Guide to Food and Wine Pairing at Miky’s Italian Restaurant

Food and Wine Pairing at Miky's Italian Restaurant

Pairing the right wine with your meal can elevate the dining experience, bringing out the flavours of both the food and the wine. At Miky’s Italian Restaurant, we offer a diverse menu of authentic Italian dishes paired with a carefully curated selection of wines. Whether you’re a wine aficionado or new to the world of food and wine pairing, our guide will help you navigate our menus for a delightful culinary journey.

Understanding Food and Wine Pairing

The key to successful food and wine pairing lies in complementing or contrasting flavours, textures, and intensities. Here are some general principles to consider:

  • Match Intensity: Lighter wines pair well with lighter dishes, while fuller-bodied wines complement richer and more robust flavours.
  • Balance Acidity: High-acid wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Chianti pair well with acidic dishes, balancing the flavours.
  • Consider flavour Profiles: Pair wines that enhance or contrast with the dominant flavours in the dish (e.g., pairing spicy foods with sweeter wines).

Miky’s Italian Restaurant Dinner Menu Highlights


  • Caprese Salad: Fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, basil, and balsamic reduction.

Recommended Wine: Pinot Grigio – Light and crisp, with citrus notes that complement the freshness of tomatoes and basil. Note that Pinot Grigio is from Italy. Try the Delle Venezie from the region of Tuscany

  • Garlic Prawns: Garlic prawns pan tossed with garlic, chilli, lemon, olive oil

Recommended Wine: Prosecco – Effervescent and refreshing, the bubbles cut through the richness of the garlic and chilli. Try the Bandini NV Extra Dry DOC


  • Penne Al Sugo d Agnello: Molisana pasta penne, slow cooked lamb cooked in Montepulciano red wine reduction wine, fresh mint

Recommended Wine: A robust and full bodied wine with fruity elements to complement the rich lamb ragu. Try the Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Rosso Conero

  • Spaghetti alla Carbonara: Spaghetti tossed with pancetta, egg yolk, Pecorino Romano cheese, and cracked black pepper.
    Recommended Wine: Chardonnay – Complement the richness of the carbonara sauce. Try the Jilyara of Wilyabrup “Heath nRoad” for its nutty, stone fruit sophistication.

Secondi Piatti (Main Course):

  • Steak: 300gramGrilled beef fillet served with salad or mixed vegetables.
    Recommended Wine: Merlot – Medium-bodied with soft tannins that complement the tender texture of the beef.

  • Chilli Mussels: One kilogram of local fresh mussels, cooked in a rich napoletana sauce, chilli, garlic.
    Recommended Wine:  – Vermentino for its crisp elegant, dry, subtle pear, sherbet and lemon pithy flavours. Try our Vermentino from Myattsfield.

Miky’s Italian Restaurant Drinks Menu Highlights

Explore our diverse selection of wines, beers, and cocktails to complement your meal:

  • White Wines: From light and crisp Pinot Grigio to aromatic Sauvignon Blanc, perfect for seafood and salads.
  • Red Wines: Enjoy a range from medium-bodied Merlot to bold and fruity Cabernet Sauvignon, ideal for pasta and grilled meats.
  • Sparkling Wines: Celebrate with Italian Prosecco or French Champagne, perfect for toasting or pairing with appetisers.
  • Cocktails and Spirits: Refreshing cocktails like Aperol Spritz or classic Negroni, as well as a selection of premium spirits and liqueurs.

Embark on a culinary adventure at Miky’s Italian Restaurant and experience the art of food and wine pairing. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner, a family celebration, or a gathering with friends, our menu and drinks selection offer something for every palate. Call us today at 0431 673 061 to book your table and indulge in an unforgettable dining experience.

Discover the perfect harmony of flavours with Miky’s Italian Restaurant – where every meal is a celebration of Italian culinary tradition.

It’s in the nature of Italians to live life with a positive tone and to celebrate the invitations that come along in life. Italian food is so conducive to all of that.



What an experience! One of the best Italian restaurants we've been to in a while and it did not disappoint! Our favourite dish from here was definitely their Gnocchi, it was the perfect combination of textures and flavours.Super accomodating and friendly service as well as lovely ambience.We definitely recommend checking this place out.

Sonya Le

Amazing experience, the environment it’s great, the food can’t explain how tasty and well prepared! And never tried before lemoncello spritz, omg, unfortunately I was driving otherwise will had many many of them! Can’t wait to go again

Thalita martines

Italian restaurant in the atmosphere but above all in the excellent quality food. fabulous pizza and first courses worthy of being called Italian! we ended with delicious desserts baked the same day!!

Ilenia tesauro

We went to Mikys for dinner on Valentine's Day and we are two Italian guys. it was like being at home. we took the special menu proposed for Valentine's Day. we were really satisfied, excellent quality products, excellent service, really friendly staff, normal cost. the typical grandmother's cake proposed at the end is truly special. really recommended to everyone. Grazie mille Michele!!

Mirco Ciprandi