A HOLIDAY WOMAN foamed at the mouth after being charged more for a cappuccino even though she had ordered it with less foam.
Stunned customer Francesca took to social media to complain about the bizarre bill from a bar in Ostia, just outside Rome.
Her Facebook post said the owner of Old Station Caffe told her he needed to top up the cup with more milk because it had less foam.
“Today I was going to the bar for a cappuccino with cold milk and the owner asked me for an extra 8p and explained it cost more without foam because we needed more milk,” she wrote.
“Tomorrow I’ll have one with some milk. will you give me a discount?”
“I’ve paid up to £4.27 for a good cappuccino but from the price list I knew what I was paying for.”
Italians were quick to point out that Francesca should have paid less, since a cappuccino machine uses a lot of milk to create some froth, so the owner actually served less milk.
But the bar owner – who is not named in local media – denied he milked it.
“I charged 10 cents (8p) more because it takes more milk to make a cappuccino without foam,” he explained.
“It should be noted that there are two receipts photographed by the lady: she probably went to the checkout first and paid for a cappuccino and then went back after the barista informed her that she should have paid more for a cold cappuccino. ” “
The new foam-foam row follows a summer of complaints about holidaymakers in Italy being ripped off by over-pricing venues.
In the last month alone, an upscale bar near Lake Como, Pace Bar in Gera Lario, charged a customer £1.71 to halve his £6.41 sandwich.
A restaurant in Sicily charged customers £17.08 to cut a birthday cake even though they wasted £103.36 on other dishes and drinks.
A mother dining at the Osteria del Cavolo restaurant in Finale Ligure was charged £2 for an extra plate so she could give her child a taste of her meal.