The aperitif time is the best time of the day. It is a ritual and it consists of a pre-dinner drink accompanied by some good salty snacks and, of course, friends to chat with. You can drink a beer or a glass of wine, but food is an important part of the ritual.
Traditional food should include only olives, chips and peanuts. Neverthless nowadays it is common offer a wide variety of crostini, salads, cheeses, breads and pasta. This evening open your door to your friends and enjoy the aperitif time.