Cicchetti. Say what? Here’s how: chee-KET-tee. Cicchetti. Say it again. There ya go. But what is it?
CICCHETTI are little snacks served in hole-of the-wall restaurants in Venice. They usually include tiny sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and small servings of seafood and meat. Similar to Spanish tapas, cicchetti can be made into a full meal by ordering a combination of several dishes. They are usually eaten standing up, with fingers and toothpicks, and hanging around the bar with a small glass of wine.