The Italian Mensa

Experience authentic Italian flavors

The Mensa offers traditional Italian lunch items on weekdays. The Mensa is operated and managed under the Force Sustainment Flight at Aviano Air Base in order to provide Local Nationals, Italian Air Force, and on-base Contractors with a lunch meal at reasonable prices, Monday – Friday. The Mensa is also open to DOD ID card holders and their dependents as an alternative eating establishment on-base. The staff hosts numerous Distinguished Visitors and Senior Leadership luncheons at this facility highlighting its affordable Italian food and its friendly staff. See below for our weekly menu!

Hours of Operation



Meet the Chef

Chef Roberto Murador creates delicious Italian dishes featuring the cuisine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The food of Friuli-Venezia Giulia is made up of a variety of flavors, which actually unite the cultures present in the region. The Mensa offers a variety of first courses, typically pasta, risotto, and/or soup, second courses, typically chicken dish, seafood dish, beef or pork, vegetables, salads, cheeses, smoked/cured cold meats, and regional desserts.

Enjoy breakfast at the Mensa!

The Italian Mensa offers delicious coffee and pastry options for breakfast! Breakfast will be available from 7:30AM - 9:30AM & 11:00AM - 2PM Monday - Friday.

Italian-Style Coffee

They say Italian coffee is one of the best in the World.

Be sure to stop by the Mensa and try it for yourself!

Pizza Fridays at the Mensa!

Enjoy delicious Italian pizza at the Mensa every Friday!

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