Dining Out in Italian

France is known for its fashion, and Italy is known for its cuisine. In fact, food and culture go hand in hand in Italy. Fine dining, cuisine, eating out, and eating together with friends and family define the Italian way of life. If you plan on traveling to Italy, hanging out with your Italian friends, or are interested in diving head first into the Italian culture, then an understanding of Italian phrases, terms and words relating to dining out, eating, and food in general, is a must. Below we'll explore the most common Italian phrases and words you'll need to know to visit a restaurant, purchase a food item from a vendor or have a sit down dinner with your Italian friends. Click on any blue button to hear a phrase, then repeat the phrase out load.
English
Italian
Where is a good restaurant?
Dove si mangia bene?
The menu, please.
Il menu, per favore.
The wine list, please.
La lista dei vini, per favore.
A table for two, please
Una tavola per due, per favore.
I would like something to drink.
Vorrei qualcosa da bere.
appetizers
(gli) antipasti
main course
i primi piatti
dessert
i dolci
A glass of water, please.
Una bottiglia d’acqua, per favore.
beer
una birra
coffee with milk
(un) caffè latte
A cup of tea, please.
Una tazza di tè, per favore.
Do you have vegetarian dishes?
Avete dei piatti vegetariani?
breakfast
la prima colazione
lunch
il pranzo
dinner
la cena
Enjoy the meal!
Buon appetito!
To your health!
Salute!/Cin-cin!
It's delicious!
È delizioso.
cup
(la) tazza
glass
(il) bicchiere
napkin
(il) tovagliolo
spoon
(il) cucchiaio
knife
(il) coltello
fork
(la) forchetta
plate
(il) piatto
That's all
Basta così.
The check, please.
Il conto, per favore.
Is the tip included?
Il servizio è incluso?
a bottle of wine
una bottiglia di vino
ice cubes
(il) ghiaccio
sugar
(lo) zucchero
pepper
(il) pepe
salt
(il) sale
I would like _____.
Vorrei ______.
What would you like?
Cosa prende/Cosa prendi?
How much is ______?
Quanto costa _____?
Waiter!
Cameriere!