8 thoughts on “Useful Italian Phrases and Etiquette Tips for Going Out to Eat

  1. I’ve heard that it’s very customary for Italian restaurants to let you enjoy your meal at your own pace. I think this would be a great time to savor Italian food and experience each bite. I didn’t know that breakfast was something that most Italians forego. I’m a big breakfast fan. I’ll have to keep that in mind if I ever travel to Italy. Thanks for the post.

  2. That is interesting that Italians don’t have breakfast. This would explain why most Italian restaurants I have seen don’t really have any sort of breakfast menu. Is this a more recent development, or have they not had this for a few hundred years?

  3. I liked that you talked about some of these food terms. I liked that you pointed out that il pesce means fish. That would be good to know when you want to eat Italian food. I love to fish and would want to eat Italian dishes that feature fish.

  4. Thanks for the interesting read for eating out in Italy. It’s good to know that you should never cut spaghetti and you should twirl it onto a fork. I wonder if it could be good to to develop this habit beforehand so you can do it effectively.

  5. I just started working in an Italian restaurant after spending three years at a Spanish tapas, this is certainly been an educational read. Bon appetit

  6. I think that it is interesting that tipping isn’t expected since the charge of service is included in the bill. My sister has been thinking about traveling to Italy since she has started learning the language. I think before she goes to Italy we will go to Italian restaurants and practice there first.

  7. Good to know that I shouldn’t cut my spaghetti. My wife and I were thinking of travelling to Italy for a vacation. We’re looking forward to trying out authentic Italian noodles.

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