One of the unique things about Italy is how things focus so much around food, this is clearly reflected in the naming of store types. Italians make it rather simple: you just take the food name and add an ending … presto, you have the type of establishment.
For example we all know you find gelato at a gelateria, or pizza at a pizzeria.
In southern Italy I have noticed a greater use of this word change and here is a sampling of some of them.
Pane – Panetteria or Panificio ... Bakery
Caffe’ – Caffeteria ... Coffee shop
Cornetto – Cornetteria ... Pastry shop
Pasta – Pasticceria ... Pastry shop
Stuzzicchini – Stuzzicchineria ... Drinks with snacks
Panino – Paninoteca ... Sandwich shop
Rostare – Rosticceria ... Roasted meats to go
What types of shops have you seen in Italy where a food becomes a type of store?
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