Four Japanese tourists are very angry after restaurant in Venice, Italy charged them €1,100 ($1,350) for dinner of steak, fish and water. In fact, four tourists say they were ripped off (overcharged) for their meal. four diners are students and study in city of Bologna. They were on day trip to Venice and decided to have dinner at restaurant near world-famous St Mark’s Square on Friday. As well as police looking into this incident, mayor of Venice has promised he would also take action. The mayor said: "If this disgraceful episode is confirmed, we'll do all we can to punish those responsible. We are for justice - always."
It is common for tourists to be overcharged anywhere in world. Tourism groups in Venice are worried about Japanese tourists saying they were ripped off. This is because there have been many similar cases recently of rip-off prices in Venice. One tourism group tweeted: "Whoever puts good name of Venice at risk, harms all Venetians." restaurant has very low 1.5 (out of 5) rating on website TripAdvisor.com. huge 83 per cent of visitors gave it "Terrible" rating. One TripAdvisor user complained that: " food was very average....They added almost €50 in taxes and tip - these are hidden fees that they don't tell you about. And service wasn't that good. I feel scammed."