Italian Dinner Party Ideas

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Are you planning an Italian themed dinner party and need Italian dinner party ideas to host the perfect event? If so, we have some wonderful suggestions on an Italian dinner party menu with easy dinner party recipes, Italian dessert and drink offerings, and simple but elegant dinner party table decorations.

Dinner parties don’t have to be difficult or stressful. These Italian Dinner Party Ideas will take the stress out of hosting your event, so you can enjoy your dinner party and your guests.

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Italian dinner party menu:

The most important element of a dinner party is the menu. These quick and easy dinner party recipes will take the stress out of entertaining. After all, a dinner party should be fun!

Don’t spend hours in the kitchen. Just let your guests think that you did with Bertolli®! Bring the flavors of Tuscany to your table with Bertolli’s new organic sauces. The Tuscan way of cooking is how Bertolli creates all of its sauces. All of Bertolli sauces are made with high quality ingredients, lightly cooked with olive oil to lock in those delicious flavors.

Bertolli® recently launched it’s NEW Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce, one of the first nationally branded Alfredo sauces. Bertolli’s organic sauces are non GMO and USDA Organic, made with only the finest organic ingredients, like fresh cream, milk, real butter, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and aged Parmesan and Romano cheeses.

What’s great about the NEW Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce is that it mixes well with the many other Bertolli® Organic tomato based sauces to create a unique and delicious Rosa Sauce. Want to add a touch of creamy cheese to your tomato sauce? Add a little Bertolli® Organic Alfredo Sauce. Want to add some garlic and tomato taste to your Alfredo sauce? Add a little Bertolli® Organic Fire Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce. This marinara sauce is infused with roasted garlic, delicious herbs, spices and onion for a mouth-watering flavor. It’s prepared with vine-ripened tomatoes for that burst of flavor your dinner guests will love! By adding a little Bertolli® Organic Fire Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce to the NEW Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce, you get the best of both worlds!

So grab a fork and try this Fettuccine Primavera Rosa recipe for your Italian themed dinner party. Your guests will love it. Make this restaurant-worthy dinner from the comfort of home and make guests feel like they just stepped into a fine-dining Italian restaurant!

Fettuccine Primavera Rosa Recipe - Italian Dinner Party Ideas

Fettuccine Primavera Rosa Recipe - Italian Dinner Party Ideas


Fettuccine Primavera Rosa Recipe

This Fettuccine Primavera Rose Recipe is perfect for a dinner party at your home. It's quick, easy and delicious.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tbsps Bertolli extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups assorted chopped vegetables
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1/2 jar 24 oz Bertolli® Organic Fire Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce
  • 1/2 jar 15 oz NEW Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 8 oz fettuccine cooked and drained


  1. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook vegetables with garlic covered, stirring once, 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

  2. Combine 1/2 of 15 ounce jar of NEW Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce and 1/2 of 24 ounce jar of Bertolli® Organic Fire Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce to make your own Rosa Sauce.

  3. Stir in sauce and chicken broth. Cook covered for 3 minutes or until heated through. 

  4. Serve over hot fettuccine and garnish, if desired, with tiny sliced basil, grated Parmesan cheese and ground black pepper.

Fettuccine Primavera Rosa Recipe - Italian Dinner Party Ideas

For more delicious Rosa Sauce inspired recipes that you can add to your Italian dinner party menu, visit

Other ideas for your Italian dinner party menu:

  • Offer 2-3 appetizers
  • Set up a Bruschetta Bar
  • Antipasto platter or antipasto skewers
  • Garlic bread or Italian bread and olive oil
  • Italian Chopped Salad

Dinner party table decorations

So now that you’ve decided on your main entree, now you have to start thinking about your dinner party table decorations and what type of feel you would like for your Italian dinner party.

For a more casual Italian dinner party vibe, think small Italian bistro. Dress your table with a red and white checkered tablecloth and a small white floral centerpiece.

For a more elegant Italian dinner, think about a fine-dining restaurant with dimmed lighting and candles. For an elegant dinner party, you can add gold chargers, wine glasses, cloth napkins, nice silverware, and an elegant centerpiece. You can even go a step further and add name cards to each place setting and pre-printed dinner menus.

Dessert and Drinks

Any Italian dinner party needs delicious Italian desserts. Offer your guests classics like Tiramisu, Cannoli,  Panna Cotta.

For the drink menu, offer a red and white wine or have a signature Italian cocktail. Also, remember to have water and non-alcoholic options for your guests, as well.

What do you think of these Italian Dinner Party Ideas? Do you have any ideas you would like to add? If so, let us know in the comments below.


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