I dolci italiani – How to call desserts in Italian

I dolci italiani – How to call desserts in Italian

Italy is so famous for its food. Everybody knows about its pizza, pasta, ravioli… But we tend to forget about desserts. Do you know the name of desserts in Italian?


Desserts are incredibly popular not only among children, but also among adults, trust me!


You cannot go to a pizzeria and finish your meal without a tiramisù or a torta. And when they’re homemade, that’s definitely a plus.


Desserts are so much loved that some restaurants even reserve a special menu to them. They pride themselves with their own creations of cakes and semifreddi.


Dolci, this is the Italian name for desserts, vary from region to region. But luckily, some of them have been spread all over Italy and you can find them anywhere. Almost anywhere. 😉


Being a northerner and being a fan of the Sicilian cannolo, I can only be happy about it.


The most diverse ones are, indeed, torte (cakes) and gelati (ice-creams).


You can find amazing cake selections in every restaurant or pizzeria, from chocolate, to cream and jam.


And, when it comes to gelati, the selection is even wider. You can have chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, lemon, pistachio…the list goes on.


Not to mention when you can enjoy a good slice of cake with a nice ice-cream scoop on the side.


But would you like to know how to call all the other desserts in Italian?

This week’s podcast will show you the most popular ones.


Press play and don’t forget to play the game at the end.





Here you have a word search with the Italian desserts.


Can you find all of them?


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Gloria Spagnoli
Gloria Spagnoli
I help beginners of Italian take their first steps, speak from day one and learn Italian at their pace and by having fun.