RIGHT CROWD: Popular Italian restaurant Totti’s Bondi has announced a ban on anyone who was a student within Australia’s public school system.

“Totti’s Bondi is not just a restaurant, it’s a lifestyle,” says manager Joel Kentworthy.

“We need to make sure we’re attracting the right crowd, and also keeping the riff raff out.”

Patrons must prove they went to private school to make a booking.

And door staff are checking school records of those without bookings, to ensure they also meet the criteria.

“I think it’s a great initiative,” one former Kambala student told DBT. “My parents didn’t pay $40,000 a year school fees for nothing.”

But former public school students say they are the victims of discrimination.

“I don’t see why it should matter,” says Mark Rule, who went to Randwick Boys High.

“I finished school 12 years ago, and most people I know who went to private school are absolute battlers nowadays anyway.”

Totti’s Bondi management says anyone who is rejected from the venue is welcome to dine at Totties’ other locations in the CBD and Rozelle.