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Diners slugged $1000 for simple meal

Sure, maybe if it was laced with the worlds finest truffles and sprinkled with gold, but I wouldn't pay it for a stock standard pasta! Apparently some Japanese tourists got slugged with a bill of nearly 700 Euro's for two plates of pasta, a bottle of water, a bottle of wine and a fruit salad. Got a spare wad of cash you're looking to spend in Rome? You're out of luck. Authorities closed it down after they found out!

From: http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,28318,25724295-5014090,00.html

A RESTAURANT in Rome which presented a Japanese tourist with a bill for nearly 700 euros ($A1224.31) after a meal with his fiancee has been closed down by the authorities, Il Messaggero daily reported.

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The young couple, who have not been named, were outraged by the 695 euro bill on June 19 which included two plates of pasta, a bottle of water, a bottle of wine and a fruit salad. The service charge alone was 115 euros ($A201.14).

Their protests however were brushed off by the manager of the restaurant, located close to the tourist hub of Piazza Navona.

Il Messaggero said that the closure notice followed a raid by health inspectors and pricing investigators, ordered by the Italian capital's mayor, which found a series of breaches of hygiene and administrative regulations.


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Diners slugged $1000 for simple meal
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, August 15 2010 @ 03:04 PM EDT
my wife and I walked out of a pizza place in rome when they tried to charge us 27 Euros for two pieces of pizza and a can of coke. They yelled at as but I'm not playing their game....