Antipasto

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Antipasto Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    antipasto n : a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
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Antipasto (plural antipasti), means "before the meal" and is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Traditional antipasto includes cured meats, olives, roasted garlic, pepperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses (such as provolone or mozzarella) and peperone (marinated small green bell peppers, not to be confused with peperoncini). The antipasto is usually topped off with olive oil.

Many compare antipasto to hors d'oeuvre, but antipasto is served at the table and signifies the official beginning of the Italian meal. It may be referred to as a starter, or an entrée outside the United States and English Canada.

The term "antipasti" has appeared on U.S. restaurant menus since 1911, if not earlier.

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  • Cheap Eats: Santino’s Pizza Shack has been cooking for 40 years strong
    Santino’s Pizza Shack & Pub on Clinton Street and Bowen Road in Elma has been around for 40 years. The owner’s daughter, Angela Terio, presents the antipasto. Read more on this news related to 'Antipasto'
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    ITALIAN CUISINE LONGOBARDI'S RESTAURANT 1574 Route 9, Wappingers Falls; 845-297-1498 The Antipasto platter was predictable slices of provolone and fresh mozzarella cheeses as well as assorted salumi. Read more on this news related to 'Antipasto'

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