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Il ristorante (A1)

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Rated 4.65 out of 5 based on 77 customer ratings
(77 customer reviews)

Londoner Nick seems to have it all: a successful accountancy career, and a girlfriend who wants to start a family. But his secret dream is to learn Italian, learn to cook Italian-style, and open his own Italian restaurant!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 9 short chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at any level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Delivery: you will receive an automatic email with a download link immediately after completing your order. The download link is valid for three downloads and expires after seven days (so save a copy of the .pdf!)

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Londoner Nick seems to have it all: a successful accountancy career, and a girlfriend who wants to start a family. But his secret dream is to learn Italian, learn to cook Italian-style, and open his own Italian restaurant!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 9 short chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at any level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Delivery: you will receive an automatic email with a download link immediately after completing your order. The download link is valid for three downloads and expires after seven days (so save a copy of the .pdf!)

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77 reviews for Il ristorante (A1)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Devries (verified owner)

    I loved reading this book, there was just enough new material to keep me engaged and wondering but also simple text so no frustration! Yay!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    filascelles (verified owner)

    Perfectly pitched. It reassured me that I am progressing as well as being engaging enough to make me want to continue reading.

  3. Rated 1 out of 5

    ajunef

    Not Read

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Batchelor (verified owner)

    I felt re-assured that I knew and could understand most of the text and audio, but pleased that I also learnt or consolidated other words or phrases, so all in all a very helpful book and importantly the supporting audio facility on my learning curve.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Edwin Halford (verified owner)

    A very good,simple to understand book many thanks keep up the good work Daniel , I just wish some people would not be so rude as to accuse you of sexism,the contents of the story are really immaterial!, Thank You I really appreciate what you do

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Edwin Halford (verified owner)

    Very good book, I found it just right for my level,well done, just one more observation I do wish that some other reviewers would just concentrate on the book review and keep their feminist opinions on what the story is about to themselves, I for one am not interested in wether they think it is sexist!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    neshermom (verified owner)

    Cinque Stelle*****

    Prima di tutto, sei cosi gentile, gentilissima! per offrire un libro gratuito!!!

    Perfetto per una principiante come me 🙂

    Ero sorpresa che certe parole sono state tradotte e non altre come “insomma, ottima, versa” ma…
    non fa niente, mi piace usare il dizionario!!

    Non puoi battere questo affare 🙂

    È una stupenda aggiunta alla mia raccolta dei attrezzi

    Spero che la grammatica qui è bene.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gunter Herrmann (verified owner)

    Me and computers ! I thought I had submited it already. I gave it 5 stars. I now try again to sent it.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gunter Herrmann (verified owner)

    I am very pleased to add 5 stars.
    1, maybe 2 unhappy readers. You can never win them all, but you deserve the 99 out of hundreds of reviews.
    Thank you for making the 2 stories available to me.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jane (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed this book and that it came with an audio track too. I listened to the audio all the way through first, just to see how I got on, and was pleased that I could understand it without issue – it has been a while since I’ve done anything like this. The audio was very clear, spoken at a sensible speed, not too slow or too fast. I then switched to reading the text and doing the exercises which were a good way to test yourself, with true/false and placing events in order. There were a couple of words I did not know, however I got the gist in the passage easily. Interesting story for beginners or people like me returning to the language after a break from studying.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    Velma Thomas (verified owner)

    I enjoyed reading a book in Italian which I could understand without looking up too many words but which extended my understanding of Italian phraseology.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emma (verified owner)

    Fantastic! Really enjoyed il ristorante, and have just downloaded la sorpresa. My level is a bit higher than these books, but I’m looking to build confidence and your site is really helping. thank you!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julia (verified owner)

    Thank you for both texts – il ristorante and La sopresa. It was a nice invitation to start reading in Italian.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    elainemiles3 (verified owner)

    I downloaded both Il ristorante and La Sorpresa and as these were A1 level and my level is B1/B2, of course, I found them both easy (thank goodness:-). However they were interesting stories and I have now bought another easy reader at a higher level using your £5 voucher. What an amazing resource this is! Free grammar, free e books and discounts! What’s not to like? Grazie mille. Elaine Miles

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    sue_brunger (verified owner)

    Once I’d realised these were going into my junk folder, this was all very straightforward to download. I enjoyed both Il Ristorante and La Sorpresa. There was some vocabulary which I needed to check in the dictionary, but it was very encouraging to be able to listen to and read something I understand! Thank you for my free books.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela Charles (verified owner)

    I much enjoyed Il Ristorante and La Sorpresa. I am at about level B1 and struggling with past tenses and trying to get to grips with The Tenses You Need to Speak Italian, so it was great to read and listen to the two books and fully understand them! They have spurred me onwards and upwards.

