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!
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. Risotto rice is mixed with aromatic vegetables and a homemade béchamel sauce, then coated in breadcrumbs and fried for a rich bite of real Italian home cooking. Cinquecento’s arancinetti are smaller than the typical arancini – making them the perfect size to enjoy as an early evening aperitivo alongside an Aperol Spritz, of course!
‘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
Fennel & Green Bean Salad
Fig & Prosciutto Crostini
Zucchini & Parmesan Salad
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.