10 tips for Italian dining etiquette
If you live in Italy you'll know that a large amount of your time will be spent eating. So you'd better make sure you do it right. The Local spoke to Alberto Presutti, an etiquette and manners expert who's given us ten tips for Italian dining etiquette.
Arrive late. Italians are not famed for punctuality - and it pays to remember this when you’re invited to a dinner party. “Always arrive a few minutes after the appointed time – never before,” advises Presutti. “Take for granted that your host will still be preparing the food.”
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