In a previous post, I offered seven tips on how to eat where the locals eat. While that post is an excellent guide to point you in the right direction to a local trattoria that hasn’t been spoiled by an onslaught of tourists, it did not provide the final determining factor on how you can decide if the restaurant is a tourist trap.
The final clue lies in the menu. Here are seven ways a menu can tell you if the restaurant is a tourist trap or not.
The host pushes the menu in front of you as you walk by
If that’s the case, you should run, not walk away. If the restaurant begs you to come inside, what does that say about the quality of their food? That nobody wants to eat there without having their arm twisted.