Italian is full of terms referring to food or music.
Most of the time, Italian follows the /ä/ = a /ā/ = e /ē/ = i /ō/=o /ū/ = u vowel scheme. Watch out for double letters (belladonna, falsetto, illuminati) and /g/ often being spelled gh. /ts/ is usually zz (think pizza), /ē/ at the end of a word is occasionally e (provolone is the only example on Spell It!), and /sh/ is sc 90% of the time.