“Il conto per favore.” That’s how you ask for the bill in Italian. And now that you know, you might as well forget it. It’s not worth your brain space. You can ask for the bill in restaurants in Italy, but most likely, no one will bring it to you. Why? Well, because, around here, bills are brought at midnight. To receive the cheque anytime before Cinderella’s curfew is considered insulting because Italians go to restaurants for the table space as well as for the food.