We were at La Ciccia in SF last night and had a really delightful meal. However, about halfway through the meal, once we'd started in on wine, the busboy just showed up with a second bottle of S. Pellegrino and refilled our glasses. We didn't even realize it until he walked away. We were pretty much done with the water at that point, so it just proved to be an uncomfortable interruption. DH and I just sat and stared at it for the rest of the meal. When the bill came, there it was - an extra $6.00 charge that we didn't approve.
We decided not to order dessert at that point. My question is, is there anyone who thinks this is a good practice? Under what circumstances would this be OK?
We left the restaurant having a bad feeling about an otherwise fantastic meal.
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