Italian Cuisine Vocab 105

No matter how much you claim to know about the world of Italian cuisine, there’s something new to learn about every day! For every word that you know in Italian cuisine, there are dozens more waiting for your discovery. If you’ve kept up with our previous Italian cuisine vocabulary pieces, you’ll know this for a fact. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking to expand your vocabulary! We go over some more common Italian terms and what they mean below.


Unlike many of the Italian terms we’ve gone over in the past, this word doesn’t refer to one particular food item. Instead, it refers to a whole meal! Carpaccio loosely translates to “thin slices of raw meat”, which carpaccio is usually comprised of. However, it can also be thinly sliced fish, too! This meal is often served as an appetizer with leafy greens or a salad on the side – just like on Trattoria Il Panino’s menu!


If you’ve looked on our menu before, you’ve likely noticed the “Paccheri Fruitti del Mare ” dish present there. We’ve explained the second part of this dish, so now it’s time for us to dive into the first! Paccheri actually refers to a certain type of pasta, which has the appearance of a large tube cut into smaller sections. Paccheri is very absorbent thanks to it’s surface area, which means that it’s a perfect choice if you want to add a lot of toppings on. You can see this on our other menu options, too!


Unlike the other terms we’ve mentioned here, arrosto has a much simpler translation and meaning. The word arrosto is usually found after certain types of meat or fish on an Italian menu, and there’s a good reason for it: arrosto actually refers to the way a dish is cooked. Specifically, arrosto translates to “roast” in English, which means that you can expect a roasted dish if you order it off of the menu. Try out our roasted salmon to get a better idea of what to expect!

Italian Cuisine at Trattoria Il Panino

Looking for a place to put your Italian cuisine knowledge to the test? Trattoria Il Panino can get the job done! We sport a wide variety of Italian cuisines, which all include the terms that we’ve gone over here. For the best authentic Italian experience without the expensive flight, click here to make a reservation with us!