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Russo's Pizza + Wine = A Perfect Combination

February 14, 2023

There’s nothing like a nice glass of wine to go with a couple slices of pizza at the end of the day. In fact, you could do precisely that to commemorate Drink Wine Day (Feb. 18th) by ordering takeout from Russo’s. There are many splendid ways to match wine and Italian food, but we’ll cover a few of our favorites in this post.

Since Russo’s New York Pizzeria uses 100-year-old recipes to create delicious pizzas, pastas, and calzones, we can’t help but appreciate the many wine producers who do the same. Our Italian wine-making brethren have been doing it that way for at least 4,000 years.

Whether you choose to supplement a Bianca pizza with white wine or try some Merlot with a Brooklyn Square Paesano, there are many ways to enjoy these two luxuries. Here are a few pizza/wine combinations to consider:

  • Keeping it Simple with Cheese Pizza & Red Wine
    • Nothing beats a classic cheese pizza with red sauce and a nice red wine or Lambrusco. For that matter, red wine goes great with lots of other varieties, including our New York Village (meat lovers) or Italian Works.
  • Explore Something Novel & Healthy with Truffle Mushroom Pizza & Sparkling Wines
    • One of the healthiest ways to enjoy pizza and wine is to get our Truffle Mushroom Pizza, made with fresh Portobello mushrooms, with a glass of champagne.
  • Taste the Pacific Islands with Hawaiian Pizza & Fruity White Wines
    • While we specialize in creating authentic Italian food, we don’t hesitate to incorporate wonderful elements from other cultures. Our Hawaiian Pizza is a fan favorite among many patrons. Given its pineapple topping, it mixes great with a fruity, lightly sparkling white wine.
  • Indulge a Margherita Pizza with a Dryer Rose Wine
    • Like we said, the Bianca (or white) pizzas go well with whiter, dryer wines. You could even pair the Margherita version with either a champagne or rose wine.

Pair Wine with Other Authentic Italian Entrees from Russo’s!

We not only serve delicious pizza from freshly sourced ingredients but also some of the best pastas, salads, and calzones. Who can resist a sweet red wine with a classic Spaghetti and Meatballs or Jumbo Cheese Ravioli?


If you want to try some of these irresistible entrees, either with or without wine, then visit us soon for delivery or takeout at Russo’s New York Pizzeria. Please contact us anytime to learn more about our menu and other services.

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