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Is it legal NOT to serve tap water in restaurants, only bottled(which you have to pay for of course) [moved from Boston board]

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Is it legal NOT to serve tap water in restaurants, only bottled(which you have to pay for of course) [moved from Boston board]

lamplight | Jul 18, 2010 11:47 PM

After an afternoon at the Mirabella Pool in the North End today, my friend and I who were with our kids decided to go to Cafe Pompeii for a quick dinner. This is was our first time there and went into the section that serves the pizza. When the waitstaff came to take our drinks order, and I looked at the list on the menu, I was quite surprised with the prices of the drinks(sodas $3, lemon iced tea $4). When it came time for my daughter's turn, she just wanted water and the waiter said, who was very pleasant said that they don't serve water(meaning tap), only bottled, and it's $3!!! and just for full context, the bottle he brought was the smallest size Poland Springs and the soda was in the can. My friend commented privately if it was even legal not to serve regular tap, thereby forcing you to essentially buy it. Just curious.

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