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Sep 16, 2007 05:26 PM

Ciao West (Bleecker & MacDougal) - Poor Restaurant Practices

Recently had dinner at Ciao West (Corner of Bleecker and MacDougal). While the food was pretty good, I will not be returning for two extremely poor business practices:

1) 20% tip was included in check for a party of 2. This despite the poor service we received. As far as I am aware, this was not mentioned anywhere on the menu.
2) Pasta special of the day was priced at 50% more than the comparable pastas on the menu. Of course the price was not listed and it was my fault for not asking but a special using the same pasta as the menu with similarly-priced ingredients (nothing fancy) should not be priced at such a premium.

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