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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.
type of meat
type of meat
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
frutti di mare
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 ___.
Enjoy your meal!
Wishing an enjoyable meal
Eating Out - Ordering Beverages
I would like to have _[beverage]_, please.
a sparkling water
a still water
a bottle of wine
una bottiglia di vino
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.
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.
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
sesame seeds/sunflower seeds
sesamo/semi di girasole
frutti di mare/pesce/crostacei/gamberetti