Yes. And before someone starts in on "the" vs "a/an" (because the original sentence uses "una" which means "a/an"), Italian uses the definite article almost opposite to the way English does. English uses the definite article to specify, whereas Italian uses the definite article for the general case.
Verbs have nothing to do with gender. The difference you're seeing has to do with the form the infinitive takes, whether it ends with
This chart shows how regular verbs are conjugated in the present tense. There are two different forms for the
-ire verbs, but we don't need to worry about them right now.
The infinitive "to eat" is
mangiare, which is an
-are verb. The infinitive "to drink" is
bere, which is an