Top 9 Dinner Rules Italians Grew up With

The dinner table is a very important place in Italian households! Therefore there are some important rules when Italians eat dinner!

1. No Hats at the Table

This should go without saying!

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2. Take it or LEAVE IT

In Italian homes, children are expected to eat what they are given with no fuss!

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3. The Salad comes AFTER dinner

Salad is rich in fiber and aids in digestion when eaten after.

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4. No Business Talk at the Table

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5. Cheese Does NOT go on Fish

Italians believe that the strong flavor of cheese can alter the flavor of fish dishes.

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6. Wait Until the Cooks Sits to Begin Eating

Do this out of respect!

7. Mostly All Meals Are Eaten with Bread

8. No phones at the table

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9. Never leave SUGO left on your plate

Clean it up with your bread!


1 comment

  1. Brought back happy memories. Once we had non Italian guest to dinner & asked them to remove hats, they did but were offended, Never invited back! Bread is always in your hand, even used for emphasis.

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