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True Italian Aperitivo Recipes

Treat your friends to an aperitivo experience they’ll never forget with our range of delicious, easy-to-follow recipes. Whether you’re in the mood for a Crushed Olive and Parmesan Crostini, or a simple Zucchini Salad, we’ll help you make the perfect aperitivo bites to complement your Aperol Spritz. Buon Appetito!

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Nonna’s Arancinetti by Cinquecento

Take a tip from Nonna and make authentic Italian arancinetti with a recipe from our amici at the famed London pizzeria Cinquecento – the perfect snack to pair with an Aperol Spritz!

‘Nduja Sausage Rolls by PIQUE

Aubergine Caponata by Al Dente

Bruschetta With Mixed Mushrooms by Briciole

Mini Basil and Ricotta Pancakes with Salmon

Truffle Arancini by Chucs

Add a little luxury to your afternoon aperitivo with this Truffle Arancini by Chucs, the famous Mayfair café known for bringing the best of Italy to London.

Pallotte Cacio e Uova
by Danilo Cortellini

In the Southern Italian region of Abruzzo, if there’s one dish that’s sure to be served with aperitivo, it’s Pallotte Cacio e Uova. The dish is a classic in the region, and with good reason – it combines breadcrumbs and cheese into little balls that are fried and served with tomato sauce. In other words, the ideal little snack.

Blood Orange Semifreddo
by Forza Win

Crushed Olive & Parmesan Crostini
by Polpo

Fennel & Green Bean Salad
by Polpo

Fig & Prosciutto Crostini
by Polpo

Zucchini & Parmesan Salad
by Polpo

There’s nothing better than a spritz and salad combo on a hot summer’s day. Of course we’ve got you covered for the perfect Aperol Spritz but we asked for a little help from our friends at Polpo with the insalata and we’re delighted to share their delizioso courgette and parmesan salad recipe with you.

The perfect Aperol Spritz

From humble beginnings in little bars across Northern Italy, the Aperol Spritz ritual has spread across the continents, with people all around the globe connecting through their love of Italy’s number one cocktail.