When traveling throughout Italy, it's helpful to know a little bit of Italian. Here are some Italian words and phrases to keep in mind as you make your way through the great cities of Italy.
Ciao- Hello and Good-bye (Informal)
Buongiorno- Good morning (Formal)
Buona sera- Good afternoon and good evening (Formal)
Arrivederci- Goodbye (Formal)
Michiamo- My name is..
Como sichiama- What's your name? (Formal)
Como tichiama- What's your name (informal)
Come va- How are you?
Grazie tante- Thank you very much
Prego- You’re welcome
Piacere- Nice to meet you
Midispiace- I’m sorry
Non capisco- I do not understand
Non parloitaliano- I don’t speak Italian
Parliinglese?- Do you speak Italian?
Dov'èilbagno- Where is the bathroom?
Ordering food and drinks
Possoavereun espresso- May I have an espresso?
Vorrei un cornetto- I'd like a croissant
Quanto costa?- How much does it cost
Portar via- To go/take out
Mangia qui- Eat here
Pro-tip: In Italy, there is no tipping. Waiters will not expect you to tip and you don't need to feel guilty about not tipping, because waiters are compensated in their individual salaries.