Food & Wine Pairing

Selecting Wine

Selecting the perfect wine can seem like a daunting task. But with just a few simple guidelines, you can feel confident about your wine and food pairings.

While certain wine and food pairings naturally complement each other, enjoying a great pairing is ultimately a matter of personal preference.

General Guidelines

Here are some general wine and food pairings guidelines. And yes, you can have red wine with fish and white wine with meat.

Food White Red
Chicken Chardonnay Merlot
Beef Chardonnay Cabernet
Fish Sauvignon Blanc Pinot Noir
Pork Chardonnay Chianti Classico
Pasta Pinot Grigio Sangiovese

If you like sweeter styles of wine, White Zinfandel and Riesling complement all food items.

Helpful Advice

Get a good recommendation: Find wine recommendations that pair perfectly with every dish on our menu by clicking on a dish image to see the "Suggested Wine Pairing."

Find the right words: Browse our list of wine terms that describe the flavors and characteristics of wines. These terms can help you better describe the flavors and aromas that you're looking for in a wine.

Ask for a sample: Sample wine tableside at your local Olive Garden. Our servers can recommend a wine and food pairing that will complement your meal and offer you a sample before purchase.
Subject to local regulations.