Italian Food Quotes and Proverbs

What is tastier than Italian food? If anything is it the delicious sounds of the Italian tongue with its rich assortment of proverbs sayings and quotes.

tutto finisce a tarallucci e vino

it all ends with biscuits and wine

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fare polpette di qualcuno–

to make meatballs of someone












fare una spaghettata

to eat spaghetti










sono pieno come un uovo

I’m full as an egg

Buon seme dà buoni frutti.

Good tree makes good fruit.

Meaning: Good parents will make good children due to example followed closely and daily.

conosco i miei polli

I know my chicken

Chi dorme non piglia pesci.

Those who sleep don’t catch any fish. or Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Ciò che Dio fa è ben fatto.

 Each day brings it own bread.

I frutti proibiti sono i più dolci.

 Forbidden fruit is sweetest.









Non si può aver il miele senza la pecchie.

Honey is sweet, but the bees sting.