Holiday Italian Phrase Bowls

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For a festive feast.

Our best-selling bowls are back with a holiday twist, featuring the festive phrase “Buone Feste,” or Happy Holidays.

In Italy, this style of piatto fondo (deep plate) was found in countryside homes and used for every course since the 1800s. Today, you’ll still find this kind of plate in every Italian kitchen. This collection is affectionately known as A Pranzo dalla Nonna – “Lunch at Nonna’s” – because that’s exactly how your grandmother would dish out multiple servings of fresh handmade pasta during a big Sunday lunch.


What to know:

  • Enamelware made in Slovenia, then custom hand-painted in Italy
  • Handwash very gently! Only warm water, no abrasive sponges or sharp tools. The painted phrases are not glazed.
  • Never put in the microwave or dishwasher


Looking for other phrases? Be sure to check out our standard Italian Phrase Bowls or our Italian Phrase Dessert Plates, each available in four classic phrases.

Weight 7.8 oz
Dimensions 8.67 × 1.57 in



Enamelware with hand-painted phrases.

Care Instructions

These dishes can get hot! Handle with care when serving your soups or pasta in brodo. To keep your dishes in good shape, hand wash in cold water with a non-abrasive sponge and gentle dish detergent. Note: the hand-painted phrases are heat-treated but not glazed. Abrasive sponges and sharp knives will scratch the hand-painted decoration. To protect the hand-painted designs, dishwasher cleaning is also not recommended. Nota bene: never put your enamel bowls in the microwave.

About the Producer

Based in the Northeastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Alt Means Old is dedicated to sourcing vintage Italian housewares that capture the traditional, rare, and thoughtful ways of living before they are lost.