Authentic Italian Cooking

Italian finger food

Planning a party for a special event? In the next pages, you'll be able to find a lot of traditional or new finger food, Italy-style. If you want to impress your guests, read these recipes. It's worth a try ;))

  • Skewers with fruit, salami and prawns
  • Focaccia appetizers
  • Pecorino cheese and fava beans
  • Fried stuffed olives, Ascolana style
  • Orange-flavored prawns
  • Puff pastry appetizers filled with anchovies
  • Puff pastry appetizers stuffed with baby octopus
  • Piadina with arugula and mozzarella cheese
  • Gratinated scallops with dried apricots
  • Skewers with baby pineapple and speck ham

    How to serve finger food

    Easy-to-eat appetizers are the obliged choice when we are planning a cocktail-party, a coffee-break, a children party ... in other words a meal, buffet-style.

    They are perfect for a seated lunch or dinner party too.
    Imagine to serve delicious tidbits matched with a cocktail or a glass of wine while your guests are waiting for the magic words: all at table, lunch is served!

    Any problem?

    Our tested recipes

    Appetizers on round loaf

    appetizer on round loaf

    Have you ever tested salami alternated with prawns and fruits? they are very tasty! You can serve them to start an alfresco dinner or a get-together with your friends or a celebration menu. What about for an aperitif, Italian-style? A summer recipe of mine.

    Assorted fry with artichokes, sage and mint leaves

    Assorted fry with artichokes, sage and mint leaves

    A Sunday of May. An important birthday to celebrate. The reason why I created this delicious recipe: fried artichokes, sage and mint leaves. Serve them to start a lunch or dinner party or tidbits in a buffet. A spring summer recipe of mine.

    Cherries and cheese on skewers

    Cherries and cheese on skewers

    Do you know cherries are ideal for salty recipes too? These nibbles are colorful, tasty, easy to eat and nice to see.
    Traditional Italian recipe.

    Skewers with salami, prawns and cherries

    Cherries and cheese on skewers

    You have just read how cherries can be used for salty recipes. Here's another example. Irresistible recipe, ideal for a lot of occasions, formal too. A summer recipe of mine.

    Focaccia appetizers

    Focaccia finger foods

    Do you like Italian focaccia? well. You can stuff focaccia with tasty ingredients and then cut it into pieces. Is there anything tastier? Traditional Italian recipe

    Fava beans and pecorino cheese

    Fava beans and Italian pecorino

    Fava beans and Pecorino cheese is one of the most known spring appetizers in the centre of Italy. No cooking recipe for your picnic or snack with friends in the afternoon or easy-to-eat morsels to start a get together. Read how to prepare and serve fava beans and pecorino cheese. Traditional Italian recipe

    Fried aromatic herbs

    Fried aromatic herbs that is sage and parsley are excellent tidbits you can serve before a lunch or dinner with a good glass of wine. A tasty starter in other words to make when parsley and sage are in season. It's a summer traditional recipe from Italy.

    Fried stuffed olives, Ascolana style

    Deep fried stuffed olives, Italian-style

    Ascolana olives is a tasty street food in Italy, or a delicous appetizer for an assorted antipasto platter as you can see in the photo but a finger food too for all your parties if you have to plan a cold or hot buffet.
    Test this recipe for homemade fried and stuffed olives. They're delicious. Traditional Italian recipe from Marches.

    Grapes and cheese on skewers

    Grapes and cheese on skewers

    Easy-to-eat ideas for your buffet party. Ideal for your last BBQ in September too.
    Traditional Italian recipe.

    Little meatballs and vegetables on skewers

    Meatballs and vegetables on skewers

    Skewered meatballs is an exclusive recipe idea for your BBQ or buffet or alfresco dinner. A recipe of mine. Meatballs are alternated with sweet & sour vegetables on skewers and can be prepared easily at home just before serving provided you have already made the main ingredients.

    No cheese Ascolana olives

    Olive ascolane

    Want to test Ascolana olives but you are lactose intolerant? Do not worry! My husband hates all kind of cheese, except mozzarella and ricotta and so I have to create recipes without cheese as in this case. These stuffed olives taste fantastic even if without Parmesan and Pecorino cheese ;))

    Orange-flavored prawns

    prawns and oranges

    Easy-to-do but very tasty dish. I created this recipe for a special occasion and my guests were very impressed. Serve them on the skewers in your buffet party.

    Puff pastry appetizers filled with anchovies

    Puff pastry appetizers filled with anchovies

    If you need to prepare a fish-only dinner party and do not have much time, this recipe is for you. Buy ready to bake puff pastry and anchovies. In a short time, you will have tasty appetizers that can enrich an assorted appetizer platter or that you can serve in your happy hour (Italian aperitivo).

    Puff pastry appetizers filled with baby octopus

    Puff pastry appetizers filled with baby octopus

    These appetizers are very tasty and perfect for your fish-only menus in Holiday Season and all your special events.

    Rocket-and-mozzarella piadina

    Italian piadina stuffed with arugula and mozzarella

    Italian piadina is a delicious one-plate meal but cut into slices it can be a tasty course in your buffet party or simply-to-do appetizers to start your full menu, Italian-style enjoying a glass of wine before sitting at table. Traditional Italian recipe.

    Scallops with dried apricots

    scallops and dried apricots

    Have you ever tested scallpos combined with fruit? excellent pairing according to me and my guests and tasty nibbles in this case :))

    Skewers with baby pineapple and speck ham

    Skewers with baby pineapple and speck ham

    These kebabs are ideal for your meals, buffet-style or get-togethers in all seasons. Perfect for a picnic outdoors. I prefer baby pineapple for it is often more mature and fragrant.