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50 delicious, easy-to-make recipes for each course and Italian-themed dinner that will make you feel like you are in Italy. There are even Italian decor ideas and playlist suggestions to set the mood for our dinner.

Host An Italian Dinner Party (Menu And Party Ideas)

Host An Italian Dinner Party (Menu And Party Ideas)
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Everything you need to easily host an unforgettable evening your friends will talk about for weeks. Buon appetito!

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce With Fresh Tomatoes

Host An Italian Dinner Party (Menu And Party Ideas)
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Treat your guest by serving a homemade tomato sauce dish. The rich, delicious flavor of this traditional marinara sauce is amazing. It is like stepping into a sweet Italian grandma’s kitchen. The aroma of tomatoes and garlic roasting creates the anticipation for the delicious bowl of spaghetti you soon will be eating.

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Turkey Tortellini Soup

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Italian comfort food in a bowl when you make this turkey soup with lemon and rich broth.

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Rustic and Creamy Zuppa Toscana Soup 

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The famous copycat recipe for Zuppa Toscana Soup (Instant Pot) is loaded with creamy potatoes, spicy Italian sausage, and fresh kale. This Zuppa recipe makes a quick, hearty dinner the whole family will enjoy. The recipe gets its inspiration from the famous Zuppa soup served at Olive Garden restaurants.

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Free Italian Dinner Party Planner

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I want to help make it easy for you to plan and host a great Italian dinner party. Be sure to grab a free copy of my Italian dinner party planner. I have a custom menu template, grocery list, and to-do list to help you not miss a detail and save you time.

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Roasted Garlic Grissini (Italian Breadsticks)

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These delicious Roasted Garlic Grissini (Italian Breadsticks) are a classic long breadsticks packed with garlic flavor.

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Potato and Pancetta Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

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This delicious pizza Bianca is topped with potato rounds, pancetta, mozzarella, and smoked Gouda and is flavored with rosemary. Give this authentic pizza recipe from the north of Italy a try. Trentino region.

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Cheesy Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Recipe

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This Cheesy Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs recipe is a delightful twist on the classic dish. These flavorful meatballs combine ground chicken, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasonings, all nestled in a rich marinara sauce topped with melted mozzarella cheese. Perfect for a family meal or when entertaining guests. These classic parm meatballs are sure to become a family favorite.

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Antipasto Salad

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This easy antipasto salad recipe with salami, pepperoni, olives, mozzarella, provolone, giardiniera, marinated artichoke hearts, and Dijon vinaigrette. An Italian salad everyone will love!

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Italian Melon and Mozzarella Cheeseboard

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This easy Italian style cheese board is filled with burrata, mozzarella, Tuscan melon, cantaloupe, prosciutto (aka Parma ham), cherries, nuts, and crackers!

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Italian Almond Biscotti

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This is a classic Italian biscotti with a hint of citrus and almond flavor in a sweet, crisp cookie-like stick that turns out perfect every time.

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Strawberry Tart with Elderflower Pastry Cream

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A buttery shortcrust shell filled with an elderflower pastry cream filling and plenty of ripe strawberries, simply dressed with lemon juice and sugar it is a dessert that is sure to wow your guest.

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Italian Affogato Recipe – Ice Cream And Coffee

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How to make an authentic Italian Affogato! A 5-minute dessert made with creamy vanilla gelato and a strong shot of espresso coffee!

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Get Tons of Italian Party Decorating Ideas and Tips

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Tap on over and get all the great traditional Italian decorating ideas for your dinner party! Your guests will be so impressed.

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