Il secondo: The second course in an Italian meal, after the antipasto and the primo. If that seems like the third course, remember that Italians also call the second floor of a building the first floor (il primo piano). The second course is usually fish, meat or fowl and is roughly equivalent to the main course or entree in American meals. The traditional Italian meal is more linear than American meals, consisting of a sequence of dishes and fewer side dishes. Pasta is typically a primo or first course rather than a main dish.
i secondi plural
See also: antipasto, il primo, i contorni