“We'd just paid 59 euros for our entire dinner, including a liter of wine, and then were charged 42 euros for Gelato!” James told The Local. He admitted he "should have checked the menu".
Though the Lucianis initially contested their $56 check, they paid in full once they were shown a menu.
The morning after the incident, the couple met at Bar il Caffe with a police officer who determined that no law was being broken.
The manager of the establishment, which is infamous for ripping off tourists, was quick to defend his business.
"Italy isn't like other countries. Here there's always a different price at the bar and sat at a table", he told the same newspaper, adding, "An ice cream in this cup is big. You could have it for lunch!"