A Guide to Common Italian Food Pronunciation

How many times have you gone to a restaurant and had NO idea how to pronounce the menu items, feeling like a fool? You make an attempt, but the wait staff doesn’t understand, then you get confused and it’s an all-around embarrassing situation. It happens to us all at least once, but we’re here to help you avoid social faux pas with our handy-dandy guide to common italian food pronunciation. You’ll never have to feel embarrassed in front of a date again!

  • Bruschetta (broo-SKEH-tah)
  • Gnocci (nyaw-key)
  • Pasta e Fagioli (pah-stah ay fah-jolie)
  • Prosciutto (pro-SHOOT-oh)
  • Frutti di Mare (froo-tee dee mah-ray)
  • Insalata Caprese (in-sal-atah kuh-PREY-zay)
  • Parmigiana (par-MIDGE-ah-nah)
  • Minestrone (mee-neh-STRAW-nee)

These are some of the most commonly mispronounced Italian dishes. But if you’re ever ordering and still don’t know how to say what you want, just ask! Our knowledgeable wait staff will help you out and will know what you mean — they’re used to it. We’re here to help you have an enjoyable, comfortable dining experience!

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