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Essential Italian words for your food journey

“Everything you see I owe to pasta.” – Sophia Loren

If you’re looking for a quick cheat sheet on ordering some Italian grub, you’ve come to the right place.

This week we’re celebrating all things Italian, and so I thought it’d be quite useful if I dished out some essential words to use if you ever find yourself in Italy (or at least for when you’re reading an Italian menu!).

Please note that this is a very basic guide and is just to act as mini-list to help you recognise words on a menu! I’m far from fluent in Italian.

Breakfast: Colazione ~ Lunch: Pranzo ~ Dinner: Cena

At the restaurant

  • Appetisers/Starter: Antipasto
  • First Course: Primo
  • Main Course: Secondo
  • Dessert: Dolce
  • Side Dishes: I contorni
  • The Bill: Il conto
  • Service charge: coperto
  • Excluded: Escluso
  • Included: Compreso

On the menu

  • Bread: Pane
  • Soup: Zuppa
  • Meat: Carne
  • Chicken: Pollo
  • Pork: Maiale
  • Lamb: Agnello
  • Fish: Pesce
  • Prawns: Gamberi
  • Mussels: Cozze
  • Squid: Calamari
  • Octopus: Polpo
  • Vegetables: Verdura
  • Potatoes: Patate
  • Rice: Riso
  • Green Salad: Insalata
  • Cheese: Formaggio
  • Wine: Vino
  • Beer: Birra
  • Red/White: Rossa/Biano
  • Water: Acqua
  • Caffè: Coffee
  • Latte: Milk
  • Salt and Pepper: Sale e pepe
  • Ice Cream: Gelato

(Image via Wikimedia Commons/Alpha)

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Taste of Italy: the latest offers from Supervalu

SuperValu’s Italian food and wine event will run in store for from Thursday 31st July to Wednesday 13th August.

Some of the offers available during the event include:

  • SuperValu Signature tastes Ravioli and Tortellini two for €5 and Signature Tastes Tomato, Chilli/Tomato and Basil/Bolognese sauces at €2.29 each.

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  • SuperValu Signatures Tastes Sparkling Sicilian Lemonade and Fruit Presse €2
  • SuperValu Gourmet Tarlets €3 each fresh from the deli

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  • Save 25% on Fresh Pancetta, was €2 now €1.50
  • Save 25% on SuperValu Tapas range

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  • Save 25% on SuperValu Irish Beef Lasagne

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  • Save 25% on Castelli Italian Cheese Range

Not only that but as part of the Prosecco sale you can save €3.99 on Lunetta Prosecco (now €15) and  €2.99 on Grifon Prosecco Brut/ Rose Frizzante (now €9).

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