Vorrei un caffè: How to order a coffee

Learn how to order in a café in Italian: It’s very easy! Place an order and say you want to pay. Don’t miss our videocorso 2, where Fiona and Romeo going into a café.

Order in a café

Dialogo: Al bar

A:Buongiorno! Cosa desiderate?Good morning! What do you wish?
B:Per me un caffè macchiato e un cornetto.For me a macchiato and a croissant.
A:Con la marmellata o con la crema?With jam or cream?
B:Con la crema, per favore.With cream, please.
A:E per Lei?And for you?
C:Anch’io prendo un cornetto con la crema… e un cappuccino, per favore.I’ll take a croissant with cream, too… and a Cappuccino, please.
A:Bene, allora un caffè macchiato, un cappuccino e due cornetti con la crema.Well, then a macchiato, a cappuccino and two croissants with cream.

Order in a café

To place an order there are four possibilities, all good and pretty similar in the meaning:

Vorrei …
Per me …
Prendo …
… , per favore.

Vorrei un cappuccino.I’d like a cappuccino.
Per me un caffè macchiato.For me a macchiato.
Prendo un cornetto.I take a croissant.
Un succo, per favore.A juice, please.
io prendonoi prendiamo
tu prendivoi prendete
lui, lei prendeloro prendono

Say you want to pay

It’s time to pay! What could you say?

Scusi! Vorrei pagare.
Il conto, per favore.

Scusi!Excuse me!
Vorrei pagare.I’d like to pay.
Il conto, per favore.The check, please.


1. Ordinare al bar

2. Pagare

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