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80 Euro Tip? Normal in Rome

Fifty yards, a bridge, and then the angel castle comes. She stands there at the front in the soft autumn light, a massive witness, is also available. Here it takes it all, the whole rice flow of tourists that roll through Rome, to send, from Piazza Navona, across the Tiber river and over to St. Peter's square.

The Chinese, for example, there are more every year. You can buy Souvenirs in the shops of other Chinese people, cheap stuff, small Kolosseen made of synthetic resin, for example, from China flew to. The English Couple of wears mountain Beach, as it would always be summer Yes, in the South. A school class from France, is strangely quiet.

The receipt went viral

On the Via del Banco di Santo Spirito, you will pass all of the Antico Caffè di Marte, an unassuming Local. The other day, but it made headlines around the world, prominently and doubtful. Two Japanese tourists had paid for, as they say, for two plates of Spaghetti with some fish in foil and a bottle of water 429.80 Euro. In it 80 Euro, tip included. They posted the receipt on Facebook, the photo quickly went viral. A tourist trap of the same special.

80 Euro tip? This is normal, says the operator of the Antico Caffè di Marte. There is still "much, much higher".

"This is the Version of the Japanese", says Sandro Rullo, a man with striking colorful scarf and smoky voice. "The media had their joy." The Italian leads the restaurant, whose owner is a Chinese. Globalization drives well, amazing flowers. The Antico Caffè di Marte is napkins a Restaurant with a few tables and Bordeaux red paper. Earlier it was a Bar. The long counter was simply left to stand in the middle of the room, it takes up a lot of space. More and more Bars in Rome and walk to Restaurants, the night – the margins are much higher.

right next to the entrance, easily visible to passers-by, stands a glass case with the daily supply of fish and shellfish "fresh". Today, two sea Bass, a turbot, and a heap of Prawns are there. Rullo is proud: "freschissimo". Two waiters are also there to lure the tourists to the Local. The Italians have a beautiful phrase: buttadentro pure Schmeisser.

The city is notorious

The Antico Caffè di Marte opens in the morning at 7 a.m., serves pilgrims Breakfast, later Spritz for Aperitivo, and then dinner lunch till late. Clean throw, around-the-clock.

The two young Japanese women have stopped by for lunch: 14 PM. So it is on the otherwise information is sparse Scontrino pazzo, the crazy receipt, as the Italians always say, if a guest was placed a brazen clean. Not rarely it hits the Asian, often Japanese. In the lump-sum perception of Japanese people are very affluent, polite, and not very eloquent.

The Italian satirical programme "Striscia la notizia" on Canale 5 in the cases, always happy, indignant and amused at the same time. Time was 82 euros for two hamburgers and two coffees, time 204 euros for Chicken Wings and French fries. Rome is notorious. But 429.80 Euro?

trade Association alerted tells

Sandro Rullo, the Japanese had just ordered a fish plate from the Grill, a selection from the glass case. It's your word against mine, without any prospect of resolution. The fresh fish you pay by weight, so it's on the menu.

"Maybe they thought it would cost 200 Euro, now it cost halt 400," says Rullo, and seeks a similar comparison: "If you go into a sports shop and the latest model of Nike want to, it costs not 120 euros, but 200."

tipping is voluntary, says Rullo, when he asked the customers whether they wanted to give 10 or 20 percent. 80 euros is quite normal, and not so much that there is "much much higher" tips.

The case was also the Roman trade Association, it is, of course, felt the reputation of the whole industry. "We calculated," explains Luciano Sbraga, the Deputy Director and is responsible for Restaurants and Bars. "At this rate Japan would have to have eaten together, we are about five kilograms of fish. And this is really difficult, if not impossible." In a Restaurant with the correct support, he says, know the guests, weight and price of the fish before it lands on the Grill.

The tip was unheard of. In Italy there is no drinking may be required money, the applicable regulations prohibit it. Sbraga advises tourists strongly to seemingly banal reflections, such as: dining cards in the poster study, wunderlich überrissene bills reject in case of doubt, call the police, more Restaurants to choose from outside of the historic center.

More tips don't want to give Luciano Sbraga, his Association has many members, and all the host. The Antico Caffè di Marte is not one of them however.

Worth the Wait?

the tourist traps, you can see it is not necessarily that they are such. A few basic rules, it is all there but – with exceptions. To avoid Local, in front of which were the end of the queue, even if the waiter enough for the Upcoming, more recently, Prosecco in plastic cups. Such a Local need not necessarily be bad. But they are actually as good as it will make foreign Influencer to your followers believe? Romans are not, anyway snake, if you need to.

trattoria with pure schmeissern, in turn, the need: pure Schmeisser. Better to ignore it. Red-and-white checkered table cloths are rarely a sign of a genuine Tradition, but rather of cheap Folklore. Local, photographing your most prominent guests, and the pictures framed on the walls, on the other hand are often wonderful.

The Antico Caffè di Marte has pictures of Rome hanging on the walls, pretty cheesy. But it's busy again, as early as 11.30 am the place is half full. "For three days, it was difficult," says Rullo. "As more reporters arrived as a customer." But now, he claims to be over it as well like never before.

Created: 01.11.2019, at 18:56

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