TL;DR – A restaurant to avoid at all costs.
If you are planning a trip to Italy soon, you might want to avoid going to this restaurant called “Antico Caffè di Marte” which is located near the famous Castel Sant’Angelo (also known as Hadrian’s Tomb) in central Rome.
According to The Local, two Japanese tourists who went dining there in early September were charged €429.80 (SGD $651.20) for two plates of fish, spaghetti and water.
A photo of the bill which was shared on TripAdvisor shows that the total for food and drink amounts to €349.80 (SGD $529.99), while the mancia (which is essentially the compulsory tip or service charge) came to €80 (SGD $121.21).
Apparently, it seems that many other customers who patronized the restaurant didn’t seem to be very happy with their experience there as well.
Angry words like “scam”, “horrible”, “thievery”, “a rip-off” and so on were used to describe the restaurant as we scroll through the reviews left by other customers on TripAdvisor.
It is no surprise why the restaurant gets a “terrible” rating overall on TripAdvisor then I guess?