Tourists have slammed a restaurant in Rome after a photo showing it had billed two people more than £70 for two burgers and three coffees went viral.

The receipt which was posted to the travel review website TripAdvisor, showed that the meal for two at Caffe Vaticano, near the Vatican, came to €81.40 (£70.62).

Social media users slammed the restaurant for its ‘extortionate prices’ which included €25 for a burger and €8 for a cappuccino.

Emma Cheppy, who shared a picture of the receipt on Facebook, warned other tourists and expats to avoid the restaurant.

‘VISITORS OF ROME BEWARE: Caffe Vaticano has been ripping off tourists for ages apparently,’ she wrote.

‘Just skip it and find another place to eat near the Vatican. There’s tons!’

Emma also pointed out that the restaurant does not have any prices listed on the menu, a complaint shared by hundreds of visitors on TripAdvisor.

One reviewer wrote: ‘The food was average and the prices are double if not triple what you pay elsewhere is Rome.

‘The menu without prices should have been a warning sign.’

Others described their experience of the restaurant as ‘daylight robbery’.

Caffe Vaticano is rated just 1.5 stars out of 5 on Tripadvisor, based on 1,811 reviews dating back more than a decade.

The site was forced to temporarily disable the comments on Caffe Vaticano’s page after the receipt went viral on social media, as users flocked to leave reviews.

Some were said to be violating the website’s policy by leaving negative comments despite never having visited.

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