Mark Zuckerberg Eats McDonald's, Tips Nothing on His Honeymoon

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Mark Zuckerberg's Roman lunch -- sans tip.
Like many lovebirds throughout the ages, Mark Zuckerberg and his new bride Priscilla Chan are celebrating their honeymoon in the eternal city of Rome.

Ahhh, Rome. What we could do in Rome if we were young billionaires. Just think of all the amazing restaurants we could eat at....Harry's Bar, Il Paliaccio, La Pergola, McDonald's.....

Wait! McDonald's? According to the New York Post, Zukerberg were seen eating McDonald's on the Mignanelli Steps near Piazza Spagna.

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Zuck and wife eat McDonald's al fresco.
Apparently someone told the wealthy couple that when in Rome, do as the Romans do -- eat pasta.

So the couple had lunch at Kosher trattoria Nonna Betta where, according to Dissapore.com, they dined on fried artichokes, sea bass and tomato ravioli, running up a 32 Euro tab -- and leaving no tip!

People are tweeting furiously about the Zuckerberg sightings, with reports of the couple taking in the Sistine Chapel and eating oysters, prawns, and fish carpaccio at Pierluigi's restaurant.

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Guest
Guest

Maybe he left cash at the table.

Maybe the service was bad.

Maybe the food was equally bad.

Yak
Yak

I have never been scolded at by a server or bartender for leaving or attempting to leave a tip anywhere I've traveled. Who in their right mind would tell me that they are paid quite handsomely and refuse a gratuity?

Gunslinger
Gunslinger

From the looks of that check, it appears that sales tax is included but not service charge.

Tipsy
Tipsy

Stupid, tips aren't normal.  I've traveled all over Europe and usually got funny looks FOR tipping.

Foodsnob
Foodsnob

Not unilaterally true JJ. Many restaurants hide the service charge in the bill but a large number will point out the additional charge or even indicate service charge not included. This is particularly true in touristy districts. It is also customary to leave an additional tip in a dish left on the table for this purpose. 

JJ
JJ

Tipping is not necessary in Italy. The servers are paid well and do not rely on tips like the servers in the United States. Much of Europe is the same -- this goes for bars and restaurants. Tipping is a mistake among American tourists. Of course, that being said, with his kind of money, an 'unnecessary' tip would still have been a nice gesture if he and his gold digger had enjoyed the food and the service. 

JJ
JJ

I visited my (Italian) cousin in Italy this past March. He is the one who told me that tips were not necessary when I started to leave a tip the first time we went out to lunch. In the three weeks that I was there I did not see a singe 'tipping dish' on a table at any of the restaurants we dined at and we ate out probably two times a day. I went to Ireland afterwards and the same goes there. I was going to tip a bartender and was told that it was not necessary because they make good hourly wages unlike here in the States. 

JJ
JJ

Not unilaterally but somewhat, lol? Funny how the blog post makes it sound as if he is committing a cardinal sin yet fails to mention the facts that you stated above. I wonder if the writer checked with that specific restaurant to see what its policy is. I'm curious to find out. 

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

 Let's put it this way.  If on my Twitter account I posted that I was worth $6.9 billion and I was happily on my honeymoon, I would leave a gratuity on the table.  When out of the country, customary or not...I will leave a tip if I had a nice meal.  Never in my travels has anyone ever given me the stink eye for leaving something for them.

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