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5 Italian phrases every gourmet traveller should know

Heading to Italy on a gourmet escape? Here are five foodie phrases to squeeze into the memory bank.

5 Italian phrases every gourmet traveller should know

There’s nothing like indulging in fine food and wine while on holiday and Italy has plenty of gourmet delights on offer. However, eating out abroad can be daunting if you don’t know the local lingo. Below we share five Italian phrases every foodie traveller should know.

Can you recommend a typical dish of the area?

Mi può consigliare un piatto tipico della zona? 

Can you recommend a wine to go with this? (Literally -Do you have a wine that would marry with this dish?)

Avete un vino che si sposa con questo piatto?

Can I have a bottle of a good local wine?

Posso avere una bottiglia di un buon vino locale?

Do you have a table for two outside?

Avete un tavolo per due al aperto?

I am vegetarian

Sono vegetariana/o

I am a celiac/ I am gluten intolerant 

Sono celiaco

I am allergic to peanuts

Sono allergica agli arachidi 

About the Author: Luca Ros and his wife Philippa Hansen own Italian Tours and run small group tours to Italy. The Tastes of Northern Italy Tour offers travellers an accessible and authentic sample of delicious Piedmont, the second-largest region in Italy and the birth place of the Slow Food Movement. The Tastes of Northern Italy Tour runs from 9 -19 October 2014. For more information visit:

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