Dining in Naples

Naples restaurants, pizzerie, trattorie, and everything else you need to know to keep yourself well fed

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Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala (Photo by Julia H.)
Pizzeria Port'Alba
Naples: Centro Storico

My favorite pizza in Naples—but the service is awful

 
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Making a pizza alla salsiccia (Photo courtesy of the pizzeria)
Pizzeria Trianon da Ciro
Naples: Centro Storico

A true locals' pizzeria in Naples

 
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Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case (Photo by Alberto D.)
Scaturchio
Naples: Centro Storico

Naples' top pastry shop and bar

 
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 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
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Mimi alla Ferrovia
Naples: Centro Storico

A refined restaurant near the station in Naples

 
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The entry (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Pizzeria Brandi
Naples: Port

The most famous pizzeria in Naples

 
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The main room (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
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The grand dame of Neapolitan cafes

 
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The dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
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Ristorante Umberto
Naples: Chiaia

A refined restaurant at trattoria prices in Naples

 
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 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
Gran Bar Riviera
Naples: Chiaia

The inventor of the ice cream tartufo

 
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The dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Ristorante Umberto
Naples: Chiaia

A refined restaurant at trattoria prices in Naples

 
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The dining room (Photo by Marco P)
€€
Vini e Cucina
Naples: Chiaia

A tiny trattoria in Naples

 
★★☆
The entry (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Pizzeria Brandi
Naples: Port

The most famous pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala (Photo by Julia H.)
Pizzeria Port'Alba
Naples: Centro Storico

My favorite pizza in Naples—but the service is awful

 
★☆☆
Making a pizza alla salsiccia (Photo courtesy of the pizzeria)
Pizzeria Trianon da Ciro
Naples: Centro Storico

A true locals' pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case (Photo by Alberto D.)
Scaturchio
Naples: Centro Storico

Naples' top pastry shop and bar

 
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 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
Gran Bar Riviera
Naples: Chiaia

The inventor of the ice cream tartufo

 
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The main room (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
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The grand dame of Neapolitan cafes

 
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The dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
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Ristorante Umberto
Naples: Chiaia

A refined restaurant at trattoria prices in Naples

 
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The dining room (Photo by Marco P)
€€
Vini e Cucina
Naples: Chiaia

A tiny trattoria in Naples

 
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 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
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Mimi alla Ferrovia
Naples: Centro Storico

A refined restaurant near the station in Naples

 
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Learn to cook in Naples (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Naples

 
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 (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Naples

 
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Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 

A guide to the best dishes, food specialties, and wines of Italy's Campania region

 
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Learn to cook in Naples (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Naples

 
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 (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Naples

 
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Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 
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The entry (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Pizzeria Brandi
Naples: Port

The most famous pizzeria in Naples

 
★★☆
The main room (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
€€

The grand dame of Neapolitan cafes

 
★☆☆
Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala (Photo by Julia H.)
Pizzeria Port'Alba
Naples: Centro Storico

My favorite pizza in Naples—but the service is awful

 
★☆☆
Making a pizza alla salsiccia (Photo courtesy of the pizzeria)
Pizzeria Trianon da Ciro
Naples: Centro Storico

A true locals' pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case (Photo by Alberto D.)
Scaturchio
Naples: Centro Storico

Naples' top pastry shop and bar

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
Gran Bar Riviera
Naples: Chiaia

The inventor of the ice cream tartufo

 
★☆☆
The dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Ristorante Umberto
Naples: Chiaia

A refined restaurant at trattoria prices in Naples

 
☆☆☆
The dining room (Photo by Marco P)
€€
Vini e Cucina
Naples: Chiaia

A tiny trattoria in Naples

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Mimi alla Ferrovia
Naples: Centro Storico

A refined restaurant near the station in Naples

 

A guide to the best dishes, food specialties, and wines of Italy's Campania region

 
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Learn to cook in Naples (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Naples

 
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 (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Naples

 
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Learn to cook in Naples

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 
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The entry (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Pizzeria Brandi
Naples: Port

The most famous pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala (Photo by Julia H.)
Pizzeria Port'Alba
Naples: Centro Storico

My favorite pizza in Naples—but the service is awful

 
☆☆☆
The dining room (Photo by Marco P)
€€
Vini e Cucina
Naples: Chiaia

A tiny trattoria in Naples

 
★★☆
The entry (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Pizzeria Brandi
Naples: Port

