What is Aperitivo?
July 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Via Italia Woodfired Pizza & Bar

"The appetite comes eating" is one of our favourite italian saying at Via Italia. Why? It roughly translates to "Eating awakenes the appetite". We could not agree more, which is why we love APERITIF.

An APERITIF is a pre-meal drink; the experience of APERITIVO is a cultural ritual. Derived from Latin open, the tradition is meant "to open" the stomach before dining. Accordingly, for centuries Italians have said "Salute" over drinks and appetizers in the early evening hours between work and dinner.

Traditionally, an aperitif is a carbonated, bitter, and low -alchohol beverage, such as th spritz, which is made with Prosecco, Aperol and mineral water. More flexible today, ordersrange from wine to beer to a variety of mixed drinks. At Via Italia, we are especially partial to NEGRONI a classic cocktail made with equal parts CAMPARI, sweet VERMOUTH, and GIN.

Typical aperitif making includes crackers, olives, meats, cheeses, and bread. If you have ever enjoyed a salami-andcheese board with a glass of wine, you have had an aperit -even- if you did not realize it! Join us in 2020 and raise a glass. SALUTE!