an·​ti·​pas·​to | \ ˌan-tē-ˈpa-(ˌ)stō How to pronounce antipasto (audio) , ˌän-tē-, -ˈpä-\
plural antipasti\ ˌan-​tē-​ˈpa-​(ˌ)stē , ˌän-​tē-​ , -​ˈpä-​ How to pronounce antipasti (audio) \

Definition of antipasto

: any of various typically Italian hors d'oeuvres also : a plate of these served especially as the first course of a meal

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Recent Examples on the Web Munch on dishes like the antipasto plate ($12.95), warm Brie plate ($12.99) and chocolate truffles ($2.99). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Want to learn more about wine? These 12 Phoenix tasting rooms can help," 19 June 2019 All guests are served the same lavish antipasto, five seafood courses representing different areas of Calabria. Frances Mayes, National Geographic, "Discover Italy’s most delicious secret," 11 July 2019 The $85 set menu coursed Italian-style, served 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, includes an antipasto (appetizer) followed by pasta. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "This new Italian restaurant in Indianapolis rises above spaghetti and meatballs," 17 June 2019 An iced seafood display will offer poached shrimp and Jonah crab claws, along with a selection of maki sushi, an antipasto station, and a cold buffet. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Sunday is Father’s Day. Have you made your dinner reservations yet?," 11 June 2019 Reading her recipe brought me back to that Sicilian antipasto and the timbale. Evan Kleiman,, "Cucina Italiana: The joy of eggplant. Try making a timbale," 5 July 2018 Officials believe the causes of the outbreak could have included the restaurant’s antipasto salad and house dressing. Sophia Eppolito,, "North Reading restaurant closes after salmonella outbreak sickens up to 39 people," 10 July 2018 The menu also features a variety of creative Southern dishes, such as a muffaletta burger, smoked chicken and biscuit dumplings, Southern antipasto salad and dirty rice balls. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "It's National Fried Chicken Day! Phoenix restaurants for best fried chicken," 6 July 2018 All dinners came with soup, salad and an antipasto plate. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Renowned restaurateur Arthur Maniaci brought tastes of Italy to Fox Point," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of antipasto

1590, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antipasto

Italian, from anti- (from Latin ante-) + pasto food, from Latin pastus, from pascere to feed — more at food

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English Language Learners Definition of antipasto

: a plate of cold meat or vegetables that is served especially as the first course of a meal

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