One of the best ways to elevate your Italian dining experience is by pairing your meal with a glass of wine. While this classic duo is great for the perfect date, the best Italian food and wine pairing can make any evening special, regardless of who you’re with — or even if you choose to dine solo. But knowing which wines and food offer the best pairings can be tricky, especially if you’re looking at an extensive wine list. While our waiters at Allora Italian Restaurant are always happy to help, the following guide can help you find the best wine pairings for many dishes on our menu.
What Wine Goes With Italian Food?
The first criterion you should look for in an Italian food and wine pairing is a selection that will maximize the richness and texture of both the food and the wine. Here are some of our top recommendations for wine that goes with Italian food.
White Wine Pairings
Chardonnay With Citrus Salmon Salad
The brightness of our citrus salmon salad and the creaminess of the avocado vinaigrette perfectly complements the crisp dryness of a nice glass of chardonnay.
Chardonnay With Blackened Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo
Our full-bodied chardonnay is a decadent choice, as the creaminess of the alfredo and the buttery flavors of the chardonnay wine pair perfectly with one another.
Pinot Grigio With Aglio E Olio
The sautéed garlic and crushed red pepper flakes of the olive oil-based Aglio e Olio pair well with the pinot grigio’s layered flavor profile.
Chardonnay With Shrimp Scampi
The earthy flavors of chardonnay are an ideal pairing with the saltiness of the shrimp.
Brut Rosé With Strawberry Short Cake
The bubbles in the rosé help to bring out the sweetness of the strawberries and the fresh whipped cream filling.
Brut Rosé With Margherita Pizza
Rosé is an excellent complement to the aromatic notes of basil and tomato in Margherita pizza.
Rosé Prosecco With Sicilian Pizza
Rosé prosecco’s acidity helps cut through the richness of the pepperoni and Italian sausage in Sicilian pizza while enhancing the flavors of the baby arugula.
Rosé Prosecco With Bread Pudding
Prosecco is most well-known as a dessert wine and pairs well with the bright citrus of the peaches and the pudding’s creaminess.
Red Wine Pairings
Cabernet Sauvignon With Surf N Turf
Cabernet sauvignon’s fruitiness pairs best with red meats such as the rib eye in our Surf N Turf and helps accentuate the meat’s richness.
Pinot Noir With Creole Alfredo
Pinot noir offers a subtle fruit flavor to help enhance the taste of the creole alfredo while slightly cutting the spice for a delicious heat you’ll want to savor.
Merlot With Steak and Frites
The fruitiness of the merlot pairs well with the smokiness of the steak for an irresistible flavor combination.
Cabernet With Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake
Chocolate and cabernet is a match made in heaven, and pairing it with our triple-layer mousse cake enables you to appreciate the flavors in every layer.
Tempt Your Tastebuds With a Wine and Food Pairing From Allora Italian Restaurant
At Allora, we strive to celebrate Italy’s flavors in every dish we create. We blend Italian classics with modern techniques to create irresistible dishes you want to savor. We invite you to explore our menu or contact us to reserve a table to learn more about the many