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Tourists end up with $1300 restaurant bill in Venice, prompting anger from mayor

Tourists end up with $1300 restaurant bill in Venice, prompting anger from mayor
From Mashable - January 22, 2018

Avoiding being ripped off is an inevitable part of travelling, but sometimes you get unlucky.

Four Japanese visitors were presented with a 1,143 ($1,350) bill at a Venice restaurant, prompting anger from the city's mayor, according to a report by ANSA.

The group of students dined at the restaurant located near the tourist hotspot St Mark's Square, and ordered four steaks, a fried fish platter and mineral water.

Three other women, who were part of the group, suspected they were being scammed and decided to leave the restaurant, but still ended up paying 350 ($535) for three pasta dishes.

The group later filed a complaint with local police, but a report from Il Gazzettino stated the owner of the restaurant did not recall having any problems with Japanese customers.

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