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How much do you tip in Italy?

 
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ErinAbroad

We recently posted an article about how much you should tip in Italy. Generally, tips are not expected. Really. The more common practice is simply rounding up to the nearest euro. For example, if your bill is €10.11, pay €11. You can tell the server to “Keep the change” by saying “tenga il resto”.

At least for locals. This is a bit of a contentious issue with some expats claiming a tip is expected from them.

Do you agree or disagree?
Is it different in big cities?
Is a higher tip expected of foreigners?

Posted December 1st, 2015

 
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Administrator

If you would like to share your opinion in our twitter poll, choose from nothing, round up, or 10% here: https://twitter.com/insidersabroad/status/67162…

Posted December 1st, 2015

 
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pottier

I don’t think I’ve ever tipped in all the years I’ve lived in Italy. I have an italian friend who suggests ‘tipping’ before the meal so the service will be better.

Posted December 4th, 2015

 
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ErinAbroad

Thanks for your feedback Pottier! I must admit, it feels weird not tipping but it is good to confirm that really is ok.

Posted December 4th, 2015