Papa Joe’s cheesy artichoke dip reminds me of a beautiful Sicilian sun. Pair the dip ($7.99) with an $8 glass of 2013 Planeta La Segreta and you’ll strike gold. Francesca Planeta, the winery’s first woman winemaker in 17 generations, crafted a wonderful blend of 50 percent nero d’Avola, 25 percent merlot, 20 percent syrah, and 5 percent cabernet franc. “It’s the ultimate pizza wine,” owner Jeff Bruno said. The creamy appetizer softens the wine’s bright acidity, highlighting the tart cherry and fig nuances. Buy the whole bottle for $18.99 and get your party started.

The place: Papa Joe’s

Where: 1561 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron

Why you should go: Lovely appetizers and wine pairings.

More info: www.papajoes.com

— Phil Masturzo