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Italian Menu Translator for Lake Garda



Italian Menu translator, General

Affumicato - Smoked
Aglio - Garlic
Arrosto - Roast
Burro - Butter
Casalingo - Home-made
Coperto - Cover charge
Crudo - Raw
Facito - Stuffed
Forno, al - Baked
Fritto - Fried
Frulatto - Whisked
Griglia, alla - Grilled
Imbottito - Stuffed
IVA - VAT (tax)
Olio - Oil
Oliva - Olive
Passata - Sieved or Creamed
Ripieno - Stuffed
Salsa - Sauce
Secco - Dry
Servizio compreso - Service charge included
Sugo - Sauce






Italian Menu translator, First Course/Appetizer - Primo Piatto

Acciuga - Anchovy
Affettati - sliced cured meats
Antipasti - Hors d'oveuvres
Brodo - Broth
Bruschetta - Toasted bread with garlic or tomato topping
Cacciatore, alla - Rich tomato sauce with mushrooms
Crostini - Canape with savoury toppings or croutons
Insalata - Salad
Minestra - Thick vegetable soup with rice or vermicelli pasta
Pane - Bread
Pastasciutta - Dried pasta with sauce
Ragu - Meat Sauce
Salsa - Sauce
Spuntini - Snacks
Zuppa - Soup



Menu translator, Main Course - Secondo Piatto

Meat - Carne:

Agnello - Lamb
Anatra - Duck
Arista - Roast Pork
Arrosto - Roast
Bistecca - Steak
Bollito - Boiled meat
Braciola - Minute steak
Cacciagione - Game
Cervello - Brains
Cervo - Venison
Cinghiale - Boar
Coda di bue - Oxtail
Coniglio - Rabbit
Coscia - Leg of meat
Cotolette - Cutlets
Faraona - Guinea fowl
Fegato - Liver
Lepre - Hare
Manzo - Beef
Pancetta - Bacon
Pecora - Mutton
Petto - Breast
Piccione - Pigeon
Pollame - Fowl
Pollo - Chicken
Polpetta - Meatball
Prosciutto - Cured Ham
Salsiccia - Sausage
Saltimbocca - Veal with proscuitto and sage
Vitello - Veal

Fish - Pesce:

Calamaro - Squid
Cappero - Caper
Carpa - Carp
Frutti di mare - Seafood
Gamberetto - Shrimp
Granchio - Crab
Lumache - Snails
Merluzzo - Cod
Molluschi - Shellfish
Ostrica - Oyster
Sogliola - Sole
Tonno - Tuna



What to choose.........so many great things to eat!




Italian Menu translator, Vegetables - Contorni/Verdura:

Asparagi - Asparagus
Bagnacauda - Vegetables (usually raw) in an oil, garlic and anchovy sauce.
Carciofi - Artichokes
Carote - Carrots
Cipolle - Onions
Fagiolini - Long green beans
Funghi - Mushrooms
Insalata - Salad
Melanzane - Aubergines (Eggplant)
Patate - Potatoes
Peperoni - Peppers
Pinzimonio - Assorted whole, raw vegetables eaten with oil and vinegar
Pomodori - Tomatoes
Spinaci - Spinach
Zucchine - Courgette


Italian Menu translator, Desserts - Dolci:

Affogato al caffe - Ice cream with hot espresso poured over it
Bavarese - Ice cream cake with cream
Bigne - Cream puff
Budino - Pudding
Charlotte - Ice cream cake with milk, eggs, biscuits, cream and fruit
Ciambella - Ring shaped cake
Cioccolata - Chocolate
Crema - Custard dessert made with eggs and milk (can also mean 'cream')
Crostata di frutta - Fruit tart
Frutta - Fruit
Gelato - Ice Cream
Macedonia di frutta - Fruit salad
Meringata - Meringue pie
Pesca Melba - Peach melba
Semifreddo - Dessert made of ice cream and sponge
Sorbetto - Sorbet, soft ice cream
Tiramisu - Made with coffee-soaked sponge, eggs, Marsala cream and cocoa powder
Torta - Tart, flan
Torta di ricotta - Type of cheesecake
Zabaione - Creamy dessert made with beaten eggs, sugar and Marsala
Zuccotto - Ice cream cake made with sponge, cream and chocolate


Italian Menu translator, Drinks - Bevanda:

Acqua - Water
Birra - Beer
Caffe - Coffee (Click here to see more about the types of coffee)
Latte - Milk
Succa di Frutta - Fruit juice
Vino bianco - White wine
Vino rosso - Red wine
Vino rosato - Rose wine


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