Valentine’s Day may not be until next month, but it’s always a good time to treat the love of your life to a romantic dinner. Whether you’re long-time lovers or just falling in love, you’ll fall head over heels for these romantic dining spots. When dining on a weekend night or holiday, it’s always a good idea to call ahead or make reservations ahead of time. Nothing dampers a romantic night out like having to wait for a table or getting turned away completely!
Jiko – The Cooking Place
Part of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort®, Jiko—The Cooking Place takes a departure from your typical steak or seafood restaurant. The menu includes African cuisine cooked over wood-burning ovens, as well as nods to Mediterranean and Indian dishes. Pair your dinner with a flight of wines from South Africa with Jiko’s wine tastings.
The plush booths are the perfect spot for cozying up with your date, enjoying the beautifully-decorated interiors that harken to an African safari.
Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant
Satisfy your sweet tooth and your sweetie at the Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant. Located in Lake Orange, the dessert-only restaurant has a speakeasy vibe and romantic feel. Science has proved that chocolate is an aphrodisiac and you’ll get your fill here with menu options like Cookie Nookie Pie, Double Stuffed and The Fever.
The drink menu is just as cheeky with choices like the Lickin’ Love, a pinot noir covered in dark chocolate. Enjoy extra privacy with curtains separating most of the tables.
Situated off International Drive, Vito’s Chophouse sets the bar high for other romantic restaurants. The top-tier, award-winning restaurant serves up rubbed aged steaks and chops, fresh seafood and Italian dishes. From the impeccable service to the intimate atmosphere, Vito’s will definitely earn you date night brownie points.
The drink menu features a number of specialty martinis exclusive to Vito’s, as well as over 850 wine options. Finish the evening with a cigar or something sweet from the dessert menu.
Victoria & Alberts
One Walt Disney World® Resort’s premier restaurants, Victoria & Alberts oozes romance and elegance. The contemporary American cuisine features tastes from around the world, creating an exciting menu of delicious options. Dine in the sumptuous main dining room, or spring for the Chef’s Table with a front row seat to the magic going on in the kitchen.
Down in the wine cellar, over 4,200 bottles await opening, the perfect compliment to your meal. From the five-star service to the world-class food and drinks, Victoria & Albert’s impresses even the most discriminating tastes. You can even add a special gift from Disney Floral & Gifts.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
For a jazzy vibe, Eddie V’s consistently ranks as one of the best romantic restaurants in Orlando. The posh dining room is the perfect setting for indulging in fresh seafood, raw oysters and aged steaks. The extensive wine menu offers something for all tastes, or you can sip on a hand-crafted cocktail.
You’ll find Eddie V’s close to Universal Studios and ICON park.
After your romantic dinner, head back to your Casiola vacation rental for a little R&R. Most of our rentals have hot tubs and pools, so you can enjoy a little dip with your sweetheart.
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