Le espressioni utili per ordinare

  • Per me [For me]
  • Prendo [I’ll have]
  • Vorrei [I’d like]
  • Desidera?  [May I help you?] – when referring to one customer
  • Desiderano?  [May I help you? ] – when referring to two or more customers
  • Vuole ordinare? [Are you ready to order? / Would you like to order?] – when referring to one customer
  • Volete ordinare? [Are you ready to order? / Would you like to order?] – when referring to two or more customers

Examples:

  • Per me un bombolone, per favore.
  • Vorrei un cappuccino.
  • Prendo un panino con mozzarella e pomodoro.

The verb prendere generally means to take, but when used with food and drinks it means to have.

prendere
(io) prendo (noi) prendiamo
(tu) prendi (voi) prendete
(lui, lei, Lei) prende (loro) prendono

The verb volere means to want. The form vorrei [I would like; I wish] literally means I would want, and it is more polite than voglio [I want]. Therefore, when ordering or expressing a polite request, use vorrei.

volere
(io) voglio (noi) vogliamo
(tu) vuoi (voi) volete
(lui, lei, Lei) vuole (loro) vogliono

 

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