Definition of bruschetta in English:



mass noun
  • Toasted Italian bread drenched in olive oil and served typically with garlic or tomatoes.

    • ‘We chose the fried calamari and an order of cabo, an eggplant dish, from an interesting list that included bruschetta, quesadillas, ceviche and steamed mussels.’
    • ‘The classic Italian lunch includes several courses of olives, bruschetta, risotto, beans, and rabbit, duck and chicken from the rotisserie.’
    • ‘Other starters include bruschetta served with tomato, onion and pesto, £3.25, and baked dough sticks brushed with garlic butter, £1.95.’
    • ‘They hosted dinner parties - although we never called them that because it sounded middle class - at which they nonchalantly served up bruschetta and poached salmon.’
    • ‘Minestrone with garlic bread bruschetta, buffalo mozzarella pizza, and homemade cannelloni would be followed by a selection of main courses including Chilean sea bass, tiger prawns, and rosemary spring chicken.’
    • ‘Do Mori sells cicchetti, the Venetian version of tapas: baby artichokes in season, slices of pecorino or polenta, tomato bruschetta, boiled salt cod mashed with oil to make a paste and spread on toast.’
    • ‘Another new item on the menu is the yummy bread stick, which is prepared for those who want to taste a different kind of starter, other than the garlic bread, bruschetta, chicken wings, soup and salad.’
    • ‘Leave to marinate for a good 4-6 hours (overnight won't hurt), then serve them, scattered with the capers, with hunks of bread or on thin sluices of garlicky bruschetta.’
    • ‘Any imbecile can put a pile of chopped up tomatoes on toasted bread and call it bruschetta.’
    • ‘Variations on bruschetta, kebabs, quesadillas, pizza, fries, you name it - there's room for fun, sophisticated twists on such favorites that can work on any type of menu.’
    • ‘You can use Italian olive oil as an everyday oil, but it is a must for use in authentic Italian foods such as bruschetta and risotto, for tossing with cooked pasta, or for making and drizzling over focaccia.’
    • ‘To complement the wines, Lo Spuntino offers Italian-influenced tapas like bruschetta, hot smoked salmon and tiramisu, priced at $4.99 to $8.99.’
    • ‘For starters, there were stonebaked garlic bread, bruschetta and tomato and mozzarella salad, at around the £3.50 mark.’
    • ‘From jumbo chicken wings or warm chicken salad around the €8 mark to garlic ciabatta bread and bruschetta for €2.45 and €3.75, they also won't break the bank.’
    • ‘I was glad I passed on the starters of buffalo wings, goat's cheese on bruschetta, garlic bread, soup or salad.’
    • ‘These are the types of wines that established a daily wine culture in Italy and you can't ignore how good they taste with simple, delicious dishes like spicy sausages and garlicky bruschetta.’
    • ‘The bruschetta was pizza bread on which sat six grilled cherry tomato halves (I did not dare ask if this was an HQ-directed quantity) and a piece of cold, grey ham on top.’
    • ‘We also had taramasalata, hummus, tuna carpaccio topped with Parmesan shavings and pine nuts, grilled red peppers, goat cheese and tomato bruschetta with toasted bread.’
    • ‘There are ideas for a lazy Sunday brunch, like bruschetta with ratatouille and Camembert, a great layered fajita for picnics, and lots of polenta ideas.’
    • ‘Other predictable starters included focaccia topped with portobello mushrooms with pancetta and garlic as well as bruschetta with poached plum tomato, ricotta and basil pesto.’


Note that bruschetta is spelled with -sche- in the middle but pronounced -ske-


Italian, from bruscare ‘to toast’.