Cooking Fever - Italian Buffet

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Cooking Fever - Italian Buffet Restaurant Strategy Overview

The Italian Buffet offers up a variety of Spaghetti and Ravioli variations for you to server your customers.

Buongiorno! Italian Buffet - a place to make the most delicate and succulent dishes for your clients.

Mamma Mia! Tons of new dishes to prepare, new levels and challenges.

Enjoy the Italian authentiticy and cuisine.

See the Strategy and Upgrade Tips at the bottom of this page for more insider tricks to passing levels.

Kitchen Items, Upgrade Costs and Availability

We were able to acheive 2 stars by upgrading 85% of the items.  The items we upgraded are highlighted below.

Kitchen ItemUpgrade 1Upgrade 2Upgrade 3Availability
Spaghetti Pot2500 + 5 gems4000 + 8 gems5500 + 11 gemsImmediately
Spaghetti2000 + 5 gems4000 + 9 gems8000 + 13 gemsImmediately
Spaghetti Tabletop05000 + 5 gems7000 + 7 gemsImmediately
Round Plates2000 + 4 gems3500 + 8 gems5000 + 12 gemsImmediately
Coffee Maker2500 + 5 gems5000 + 10 gems7500 + 15 gemsImmediately
Coffee Cups2500 + 4 gems5000 + 6 gems7500 + 8 gemsImmediately
Coffee Beans2500 + 4 gems5000 + 6 gems7500 + 8 gemsImmediately
Tomato Sauce2000 + 3 gems3000 + 5 gems4000 + 7 gemsImmediately
Basil2000 + 3 gems3000 + 5 gems4000 + 7 gems3
Ravioli Pot2500 + 5 gems4000 + 8 gems5500 + 11 gems7
Ravioli2000 + 5 gems4000 + 9 gems8000 + 13 gems7
Ravioli Tabletop05000 + 5 gems7000 + 7 gems7
Square Plates2000 + 4 gems3500 + 8 gems5000 + 12 gems7
Food Warmer01000015000 + 2 gems10
Soup Stove2500 + 5 gems4500 + 9 gems6500 + 13 gems14
Soup3000 + 5 gems5000 + 9 gems7000 + 13 gems14
Parmesan Cheese80001100015000 + 2 gems18
Coffee Cream Dispenser2000 + 4 gems4000 + 8 gems8000 + 16 gems22
Mini Panettone011 gems*25

Interior Items and Upgrade Costs

We were able to acheive 2 stars by upgrading 52% of the items.  The items we upgraded are highlighted below.

Interior ItemQuantityUpgrade 1Upgrade 2Upgrade 3Extra ClientsCustomer Waiting TimeTip Amount IncreaseTip Time Increased
Logo14000 + 2 gems6000 + 3 gems8000 + 4 gems***X
Floor Lamp24000 + 2 gems6000 + 3 gems8000 + 4 gems*X**
Clock14000 + 2 gems6000 + 3 gems8000 + 4 gems***X
Hanging Flowers24000 + 2 gems6000 + 3 gems8000 + 4 gems*X**
Couches23000 + 3 gems4000 + 4 gems5000 + 5 gems**XX*
Vase11000015000 + 2 gems****X
Ice Sculpture110000 + 10 gems**XX***
Tables24000 + 2 gems6000 + 3 gems8000 + 4 gems***X
Rug24000 + 2 gems6000 + 3 gems8000 + 4 gems***X

Level Guide

Use this level guide to help develop your playing strategy. 

Number of Guests - This number can be an indicator of how much people will order and what they may be ordering.  After Level 15, a low number of guests might mean that they will be ordering multiple menu items or it could be an indicator that there won't be enough earnings to get 3 stars unless you hand out treats or increase the price of the popular items.  A high number of guests might be an indicator that many guests will be just ordering beverages or an add-on item instead of the main dishes.

First Orders - These are the first food items that customers will be ordering when the Level starts.  There is a slight delay before the first customer shows up, so use this information to prepare their orders in advance and get a jump start on the level.

Popular Foods - These are menu items that are ordered often during the level.  Prepare these items in advance and store them on your Tabletop or on warmers so that they are ready to hand out as soon as they are ordered.  Upgrading these items before starting the level can also increase your level earnings.

Noteworthy - This is extra information that might be helpful during the level.

