allergy--what to say?

Kathleen-M5 May 10, 2012, 1:09 pm
I will be visiting Italy in a few weeks. I am allergic to wheat and may need the wait staff to help me choose what to order when eating out. Is there a simple sentence or two that I could say that would be polite?
allergy--what to say?
Maria-DiLorenzi May 29, 2012, 8:21 am
Hi Kathleen,

in Italian "I'm allergic to wheat" it's translated "Sono allergica al frumento/grano".
If you are in a restaurant and you need to order you will need to say:
"che piatti avete che non contengono frumento/grano?"
(what dished have you got which don't contains wheat?")

I hope this helps.
buon viaggio
allergy--what to say?
Stuart-B16 September 2, 2013, 5:43 am
I have it even worse. I love meat, cheese and chocolate. But I have terrible reactions to milk fat and don't do well with foods cooked in excessive oil. I stay away from red meat, and prefer to eat low-fat proteins like chicken breasts and seafood.

How do I ask for dishes with no dairy products and reduced oil while traveling in Italy?
allergy--what to say?
Stuart-B16 September 10, 2013, 7:11 pm
As it has been 10 days since my original post I would like to amend it to get more specific survival language so that I can avoid getting very sick on my upcoming trip to Italy in 2 weeks.

I would like to know how to say:
low fat
soy milk
non-dairy products
light on oil
steamed, baked or grilled
not fried
poached eggs
vegan foods
Could you prepare this dish without dairy products and light on the oil?
allergy--what to say?
Maria-DiLorenzi September 12, 2013, 12:38 pm
Ciao Stuart

here below the words/sentences you will need:

dishes with no dairy products = piatti senza latticini

Sorry but I don't know what's reduced oil.
foods cooked in excessive oil = cibi cotti in troppo olio.

low fat food = cibo a basso contenuto di grassi
soy milk = latte di soia
non-dairy products = prodotti non caseari (or senza latticini)
light on oil = not too much oil = non troppo olio
steamed = al vapore
baked =al forno
grilled = alla griglia
not fried = non fritto
poached eggs = Italian don't eat eggs in the morning but we have a translation = uova in camicia (if you say in English it's probably better )
vegan foods = cibo vegano

Could you prepare this dish without dairy products and light on the oil?
=potrebbe preparare questo piatto senza latticini e con poco olio?
(literally "...Read More
Ciao Stuart

here below the words/sentences you will need:

dishes with no dairy products = piatti senza latticini

Sorry but I don't know what's reduced oil.
foods cooked in excessive oil = cibi cotti in troppo olio.

low fat food = cibo a basso contenuto di grassi
soy milk = latte di soia
non-dairy products = prodotti non caseari (or senza latticini)
light on oil = not too much oil = non troppo olio
steamed = al vapore
baked =al forno
grilled = alla griglia
not fried = non fritto
poached eggs = Italian don't eat eggs in the morning but we have a translation = uova in camicia (if you say in English it's probably better )
vegan foods = cibo vegano

Could you prepare this dish without dairy products and light on the oil?
=potrebbe preparare questo piatto senza latticini e con poco olio?
(literally "...dish without dairy products and a little bit of oil?)

I hope this helps.
Buone vacanze !!!!!
ciao
allergy--what to say?
wendyhallmark June 25, 2016, 4:13 am
If you are celiac, you can let your waiter know "senza glutine."  Italy is actually great for those who can't eat wheat.
allergy--what to say?
Tatjana-L July 8, 2016, 9:28 pm
Oh, somehow I feel good to know that not only me have a such problem with food...I love Italy, but I really had difficulty last time I was there and  I couldn't say NO when I was invited to diner..so, I tryid delitious " piatti" and become problem after.. Now I know better what to say. Thank You!
allergy--what to say?

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