Posh Lake Como Bar Charges GBP 1.70 To Slice Sandwich In Half

A posh bar at Italy’s exclusive Lake Como has sparked outrage after it was revealed it charges customers an extra EUR 2 just to cut their sandwiches in half.

One disgruntled customer shared a photograph of a receipt online as proof of the baffling charge.

The printout clearly shows that Bar Pace had charged them EUR 2 (GBP 1.72) for the privilege of cutting their fancy sarnie in two.

Listed as ‘diviso da meta’ it translates into English as ‘divided in half’.

The total pushed the already pricy EUR 7.50 (GBP 6.46) ‘toast vegetariano e patatine’ – or veggie toast and crisps – up to EUR 9.50.

Picture shows the bill in which 2EUR were charged for cutting sandwich in half in Gera Lario in Como, Italy, undated. According to the bar owners this was an extra service. (Newsflash)

Lake Como is known as one of the most exclusive destinations in the world and Hollywood star George Clooney has a mansion overlooking the shore.

The owner of the bar, who has not been named, hit back in Italian media, saying that “additional requests have a cost”.

They explained: “If a customer asks me to make two portions of toast, I have to use two saucers, two napkins and go to the table using two hands.

“It is true that the customer is always right, but it is equally true that additional requests have a cost.”

The customer, also unnamed, was reportedly at the bar in Gera Lario, a small town located on the northern shore of Lake Como, with his partner.

They ordered a fizzy drink, the sandwich to share, a water and a coffee, for a total cost of EUR 15.70 (GBP 13.52).

The TripAdvisor user said: “This has never happened to me in any of the places I have visited in the world.”

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Story By: Joseph GolderSub-EditorMarija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash

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