Prices, Tipping, and Taxes

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Prices, Tipping, and Taxes

All prices include tax and service (servizio) unless indicated otherwise on the menu. It's customary to leave a small tip in cash (anywhere from a euro to 10% of the bill) in appreciation of good service. Most restaurants have a "cover" charge, usually listed on the menu as pane e coperto. It should be modest (€1–€2.50 per person) except at the most expensive restaurants. Some instead charge for bread, which should be brought to you (and paid for) only if you order it. When in doubt, ask before ordering.

Note that the price of fish dishes is often given by weight (before cooking); the price on the menu will be for 100 grams (l’etto), not for the whole fish. An average fish portion is about 300 grams.

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