    Mille grazie to Daniel and the team.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stumvoll Margrit (verified owner)

    Very nice story, perfect for beginners.

  18. Rated 3 out of 5

    michael troup (verified owner)

    On average a bit too simple, but with insufficient help with respect to the vocabulary – no learner should need to reach for a dictionary if the teaching material is properly thought out.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    renee gordge (verified owner)

    Interesting story and nice simple language and tenses.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary (verified owner)

    I was concerned that I was not ready to manage reading an ebook. Il Ristorante was understandable, interesting, and enjoyable. Yet, it still presented a challenge for a beginner. What a wonderful way to learn Italian! Mi piace questo libro. Mille grazie!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris (verified owner)

    Thanks for this free book. I am not a beginner and would not have read it otherwise. It is always nice to read something and realise how far you’ve come since you were a beginner. The Easy Reader books are always well written and are aimed at adults. This is important to me as many books that I read when first starting out were children’s stories and it is much better to not only understand a story, but to also build a useful vocab that you can put in to use straight away. Thanks.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rosemary Wells (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed reading this story, probably because I did not have to keep looking words up in the dictionary, but even so there was enough to sustain ones interest. I also found it easier to think about the way Italians form their sentences when I could understand the vocabulary. I think Nick preferred Italy and its cuisine to any girl. I like the question and solution format too because this should make sure you have understood the text.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christina (verified owner)

    Mi piace tanto questo libro!

  24. Rated 4 out of 5

    jonathan cornell (verified owner)

    Era facile ma interessante.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela (verified owner)

    This is the first easy reader that I’ve downloaded from this site. Although it was a very easy read, I did learn a few new words. My parents are both Italian immigrants and Italian was the only language spoken at home while growing up. I would like to improve my written Italian and tenses when speakng. Can you suggest a book in your library hat helps in this area?

  26. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anne-Marie (verified owner)

    I found the book quite easy but that has boosted my confidence. Nice easy pace of speech meant I could follow what was being said. I have bought ‘easy readers’ before (stories with parallel translation) but I think just having a few manageable paragraphs in Italian has been more suited to my style of learning. It’s important to hear the language and not jus see it.

    Grazie per il libro gratuito.

    Anne-Marie

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wim Muylaert (verified owner)

    A very good book to learn some new words and improve your basic Italian skills and on top a nice story too !

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Benjy (verified owner)

    As an absolute beginner in Italian this is the first easyreader I’ve tried. It was easy to download and the soundfiles are a really useful feature as is the glossary.
    As a beginner I did have to look up practically every word so I’m probably not really ready to get the full benefit from this book yet so I’ve only read the first chapter so far, however I hope that as I improve I’ll be able to come back to it and get more out of the experience (although this is not a problem with the book, just with my ability!)

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elspeth Wardrop (verified owner)

    Good simple story, ideal practice for beginners; I liked the way it included lots of local dishes not known in the UK, so it encourages learning more about Italian regional cuisine too.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kenneth Lever (verified owner)

    For me the most difficult part of learning a language is listening and understanding without having to translate into English! These simple texts with the related audio is an ideal way to achieve this. It takes practice and repetition which is why having books of this type is ideal.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Francesca (verified owner)

    Excellent!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Dhaliwal (verified owner)

    An easily read book so a nice way to review one’s Italian.

  33. Rated 4 out of 5

    mary winter

    What I liked: I listened to each soundtrack three times, writing and then modifying my transcription. Then I checked the printed text, and listened once again. The set-up for doing this is good and the slow pace a great help. For,ear-training ease I marked it 4 stars.

    The content was extremely simple and not particularly interesting. Vocabulary , grammar, sentence structure excessively basic. Having verbs of more tenses would be better . Imperfect, conditional, subjunctive, and pronouns. These are harder to hear.

    • easyreadersorg (verified owner)

      Thanks for the comment, Mary. Yes, the content is simple because this particular ebook is intended for absolute beginners. Perhaps you should try something at one of the higer levels, instead?

      Daniel

  34. Rated 2 out of 5

    j15n1th1nw1rd (verified owner)

    Pretty poor, actually. This was my first experience of free online readers and I do not think I will ever pay for one based on this experience. Sorry! I would LOVE to be happy but I’m not!

    • easyreadersorg (verified owner)

      I really appreciate reviews like this, people who do not give their name, or their reasons for disliking the book I wrote, which I admit is far from perfect.

      Why?

      Because I can publish the review, and so all the FIVE STAR reviews look more credible!

      More please! Do tell me why you hate my book, that I gave away to a thousand people, free.

