Delicious in Italian: 5 Words to Describe Good Food in Italian

Discover the most useful words you can use to describe buon cibo (good food). We hope you have fun using them!

WORds for Good food in Italian: Introduction

Although it has other meanings such as nice, kind or positive, it literally translates as good or tasty when referring to food.


If you want to pay someone the highest compliment for their cooking, a good alternative to buono is the word squisito.


Ottimo translates as really good or excellent when talking about food.


You might be tempted to use delizioso all the time because it sounds similar to delicious. Although not incorrect, it isn't as commonly used as the other expressions here.


This word is often used as a big, over-the-top compliment when talking about good food.