Host An Easy Italian Dinner Party

Host An Easy Italian Dinner Party

You don’t have to be Italian to love pizza, pasta and cannolis! Italian food is hearty and full of fun, so why not make it the star of your next dinner party? We’ve got some delicious recipes for you to try out! We’re not kidding! Before you know it, your guests will be shouting, “Mamma mia, this is good!”

We’ve included some traditional favorites in this party guide, but also some modern twists on Italian food. We hope you enjoy this party as much as we will!

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Serving these antipastos to your guests is like making them an offer they can’t refuse!

Italian Prosciutto Asparagus Appetizer
Caprese Salad
Italian Chicken Bruschetta
Walnut and Cheese Appetizer

Main Courses
The verdict is in! Tony Soprano approves of these meals!

Sausage Gnocchi
Chicken Cacciatore
Braised Veal Chops
Spicy Tomato Lamb Chops
Sicilian Pizza

Side Dishes
Baked Risotto
Italian Scalloped Potatoes
Sour Broccoli
Italian Fried Peppers
Red Pepper Risotto

Cannolis, tiramisu, biscottis, oh my!

Italian Dessert Trifle
Peach and Mascarpone Parfait
Italian Cannoli
Simple is Good Tiramisu
Brownie Biscotti

Make sure to serve after-dinner coffee! It’s an Italian must!

Italian Summer Drink
Coffee Ice
Sparkling Orange Blossom
Italian Coffee
Italian Granita

Presentation Pointers:

  1. Make sure that your home looks and feels Italian. Put a fun Italian movie on the television, like Mambo Italiano, and play some Frank Sinatra music.
  2. You can’t have an Italian dinner party without any wine. Grab a couple bottles of red and white from the local liquor or grocery store. Don’t buy anything overly expensive. Your food will be the best part of this party, trust us! You won’t need to compensate with pricey wine.
  3. If you’re a born and raised Italian, then you know that Italian parties are all about the family. Make sure to invite as many people as your house will fit, including friends, family and even co-workers! The more the merrier!

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