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While some restaurants offer menus in English, many local, off-the-beaten-path favorites don’t. Here are some helpful hints to help you choose not only where to eat in Italy, but how to navigate the restaurant’s menu, too!
What Dolci means?
dolci. Noun. ∙ candy; sweets; confectionery; confections (generale)
What is antipasti primi secondi?
The menus feature antipasti (appetizers), primi (lots of pastas), secondi (generally meats), contorni (vegetables and salads), formaggi (cheese course), and dolci (desserts).
What does menu Presto mean?
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The Italian Menu Traditional Italian menus have five sections. A full meal usually consists of an appetizer, first course, and a second course with a side dish. It’s not necessary to order from every course, but usually, people order at least two courses. Traditional meals may last one or two hours or even longer.
A great many restaurants in Rome has English translations on their menus, including some of the very best restaurants. if you see more than just english it may be a bad sign. but beware, I have seen english menus where the prices are higher than on the italian version.
What does Contorni mean on an Italian menu?
It’s best to think of contorni as side dishes; common items include verdura fritta (fried veggies), patatine fritte (french fries), or insalata (salads).
What is primo piatto?
Primo. A primo is the first course. It consists of hot food and is usually heavier than the antipasto, but lighter than the second course. Non-meat dishes are the staple of any primo piatto: examples are risotto, pasta, seafood or vegetarian sauces, soup and broth, gnocchi, polenta, crespelle, casseroles, or lasagne.