An Italian room is a room in an Italian American home which is totally off limits, with the exception of company on special occasions. It is always decorated with the finest and most fashionable furniture within the purchasing power of the homeowner.
Italian Americans feel this room will fool their guests into thinking they live much better than their income allows. Great care is often taken to hermetically seal Italian rooms with plastic slip covers. This makes the room ready to impress at a seconds notice decades into the future.
See also: Scranton room
"Wow, Vito! Your mother must be really rich. She has TWO Italian rooms!"
"Please Grandma, its Grandpa's funeral reception. Can we please, just this ONCE, sit in your Italian room?"
Prices shown in USD.
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