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Getting started with Italian 1
Getting started with Italian 1

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10 Reading a bar menu

Now have a go at Activity 8.

Activity 8

Look at the price list (listino prezzi) below and, using the box below, write the singular or plural, as appropriate, of each word in it. Notice that the food items are all in the plural form and the drinks are all in the singular.

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Figure 4


una piadina a flatbread wrap


cornetti (plural) → cornetto (singular)

cappuccino (singular) → cappuccini (plural)

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  • Cappuccino – cappuccini
  • Caffè – caffè
  • Cioccolata – cioccolate
  • Tè – tè
  • Birra – birre
  • Aperitivo – aperitivi
  • Cornetti – cornetto
  • Paste- pasta
  • Pizzette – pizzetta
  • Panini – panino
  • Piadine - piadina

Lo sapevi?

Al banco o al tavolo

In most cafés in Italian towns there are two sets of prices, both of which, by law, should be clearly displayed: the price you pay standing at the counter (al banco) and the price you pay sitting down at a table (al tavolo). In smaller towns or rural areas, there is usually only one set of prices and you can sit either inside or outside without paying extra.