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l'antipasto

appetizer

l'arrosto

roast

la bistecca

steak

la bruschetta

bruschetta (toasted, seasoned bread)

il carciofo

artichoke

la carne

meat

la cena

dinner, supper

il coltello

knife

il contorno

side dish

il coperto, il servizio

cover charge

la crostata

pie

il cucchiaio

spoon

il dolce

dessert

la fine

end

il fiore

flower

la forchetta

fork

la frutta

fruit

gli gnocchi

dumplings

l'insalata

salad

la macedonia

fresh fruit cocktail

il maiale

pork

il manzo

beef

il melone

melon

il menù

menu

il minestrone

minestrone soup (hearty vegetable soup)

la mozzarella

mozzarella

l'oliva

olive

il parmigiano

parmesan

la pasta

pasta

la patata

potato

il pesce

fish

il piatto

plate, dish

il piatto fondo

soup bowl

il pollo

chicken

il pomodoro

tomato

le posate

silverware

il primo (piatto)

first course

il regalo

present, gift

la ricetta

recipe

il riso

rice

il risotto

risotto (creamy rice dish)

i salumi

cold cuts

il secondo (piatto)

main course

la tavola

table

la tazza

cup

il tiramisù

tiramisu (ladyfingers soaked in espresso and layered with cream cheese, whipped cream, and chocolate)

la torta

cake

la verdura

vegetables

il vino bianco/rosso

white/red wine

il vitello

veal

alla bolognese, al ragù

with meat sauce

alla carbonara

with a sauce of eggs, bacon, and grated cheese

al forno

baked

alla griglia

grilled

al pesto

with pesto (a sauce of basil, garlic, grated parmesan, and pine nuts)

al sugo di pomodoro

with tomato sauce

in brodo

in broth

cotto

cooked

fresco

fresh

fritto

fried

misto

mixed

pronto

ready

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