Valentine's Day is less than a month away now. When it rolls around on Sunday, February 14, you can bet restaurants in Tampa from the large to the small will be packed to the brim all night. Don't let this special night get bogged down by hours of waiting and make a reservation at one of these romantic restaurants for Valentine's Day.

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pasteria

Named the most romantic restaurant in Tampa Bay, Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria features world-class brick oven pizza handcrafted by expert chefs. Watch from your seat as the wood crackles in the brick oven and enjoy menu items including gourmet pizza, house-made pasta, antipasti, and dessert.  

Columbia Restaurant

Nothing says romantic like a variety of delicious flavors from Spain served up at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. Enjoy a flamenco dance show in this old, historic restaurant as you dine on a variety of Spanish classics including seafood paella, filet steak salteado, palomilla steak, and much more. 

The Melting Pot

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind fondue dining experience on Valentine's Day at The Melting Pot with a variety of cheese and chocolate fondues. Perfect for Valentine's Day, their four-course experience includes cheese fondue, salad, entree, and chocolate fondue.

Bern's Steakhouse

When it comes to the best fine dining in Tampa, you can't beat Bern's. This age-old steakhouse boasts the largest wine collection in the world and an elegant atmosphere perfect for the ultimate upscale Valentine's Day experience. Check out their Harry Waugh Dessert Room after dinner for a delectable dessert in your own private booth accompanied by romantic piano music.

Donatello

Serving fine authentic Italian cuisine since 1984, this four-star, family-owned restaurant is full of romance for Valentine's Day from the rosy interiors, live music, and attentive service to rich, delicious entrees and wine. 

Oystercatchers

Located just outside the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, this romantic restaurant boasts gorgeous views of Old Tampa Bay as well as an incredible fine dining experience and delectable seafood cuisine. They've got a Valentine's Weekend pre-fixed menu so you won't even have to think about making any choices! 

Ciro's Speakeasy and Supper Club

One of the more unique locales on this list, Ciro's Speakeasy and Supper Club is South Tampa's finest cocktail bars serving hand-crafted Prohibition-era cocktails in a vintage atmosphere that's undeniably romantic, making it a perfect destination for Valentine's Day. Guests must be 21 years and older to enter.

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

If you're wanting to celebrate Valentine's Day over top-quality seafood and steaks, look no further than Eddie V's Prime Seafood in Tampa near International Plaza and Bay Street. In addition to a variety of delicious menu items, they also have hand-crafted cocktails, an extensive, curated wine menu; and live jazz music, making this one of the most romantic restaurants in Tampa.

Mise en Place

For a meal to remember, head to Mise en Place on Valentine's Day for Modern American cuisine with exciting, dynamic menu items and regional influences. You'll also find that the romantic atmosphere and attentive service also contribute to this fine dining experience, winning the Diner's 2018 Choice Awards on Open Table

There are a variety of romantic restaurants in Tampa to choose from for Valentine's Day, so pick the one that best suits you and your date and make reservations before all of the tables are taken!

Maggiano's Little Italy

This Valentine's Day, think about dining at Maggiano's for some delectable Italian pasta. It's an evening sure to please your sweetie! 

Del Frisco's Grille | Tampa

On Valentine's Day, exchange more than glances with Del Frisco's menu of shareable appetizers, delectable desserts, and savory entrees. Make your reservation today! 

Seasons 52

This is a great choice for seasonally crafted dishes and delicious sides like caramelized brussel sprouts. You can also enjoy a full bar with hand-selected wines from their sommelier. 

Osteria Tampa

Osteria has a chef-driven menu including over a dozen fresh homemade pastas, slow-roasted meats, wild fish and seafood, a generous pizza selection and a full wine and craft cocktail collection. Visit them on Franklin Street this Valentine's Day! 

GrillSmith

GrillSmith has plenty of entrees to pick from on Valentine's Day including the truffle butter filet, a short trip oscar, and a macadamia chicken dish. Their specialty dessert for the occasion is a grand marnier creme brulee. Love is in the Air at GrillSmith! 

Find more ideas for Valentine's Day in Tampa by registering on 813area, your free guide to Tampa Bay.

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