At a normal friend’s home, you’d feel ashamed to ask for food.
At an Italian friend’s home you’d feel ashamed to reject it, and I’m not talking about snacks. I’m talking about pasta fatta in casa in abundance.
A normal friend eats a varied diet.
An Italian friend eats pasta and / or pizza every day.
A normal friend has mood swings independent of who he’s with.
An Italian friend will always be in a good mood when he’s with you, just because he’s spending time with a friend. And if for some reason he feels sad, he will say, “I was sad, but now that I saw you, I’m starting to feel better.”