Breakfast is the firts meal of the day. A well-balanced breakfast should supply a third of the daily amount of calories necessary for our nourishment.

By the way, ‘fast’ means ‘digiuno’, so ‘breakfast’ means ‘rompere il digiuno’, because you do not eat any food from the night before to the following morning.
Hotel guests come from many different countries and they often have diverse tastes, habits and customs.

Breakfast types:There are two types of breakfast: continental breakfast and traditional English breackfast

Lunch is the meal eaten in the middle of the day, usually between 12:00 PM and 2:00 pm.

In England it is often a light meal, especially on weekdays, when most people do not have time to go home for lunch.

Many factory workers (lavoratori delle fabbriche) eat in the canteen while office workes eat in cafeterias, fast food restaurant or pubs.

Studens usually eat in the school canteens ( mense).


Brunch: is a combinations of breackfast and lunch. People have brunch when it's too late for breakfast and too early for lunch. It is usually served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm



For many people dinner is the main meal of the day and a moment in which all the family is gathered together. Italians usually dine between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. at home and, when they decide to go to a restaurant, dinner may vary between 7:30 and 11:00 p.m. Many restaurants remain open until well after midnight.


Bitter amaro

Citrus fruits agrumi

Peaches pesche

Apricots albicocche

Strawberries fragole

Lemon limone

Orange arancia

Fruits frutta

Scrambled egg uova strappazzate


box of cereal scatola dei cereali
toaster tostapane
loaf of bread filone di pane
stick of butter panetto di burro
pot of coffee caffettiera
jar of jam vasetto di confettura
milk pot lattiera
sugar bowl zuccheriera
cereal bowls tazza per cereali
cups and saucers tazze e piattini
side plates piatto da contorno
cutlery posate
toast rack porta tost
teapot teiera
glasses bicchieri

orange juice succo di arancia

We have three main meals a day:

  • Breakfast - between 7:00 and 9:00,
  • Lunch - between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner (sometimes called Supper or Tea) - The main meal. Eaten anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. (Evening meal)


On Sundays the main meal of the day is often eaten at midday instead of in the evening. This meal usually is a Roast Dinner consisting of a roast meat, Yorkshire pudding and two kinds of vegetables.



What is a typical English Breakfast?

Weetabix is a type of cereal we have in EnglandMost people around the world seem to think a typical English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, mushrooms and baked beans all washed down with a cup of coffee. Now-a-days, however, a typical English breakfast is more likely to be a bowl of cereals, a slice of toastorange juice and a cup of coffee.

Many people, especially children, in England will eat a bowl of cereal. They are made with different grains such as corn, wheat, oats etc.

In the winter many people will eat "porridge" or boiled oats.


The Traditional English Breakfast

Traditional English breakfast

The traditional English breakfast consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, baked beans and mushrooms. Even though not many people will eat this for breakfast today, it is always served in hotels and guest houses around Britain.

The traditional English breakfast is called the 'Full English' and sometimes referred to as 'The Full English Fry-up'.



What is a typical English lunch?

Sandwiches and crispsMany children at school and adults at work will have a 'packed lunch'. This typically consists of a sandwich, a packet of crisps, a piece of fruit and a drink. The 'packed lunch' is kept in a plastic container.

Sandwiches are also known as a 'butty' or 'sarnie' in some parts of the UK.

My favourite sandwich is prawn and mayonaise. I also love tuna and mayonaise and ham and pickle sandwiches.



The evening meal is usually called 'tea', 'dinner' or 'supper'.

What is a traditional English Dinner?

A typical British meal for dinner is meat and "two veg". We put hot brown gravy, traditionally made from the juices of the roast meat (but more often today from a packet!) on the meat and usally the vegetables. One of the vegetables is almost always potatoes.

This traditional meal is rarely eaten nowadays, a recent survey found that most people in Britain eat curry! Rice or pasta are now favoured as the 'British Dinner'.

Vegetables grown in England, like potatoes, carrots, peas, cabbages and onions, are still very popular. We can also buy vegetables from many countries all through the year


The Sunday Roast Dinner

roast beefSunday lunch time is a typical time to eat the traditional Sunday Roast. Traditionally it consists of roast meat, (cooked in the oven for about two hours), two different kinds of vegetables and potatoes with a Yorkshire pudding. The most common joints are beef, lamb or pork; chicken is also popular.

Beef is eaten with hot white horseradish sauce, pork with sweet apple sauce and lamb with green mint sauce. Gravy is poured over the meat.


Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning but it can extend to as late as 3pm.]The word is a mixture of breakfast and lunch




Metà colazione, metà pranzo, è un appuntamento cool che sta prendendo piede anche in Italia: scopri tutto sul brunch!

Breakfast + lunch, uguale… brunch! E’ la mania dell’anno, proveniente dai paesi anglosassoni, che sta prendendo piede anche in Italia. La domenica mattina, quando ci si alza con calma, quando è troppo tardi per la colazione ma troppo presto per il pranzo, la cosa più trendy da fare è dare appuntamento per il brunch fatto in casa o in uno dei moltissimi locali che lo organizzano (spesso a buffet).

Ma cosa si mangia a un brunch? Un mix di cose dolci e salate, con piatti tipici della colazione continentale e all’inglese. Non possono mancare il tè o il caffè, torte e dolci (soprattutto quelli della pasticceria americana, come muffin cupcake), pane e marmellata, brioche…

Sul lato del salato, spesso si trovano frittate veloci e semplici, tartine, uova e salumi, salmone affumicato e aringhe (come nelle tipiche colazioni britanniche) ma anche primi piatti leggeri o arrosti super light. Insomma: c’è tutto quello che può calmare le voglie della colazione e soddisfare gli appetiti del pranzo, un mix perfetto per la fame che ci assale tra le 11 e le 13…