Italian words for food

After our post about the Italian phrases to use in a restaurant, today we are going to teach you some Italian words for food that you can use in Italy. Remember that if you want to practise Italian with a native Italian teacher, you can receive private Italian lessons at home in London or Italian lessons by Skype.

Italian words for food

Italian words for food

  • Beef = Manzo
  • Cheese = Formaggio
  • Chicken = Pollo
  • Chips = Patatine fritte
  • Dessert = Dessert / Dolce
  • Eggs = Uova
  • Fish = Pesce
  • Ham = Prosciutto
  • Hamburger = Hamburger
  • Lamb = Agnello
  • Mashed potato = Purè di patate
  • Meat = Carne
  • Pasta = Pasta
  • Pizza = Pizza
  • Pork = Maiale
  • Risotto = Risotto
  • Salad = Insalata
  • Salami = Salame
  • Sausages = Salsicce
  • Tomato sauce = Salsa di pomodoro
  • Turkey = Tacchino
  • Veal = Vitello

Italian Fruit

  • Apple = Mela
  • Apricot = Albicocca
  • Blackberry = Mora
  • Blueberry = Mirtillo
  • Cherry = Ciliegia
  • Coconut = Cocco
  • Fig = Fico
  • Grapes = Uva
  • Kiwi = Kiwi
  • Lemon = Limone
  • Melon = Melone
  • Orange = Arancia
  • Peach = Pesca
  • Pear = Pera
  • Pineapple = Ananas
  • Plum = Prugna / Susina
  • Pomegranate = Melagrana
  • Raspberry = Lampone
  • Watermelon = Anguria

Italian vegetables and legumes

  • Artichoke = Carciofo
  • Asparagus = Asparago
  • Aubergine = Melanzana
  • Beans = Fagioli
  • Beetroot = Barbabietola
  • Broccoli = Broccoli
  • Bell pepper = Peperone
  • Cabbage = Cavolo
  • Cauliflower = Cavolfiore
  • Celery = Sedano
  • Courgette = Zucchina
  • Cucumber = Cetriolo
  • Lentils = Lenticchie
  • Lettuce = Lattuga
  • Mushrooms = Funghi
  • Pumpkin = Zucca
    Tomato = Pomodoro

Italian Food Vocabulary

Here you can find more Italian words for food. We also recommend that you visit our Italian blog, where you will find more Italian words and phrases and some interesting lessons about Italian verbs, Italian prepositions, Italian numbers, and so on. For further information about our private Italian lessons, contact us and we will be very happy to help you.