Delicious corporate Italian catering for your next event
Just some of the Italian foods you can order
Just some of the benefits to using EatFirst for your Italian catering
Catering delivered where you need it, when you need it — guaranteed.
Quality customer care
Our friendly team of catering experts will work with you to meet your exact needs.
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Ordering catering is a breeze with our easy-to-use online platform that's currently #1 in Australia.
Authentic Italian catering delivered hot and fresh
Gourmet pizza fresh from wood-fired ovens, topped with everything from sun-dried tomatoes, char grilled eggplant and other fresh, local produce to a classic margherita with fresh basil,hearty bowls of beef ragu or creamy boscaiola... our mouths are watering just writing this!
We've partnered with some of Australia's best Italian restaurants to bring authentic Italian catering to your workplace.
Whether you're after pizzas for a team lunch, finger foods with an Italian twist, food truck style mobile pizza chefs, or formal catering with exceptional service by waitstaff to match, EatFirst is able to serve your corporate events.
Italian catering that considers all dietary requirements
Many of the Italian food we know and love — cough pizza and pasta cough — can be quite heavy on gluten and dairy. But that doesn't mean you can't still have great food while catering for guests with dietary needs that can't have either of them.
No one wants to just eat a side salad or entree. That's why our Italian catering partners offer a host of main courses that cater to common dietary requirements. A few options you can choose include:
- Gluten-free pizza bases
- Plant-based cheese for lactose intolerant and vegan eaters
- Gluten-free pastas
- Grazing platters with Italian cheeses and cured meats, served with gluten-free biscuits
Our recommended Italian caterers
Made In Italy
Why I'd opt for Italian catering
Coming together for a staff event is all about creating an environment where the team feel relaxed and 'at home' in one another's company. To step away from work mode and connect on a personal level.
I can't think of a better way to do that than with an Italian food affair - It oozes passion, flavour and best of all joy.
To create your Italian themed menu, look out for my go-to dishes outlined below or check out some of our more Authentic Italian caterers who not only provide the Italian products but deliver it to you in style!
My go-to dishes when ordering Italian
If I'm after something savoury, I order lasagne al forno, a buffalo mozzarella pizza or Italian antipasti platters. Arancini balls are on most of our caterers' menus and these make a great inclusion for finger food. They contain the heat nicely and offer an element of surprise.
For something sweet, I'd order profiteroles, biscotti, tiramisu or a Nutella calzone.
We cater for any special events or occasion
Most of the questions we get about Italian catering revolve around dietary needs. The two most common ones are where to get gluten-free and dairy-free Italian food when ordering for a larger number of guests.
Luckily, we can help cater to this with flexible menus at many of our partners' restaurants across Australia.
Pizza catering for the gluten-free crowd
Some of the Italian catering partners we work with that offer pizza bases and pastas that are free from gluten include:
- Made In Italy (Sydney): Pizza only
- The Pizza Boys (Sydney): Pizza only
- Master Pasta (Melbourne): Pasta only
- Wood Fire New York Pizza (Brisbane): Pizza only
- Firefly Espresso Bar Pizza (Brisbane): Pizza only
- Eatilly (Adelaide): Pizza only
- Marcellina Pizza (Adelaide): Pizza only
- Crust (Across Australia): Pizza only
These are just a few of the places you can get pizza and pasta without gluten. Have a look at our marketplace where you can see a full list of Italian catering companies near you.
Dairy-free and vegan pizzas are on our menus
Whether you're on a plant-based diet or can't tolerate lactose, you're in luck. There's plenty of places you can get amazing food without worrying about eating dairy.
- Made In Italy (Sydney)
- The Pizza Boys (Sydney)
- Eatilly (Adelaide)
- Firefly Espresso Bar Pizza (Brisbane)
- Crust (Across Australia)
What to know about Italian catering
Get the freshest eats with Italian food truck catering
We sure do! Family owned by two brothers, The Pizza Boys has mobile pizza ovens that can be brought to a location of your choice for a buffet of pizzas, served piping hot. It also offers a range of salads to serve with the pizzas.
At this time, we only have a mobile pizza service in Sydney. But, if you're in another city, give us a call and we'll try our best to help find an Italian catering service that's right for you.
How to create an Italian finger food catering menu
Grazing platters always make great finger foods, and luckily Italian cuisine is fantastic for grazing! If you're after an Italian catering menu that's perfect for a standing event, consider including these items:
- Cured meats
- Bruschetta bites
Are there any delivery fees?
Delivery fees only apply to orders under 12 litres. For more information, please call us on 1300 851 900.
Can I pay on account?
Accounts can be set up for customers who anticipate their monthly spend to be greater than $300.
Credit card payments will be set up for monthly spends that are less than $300. If this is not a viable option, please speak with your dedicated kitchen supplies consultant on 1300 851 900 to make other arrangements.
Can I modify my order?
Yes, it’s really simple to modify your order. You can either do this yourself online via our online platform, or give us a call on 1300 851 900 and one of our consultants will be more than happy to make those changes for you.
To modify your order online:
- Log into your account
- Hover over your name in the top right hand corner of the browser and click on ‘My Orders’
- Find the order and choose the modify button to start adding or removing items or to modify quantities
Please note that any changes made within 72 hours prior to delivery may not be accepted. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more details.
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Order In is perfect for keeping our kitchen well-stocked with food & drinks. We love the wide selection of snacks and fresh fruit. Michael from Order-In always goes out of his way to make sure we have what we need, and to recommend new products for our pantry. Highly recommend!
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They have a great selection of suppliers, and their customer service staff is second to none! I have had nothing but great service from them time and time again.
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Order-In is the easiest possible way to access a great variety of caterers around. It makes my job easier and allows me to have some fun choosing on the way. Thank you for all your help and support.
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Spending much of the last decade juggling eating her way around the world and working within the travel and lifestyle content marketing space, Alex joined the EatFirst team in 2022. With 15 years of experience under her belt, she specialises in content strategy, SEO, writing and editing. Some of her favourite eats include Japanese, Thai and Italian, and she’s a firm believer that pineapple has no place on a pizza.
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