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 Item||Upgrade 1||Upgrade 2||Upgrade 3||Availability|
|Spaghetti Pot||2500 + 5 gems||4000 + 8 gems||5500 + 11 gems||Immediately|
|Spaghetti||2000 + 5 gems||4000 + 9 gems||8000 + 13 gems||Immediately|
|Spaghetti Tabletop||0||5000 + 5 gems||7000 + 7 gems||Immediately|
|Round Plates||2000 + 4 gems||3500 + 8 gems||5000 + 12 gems||Immediately|
|Coffee Maker||2500 + 5 gems||5000 + 10 gems||7500 + 15 gems||Immediately|
|Coffee Cups||2500 + 4 gems||5000 + 6 gems||7500 + 8 gems||Immediately|
|Coffee Beans||2500 + 4 gems||5000 + 6 gems||7500 + 8 gems||Immediately|
|Tomato Sauce||2000 + 3 gems||3000 + 5 gems||4000 + 7 gems||Immediately|
|Basil||2000 + 3 gems||3000 + 5 gems||4000 + 7 gems||3|
|Ravioli Pot||2500 + 5 gems||4000 + 8 gems||5500 + 11 gems||7|
|Ravioli||2000 + 5 gems||4000 + 9 gems||8000 + 13 gems||7|
|Ravioli Tabletop||0||5000 + 5 gems||7000 + 7 gems||7|
|Square Plates||2000 + 4 gems||3500 + 8 gems||5000 + 12 gems||7|
|Food Warmer||0||10000||15000 + 2 gems||10|
|Soup Stove||2500 + 5 gems||4500 + 9 gems||6500 + 13 gems||14|
|Soup||3000 + 5 gems||5000 + 9 gems||7000 + 13 gems||14|
|Parmesan Cheese||8000||11000||15000 + 2 gems||18|
|Coffee Cream Dispenser||2000 + 4 gems||4000 + 8 gems||8000 + 16 gems||22|
|Mini Panettone||0||11 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 Item||Quantity||Upgrade 1||Upgrade 2||Upgrade 3||Extra Clients||Customer Waiting Time||Tip Amount Increase||Tip Time Increased|
|Logo||1||4000 + 2 gems||6000 + 3 gems||8000 + 4 gems||*||*||*||X|
|Floor Lamp||2||4000 + 2 gems||6000 + 3 gems||8000 + 4 gems||*||X||*||*|
|Clock||1||4000 + 2 gems||6000 + 3 gems||8000 + 4 gems||*||*||*||X|
|Hanging Flowers||2||4000 + 2 gems||6000 + 3 gems||8000 + 4 gems||*||X||*||*|
|Couches||2||3000 + 3 gems||4000 + 4 gems||5000 + 5 gems||*||*||XX||*|
|Vase||1||10000||15000 + 2 gems||*||*||*||*||X|
|Ice Sculpture||1||10000 + 10 gems||*||*||XX||*||*||*|
|Tables||2||4000 + 2 gems||6000 + 3 gems||8000 + 4 gems||*||*||*||X|
|Rug||2||4000 + 2 gems||6000 + 3 gems||8000 + 4 gems||*||*||*||X|
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.
|Level||Minimum Goal||Number of Guests||Popular Foods||Noteworthy|
|1||50||12||*||$50 Completion Bonus|
|2||86||12||*||Upgrade Coffee Maker and Spaghetti Pot to L1|
|3||122||12||*||Basil is now available; upgrade Spaghetti Tabletop to L2|
|4||158||12||*||Upgrade Spaghetti and Round Plates to L1|
|5||195||13||Coffee||$150 Completion Bonus; upgrade Tomato Sauce and Basil to L1|
|6||231||13||*||Upgrade Spaghetti and Round Plates to L2; Upgrade Coffee Maker to L2|
|7||267||13||*||Upgrade Tomato and Basil to L2; Ravioli Pot, Ravioli, Ravioli Tabletop and Square Plates now available|
|8||303||13||*||Upgrade Ravioli Pot and Ravioli Tabletop to L1; Coffee Cups and Coffee Beans to L1|
|9||340||14||Coffee||Upgrade Ravioli and Square Plates to L1|
|10||376||14||Ravioli||Food Warmer now available; $300 Completion Bonus|
|12||400||14||*||Upgrade Coffee Cups and Coffee Beans to L2|
|13||410||15||*||Upgrade Ravioli to L2|
|14||420||15||Spaghetti||Soup Stove and Soup now available; upgrade Soup Stove and Soup to L1|
|15||430||15||Soup||$500 Completion Bonus; upgrade Ravioli to L3|
|16||440||15||Spaghetti||Upgrade Coffee Maker to L3|
|17||450||16||*||Upgrade Round Plates to L3|
|18||460||16||*||Parmesan Cheese now available|
|19||500||16||Soup||Wait until 2 bowls of Soup are available between customers. Upgrade Parmesan Cheese to L1, Soup Stove to L2, Square Plates to L2|
|20||550||16||Spaghetti||$700 Completion Bonus|
|21||650||17||*||Upgrade Soup to L3; Begin Interior Upgrades if you haven't already (Tables, Vase, Logo, Rugs, Clock)|
|22||700||17||Soup||Coffee Cream Dispenser now available|
|23||750||17||*||Upgrade Coffee Cream Dispenser to L1; Automatic Coffee Maker now available|
|25||850||18||Coffee Cream||$1000 Completion Bonus|
|30||1050||19||*||$1500 Completion Bonus|
|35||1200||21||*||$2000 Completion Bonus|
|40||1320||22||*||$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
|Upgrade your Spaghetti Pot to Level 1||50||100||*|
|Upgrade your Tomato Sauce to Level 1||50||100||*|
|Serve 50 Spaghetti dishes||50||100||*|
|Serve 100 Basil dishes||75||150||*|
|Upgrade your Coffee Maker to Level 1||50||100||*|
|Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 1||150||300||*|
|Upgrade every Interior item to Level 1||150||300||*|
|Complete the levels 1-10 with 3 stars||75||150||*|
|Complete 2 customer orders in 4 seconds||75||150||Wait until 2 customers arrive. Then serve tham as quickly as possible.|
|Get tips from every customer in one level||75||150||In 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 2||150||300||*|
|Upgrade every Kitchen item to Level 2||200||400||*|
|Upgrade every Interior item to Level 2||200||400||*|
|Complete levels 1-20 with 3 stars||150||300||*|
|Upgrade your Food Warmer to Level 3||100||200||*|
|Complete every level with 3 stars||150||300||Wait until 4 customers arrive. Then serve tham as quickly as possible.|
|Serve 20 Mini Panettones||150||300||*|
|Upgrade every Kitchen item to level 3||250||500||*|
|Upgrade every Interior item to Level 3||250||500||*|
Questions, tricks or tips?
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