giancarlo Deidda to “Corriere de la Sera”. Such incidents were not good for the gastronomy and the city of Rome, however, it would be individual cases. “We should not isolate that respect the basic principles of business ethics.” In addition to fines, a revocation of the license could threaten.

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