Quick Guide: Seafood & Wine Pairings | Restaurants Greenville, NC

At Famiglia Italian American Restaurants in Greenville, NC, and surrounding areas, there’s nothing we love more than finding the perfect wine to pair with our Italian dishes. One question our customers always have though is:

“What wine goes with this seafood dish?”

From our Seared Tuna to Seafood Fra Diavolo, Shrimp Scampi to our White Clam Sauce— at Famiglia, we love serving delicious fish dishes and finding wines to pair it with. With that in mind, here is our essential wine pairing guide for seafood.

Salmon

For salmon based dishes, it’s a great idea to go for a nice Pinot Noir. The richness of the wine matches the rich, vibrant flavor of salmon while being mild enough to go well with fish.

Oysters

It’s hard for oysters not to feel romantic, which is why they are perfect when served with both Sparkling Wine and Champagne.

Lobster

With as decadent as lobster is, the acidity and roundness of a nice Chablis will actually cut through that richness and create balance without overpowering the flavors of the lobster.

Tuna

Not only is it visually beautiful to see pink Rose with a well seared Tuna, but the acidity can create a wonderful balance.

Shrimp

For Shrimp, it’s a great idea to pair it with Vinho Verde. The lemony quality of the wine pairs nicely and improves the overall taste of any shrimp dish.

Ready to Have Some Seafood?

Of course, the best way to figure out the perfect pairing for your seafood favorites it to try it. . Stop by Famiglia Italian Restaurants to try it for yourself. 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. If you’re interested in learning more or in catering in Greenville, NC and Pitt County, don’t hesitate to contact us.