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“Try the veal, it’s the best in the city” – Godfather Giveaway

by Keith Brunell, Dallas, TX | Written on April 29, 2011

Not only has Fancis Ford Coppola produced some great films, but he has also produced some phenomenal wines! At Maggiano’s we feature four of his wines on our wine list and each one of them complements a different dish. This month I would suggest trying the Coppola Claret with our Fettuccine Bolognese with Veal and Ricotta Meatballs—makes the perfect pair! Below are the tasting notes for each of the wines we feature on our list.

Flavors: raspberries, cherries, candied orange and cloves
Pairings: spicy dishes, takeout or great for picnics

Flavors: Tangerine, pink grapefruit, and pear
Pairing: Fish, vegetables or light pasta

Flavors: Blackberries, cherries, and espresso
Pairings: Beef, pork and spicy dishes

Flavors: Red cherries, blackberries, plum and cocoas
Pairings: Roasted and grilled meats, pasta and cheeses

Comment and tell us what your favorite Italian-inspired movie or movie that features Italy and all of the great food and wine it has to offer! We will randomly be choosing 2 winners for “The Godfather” trilogy on Blu-ray DVD!

  • Grinchina

    I loved Under the Tuscan Sun! It was so beautiful and so made me want to go there! I was especially envious that Frances got to go to the open air market like that!!

  • Christina

    Eat pray Love of course for the Italy dining. YUMMMM!

  • Kmillholen

    Eat Pray Love!!! Mangia!!!

  • Sweetone62406

    Eat, Pray, Love. We just watched it the other day on Netflix :)

  • Rray1950

    La Strada

  • Frisco_kid_51

    Under the Tuscan Sun. Diane Lane and Italy! What more can you ask for?

  • Mary Christo

    Other than the Godfather….Three coins in a fountain—gotta love Sammy!

  • Angela Petitt

    Under the Tuscan Sun!! I am on my own Eat Pray Love adventure now and Italy was my first sabbatical stop!!

  • Martha

    Spartacus!! I love those old movies!

  • Patty Vansant

    Lady and the Tramp

  • Angel

    The Untouchables…love, love, love that movie I have seen it many times and its definately a movie I will never get tired of!! If u havent seen it, do so!! :-)

  • Caroline

    “Cinema Paradiso”

  • Julia

    Eat,Pray, Love…

  • Lisa Martin

    Donnie Brasco…………… Loved it and Maggiano in Beachwood, Ohio!!! Had a dinner party for 30 last Saturday and everyone loved the food.

  • Lisa Martin

    or “A Room with a View” It was Filmed in Italy!

  • Ppurplej

    Like Water For Chocolate….

  • Henson1120

    A Bronx Tale. :)

  • Sonia Zavala

    Other than the Godfather, Under the Tuscan Sun!

  • Dave Mead

    Of Course, Lady and the Tramp

  • Brenda

    Under the Tuscan Sun. (Enough said)

  • Cristy R.

    Besides Godfather….Under the Tuscan Sun:)

  • redfox

    The Italian Job is probably my favorite, even though it doesn’t feature much of the food :) But it’s still a great movie. And, my husband and I have never seen any of The Godfather movies, so we’d really love to win this :)

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  • Mgaglio

    Letters to juliet

  • Anonymous

    The Godfather of course!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The Godfather

  • Agilityterrier

    Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Romantic and lovely.

  • Sandy

    It has to be Godfather I or II. Though others mentioned here were close behind – Roman Holiday and Letters to Juliette. I am a romantic at heart. :)

  • Jay Hawk

    Roman Holiday starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn

  • Hil

    Under the Tuscan Sun with gorgeous Italian settings such as Tuscany, Florence, Positano, and Salerno.

  • LaLa Smith

    Under the Tuscan Sun

  • Madilyn

    Big Night. The food & the passion hightlighted in this film. Wish it was longer.

  • Vtanop

    Under the Tuscan Sun

  • Daniwaff

    Eat, Pray, Love. I loved, loved, loved this movie. I have never seen the Godfather movies so that would be a treat.

  • Anonymous

    When I think about movies and Italian, I think of one of my all-time favorite films – Cinema Paradiso. If you haven’t seen it, please do as soon as you can. It’s a beautiful movie.

  • Mary

    Definitely, Under the Tuscan Sun!

  • kate

    To kill a mockingbird–most universal themes of all cinema

  • Anonymous

    I would have to say my favorite movie featuring Italy would be “Stealing Beauty” but “Under the Tuscan Sun” is a very close second

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