      Explain where/how you’d get a better deal…

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Giovanni (verified owner)

    Excellent. I enjoyed especially listening to the soundtrack.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    lori.laposta (verified owner)

    This book (and others offered by easy readers.org) is a confidence builder for an A1 CEFR student of Italian. The author’s sharing of his personal experience learning Italian enforces the readers motivation to try this method of learning the language; especially as it not his mother tongue, either.
    While the content and grammar may be easy for those who are false beginners the recordings help identify sounds our ears don’t readily recognize. Or at least, they do for me! I can read high level books and use conjecture where I don’t know a word or conjugation, I can write- given the time to think and auto-correct my sentence structures and grammar- but speaking and listening are where I remain a beginner after trying diligently. Books like these with audio are a helpful tool to get me beyond the point of being inoperable in a real conversation where I can’t seem to get beyond two phrases of conversation.
    CONTENT SPOILER IN THIS PARAGRAPH!!
    While I can see why some may have commented on their disappointment of the women Charlotte and Gaia both wanting a home and children while Nick is focused on learning Italian and cooking I, instead, enjoyed Nick’s relocating to Italy. I personally would think such a job offer would be a dream come true and while reading I found myself hoping he’d find a way to settle down with Gaia in Italia with a new restaurant of his own. Memories of reading another easyreader.org publication, “Segreti e Polpette,” came back to my memory.
    Thanks to Daniel and Stephania for bringing content to motivate our ongoing learning of Italian.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tanya (verified owner)

    An easy book to understand for beginners. Perfect to read from smartphone

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lakis (verified owner)

    Easy reading and understanding the story. A fine way learning italian.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Veronica E

    It was easy to understand which I think is good for confidence building. Always helpful to hear spoken Italian, and nice to have something at a level you can understand so you don’t get downhearted – yes you are improving! And it’s free, what’s not to like ?

  40. Rated 4 out of 5

    Carol (verified owner)

    Even though my level is above that of this book, I found it interesting and learned new words. The story is quite short and would be good for people at A1/A2 level. I would have liked the 2 women in the story to want something other than children and a house.

  41. Rated 4 out of 5

    belljennie (verified owner)

    This was my first reader. I was so happy to have a book to read a story in Italian, that I didn’t actually mind what it was about. I was pleased to find I could get the drift of the story. However it was a well put together exercise.

  42. Rated 3 out of 5

    Elaine (verified owner)

    Just about hangs together as a story and good to read some Italian, at an easy level. Some nice vocab, too.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    KATERINA ALVERATSIDOU (verified owner)

    it is a nice book and a perfect practice for learners of italian language!!!

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caroline (verified owner)

    Perfect starter book for beginners, I understood more than I though I would. Great to have the audio as well to reinforce pronunciation.

  45. Rated 3 out of 5

    Anne S. (verified owner)

    Fine as a learning device for beginners, though I wish a few more words had been translated.
    What really bothered me, though, is that the story is so sexist. Both the ex-girlfriend and the new one just seem to want to start a family, while our hero is the one who moves to a new city, learns a new language, and wants to open a restaurant. Really!

    • easyreadersorg (verified owner)

      Thanks for commenting, Anne. I don’t remember the last time I was called sexist. Actually, I was aiming for ‘romantic’. The ‘hero’ gives up his dream to be with the partner he loves (doesn’t have to be a woman). He makes the committment that he was avoiding at the beginning.

      You’re right about the glossary, though.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynne F (verified owner)

    Easy to download. A good way to improve my Italian listening and sentence structure.

  47. Rated 4 out of 5

    Julie Kibby (verified owner)

    The story is quite sweet and engaging enough to keep one listening/reading. Even though my level of Italian is a bit more advanced than A1/A2, I still always find it useful to listen to Italian, no matter the level, so I found the audio and text a pleasant interlude from more challenging works while still of benefit.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    sue.cotton (verified owner)

    Nice start to reading In Italian. I was surprised by how much I understood.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    chrispnunn (verified owner)

    Thanks. Great start.

  50. Rated 4 out of 5

    Richard Gomez (verified owner)

    I did enjoy reading this reader even though it was at a very introductory level, but it was helpful and relevant in learning some of the basics of beginning Italian.

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gomati Sekhar

    A very helpful concept for learning a new language without getting overwhelmed by the grammar and vocabulary. Looking forward to many such learning tools. Grazie mille!

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    Claire Bes (verified owner)

    I liked the story. The learning method works very well. It is great you can listen and read or just one or the other. The level was right for me as a beginner – just challenging enough with the odd unfamiliar word. Will definitely continue with this way of learning

  53. Rated 3 out of 5

    Cheryl Summers (verified owner)

    My first easy ereader. I read each chapter through quickly after listening to each chapter. New vocab usefulI, used my etranslater a few times. Story intertesting enough. Great change from learning vocab.

