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: Tipping in Rome

05-30-2012, 04:08 PM
Obviously not everyone has read my contoversial statements about the changes in tipping policy in the larger cities and resorts in Italy (http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/Tourist_etiquette#Tipping_and_meals_in_Italy). (This was one of the more controversial topics ever discussed in this forum. The link is to the Wiki version.)

Today's Telegraph from the UK has this story:

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left no tip after Rome lunch

He may be worth $20 billion, but when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took his new wife to lunch during their secret honeymoon in Rome he spent just 32 euros (£26) ***8211; and did not leave a tip.

The owners of the kosher restaurant in Rome's Jewish Ghetto ***8211; a historic quarter in the centre of the city ***8211; were surprised when Mr Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan walked away without leaving a gratuity.

Their bill came to just 32 euros after a lunch consisting of deep-fried artichokes ***8211; a Roman Jewish speciality ***8211; fried pumpkin flowers and ravioli stuffed with sea bass and artichokes.

Full story here (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mark-zuckerberg/9297450/Facebook-founder-Mark-Zuckerberg-left-no-tip-after-Rome-lunch.html).

05-31-2012, 08:46 AM
He should lear from other rich dude.
Link (http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2009/11/02/roman-abramovichs-52000-lunch-bill/)
According to TMZ, Mr. Abramovich hosted nine guests at Nello’s on the Upper East Side on Friday. The tab came to $47,221.09. He added another $5,000 tip (on top of the $7,328 gratuity already included) for a total of $52,221.09.

05-31-2012, 05:11 PM
Must have been a slow news day for the Telegraph.... ;)

It seems like the Italians are guilty of "tip profiling" their customers....

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06-03-2012, 07:04 PM
Maybe he was saving some cash since the IPO for Facebook has been one of the worst in history. Of course what's a few less billion more or less when you have several gazillion to start with. :angel: