Lonely Planet Writer

Italian family charged €16 for dirty restaurant tablecloth

An Italian family on holiday in Sardinia with their 20-month-old daughter were shocked when they were charged €16 by a restaurant for dirtying the tablecloth and napkins.

Baja Sardinia.
Baja Sardinia. Image by Winkelbohrer / CC BY-SA 2.0

The owner of the Baja Sardinia restaurant on the glamorous Costa Smeralda defended his actions saying, ‘It wasn’t just sauce on the table cloth – there was traces of pen too,’ but the family took their case to a number of consumer rights groups, claiming: ‘The waiter brought us those pens!’ Read more: thelocal.it