37 common Italian phrases to use at the restaurant

Italian phrases to use at the restaurant 1-5

Vorrei prenotare un tavolo per stasera.
I would like to reserve a table for tonight.

Siamo in quattro.
There are four of us.

Vorrei prenotare un tavolo per quattro.
I would like to reserve a table for four people.

Devo prenotare?
Do I have to make a reservation?

Ho una prenotazione per le otto.
I have booked a table for eight o’clock.

common Italian phrases to use at the restaurant - family eating dinner at a restaurant

Italian phrases to use at the restaurant 5-10

Non ho prenotato.
I haven’t booked.

Devo cancellare la mia prenotazione.
I have to cancel my reservation.

Preferisco che la bistecca sia ben cotta, grazie.
I prefer a well-done steak, thanks.

Preferisco la bistecca al sangue, grazie.
I prefer a rare steak, thanks.

Mi può portare la lista dei vini?
Could you bring me the wine list?

common Italian phrases to use at the restaurant - bottle of red wine and a glass

Italian phrases to use at the restaurant 10-15

Questa bistecca è cruda.
This steak is raw.

C’è un capello nel mio piatto!
There’s a hair in my food!

Potrei avere del pane?
May I have some bread?

Il cibo è freddo.
The food is cold.

Il cibo è troppo salato.
The food is too salty.

common Italian phrases to use at the restaurant - hand sprinkling salt

Italian phrases to use at the restaurant 15-20

Il mio coltello è sporco. Me ne può portare un altro?
My knife is dirty. Can you bring me another one? (formal)

Questa carne è molto tenera.
This meat is very tender.

Non ho ordinato questo piatto.
I didn’t order this dish.

Avete un menù per vegetariani?
Do you have a vegetarian menu?

Avete un menù fisso?
Do you have a set menu?

common Italian phrases to use at the restaurant - boy and girl looking at menus

Italian phrases to use at the restaurant 20-25

Avete un menù per celiaci?
Do you have a gluten-free menu?

Che piatto mi consiglia?
What dish do you recommend? (formal)

Cosa vi porto da bere?
What would you like to drink? (plural)

Una bottiglia d’acqua naturale, grazie.
A bottle of still water, thanks.

Qual è il piatto del giorno?
What is today’s special?

common Italian phrases to use at the restaurant - salmon with tomatoes

Italian phrases to use at the restaurant 25-30

Una lattina di Coca Cola, grazie.
A can of Coke, thanks.

Può portarmi il conto, per favore?
Can you bring me the bill, please? (formal)

Prendo una “Capricciosa”, grazie.
I’ll have a Capricciosa pizza, thanks.

Può metterci sopra poca mozzarella?
Can you put little mozzarella cheese on the pizza? (formal)

Quanto le devo?
How much do I owe you? (formal)

common Italian phrases to use at the restaurant - woman paying with a credit card

Italian phrases to use at the restaurant 30-37

Che dolci sono disponibili?
What desserts are available?

Può dividere il conto, per favore?
Can you split the bill, please?

Possiamo pagare conti separati?
Can we pay separately?

Possiamo mangiare fuori?
Can we eat outside?

Vuole ordinare?
Are you ready to order?

Sono allergico ai latticini.
I’m allergic to dairy foods. (m)

Volete l’antipasto?
Do you want a starter course? (plural)


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