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Old 05-30-2012, 04:08 PM
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Tipping in Rome

Obviously not everyone has read my contoversial statements about the changes in tipping policy in the larger cities and resorts 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:

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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) – and did not leave a tip.

The owners of the kosher restaurant in Rome's Jewish Ghetto – a historic quarter in the centre of the city – 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 – a Roman Jewish speciality – fried pumpkin flowers and ravioli stuffed with sea bass and artichokes.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:46 AM
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Roman Abramovich’s $52,000 Lunch Bill

He should lear from other rich dude.
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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.
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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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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.

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