February 04, 2022

25 essential date night restaurants in Tampa Bay

As Valentine's Day approaches, the quest to find the perfect place to bring your significant other begins, and the deadline to make a reservations looms. Look no further, as we collected a few of the most romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay.
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Barterhouse Ybor
1811 N 15th St. Suite A, Tampa, 813-542-1710
Barterhouse’s passion for food and drinks “influences guests to eat, sip and experience outside of what’s commonplace” making it a perfect place for those who seek some adventure on date night. 
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Barterhouse Ybor

1811 N 15th St. Suite A, Tampa, 813-542-1710
Barterhouse’s passion for food and drinks “influences guests to eat, sip and experience outside of what’s commonplace” making it a perfect place for those who seek some adventure on date night.
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Bella’s Italian Cafe
1413 S Howard Ave #100, Tampa, 813-254-3355
The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach is what people say and what better way to do it than with authentic Italian cuisine. Bella’s offers pizza, pasta, vegetarian dishes and a long list of wines worthy of a chef's kiss.
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Bella’s Italian Cafe

1413 S Howard Ave #100, Tampa, 813-254-3355
The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach is what people say and what better way to do it than with authentic Italian cuisine. Bella’s offers pizza, pasta, vegetarian dishes and a long list of wines worthy of a chef's kiss.
Photo via Bella’s Italian Cafe/Website
Bern’s Steak House
1208 S Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-251-2421
This award-winning steak house might blow you and your date’s minds with their wine collection, as it contains over half a million bottles and 6500 labels from all over the world. Offering steaks, caviar and diverse entrees, Bern’s is the perfect place for those not on a budget and willing to spoil their significant other. 
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Bern’s Steak House

1208 S Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-251-2421
This award-winning steak house might blow you and your date’s minds with their wine collection, as it contains over half a million bottles and 6500 labels from all over the world. Offering steaks, caviar and diverse entrees, Bern’s is the perfect place for those not on a budget and willing to spoil their significant other.
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The Black Pearl
315 Main St., Dunedin, 727-734-3463
The Black Pearl only has 12 tables, making the experience intimate and exclusive to savor the flavors of their French and New American cuisine.
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The Black Pearl

315 Main St., Dunedin, 727-734-3463
The Black Pearl only has 12 tables, making the experience intimate and exclusive to savor the flavors of their French and New American cuisine.
Photo via The Black Pearl/Instagram
Bon Appetit Restaurant
148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, 727-733-2151
With a wonderful waterfront view, Bon Appetit makes a romantic setting for a quality sunset dinner. 
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Bon Appetit Restaurant

148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, 727-733-2151
With a wonderful waterfront view, Bon Appetit makes a romantic setting for a quality sunset dinner.
Photo via Bon Appetit Restaurant/Instagram

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