What’s New

Version 3.15

Numerous clarifications and corrections.
Fix for half of status bar sometimes disappearing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Chris Malumphy ,

Decipher those Italian Menus with Aplumb

Love the update.

If only I had the benefit of this app when I was in Siena back in 1986. Then, my future wife ordered us mortadella sandwiches for a picnic lunch, perhaps the worst dining experience of my life, at least in Italy. With Italian Menu Decoder I would have avoided that catastrophic meal and the courtship may have run its course more smoothly.

Truth be told, I have dined with the authors of this app on several occasions, both in the states some 30 years ago, and abroad. I knew them when they could barely cook a kielbasa and did not have great sense of finer cuisine. But now that they have lived in Italy and France since 1985, and traveled extensively writing over 40 Cadogan tour guides and numerous newspaper and magazine articles on Italy, France, Greece and Spain, things have changed dramatically. To be invited to dine at chez Pauls and Facaros is a culinary delight. The starters themselves are worth the trip. Michael makes a mean aranchini and Dana’s exotic pizzas are beyond compare.

Italian Menu Decoder has strong merits. The recent update makes it even better. It deciphers not only the language and dialects that you’ll find on any Italian restaurant menu, but will also explain the cutlery, meats, pastas, ingredients and sauces that bring life to Italian cuisine.

If you dine Italiano frequently, or if you jut wish to learn more about Italian cuisine, this app is for you.

Riknielsen ,

Italian Food Decoder is a must

If one is going to visit Italy, and plans to eat ANYTHING during that time, be sure to get this app. My visit is for three months, and this guide has been invaluable. If you like to cook, as I do, this is an absolute necessity.

Whether you are buying food or going to restaurants, this is essential beyond helpful. Do yourself a big favor and download it.

Bob Paolino ,

Confused at the Coop grocery store, try Mangia to help

I am living in Florence for two months. I am not fluent in Italian and this app has been a great help, I bring it with me on my iPad when I go grocery shopping at the local Coop grocery store which is huge with an endless variety of food some of which I have never seen.
Now if only they would make an app to decipher menus!


Wu Wei Ltd
222.4 MB
Food & Drink

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls


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