2Avoid the Fish

Fresh fish in Italy is usually charged by weight, so unless you’re prone to carrying scales around with you, you’re at the mercy of the restaurateurs.

Check the Extras

Most restaurants will charge a coperto, or cover charge. It might be 50 cents, or in a really posh place it might be €4. You can’t get around that, but if you’re offered anything else it pays to check whether that’s included.

Bread is usually included in the coperto, but sometimes not. Lots of restaurants will finish dinner with limoncello on the house – but best check it.