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Our 19 Best Italian Appetizers

Crispy fried artichokes. Chickpea bruschetta. Emilian spinach and cheese pie. These Italian appetizers are a great way to start off your meal, whether you’re looking for something simple and summery (Caprese salad is always a good idea), or a fall-ready starter like crispy frico cups with polenta and brown butter. Read on for those dishes, and even more Italian appetizer recipes.