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Italian Lessons for Beginners: Restaurant Vocabulary & Useful Phrases

Italian Lessons for Beginners: Restaurant Vocabulary & Useful Phrases

Italian Lessons for Beginners: Restaurant Vocabulary & Useful Phrases

Busy planning your next trip to Italy? 

One thing you should definitely include in your planning is to learn some Italian before starting your Italian adventure!

We can all agree that food is very important in Italy and if you want to be a bit prepared next time find yourself in an Italian restaurant, learn these useful words and phrases!

Italian Vocabulary for the Restaurant

So imagine this: you are somewhere in Italy, having the best time of your life, sitting in a lovely little restaurant and the waiter gives you a menu in Italian - it would be nice if you could understand it, don't you think? Here is some very useful vocabulary that you should learn if you are planning to have some real authentic Italian food!

colazione - breakfast

pranzo - lunch

cena - dinner

piatto - plate & dish

tavolo - table

coltello - knife

forchetta - fork

cucchiaio - spoon

bicchiere - glass

tovagliolo - napkin

sale - salt

pepe - peper

olio - oil

aceto - vinegar

antipasto - starter

primo - first course

secondo - second course

dolce - dessert

contorno - garnish

pane - bread

carne - meat

verdura - vegetables

insalata - salad

pesce - fish

frutta - fruit

pollo - chicken

maiale - pork

agnello - lamb

vitello - veal

manzo - beef

pomodoro - tomato

formaggio - cheese

prosciutto - ham

sugo - sauce

fritto - fried

ripieno - stuffed

crudo - raw

cotto - cooked

arrosto - roasted

al forno - baked

birra - beer

vino - wine

succo - juice

acqua naturale/frizzante o gassata - mineral water still/sparkling

Italian Useful phrases at the Restaurant

Posso prenotare un tavolo per stasera? — Can I book a table for tonight?

Possiamo ordinare? — Can we order?

Ci può portare del pane? - Can you bring us some bread?

Preferisce l'acqua naturale o gassata? - Do you prefer still water ot sparkling?

Vorrei ordinare una bottiglia di vino bianco. - I would like to order a bottle of white wine.

Vuole un antipasto? - Would you like a starter?

Possiamo ordinare il primo? - Can we order the first course?

Vogliamo ordinare il dolce, cosa ci suggerisce? — We would like to order a dessert, what would you recommend?

Possiamo avere il conto, per favore?— Can we please have the bill?

Buon appetito! 

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