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Horrible Scam Restaurant in Rome...Vino e Focaccia

Mediocre food, our bill doubled between the table and the cashier. Rip off. Charged us different prices than listed on the menu. Tourist trap saw us coming. BTW, the "free" WiFi code is:
VINOEFOCACCIA.2018
Show them the terrible reviews on Yelp, Google maps and Trip Advisor. Maybe you won't get screwed as badly!

Posted by
192 posts

I am always very dubious about "first time posters" writing this type of review - but looking at Tripadvisor seems to validate the opinion.
Interestingly, the majority Italian reviewers tend to rate it quite highly, so maybe there is an anti tourist bias,

Posted by
2650 posts

Warning based upon reviewing multiple websites appears justified and is located in a tourist area.

Posted by
1913 posts

45 "Terrible" reviews on TripAdvisor - including the OP's verbatim, and only 5 "Excellent" reviews. I'll go somewhere else if I'm ever back in Rome.

Posted by
23233 posts

I don't get why a rant would include the wifi code???

Posted by
3889 posts

I don't get why a rant would include the wifi code???

It's so that we can visit the restaurant and write a disapproving review whilst taking advantage of their free wi-fi.

Posted by
2442 posts

Maybe the “free” WiFi actually had a charge and they are retaliating against that. IDK, just speculation.

Posted by
5431 posts

Lesson to be learned is to check TripAdvisor BEFORE, not after. With reports like those in TA, I'm wondering how the resturant in question is still in business.

Posted by
1101 posts

A general tip for that immediate area is to go to the enotecas and cantines that the legal secretaries and lawyers who work at the supreme court complex go to. Along Cavour, for example. (more French history, for those who are scoring at home)

Posted by
10648 posts

Tom, we need a new forum rule that says only on your 140th post can you be negative, that includes negativity towards first time posters After all, this is our forum!!!

Posted by
159 posts

Where's the negativity? If I were a first time poster I cannot imagine being so fragile that anything posted would offend me.

Posted by
3889 posts

If I were a first respontime poster I cannot imagine being so fragile that anything posted would offend me.

You'd be very surprised at the number of first time posters who are very fragile and end up never posting again because someone responded negatively to their post (usually an over exuberant itinerary).

Posted by
2231 posts

We were all first time posters at one time, no? Sharing a warning is a worthwhile post I think, as is sharing a wonderful experience.

Posted by
3112 posts

I'm wondering why, if the cashier tried to charge the OP double the amount of the bill received at the table, the OP paid it. The OP should have just handed the cashier the amount on the bill and walked out. Scam defeated!