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Italian Food Name Game Quiz
by Staff
The pronunciation of Italian food names isn't as hard and fast as it is in other countries. From northern Italy stretching down to the southern reaches, food names slip through a whole slew of dialects that skew pronunciations along the way. That said, here are a few tests to see how well you'd pass at properly pronouncing the names of items common in Italy's cuisine.

Prosciutto?

  • PRO-shoot-o
  • pro-SHOOT-toe
  • pro-sqewt-O

Conchiglie?

  • kohn-KEE-lee-eh
  • con-chi-GLEA
  • KOHN-chi-gle-eh

Gnocchi?

  • GAH-no-key
  • NYO-kee
  • nyo-QUI

Cavatappi?

  • CAV-a-tahp-ee
  • kah-vah-TAHP-pee
  • cav-A-tahp-eh

Rigatoni?

  • RIG-a-toni
  • reeg-A-toe-nee
  • ree-gah-TOH-nee

Calzone?

  • cal-TSO-nay
  • CAL-zone
  • cal-TZONE

Pasta e fagioli?

  • pah-STAH i fag-OIL-ee
  • PAH-stah eh fa-ZOOL
  • PAH-stah eh faj-YOH-lee

Farfelle?

  • far-FAHL-leh
  • FAR-fell-eh
  • far-FAHL-ah

Tortellini?

  • TOR-tell-eeny
  • tor-TELL-eh-nee
  • tor-tell-LEE-nee

Vermicelli?

  • vehr-mee-CHEL-lee
  • VERM-i-chel-ee
  • verh-MICH-elli