At Famiglia Italian American Restaurants, serving Greenville, NC, Pitt County, NC, and surrounding areas, we love bringing families around the dinner table. Because of that, Thanksgiving is particularly close to our hearts. We love the spirit of bringing together different cultures and all dining together and experiencing it. We love having traditional Italian dishes alongside more traditional ones like Turkey and Sweet Potato Pie. We know that not everyone eats Italian on Thanksgiving, but we think it’s a great experience. Want to add some Italian to your Thanksgiving spread? Here are 3 tips straight from our chef.

1. Have the Vino Ready

At Famiglia Italian American Restaurants in Greenville, NC, we know that the right wine can bring a meal to the next level. That’s why our restaurants are proud to offer a full-service bar serving up fresh cocktails and competitive prices on all beer, wine, and liquour to our patrons. Our bartenders recommend a light sparkling white for early sipping during appetizers, and a white and a red for the main course.  For more specific Wine pairing tips, check out our blog post.

2. Add Classic Italian Appetizers

While the turkey is still in the oven, it’s a great idea to have something for you and the guests to munch on. Try putting out a charcuterie plate or a bruschetta. Our charcuterie antipasto plate comes with spicy salami, pepperoni, black olives, prosciutto, capicola, fresh mozzarella, and fresh tomatoes. It’s a perfect way to satisfy pre-dinner munchies and a way to socialize. Our Bruschetta has crusty Italian bread topped with fresh diced tomatoes, olive oil, and fresh basil pesto. Whether you make it yourself or get it catered or delivered, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser

3. Try a Little Pasta

Just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to serve turkey. Think about what’s important for you and your family. At Famiglia Italian American Restaurant, we’re dedicated to bringing our different heritages into every meal. At these restaurants, we strive to bring families back around the dinner table in Greenville, NC. We’re dedicated to bringing the legacy of home cooked Italian meals and love of new American traditions together at the dinner table. Every meal you eat at our restaurants comes from not only our Northern and Southern Italian heritage but from our breadth of experiences— from Long Island, NY all the way to Greenville, NC. Try adding some pasta to the dinner table whether as an alternate option for vegetarian eaters or just another great main dish. Whether you choose something Eggplant Parmesan, Shrimp Scampi, or Pasta Carbonara, you’ll be adding another great thing to be thankful for to the table.

Ready for Some Italian?

Whether you want catering for your next event or want to dine in at Famiglia Italian American Restaurants, don’t hesitate to stop by. Whether you’re interested in a slice of NY Pizza, a hearty Italian soup, or a plate of pasta— we invite you to sit down and enjoy. Bring the whole family, take a seat, and let us take care of you. Contact us today if you have any questions.