100+ Traditional Italian Recipes



Start the meal with simple small bites.

In Italy, big meals are treated as an event, with several courses of delicious, simple dishes and, of course, lots of good company. Learn about the traditional Italian meal, and choose recipes from each category to create your own Italian-style feast.

Antipasto

Antipasto translates to "before the meal," and it is meant to be a little something to whet the appetite. Antipasti can be as simple as a dish of stuffed olives or a more complex dishes salads and bruschetta.

Recipes to Try:


Primo
The first course of the actual meal, called the primo, is typically a small serving of soup, pasta, gnocchi, rice or polenta.

Recipes to Try:



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