I am just back from a very pleasant stay in Alghero but I was slightly pissed off with some restaurants and pubs billing policy. When I perused the bill I noticed in several establishments they included a certain charge for "coperta" and when I enquired about this they told me this is for the tablecloth and cutlery and maybe the fake flowers in a small cheap vase on the table. I have never seen this type of nonsense in any other city or country I have visited and I found it irritating as its another unnecessary charge and rip-off. On principle I object to it because nowhere else do they charge punters for these basic items when you order a meal!!