LevelMinimum GoalNumber of GuestsPopular FoodsNoteworthy
15012*$50 Completion Bonus
28612*Upgrade Coffee Maker and Spaghetti Pot to L1
312212*Basil is now available; upgrade Spaghetti Tabletop to L2
415812*Upgrade Spaghetti and Round Plates to L1
519513Coffee$150 Completion Bonus; upgrade Tomato Sauce and Basil to L1
623113*Upgrade Spaghetti and Round Plates to L2; Upgrade Coffee Maker to L2
726713*Upgrade Tomato and Basil to L2; Ravioli Pot, Ravioli, Ravioli Tabletop and Square Plates now available
830313*Upgrade Ravioli Pot and Ravioli Tabletop to L1; Coffee Cups and Coffee Beans to L1
934014CoffeeUpgrade Ravioli and Square Plates to L1
1037614RavioliFood Warmer now available; $300 Completion Bonus
1139014**
1240014*Upgrade Coffee Cups and Coffee Beans to L2
1341015*Upgrade Ravioli to L2
1442015SpaghettiSoup Stove and Soup now available; upgrade Soup Stove and Soup to L1
1543015Soup$500 Completion Bonus; upgrade Ravioli to L3
1644015SpaghettiUpgrade Coffee Maker to L3
1745016*Upgrade Round Plates to L3
1846016*Parmesan Cheese now available
1950016SoupWait until 2 bowls of Soup are available between customers. Upgrade Parmesan Cheese to L1, Soup Stove to L2, Square Plates to L2
2055016Spaghetti$700 Completion Bonus
2165017*Upgrade Soup to L3; Begin Interior Upgrades if you haven't already (Tables, Vase, Logo, Rugs, Clock)
2270017SoupCoffee Cream Dispenser now available
2375017*Upgrade Coffee Cream Dispenser to L1; Automatic Coffee Maker now available
2480017**
2585018Coffee Cream$1000 Completion Bonus
2686018**
2790018**
2895018**
29100019**
30105019*$1500 Completion Bonus
31106019**
32107020**
33108020**
34109020**
35120021*$2000 Completion Bonus
36125021**
37126021**
38130022**
39131022**
40132022*$3000 Completion Bonus

Strategy and Upgrade Tips

  • Continually click on your Soup Stove throughout the level so that it is always refilling the soup.  Keep it fully stocked at all times and click on it even when its already full. 
  • You can restock your Mini Panettone mid-level.
  • As soon as you have enough coins, upgrade the Tables, Vase, Logo, Rug, Clock to L1.
  • You can pre-load coffee beans into the Coffee Maker
  • Just tap on your Spaghetti and Ravioli and it will automatically load in the Pot (no need to drap it in there)
  • The Automatic Coffee Cream Dispenser becomes available somewhere after Level 23
  • Levels 8, 9 and 25 were difficult to get 3 stars without upgrades

Restaurant Tasks

TaskXPCoinsTips
Upgrade your Spaghetti Pot to Level 150100*
Upgrade your Tomato Sauce to Level 150100*
Serve 50 Spaghetti dishes50100*
Serve 100 Basil dishes75150*
Upgrade your Coffee Maker to Level 150100*
Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 1150300*
Upgrade every Interior item to Level 1150300*
Complete the levels 1-10 with 3 stars75150*
Complete 2 customer orders in 4 seconds75150Wait until 2 customers arrive. Then serve tham as quickly as possible.
Get tips from every customer in one level75150In order to extend customer tipping time, go to the Interior Upgrades window and upgrade the following items: Tables, Vase, Logo, Rug, Clock
Upgrade your Mini Panettone to Level 2150300*
Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 2200400*
Upgrade every Interior item to Level 2200400*
Complete levels 1-20 with 3 stars150300*
Upgrade your Food Warmer to Level 3100200*
Complete every level with 3 stars150300Wait until 4 customers arrive. Then serve tham as quickly as possible.
Serve 20 Mini Panettones150300*
Upgrade every Kitchen item to level 3250500*
Upgrade every Interior item to Level 3250500*

Cooking Fever Italian Buffet Status Screen

Cooking Fever Italian Buffet Purchase Screen

Cooking Fever Italian Buffet Automatic Coffee Maker

Questions, tricks or tips?

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