Italian | Phrases - Travel | Eating Out

Eating Out - At the Entrance

I would like to book a table for _[number of people]_ at _[time]_.
Vorrei prenotare un tavolo per _[numero di persone]_ per le _[ora]_.
Making a reservation
A table for _[number of people]_, please.
Un tavolo per _[numero di persone]_.
Asking for a table
Do you accept credit cards?
Accettate carte di credito?
Asking if you can pay with credit card
Do you offer vegetarian food?
Avete piatti vegetariani?
Asking if they have vegetarian meals
Do you offer kosher food?
Avete piatti kosher?
Asking if they have kosher meals
Do you offer halal food?
Avete piatti islamici?
Asking if they have halal meals
Do you show sports? We would like to watch the ___ game.
Avete una tv per vedere gli sport? Vorremmo guardare la partita di ___.
You would like to watch sports while or after eating

Eating Out - Ordering food

May I see the menu, please?
Mi porta il menù?
Asking to see the menu
Excuse me. We would like to order, please.
Scusi. Vorremmo ordinare.
Telling the waiter you are ready to order
What can you recommend on the menu?
Cosa ci consiglia dal menù?
Asking the waiter if he/she can recommend anything on the menu
Is there a house specialty?
Avete una specialità della casa?
Asking if the restaurant has a specialty
Is there a local specialty?
C'è una specialità locale?
Asking if the restaurant has a local specialty on the menu
I am allergic to ____. Does this contain ____?
Sono allergico a ___. C'è ___ in questo piatto?
Informing that you are allergic to specific ingredients
I have diabetes. Does this contain sugar or carbohydrates?
Ho il diabete. Questo piatto contiene zucchero o carboidrati?
Finding out if something contains sugar or carbohydrates as you have diabetes
I don't eat ____. Is there ___ in this?
Non mangio ____. C'è ____ qui?
Informing the waiter that you don't eat specific groceries
I would like to order _[dish]_, please.
Io prendo _[piatto]_.
Ordering a certain dish
We would like to order appetizers, please.
Vorremmo ordinare degli antipasti.
Ordering appetizers
salad
insalata
dish
soup
zuppa
dish
meat
carne
food
pork
maiale
type of meat
beef
manzo
type of meat
chicken
pollo
type of meat
I would like my meat rare/medium/well done.
Vorrei la carne poco/mediamente/molto cotta.
Informing the waiter how you like your meat prepared
seafood
frutti di mare
food
fish
pesce
food
pasta
pasta
dish
salt
sale
pepper
pepe
mustard
senape
ketchup
ketchup
bread
pane
butter
burro
I would like a refill, please!
Vorrei il bis!
Asking for a refill
Thank you, that's enough.
Grazie, sono a posto.
Asking the waiter to stop serving food / filling glass
We would like to order some dessert, please.
Vorremmo ordinare il dolce.
Asking to order dessert
I would like to have ___, please.
Vorrei un ___.
Ordering dessert
ice cream
gelato
dessert
cake
torta
dessert
chocolate
cioccolato
dessert
cookies
biscotti
dessert
Enjoy your meal!
Buon appetito!
Wishing an enjoyable meal

Eating Out - Ordering Beverages

I would like to have _[beverage]_, please.
Prendo ___.
Ordering beverages
a sparkling water
un'acqua frizzante
beverage
a still water
un'acqua naturale
beverage
a beer
una birra
beverage
a bottle of wine
una bottiglia di vino
beverage
a coffee
un caffè
beverage
a tea
un tè
beverage
I don't drink alcohol. Is there alcohol in this?
Sono astemio. C'è alcol in questa bibita?
Asking about alcohol content

Eating Out - Paying

We would like to pay, please.
Il conto, per favore.
Saying that you want to pay
We would like to pay separately.
Vorremo conti separati.
Informing the waiter that each person in the company will pay for their own food
I will pay for everything.
Pago io per tutto.
Informing the waiter that you pay for everyone in the company
I am treating you to lunch/dinner.
Offro io per il pranzo/la cena.
Inviting the other person to a meal and paying for it
Keep the change.
Puoi tenere la mancia.
Telling the waiter that he can keep the extra money you paid as his tip
The food was delicious!
Il cibo era delizioso!
Complimenting the food
Give my compliments to the chef!
I miei complimenti allo chef!
Complimenting the food

Eating Out - Complaints

My food is cold.
E' freddo.
Complaining that the food is too cold
This is not properly cooked.
Non è abbastanza cotto.
Cooking time was too short
This is overcooked.
E' troppo cotto.
Cooking time was too long
I did not order this, I ordered ___.
Non ho ordinato questo, ho ordinato ___.
Remarking that the dish served is not the dish you ordered
This wine has corked.
Il vino è andato a male.
Mentioning that the wine has corked (gone bad)
We ordered more than thirty minutes ago.
Abbiamo ordinato più di mezz'ora fa.
Complaining about the waiting time for the ordered food
This drink is not cold.
Questa bibita non è fredda.
Complaining about the warm temperature of the drink
My drink tastes strange.
Questa bibita ha un sapore strano.
Remarking the odd taste of your drink
I ordered my drink without ice.
Ho ordinato questa bibita senza ghiaccio.
Remarking that you got a drink with ice despite ordering without
There's one dish missing.
Manca un piatto.
Remarking that your order is not complete
This is not clean.
E' sporco.
Remarking that your plate/cutlery/glass is not clean

Eating Out - Allergies

Is/are there___in this?
C'è/ci sono ____ qui?
Asking if a certain dish contains ingredients you are allergic to
Could you please prepare the dish without ____?
Può prepararlo senza ______?
Asking whether the ingredients you are allergic to can be excluded when preparing the dish
I have allergies. If I get a reaction, please find medicine in my bag/pocket!
Ho un' allergia. Se mi viene un attacco allergico, datemi le medicine che ho in borsa/tasca!
Letting people know that you are allergic and to give you your medicine in an emergency
nuts/peanuts
noci/arachidi
Food allergy
sesame seeds/sunflower seeds
sesamo/semi di girasole
Food allergy
egg
uova
Food allergy
seafood/fish/shellfish/shrimps
frutti di mare/pesce/crostacei/gamberetti
Food allergy
flour/wheat
farina/frumento
Food allergy
milk/lactose/dairy
latte/lattosio/latticini
Food allergy
gluten
glutine
Food allergy
soy
soia
Food allergy
leguminous plants/beans/peas/corn
leguminose/fagioli/piselli/mais
Food allergy
mushrooms
funghi
Food allergy
fruit/kiwi/coconut
frutta/kiwi/cocco
Food allergy
chives/onions/garlic
erba cipollina/cipolle/aglio
Food allergy
alcohol
alcol
Food allergy