What does a hot table mean?
A table in which containers of cooked food are kept warm by hot water or steam circulating below.
What is a Tavola Calda in Italy?
Literally a ‚hot table‘, a tavola calda serves mostly pre-made food that you queue for, usually with a tray, cafeteria style. It isn’t, however, anything like the cafeteria that most English-speaking nations know, full of drying casseroles and deep-fried food.
What are small restaurants called in Italy?
A trattoria (plural: trattorie) is an Italian-style eating establishment that is generally much less formal than a ristorante, but more formal than an osteria.
Are there tavernas in Italy?
taverna. This Italian word probably looks familiar to you, and with good reason. A taverna (tah|VEHR|nah) is a really informal, low-key tavern that’s probably more about its drinks than its food, though it will probably have a limited menu.