Antipasto Classico

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Italian meals begin with the enticing antipasti meaning “before the meal.” This age-old custom continues to flourish to this day. Arthur Avenue’s Antipasto Classico platter offers a traditional selection of salumi, vine ripened vegetables, and magnificent cheeses—or the perfect kickoff to any meal.

The Antipasto Classico includes:

  • Sweet Sausage: traditional air-dried sweet Italian sausage
  • Hot Sopressata: homemade and authentic spicy Calabrese style soppressata
  • Prosciutto di Parma: famed and wonderfully flavorful dry-cured ham
  • Imported Italian Provolone: creamy full-fat cow’s milk cheese with a smooth skin
  • Peppered Pecorino: hard cheese made from ewe’s milk with a rind of red pepper flakes
  • Fresh Boconccini: baby mozzarella with tomato and basil
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Hot Peppers
  • Focaccia
  • Taralli: crisp Italian breadsticks

Ships Monday through Friday via overnight service
Order by Wednesday at Noon (ET) for delivery by Friday

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Low Flat-Rate Shipping for Arthur Avenue

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Arthur Avenue via UPS Ground service within one day, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 1-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 39.95 for Next Day Air Saver upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

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Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge.
Service to Alaska is now available from Arthur Avenue. Service to Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Monday through Friday, except holidays. Orders placed by Noon (ET) can be shipped the following day. The max allowable transit time for all products is 1 day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of one day:

Ground Shipping (1 Day) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 1 day, they will be presented with $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $39.95.

UPS Next Day Air (AM Delivery) - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 Noon to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $44.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available via UPS Next Day Air service for an additional charge of $20 per package (for a total of $64.95). Deliveries are made between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, depending upon delivery address.
Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from Arthur Avenue is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Prep & Care

All food from Arthur Avenue should be removed from the shipping box and stored in a refrigerator immediately upon arrival.
Panini Sandwiches are best enjoyed the day they arrive.
Parmigiano's, Lasagne's and Lobster Fra Diavolo should be enjoyed within two days, or can be stored frozen for up to 3 months.
Meats and Cheeses are best enjoyed within 7 days of arrival; Fresh Mozzarella and Smoked Mozzarella should be enjoyed within 2-3 days.
Roasted Vegetables from Tutto Verde or Antipasto are best enjoyed within 3 days.

Order Cut-Off Time:

All orders ship Mon thru Fri via overnight service. The cutoff time for next day shipment of orders is 5:00 PM (ET).

Storage & Care:

All food from Arthur Avenue Italian Deli should be removed from the shipping box and refrigerated immediately upon delivery. Sandwiches, Parm Heaven, Tutto Verde and Fresh Mozzarella should be enjoyed within 2 to 3 days after delivery. Meats and all other cheeses should be enjoyed within 5 to 7 days after delivery.

9 reviews

Redding, CT
Posted on 12/23/2017

By far, the best antipasto I have ever had. My parents who grew up in the Bronx were equally impressed. i look forward to ordering from Arthur Avenue Italian Deli and Foody Direct again.

Fred van
Milledgeville, GA
Posted on 03/03/2017

Excellent and enjoyed by all.

Vincent a. bianco
Calabash, NC
Posted on 12/29/2016

very good lots of good things

Gail f.
Victor, MT
Posted on 12/23/2016

It was okay, I wouldn't order again. Too expensive for the little you recieved and not very appealing in cheap plastic containers and cheese in cubes. What tasted the worst was the cheeses and dried loaf of bread. There wasn't any information on what was in the box. I need to go back to the web-site to see what we ordered. I don't think that I will order again from Food Direct. Very limited on what restaurants you can order from. We just moved to Montana a few years ago. we don't have many choices for food and restaurants here, so I thought ordering our favorite foods would get thru the winter.

Posted on 12/15/2016

Very disappointed. Their was no platte. they were all in individual containers and when put together didn't look like platter. Will never get again.

San Clemente, CA
Posted on 12/01/2016

Came in excellent packaging, full of flavor, and a big hit as an appetizer for my dinner party. Will definitely order again.

Palo Alto, CA
Posted on 11/27/2016

packaging, Presentation and overall taste was not as good as well done as others we have used...

Atlanta, GA
Posted on 10/07/2016

Outstanding selection of Arthur Avenue favorites. Expertly packed, prepared & delivered.

Posted on 09/28/2016

What great gift of a antipasto, my husband has his knee replaced and it was perfect quick snack and/or lunch. The meats, cheeses and peppers were great. However I would change up the foccacia bread because it was dry and not much flavor. I would send this to someone or be happy to receive it again.