English | Phrases - Travel | Eating Out

Eating Out - At the Entrance

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

Eating Out - Ordering food

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

Eating Out - Ordering Beverages

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

Eating Out - Paying

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

Eating Out - Complaints

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

Eating Out - Allergies

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