Bar or Snack Bar

Central to Italian culture, coffee is the primary product served at bars. Caffe' is the word Italians use to describe espresso. If you are looking for brewed coffee, request un caffe' Americano. It is typical to pay first at the cassa (cashier) and then present the receipt to the barman/barmaid while repeating your order. A small tip (<= 1 Euro) to the barman is customary.

Bars also typically serve alcohol,  pastries, and small snacks. Many bars also serve gelato and chocolates (ciccolatte).