Restaurant Charges Tourists £70 For Two Burgers And Three Coffees
There are certain holiday destinations where you know you're going to have to prepare to take loads of cash with you. And one of those places is Rome. Let's not beat around the bush, the city is beautiful, the food's unreal - but it is EXPENSIVE.
Some tourists found this to be true when a restaurant they visited charged a hefty £70 for two burgers and three coffees.
The tourists slammed the restaurant, sharing a photo of their receipt on review site TripAdvisor. The slip shows the meal for two at Caffe Vaticano came to €81.40 (£70.62).
Emma Cheppy shared the image on Facebook to warn other tourists of the prices at the restaurant for its 'extortionate' prices. It showed they were charged €25 for a burger. They had one each, so that's a ridiculous €50 for two burgers. Those burgers must have been amazing, or you may as well have gone to Maccies, mate.
It was then a slightly, but hardly, more reasonable €8 for a cappuccino - of which they had three.
She wrote: "VISITORS OF ROME BEWARE: Caffe Vaticano has been ripping off tourists for ages apparently.
"Just skip it and find another place to eat near the Vatican. There's tons!"
At first glance, you'd think - 'why go for food near the Vatican' - probably the most tourist-y and therefore expensive, part of the city.
And also, why order it if you've seen the price on the menu? But that is where the problem lies. As many people on Trip Advisor report, the cheeky restaurant doesn't actually have prices on the menu.
Other people are also not happy.
One reviewer wrote: "The food was average and the prices are double if not triple what you pay elsewhere is Rome.
"The menu without prices should have been a warning sign."
The cafe, which has a pretty bad rating of 1.5 stars on the site, has had to block reviews - especially as some of the reviews aren't written by people who have actually been there.
A message posted by Trip Advisor read: "Due to a recent event that has attracted media attention and has caused an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first-hand experience, we have temporarily suspended publishing new reviews for this listing. If you've had a firsthand experience at this property, please check back soon - we're looking forward to receiving your review!"
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