The most famous pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala (Photo by Julia H.)
Pizzeria Port'Alba
Naples: Centro Storico

My favorite pizza in Naples—but the service is awful

 
★☆☆
Making a pizza alla salsiccia (Photo courtesy of the pizzeria)
Pizzeria Trianon da Ciro
Naples: Centro Storico

A true locals' pizzeria in Naples

 
★★☆
The main room (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
€€

The grand dame of Neapolitan cafes

 
★☆☆
Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case (Photo by Alberto D.)
Scaturchio
Naples: Centro Storico

Naples' top pastry shop and bar

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
Gran Bar Riviera
Naples: Chiaia

The inventor of the ice cream tartufo

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Naples

 
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Learn to cook in Naples

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 
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The dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Ristorante Umberto
Naples: Chiaia

A refined restaurant at trattoria prices in Naples

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Mimi alla Ferrovia
Naples: Centro Storico

A refined restaurant near the station in Naples

 
★★☆

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 
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Learn to cook in Naples

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 
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Italian road sign for picnic area

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 

A guide to the best dishes, food specialties, and wines of Italy's Campania region

 
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Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case (Photo by Alberto D.)
Scaturchio
Naples: Centro Storico

Naples' top pastry shop and bar

 
The main room

The best of the great cafés in Naples

 
★★☆
The entry (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Pizzeria Brandi
Naples: Port

The most famous pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala (Photo by Julia H.)
Pizzeria Port'Alba
Naples: Centro Storico

My favorite pizza in Naples—but the service is awful

 
★☆☆
Making a pizza alla salsiccia (Photo courtesy of the pizzeria)
Pizzeria Trianon da Ciro
Naples: Centro Storico

A true locals' pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
The dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Ristorante Umberto
Naples: Chiaia

A refined restaurant at trattoria prices in Naples

 
☆☆☆
The dining room (Photo by Marco P)
€€
Vini e Cucina
Naples: Chiaia

A tiny trattoria in Naples

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Mimi alla Ferrovia
Naples: Centro Storico

A refined restaurant near the station in Naples

 
★★☆
The entry (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Pizzeria Brandi
Naples: Port

The most famous pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala (Photo by Julia H.)
Pizzeria Port'Alba
Naples: Centro Storico

My favorite pizza in Naples—but the service is awful

 
★☆☆
Making a pizza alla salsiccia (Photo courtesy of the pizzeria)
Pizzeria Trianon da Ciro
Naples: Centro Storico

A true locals' pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
The dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Ristorante Umberto
Naples: Chiaia

A refined restaurant at trattoria prices in Naples

 
☆☆☆
The dining room (Photo by Marco P)
€€
Vini e Cucina
Naples: Chiaia

A tiny trattoria in Naples

 
☆☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€€
Mimi alla Ferrovia
Naples: Centro Storico

A refined restaurant near the station in Naples

 
★★☆
The entry (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Pizzeria Brandi
Naples: Port

The most famous pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala

The best pizzerias in Naples, the history of pizza, and more pizza, pizza, pizza

 
★☆☆
Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala (Photo by Julia H.)
Pizzeria Port'Alba
Naples: Centro Storico

My favorite pizza in Naples—but the service is awful

 
★☆☆
Making a pizza alla salsiccia (Photo courtesy of the pizzeria)
Pizzeria Trianon da Ciro
Naples: Centro Storico

A true locals' pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
The dining room (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
€€
Ristorante Umberto
Naples: Chiaia

A refined restaurant at trattoria prices in Naples

 
Italian road sign for picnic area (Photo by Gigillo83)

Where to get picnic pickings in Naples

 
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Learn to cook in Naples (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Naples

 
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 (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Naples

 
★☆☆
Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala

The best pizzerias in Naples, the history of pizza, and more pizza, pizza, pizza

 
★☆☆
Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case (Photo by Alberto D.)
Scaturchio
Naples: Centro Storico

Naples' top pastry shop and bar

 

A guide to the best dishes, food specialties, and wines of Italy's Campania region

 
Italian road sign for picnic area (Photo by Gigillo83)

Where to get picnic pickings in Naples

 
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Learn to cook in Naples (Photo )

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Naples

 
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 (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Naples

 
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Learn to cook in Naples

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 
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The entry

The best pizzerias in Naples, the history of pizza, and more pizza, pizza, pizza

 
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Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case (Photo by Alberto D.)
Scaturchio
Naples: Centro Storico

