Tourists has written a letter of complaint to Venice’s mayor after they were charged €526 for lunch in a restaurant near St Mark’s Square!
Luke Tang said he and his 70-year-old parents were shocked to be charged so much for the seafood meal, much of which they had not ordered.
He accused the waiters in the restaurant, Trattoria Casanova, of taking advantage of the fact that neither he nor his parents spoke any Italian.
Waiters brought them dishes they had not asked for and failed to tell them the cost.The bill was presented to the Tangs after they sat down to a meal of 20 fresh oysters, spaghetti with squid ink, grilled fish and crayfish.
The restaurant owners defended the hefty bill, insisting that all the dishes had been ordered and that the prices were clearly displayed on the menu.