Then the bill came, and it’s amazing that they somehow didn’t throw up right there on the tablecloths. The meal, including those unwanted extras, cost €526 ($613).
“I’m not expecting a refund,” he wrote. “But I would like to draw your attention to a kind of behavior that risks ruining Venice’s reputation.”
Trattoria Casanova’s manager said, according to The Telegraph “They didn’t send anything back. If there had been dishes that they had not ordered then they could have refused to eat them and then they would not have been charged.”
Venice’s mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, didn’t mince words in a in a follow-up interview with the Telegraph. “They’re cheapskates,” he said. “Someone eats and drinks in a restaurant, then says they cannot understand the language?” They should’ve known that eating in Venice would’ve been expensive—and that they should’ve left a tip too.