  54. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jim K (verified owner)

    I made it through and got the plot, to a large extent. I am a literal person and so for me having more of vocabulary explained provided would be a plus.

    I think this concept of learning is excellent as grammar/vocabulary books are good and have a purpose, to be able to get concepts is very important and it is hard to get concepts out those types of learning materials (grammar/vocabulary books) alone.

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lorna (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed listening to this eBook. It was a nice simple story that was easy to follow even though I didn’t understand every word. After listening a coupe of times I read the text and looked up any words I didn’t know. This helped my vocabulary as well as my listening. Looking forward to my next one!

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tilly (verified owner)

    Really good to get me started on reading Italian books. It was a great introduction before I start to try to read the A2/B1 level of books! I really enjoyed it and reading it out aloud has helped me with pronunciation and it has helped me with the listening too

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    hearn.scott (verified owner)

    I have not read all of it yet, but what i have read, the first 4 chapters
    has impressed me, it does not use difficult words to understand.
    and simple sentences.
    buono lavoro.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    ddkjsk (verified owner)

    A great way to improve my reading and listening, will definitely do other ebooks. Great for beginners with short chapters , very easy to digest.

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carla Ranks (verified owner)

    I have found all the e-readers great for helping me learn Italian. Il ristorante was no exception- a perfect little story!
    I also want to commend Daniel for responding to emails in a timely fashion! Who does that anymore? No one, except Daniel!
    Grazie!

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Ashcroft (verified owner)

    An interesting story. I enjoyed reading and listening to it at the same time. A good book for beginners and easy to follow for those who have learnt more Italian.

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    John johanson (verified owner)

    Once again this little book hit the right note.
    Pleasant and not too difficult.
    Well done.

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric (verified owner)

    Perfect book for beginners and easy to download.

  63. Rated 4 out of 5

    DBD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed reading”Il Ristorante” and the process of absorbing new vocabulary. Admittedly, this was my first foray into formally reading in my new “target language”. While I would have preferred more content, I did very much find the text of interest and the story entertaining. Given the competitive pricing, the purchase was a good decision. I’m looking forward to working my way thorough my next book from EasyReaders.

  64. Rated 4 out of 5

    P (verified owner)

    I pretty much agree with the other posted reviews. I have some French and Spanish already, so I can crash through the dialogue and figure the story out from context as we proceed.
    I could use a few more translated words.
    I have only done the first 4 chapters, but it is going quickly enough. I will run through to the end and then go back and do it over, maybe with a dictionary by my side.
    Thanks,
    Carson City NV

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rosie (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed being able to tackle this story in Italian and to listen to and hear the spoken story. It was at just the right level for me.
    I am now enjoying La sorpressa.
    Grazie
    Rosie

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keylla (verified owner)

    I loved.It’s a simple story for italian learners.

  67. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marilyn Homer (verified owner)

    Thank you for this ebook – it was a lovely storyline and the grammar content just right for an A1 level learner. It was great having the audio version to listen too whilst following the written text and the exercises helped to compound the learning.
    Grazie tanto!

  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barry Edwards (verified owner)

    I downloaded this free e reader and have found it very useful in helping my Italian. It would maybe have been nice to have an English translation with it, but I suppose that not having this makes me have to look for the translation of bits I do not understand which will further improve my Italian. I have since purchased the e reader of Cinema Paradiso.

  69. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue (verified owner)

    Thanks for this little book; it’s a great story for adult beginners. The accompanying audio is fabulous too for improving listening skills.

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Smith (verified owner)

    My first Italian Ebook – very easy to read and understand. As an older reader the text was interesting. Written in present tense, but included modal and reflexive verbs, giving a range of verb usage. The explanation/definition of Italian phrases was very useful as these are often difficult to understand when translating.

  71. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susie (verified owner)

    My first ebook and I thought it was a great way to learn, especially running the audio as well.

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary (verified owner)

    Reading and listening to the text at the same time is so useful. I like the short chapters that move the story on each time. The language is nice and straightforward for beginners, but still contains a range of really useful vocabulary.

  73. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karin (verified owner)

    I think that listening to the stories is very helpful. The pace is perfect and the speaker’s voice is quite clear. It is important to hear slowly spoken Italian whatever your level to help reinforce everything you study on paper.

  74. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tadeja Ajdič (verified owner)

    Very nice, easily understandable for italian begginers!!

  75. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aleksandra Nowacka

    I like the story. It’s better to learn Italian this way! Thank you again. I am planning to buy a new one soon! I can’t wait.

  76. Rated 5 out of 5

    Margrit Stumvoll

    The book is perfect for beginners, and it was quite easy to get it as ebook, since I’m not too perfect on the internet!

  77. Rated 5 out of 5

    Valerie Scullli

    Nice story to learn Italian from. Ideal as a beginner level

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