Just thought of a good way to remember "spuntino"- it's something you eat "spontaneously" (not out of hunger- I need to remember that :)
Thanks, great tip! I've found things like that with bistecca (beef-steak-a), mucca (moo-cow), and some others I don't remember. :)
EDIT: Just remembered another one: mangia (munch) :)
"io mangio la merenda" should work as well no?
"merenda" is quite specific for afternoon break
You've gotta love a language that has so many specific words for foods :)