Well, that’s awesome.
A family was shocked to find they had been charged €20 – about $22 – to have their cake cut into 20 slices.
The group celebrated their birthday at an undisclosed restaurant in Palermo, Sicily.
They ordered about $130 worth of pizza and drinks, excluding the “20 x Servizio Torta” fee, which, according to a receipt obtained by Newsflash, means “20 x cake service.”
It’s not the first time an Italian restaurant has come under fire for questionable allegations.
A traveler recently took to TripAdvisor to vent after surprisingly noticing a €2 bill surcharge at a restaurant in the upscale Lake Como region – because her sandwich had been cut in half.
The unidentified woman, who was visiting from nearby Milan, had ordered a vegetarian sandwich with stuffed fries at Bar Pace in Gera Lario, at the north end of the lake.
After eating the meatless snack with a friend, the angry guest was shocked at the bill.
She coughed without complaining, but later posted the negative review, arguing she never asked to cut the sandwich in half.
“Unbelievable but true,” the person captioned a photo the receipt on TripAdvisor.
The restaurant’s co-owner has defended the fee.
“We had to use two plates instead of one and the washing time doubled, and then two placemats,” says owner Cristina Biacchi said La Repubblicaan Italian newspaper.
“It took us some time to cut it in half and the work has to be paid for.”
She also noted that the customer had not complained or questioned the charge, and clarified that if someone had raised an issue, she would have removed the charge from the bill.
These relatively small fees are nothing compared to the huge bills that tourists have to pay in Mykonos, Greece.
DK oyster bar has been repeatedly accused of defrauding hundreds of tourists.
A newlywed couple was outraged to learn they were stuck with a $570 bill, while a Montana couple complained about an $860 light snack bill.