The dinner at home wins. In 8 out of 10 the party in family or with friends, out of prudence or out of necessity, once the parties in the square have been canceled, the discos closed due to the entry into force of the restriction measures and with 2 and a half million Italians who cannot go out, between infections and quarantines. The budget for the dinner then rises and comes to 99 euros on average per family, an increase of 52% compared to 2020, with a total expenditure estimated by national observers close to 2 billion euros.
The menu will be that of tradition, rewarding the made in Italy and the typical regional: bubbly wine And lentils present in at least 80% of the tables. At the top the consumption of meat of beef, Lamb And national fish. Panettone beats Pandoro and – reports Coldiretti – is the rescue of cotechino And trotter, present on 71% of the tables, equal to about 6 million kilos.
And it’s boom of home delivery: the holidays cause the turnover of the food delivery in Italy in 2021.
Still 3% undecided, only 14% opt for the evening at the restaurant. Local, which then converted itself by strengthening thetake away and home delivery, also by virtue of last-minute second thoughts: there were one in four, according to Confcommercio, which quantifies in a 25-30% the canceled, a front of bookings in any case lower than in the pre-pandemic period.