Italian Restaurant

These are expressions used in restaurants in Italian. Very useful when ordering from a menu in combination with our Italian Food list.

Where is there a good restaurant?: Può indicarmi un buon ristorante?
I'm vegetarian: Sono vegetariano
What's the name of this dish?: Che nome ha questo piatto?
Waiter / waitress!: Cameriere / cameriera!
May we have the check please?: Ci porta il conto per favore?
It is very delicious!: è squisito!
What do you recommend?: Cosa consigli? (da mangiare)
The bill please!: Il conto, grazie!

The following items can be found in restaurants as well as kitchens. Which means it would be useful to memorize them.

Spicy: Piccante
Sweet: Dolce
Salty: Salato
Plate: Piatto
Fork: Forchetta
Knife: Coltello
Spoon: Cucchiaio
Table: Tavolo
Menu: Menù
Food: Cibo
Dessert: Dolce
Water: Acqua
A cup of: Una tazza di
A glass of: Un bicchiere di
Salad: Insalata
Soup: Minestra; Zuppa
Bread: Pane
Black pepper: Pepe
Salt: Sale
Tip: Mancia
Napkin: Tovagliolo

Hopefully these expressions of restaurant in Italian can help you order off the menu or ask waiters items you might need. Check our menu above to select another topic or click the "Next" button to view the next lesson.

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