How to Pair Italian Wine with Italian Food? A Journey Through Our Curated Italian Wine List

How to Pair Italian Wine with Italian Food? A Journey Through Our Curated Italian Wine List

Welcome to Salvo by Pasta Fresca, a casual Italian restaurant in the heart of Singapore’s Paya Lebar neighborhood. We invite you to join us on a culinary journey through the flavors and traditions of Italy, where pasta meets wine, and every dish tells a story.

Italian Dining at Salvo by Pasta Fresca

At Salvo by Pasta Fresca, we believe that a great meal is not just about the ingredients; it’s about the experience. Our restaurant is a haven for those seeking the finest Italian cuisine in Singapore. But what truly sets us apart is our carefully curated selection of Italian wines and liquors that complement our dishes and elevate your dining experience.

Italian Wine in Singapore

Embarking on an Italian wine adventure at Salvo by Pasta Fresca is like taking a voyage through the vineyards of Italy without leaving Singapore. Our wine list is a testament to the diverse and vibrant wine culture of Italy, offering a wide range of options for both seasoned wine enthusiasts and beginners.

If you’re new to the world of Italian wine, fear not. Our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you through the selection process, ensuring that you find the perfect Italian wine to suit your palate.

Italian Red Wines: A Symphony of Flavors

Italian red wines are renowned for their bold and rich flavors, each sip transporting you to Italy’s finest vineyards. Here are the top three popular Italian red grape varieties and their tasting notes:

  • Amarone:

    This wine delights with warm and spicy notes, reminiscent of ripe cherries and plums. It has a full-bodied character and a long, elegant finish.

  • Barolo:

    Known as the “King of Wines,” Barolo is a wine of ageable elegance. It features aromas of roses and violets, with flavors of red fruits and truffles. Its tannins are firm yet silky.

  • Chianti:

    Chianti wines are known for their bright cherry and strawberry flavors, along with hints of herbs and earthiness. They are versatile and pair well with a variety of Italian dishes.

One standout selection from our red wine offerings is the Divoto Apollonio, crafted from Negroamaro and Montepulciano grapes. It boasts medium to full tannins, with dark berry flavors and a stylish bouquet, making it the perfect companion to hearty Italian dishes.

Italian White Wines: A Breath of Freshness

Italian white wines offer a vibrant expression of their regions. Here are the top three popular Italian white grape varieties and their tasting notes:

  • Pinot Grigio:

    This wine is crisp and refreshing, with notes of green apples and citrus. It’s perfect for a sunny day or as an aperitif.

  • Chardonnay:

    Italian Chardonnay offers a rich bouquet with grassy undertones of acacia and hay, coupled with citrus mandarin notes and floral aromas.

  • Sauvignon Blanc:

    For a delightful adventure in white wine, we recommend the Chardonnay Apollonio. Its straw-yellow hue and complex flavors make it a perfect choice to elevate your dining experience.

    Italian Rosé Wines: A Taste of La Dolce Vita

    Italian rosé wines provide a lighter and refreshing option. Here’s a popular Italian rosé grape variety and its tasting notes:

    • Negroamaro:

      This grape variety produces full-bodied rosé wines with notes of blackberries, sour cherries, currants, and hints of spices. It’s an excellent choice for a leisurely meal.

    The Elfo Rosato Salento

     Apollonio, found in our collection, is a delightful example of Italian rosé. Its vinous fragrance gives way to a symphony of flavors that will transport you to a beachside café in Italy.

    Italian Sparkling Wines: Adding a Sparkle to Your Celebrations

    Italian sparkling wines are perfect for special moments and toasts. Here’s a popular Italian sparkling wine variety and its tasting notes:

    • Prosecco:

      Prosecco is known for its refined effervescence and complex notes of fruits, making it the epitome of celebration in a bottle.

    At Salvo by Pasta Fresca, we offer Prosecco that’s ready to add a sparkle to your dining experience and create lasting memories.

    A Dash of Liquor in Singapore

    While Italian wine takes center stage at Salvo by Pasta Fresca, we also offer a selection of fine liquors in Singapore to complement your meal or enhance your celebrations. Whether you’re after the zesty finish of Limoncello Antica Distilleria Russo or the sweet almond flavor of Amaretto Antica Distelleria Russo, we have recommendations to surprise and delight you.


    At Salvo by Pasta Fresca, we take pride in curating a wine list that not only complements our Italian cuisine but also tells a story. Each bottle represents a unique region and tradition, inviting you to embark on a sensory journey through Italy. Whether you’re a seasoned wine drinker or a beginner eager to explore the world of Italian wine, we look forward to sharing this delightful experience with you.

    Remember, when it comes to pairing Italian wine with Italian food, it’s not just about what’s on the plate and in the glass; it’s about the stories they tell and the experiences they create. Cheers to a taste of Italy in Singapore!

    Disclaimer: Please drink responsibly. Alcohol consumption should be enjoyed in moderation. Salvo  by Pasta Fresca encourages responsible drinking.