Best Summer Pasta and Wine Pairings at Quattro Boston

Summer in Boston calls for delightful outdoor dining, and there’s no better place to enjoy a perfect pasta and wine pairing than Quattro Boston. Quattro is located in the vibrant North End and offers a diverse menu combining traditional Italian flavors with a modern twist. Elevate your summer dining experience by pairing Quattro’s exquisite pasta dishes with the perfect wine from our extensive selection. Let’s explore some mouthwatering combinations that will make your summer evenings unforgettable.

Cacio e Pepe with Sauvignon Blanc “Terre al Monte,” Rivera, Puglia

Start your summer dining experience with the classic Cacio e Pepe. This dish features fresh cacao and Parmigiano cheese with cracked black pepper, creating a creamy and peppery delight. Pair it with the Sauvignon Blanc “Terre al Monte” from Rivera, Puglia. This wine’s crisp acidity and citrus notes cut through the richness of the cheese, while its herbal undertones complement the black pepper’s spiciness. Together, they create a harmonious balance that is both refreshing and satisfying.

Spaghettini with Meatballs and Chianti, Grati, Toscana

Next on the menu is the Spaghettini with Meatballs, a hearty dish featuring San Marzano tomatoes, fresh basil, and shaved Parmigiano. The perfect wine to accompany this robust dish is the Chianti from Grati, Toscana. Chianti’s bright acidity and red fruit flavors enhance the tomato sauce’s sweetness, while its earthy notes complement the savory meatballs. This pairing truly celebrates traditional Italian cuisine, making it an ideal choice for a summer evening.

Gnocchi Sorrentina with Gavi, Beni di Batasiolo Piemonte

For a lighter yet equally delicious option, try the Gnocchi Sorrentina. This dish features potato dumplings baked with mozzarella, basil, and cherry tomatoes. Pair it with the Gavi from Beni di Batasiolo in Piemonte. Gavi’s floral aromas and crisp minerality elevate the delicate flavors of the gnocchi, while its subtle almond notes enhance the basil and cherry tomatoes’ freshness. This combination is perfect for those who prefer a more delicate and nuanced dining experience.

Lasagna della Casa with Nero D’Avola, “Nero Di Stelle,” Andrero, Sicilia

Lasagna lovers will appreciate the Lasagna della Casa, a rich and savory dish that varies daily. Pair it with the Nero D’Avola “Nero Di Stelle from Andrero, Sicilia, for a perfect match. This wine’s bold fruit flavors and velvety tannins match the layers of the lasagna’s meat, cheese, and pasta. Its dark fruit and spice notes complement the hearty flavors, creating a well-rounded and satisfying pairing perfect for a summer evening.

DePasquale’s Baked Manicotti with Barbera, Marrone, La Morra, Piemonte

DePasquale’s Baked Manicotti, filled with fresh ricotta, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheese, is a creamy and comforting dish. Pair it with the Barbera from Marrone, La Morra, Piemonte. Barbera’s high acidity and bright cherry flavors cut through the richness of the cheese, while its soft tannins provide a smooth finish. This pairing is a delightful combination of textures and flavors, making it a standout choice for a summer meal.

Chicken Ravioli with Chardonnay “Corte Pitora, Bennati, Veneto

Try the Chicken Ravioli, filled with fresh ricotta, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheese for a unique twist. Pair it with the Chardonnay “Corte Pitora from Bennati, Veneto. This Chardonnay’s balanced acidity and notes of apple and pear enhance the ravioli’s savory filling, while its subtle oak influence adds a touch of complexity. Together, they create a sophisticated and enjoyable pairing perfect for summer dining.

Lobster Ravioli with Pinot Grigio, Villa Marchesi, Friuli

Seafood lovers will adore the Lobster Ravioli, served with lobster fumet, fresh cherry tomatoes, and a touch of cream. Pair it with the Pinot Grigio from Villa Marchesi, Friuli. This wine’s crisp acidity and citrus notes complement the ravioli’s delicate lobster flavor, while its mineral finish enhances the dish’s creamy elements. This pairing is a refreshing and elegant choice for a warm summer evening.

Pasta e Fagioli with Short Rib with Merlot, Monte Luce, Veneto

Pasta e Fagioli with Short Rib is a comforting dish that combines tender short rib with hearty pasta and beans. Pair it with the Merlot from Monte Luce, Veneto. Merlot’s velvety texture and rich berry flavors enhance the short rib’s savory depth, while its soft tannins provide a smooth and balanced finish. This pairing is perfect for those who enjoy a rich and comforting meal.

Caprese Ravioli with Riesling, Firestone, Central Coast

Finally, try the Caprese Ravioli, filled with brigante mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, San Marzano tomatoes, and basil. Pair it with the Riesling from Firestone, Central Coast. Riesling’s bright acidity and green apple and lime notes enhance the ravioli’s fresh and vibrant flavors, while its slight sweetness balances the dish’s savory elements. This pairing is a refreshing and delightful choice for summer dining.

Elevate Your Summer Dining Experience at Quattro Boston

Quattro Boston offers a diverse and delicious menu perfect for summer dining. Pairing our exquisite pasta dishes with the ideal wine elevates your dining experience and allows you to enjoy the best Italian cuisine. Whether you want a light and refreshing Gnocchi Sorrentina with Gavi or a rich and savory Lasagna della Casa with Nero D’Avola, Quattro Boston has something for everyone. Visit Quattro Boston this summer and discover the perfect pasta and wine pairing to make your dining experience unforgettable.