• Ordering food and drinks in Italian: Italian vocabulary

    Jamie Oliver Sausage Panzanella

    Ordering food and drinks in Italian: Useful Italian vocabulary

    Ever wondered how to order a bottle of the house white wine in Italian? Here’s the answer:

    Colazione – breakfast
    Pranzo – lunch
    Cena – dinner
    Merenda – snack, normally acceptable only if you are under the age of ten
    Pane – bread
    Olio extra vergine di oliva – EVOO
    Formaggio – cheese
    Carne – meat
    Pesce – fish
    Pollo – chicken
    Maiale – pork
    Cinghiale – wild boar
    Di stagione – in season
    Fuori stagione – out of season
    Andato a male – gone bad
    Vino – wine
    Rosso/biano – red/white
    Vino della casa – house wine
    Vino della zona – wine produced nearby
    Il conto – the check
    Coperto – service charge, normally included in the check
    Compreso – included
    Escluso – excluded
    Un’altra grappa, per favore – another grappa, please


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