As our long time customers already know, Rosie’s always makes a fuss at the restaurant over Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s day Italian Style always consists of a special menu, romantic music, and wine.

Romantic Italian RestaurantBut folks I’m here to tell you that if you want to celebrate Valentine’s day with Italian style you have to speak it, as well as eat it.

So here are some of the “frasi d’amore” that you can try out on your honey.  They may have no idea what you are saying but they’ll love the sound of it!

First of all for you single guys, the standard pick up lines sound way better in Italian.   Tell here “Dove sei stato per tutta la mia vita?”  (Where Have you been all my life?)   If that doesn’t get a smile well you’re really barking up the wrong tree.

As things progress you can tell him/her “Tue se quello/a che stavo aspettando” (“You are the one I have been waiting for”).   Then say “Sei come l’acqua nel deserto” (You are like water in the desert).   When you are done you partner should be melted into a large puddle on the floor.  If not, work on your accent.

Lovers always say “Ti amo” but for friends and family the proper phrase is “Ti voglio bene”.  But just saying “I love you” gets old so try “Ti amero finche ho vita”  (I will love you while I still have life) or for the really deep and mind blowing types try “Sei la mia anima gemella”  (You are my Soul-mate)

Or you can keep it straightforward and tell them “Sei la mia vita” (you are my life) or Sei sempre nel mio cuore” (You are always in my heart)

I hope you are inspired to try out a few frasi d’amore on your next visit to Rosie’s.  Feel free to ask me if you want any pronunciation tips, though frankly we’re Sicilian so we’ll probably ruin you with all our dialect, but you’ll get the idea.  Anyway that’s our Italian lesson for today and just remember that any way you say it, may love in some language find you this Valentine’s Day!