Naples' top pastry shop and bar

 
★★☆
The entry (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)
Pizzeria Brandi
Naples: Port

The most famous pizzeria in Naples

 
★☆☆
Pizza DOC—with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala (Photo by Julia H.)
Pizzeria Port'Alba
Naples: Centro Storico

My favorite pizza in Naples—but the service is awful

 
☆☆☆
The dining room (Photo by Marco P)
€€
Vini e Cucina
Naples: Chiaia

A tiny trattoria in Naples

 

The best of the great cafés in Naples

 
★★☆
The main room (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
€€

The grand dame of Neapolitan cafes

 
★☆☆
Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case (Photo by Alberto D.)
Scaturchio
Naples: Centro Storico

Naples' top pastry shop and bar

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
Gran Bar Riviera
Naples: Chiaia

The inventor of the ice cream tartufo

 
★★☆
The main room (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
€€

The grand dame of Neapolitan cafes

 
★☆☆
 (Photo courtesy of the cafe)
Gran Bar Riviera
Naples: Chiaia

The inventor of the ice cream tartufo

 
Italian road sign for picnic area (Photo by Gigillo83)

Where to get picnic pickings in Naples

 
★★☆
 (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Naples

 
★★☆
Learn to cook in Naples

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 
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Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case

Guided wine tastings, escorted winery tours, and vineyard visits near Naples

 
Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case

The best of the great cafés in Naples

 
Italian road sign for picnic area (Photo by Gigillo83)

Where to get picnic pickings in Naples

 
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The dining room

The best pizzerias in Naples, the history of pizza, and more pizza, pizza, pizza

 

A guide to the best dishes, food specialties, and wines of Italy's Campania region

 

A guide to the best dishes, food specialties, and wines of Italy's Campania region

 

General Naples Dining tips

Baba al rhum—the regular version—in the display case

The best of the great cafés in Naples

 
Italian road sign for picnic area (Photo by Gigillo83)

Where to get picnic pickings in Naples

 
★☆☆
The entry

The best pizzerias in Naples, the history of pizza, and more pizza, pizza, pizza

 

A guide to the best dishes, food specialties, and wines of Italy's Campania region

 

General Italy Dining tips

 (Photo by Roberto Trombetta)

Tips for finding great restaurants in Italy

 
A sampler gets you lots of variety and a full meal for the price of a single dish

Tips to save money on dining in Italy and eat better for it

 

How I select restaurants for this site

 

Italian food & menu decoder

 
A cassoulet

How a meal in Italy differs from a meal in America (whatever you do, don't ask for a doggy bag)

 

Culinary Tours

 
Culinary tours links

Tips

About the restaurant star ratings (☆☆☆ to ★★★)

You will notice that all restaurants (and sights and hotels) on this site have a ReidsItaly.com star designation from ☆☆☆ to ★★★.

This merely indicates that I feel these eateries offer a little something that makes them special (or extra-special, or extra-extra special, etc.).

These star ratings are entirely based on personal opinion, and have nothing to do with any official local restaurant ratings or grades.

In general, a pricier restaurant has to impress me that it is worth the added expense.

This is why I give ★★★ to some inexpensive eateries or sandwich shops that happen provide amazing value for the money—and similarly have ranked a few fancy but notable restaurants just ★★☆.

About the restaurant price brackets (€–€€€)

Here at ReidsItaly.com we simply provide a general price range indicating the general amount you should expect to pay for a full meal in the eatery.

Each eatery is rated into a price category, which indicates—very roughly—what you could expect to pay, per person, for a standard full meal: Three courses—primo (first course), secondo (main course), and contorno (side) or dolce (dessert)—plus something to drink.

There are three price ranges, giving you a sense of which restaurants are budget, which are moderate, and which are splurges:

under €15
€€ under €40
€€€ over €40
Useful Italian phrases

Useful Italian for dining

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...a restaurant un ristorante oon rees toh-RAHN-tay
...a casual restaurant una trattoria
un'osteria
oo-nah trah-toar-RHEE-yah
oon ohst-air-EE-yah
I would like to reserve... Vorrei prenotare... voar-RAY pray-note-ARE-eh
a table for two una tavola per due oo-nah TAH-voal-lah pair DOO-way
...for 7pm per le sette pair lay SET-tay
...for 7:30pm per le sette e mezzo pair lay SET-tay eh MET-tzoh
...for 8pm per le otto pair lay OH-toh
     
