an·​ti·​pas·​to | \ ˌan-tē-ˈpas-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce antipasto (audio) , ˌän-tē-, -ˈpäs-\
plural antipasti\ -​(ˌ)tē \

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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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 My personal strategy rarely wavers: antipasto, pasta, split dolce, and a bottle of wine. Matt Goulding, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Eat Like an Italian," 13 June 2018 This very good salad, which obviously glances toward Southeast Asia, is a smart way to handle an antipasto standby that is usually pointless except when melons are in season. New York Times, "Red-Sauce Italian Cooking Finds a Future at Don Angie," 29 May 2018 Every Friday night during my childhood, without fail, my family would sit down to an elaborate antipasto. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "This Twitter Account Devoted to Angry Italians Is My Favorite Place Online," 13 June 2018 Rise Craft Coffee + Eatery Cold brew coffee on tap, espresso drinks, pastries, breakfast burgers and antipasto plates are just a few of the offerings at this cafe that took over the old Jobot Coffee and Diner building in downtown Phoenix. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "19 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in May for donuts, salads, tacos, pizza," 1 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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