1 Aperitivo – You can have a full dinner of light appetizers (usually pizza, pasta and bread based) when you pay for one drink in a bar or a lounge. In any town in Italy ask the locals about the APERITIVO spot. This is a usually the most swank bar or a lounge that entices people to come for a drink by spreading out an elaborate buffet on the bar starting around 6:30 pm until about 9 pm. It’s the place where you come to meet your friends and have a cocktail or a glass of wine before heading off to dinner. Today with Italy’s recession it has turned into the place you meet your friends to drink and eat for free. The buffet is included for free with the purchase of just 1 drink. Try a Negroni!