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7 Tips for Your Summer Fling

7 Tips for Your Summer Fling

Summer is here! Tis the season to eat more gelato, drink rosé all day, and — best of all — have a fling. With sunny days and starry nights, the conditions are perfect. Trust us: we’re Italian. We have some experience in l’amore.

So, whether you’re single and looking or want to fan the flames with your partner, check out our seven tips for a summer fling!

1. REGRET NOTHING. AND DRINK NEGRONI.

Kick off your fling during Negroni Week from June 5 to 11! Bittersweet and refreshing, this classic Italian cocktail has made many a summer match. (Plus, we’re donating proceeds to our favorite charitable cause. Showing that you care never hurts.)

Explore our Negroni Week offerings, including complimentary tastings, nine cocktail varieties, and a make-your-own bar.

2. KISS FRENCH. DRINK ITALIAN.

Rosé is the drink of summer! Yes, it’s a French word — but at heart, it’s an Italian wine. Take your fling to the roof at SABBIA, where we have a dedicated rosé menu featuring more than 50 rosé producers (all from Italy, of course!).

Book your table, or stop by the bar.

3. REMEMBER THE BEST PICK-UP LINE.

“Pronto!” This means “ready” in Italian – and is the name of our new take-away counter. Pack a readymade romantic picnic (think: Italian antipasti, satisfying salads, savory panini, housemade tiramisù, and more) in less than five minutes! Skip the line, pay at the self-checkout, and meet your fling for a leisurely afternoon.

See the grab-and-go menu.

4. DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET HANDSY.

For a unique date, bring your fling to La Scuola! Our cooking school’s summer schedule includes wine tastings, hands-on pasta classes, and much more.

Browse the classes.

Hands knead dough

5. TAKE YOUR (LOVE) MEDICINE.

If you hit a snag in your summer fling, turn to vermouth. In ancient times, the fortified wine was used to cure everything from fever to anemia. We suspect it will also heal the heart.

Get a taste at Manzo, where we have a full menu of craft American and Italian vermouths.

6. MIX IT UP.

Mix and match select Italian wines, and enjoy 20% off cases! Our wine shop team has chosen the top 12 essential summer bottles, which you can combine however you like. Best of all, we’ll deliver to your door throughout New York State, free of charge.

Order your wine cases.

7. KEEP IT HOT. 

For everything else, our advice is simple: bring an Italian. From late-night dinner to morning-after breakfast coffee, our market is stocked with everything you need for your summer fling.

Explore more guides, recipes, and other tried and true Italian tricks on Eataly Magazine.

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Buon divertimento — have fun!

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