British PM returns to Italian cafe to tip waitress

August 8th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS  

David Cameron London, Aug 8 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron who is on a holiday in Italy returned to an Italian cafe to make amends for failing to tip a waitress, BBC reported.

Last week, he and his wife ordered two cappuccinos at the Dolcenero cafe in Montevarchi, but did not leave a tip, the broadcaster said Monday.

When he returned Sunday, the prime minister bought two drinks for 5.10 euros and told waitress Francesca Ariani to keep the change from a 10 euro note.

Ariani told reporters Cameron had apologised for any fuss the incident had caused.

The Camerons and their children are on holiday in Tuscany, staying at an 18th century villa close to Montevarchi with two other families, BBC said.

Ariani, 27, told journalists she had not recognised Cameron and his wife Samantha when they first visited the cafe July 31.

She said the prime minister had ordered two coffees and asked for them to be brought to an outside table - but she had told him she was too busy and he should collect them himself.

He later left without tipping, but returned Sunday with daughter Nancy to clear up the misunderstanding.

Ariani said she had apologised for not recognising him, according to the BBC.

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