Who doesn't love Italian food? The French perhaps... But sometimes ordering our favorite Italian food can be incredibly daunting. No fear: this guide will teach you how to pronounce all of your favorite Italian dishes.
Pizza margherita - standard pizza with tomato sauce and mozzarella.
Pizza capricciosa - pizza margherita with baked ham (prosciutto cotto), mushrooms, artichokes, olives and basil.
Pizza quattro stagioni - literally meaning "four seasons". It has the same ingredients as the capricciosa but they are placed in four different sections, each representing one of the four seasons.
Bruschetta - the classic grilled bread that is rubbed with garlic and served with fresh tomatoes and olive oil.
Caprese - a fresh salad made with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil.
Carpaccio - thin raw meat or fish slices served with lemon, olive oil and parmesan cheese.
Focaccia - flat oven baked bread that is similar to the texture of pizza.
Funghi - mushrooms in Italian.
Burrata - creamy cow milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream.
Gorgonzola - veined blue cheese.
Mascarpone - a type of cheese that is often used in desserts, such as tiramisù or cheesecakes.
Mozzarella - semi-soft cow or buffalo milk cheese.
Pecorino - hard cheese made from goat's milk.
Ricotta - whey cheese that can be made from cow, sheep, got or buffalo milk.
Stracciatella - soft cheese made from buffalo milk and cream. It is very similar to the inside of the burrata.
Taleggio - semi-soft cheese with a strong aroma but mild taste made from cow's milk.
Bresaola - air-dried and aged salted beef.
Capocollo - often known as gabagool in the US. It is a pork's neck cold cut.
Guanciale - cured meat made from pork cheeks.
Prosciutto - ham in Italian.
Prosciutto cotto - baked ham.
Prosciutto crudo - dry-cured ham that is served uncooked.
Al dente - when pasta is served firm to the bite, it is cooked al dente.
Agnolotti - stuffed pasta often served with a roasted meat filling.
Bucatini - like spaghetti but thicker and with a hole through the middle.
Cannelloni - cylindrical type of lasagna served with a filling and sauce on top.
Fettuccine - thick flat noodles made of egg and flower.
Fusilli - short helicoid shaped pasta.
Gnocchi - tecnicamente non pasta.
Lasagna - thin layers of pasta with fillings that include mozzarella, ragù and tomato sauce.
Linguine - a form of flat spaghetti.
Maccheroni - short tubular shaped pasta.
Orecchiette - literally means small ears, which is also what they are shaped like.
Paccheri - large tubular pasta.
Pappardelle - fresh egg-based pasta, like fettuccine but wider.
Penne - short cut pasta with cylindrical shape.
Ravioli - filled pasta that can have a number of different fillings.
Spaghetti - long and thin cylindrical pasta.
Tagliatelle - flat noodles similar to fettuccine.
Amatriciana - sauce made with guanciale, pecorino and tomato sauce.
Arrabbiata - spicy sauce made with tomato sauce, red chili peppers and garlic.
Bolognese - technically called ragù in Italy. It is made with tomato sauce and minced meat.
Carbonara - sauce that is traditionally made with egg yolks, pecorino and guanciale.
Pesto - sauce made from crushed basil, pine nuts, garlic, salt and parmesan.
Ragù - the correct term for bolognese sauce.
Panini - literally "sandwiches" in Italian. Panino is the singular form of panini.
Piadina - thin Italian flatbread made with a variety of cold cuts and cheeses.
Risotto - creamy rice dish that is cooked with broth and can be made with numerous other ingredients. It is the primary way rice is cooked in Italy.
Cacciucco - fish stew from Tuscany.
Minestrone - thick soup made with vegetables and sometimes with rice or pasta as well.
Braciole - thin slices of meat rolled with cheese and breadcrumbs and fried. Braciole are also a type of meat cut.
Saltimbocca - veal wrapped with prosciutto crudo and sage and sometimes cooked in white wine.
Gelato - ice cream in Italian.
Tiramisù - famous coffee flavored desert.
Zabaglione - a kind of light custard.