Aperitivi are a great way to meet friends after work and grab a bite to eat at the same time. Just about every bar nowadays will lay out a spread of various snacks, anything from pizzette (mini pizzas) to plates of pasta, in the late afternoon and evening. Once you have ordered a drink or a non-alcoholic fruit cocktail you are allowed to help yourself to the buffet. Drinks usually cost a few euro more during this time, as the buffet is included.
For aperitivi, students tend to congregate in the university quarter and in via del Pratello while professionals head for the pedestrian area around Piazza Maggiore, Piazza Santo Stefano and Corte Isolani.
Choices are endless, here are just some options:
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