Theme 1: Eating out


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ristaurante roma

 

 Objectives

At the end of this theme, you should be able to perform following tasks in Italian:


Lesson 1

1.  Ask the headwaiter, the waiter, or the waitress in an Italian restaurant for a table for the number of people in your party.

2. Ask the waiter, waitress, or restaurant owner for the menu.

3. Order an aperitif such as Cinzano, martini, Punt e Mes and others, using the expressions  "I'll take" or "I would like."

 
Lesson 2

4. Understand the waiter's question "Have you decided?"

5. Say in Italian, "What is this?"

6. Order a first course by saying "To start, I would like...."

7. Say in Italian that you wish to have meat or fish.

8, Order from several optional main courses and side dishes.

9. Say in Italian that you want your steak rare, medium, or well done.

10. Order something to drink to accompany your meal:

- the house wine or a bottle of wine,

- mineral water,

- beer (Italian or foreign)

11. Ask the waiter or waitress to bring you something missing from the table.

 
Lesson 3

12. Order Cheese: fruit; and desserts (seasonal fruit, ice cream).

13. Say in Italian that you don't want cheese, coffee, ice cream, and so on.

14. Ask the waiter or waitress for coffee and the check.

 
Lesson 4

15. Order an American breakfast (food and beverages of your choice).

16. Order a Continental breakfast (caffè o cappuccino, toast, butter, jam, and so on).

Content


The Theme is divided in 4 lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Volete prendere un aperitivo prima di mangiare? 
    (Ordering aperitifs)
  1. Conversation 1
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 2: Io vorrei gli spaghetti alle vongole (Ordering a meal and drinks)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 3: II conto, per favore. (Ordering desserts and coffee)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises
  3. Self-Evaluation Quiz
  • Lesson 4: Colazione (Breakfast)
  1. Conversation 
  2. Exercises