I would like Vorrei... voar-RAY
...some (of) un pó (di) oon POH (dee)
...this questo KWAY-sto
...that quello KWEL-loh
chicken pollo POL-loh
steak bistecca bee-STEAK-ah
...rare al sangue ahl SAN-gway
...medium rosato ro-ZA-to
...well done ben cotto ben KO-to
veal vitello vee-TEL-oh
fish pesce PEH-shay
meat carne KAR-neh
I am vegetarian sono vegetariano SO-no veg-eh-tair-ee-YAH-no
side dish [veggies always come seperately] cotorno kon-TOR-no
dessert dolce DOAL-chay
and e ay
...a glass of un bicchiere di oon bee-key-YAIR-eh dee
...a bottle of una bottiglia di oo-na boh-TEEL-ya dee
...a half-liter of mezzo litro di MET-tzoh LEE-tro dee
...fizzy water acqua gassata AH-kwah gah-SAHT-tah
...still water acqua non gassata AH-kwah noan gah-SAHT-tah
...red wine vino rosso VEE-noh ROH-so
...white wine vino bianco VEE-noh bee-YAHN-koh
...beer birra BEER-a
Check, please Il conto, per favore eel COAN-toh pair fah-VOAR-eh
Is service included? É incluso il servizio? ay een-CLOU-so eel sair-VEET-zee-yo

Basic phrases in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) pro-nun-see-YAY-shun
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
How much is it? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
     
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
Excuse me (to get past someone) Permesso pair-MEH-so
     
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...the bathroom il bagno eel BHAN-yoh
...train station la ferroviaria lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay

Days, months, and other calendar items in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
When is it open? Quando é aperto? KWAN-doh ay ah-PAIR-toh
When does it close? Quando si chiude? KWAN-doh see key-YOU-day
At what time... a che ora a kay O-rah
     
Yesterday ieri ee-YAIR-ee
Today oggi OH-jee
Tomorrow domani doh-MAHN-nee
Day after tomorrow dopo domani DOH-poh doh-MAHN-nee
     
a day un giorno oon je-YOR-no
Monday Lunedí loo-nay-DEE
Tuesday Martedí mar-tay-DEE
Wednesday Mercoledí mair-coh-lay-DEE
Thursday Giovedí jo-vay-DEE
Friday Venerdí ven-nair-DEE
Saturday Sabato SAH-baa-toh
Sunday Domenica doh-MEN-nee-ka
     
Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
     
a month una mese oon-ah MAY-zay
January gennaio jen-NAI-yo
February febbraio feh-BRI-yo
March marzo MAR-tzoh
April aprile ah-PREEL-ay
May maggio MAH-jee-oh
June giugno JEW-nyoh
July luglio LOO-lyoh
August agosto ah-GO-sto
September settembre set-TEM-bray
October ottobre oh-TOE-bray
November novembre no-VEM-bray
December dicembre de-CHEM-bray

Numbers in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
1 uno OO-no
2 due DOO-way
3 tre tray
4 quattro KWAH-troh
5 cinque CHEEN-kway
6 sei say
7 sette SET-tay
8 otto OH-toh
9 nove NO-vay
10 dieci dee-YAY-chee
11 undici OON-dee-chee
12 dodici DOH-dee-chee
13 tredici TRAY-dee-chee
14 quattordici kwa-TOR-dee-chee
15 quindici KWEEN-dee-chee
16 sedici SAY-dee-chee
17 diciasette dee-chee-ya-SET-tay
18 diciotto dee-CHO-toh
19 diciannove dee-chee-ya-NO-vay
20 venti VENT-tee
21* vent'uno* vent-OO-no
22* venti due* VENT-tee DOO-way
23* venti tre* VENT-tee TRAY
30 trenta TRAYN-tah
40 quaranta kwa-RAHN-tah
50 cinquanta cheen-KWAN-tah
60 sessanta say-SAHN-tah
70 settanta seh-TAHN-tah
80 ottanta oh-TAHN-tah
90 novanta no-VAHN-tah
100 cento CHEN-toh
1,000 mille MEEL-lay
5,000 cinque milla CHEEN-kway MEEL-lah
10,000 dieci milla dee-YAY-chee MEEL-lah


* You can use this formula for all Italian ten-place numbers—so 31 is trent'uno, 32 is trenta due, 33 is trenta tre, etc. Note that—like uno (one), otto (eight) also starts with a vowel—all "-8" numbers are also abbreviated (vent'otto, trent'otto, etc.).