Fall in love with Orlando restaurants that are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day, anniversaries or any other romantic occasion.
On Valentine’s Day or any time of year, Orlando gives Cupid a helping hand with restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic dinner to rival the famous spaghetti-slurping scene in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp. Offering perfect blends of ambiance, lighting, food and wine, here are some of our most popular restaurants that serve a side of romance with every meal. Bon appétit!
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Romantic Restaurants Throughout Orlando
Better Than Sex — A Dessert Restaurant
As the name implies, dessert is the only thing on the menu at Better Than Sex — A Dessert Restaurant. Treat your sweet to scintillating pies and cakes dreamed up by the husband-and-wife team of Dani and Len Johnson, whose love for sugary creations is evident in every bite of the decadent menu. Better Than Sex is located in downtown Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village Main Street district, making it the ideal end to a day of exploring the area’s cultural venues, specialty shopping, funky street art and indie flair.
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Canvas Restaurant & Market
With its waterfront positioning and new American cuisine that focuses on seasonal, regional produce and fresh seafood, Canvas Restaurant & Market is an ideal place for an intimate dinner for two — especially if you can time it around one of our breathtaking sunsets. Adjacent to Tom Fruin’s “Glass House” public art installation, Canvas is in the heart of Orlando’s forward-thinking Lake Nona community, which also offers outdoor recreation, still more exceptional dining, and the remarkable Lake Nona Wave Hotel. Dinner and an overnight stay, anyone?
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The Glass Knife
Never mind candy; Valentine’s cakes are all the rage these days, and you’d be hard pressed to find a more succulent selection of them than at The Glass Knife in Winter Park. But no matter when you visit, you’re sure to find sweets that your sweet will adore. Headed by Executive Chef Stuart Whitfield, who previously sweetened up the menus at Victoria & Albert’s and Be Our Guest Restaurant, The Glass Knife is located in Winter Park just north of the downtown Orlando area.
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A top dining destination on Winter Park’s main thoroughfare, Park Avenue, Prato offers innovative, seasonally directed Italian classics with modern techniques as dreamed up by James Beard-nominated Chef Brandon McGlamery. It’s also one of the famously intimate area’s most intimate eateries, making it a perfect place to pair up with that special someone.
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VINIA Wine & Kitchen
Share affection and small plates at VINIA Wine & Kitchen, a cozy, family-owned, Mediterranean eatery in Winter Park with a carefully curated wine list, amazing shareable dishes and delicious desserts. Let co-owners Paula and Fabio Gamba’s passion for good food and wines ignite your own passions!
1921 Mount Dora
Situated in a converted home built during its namesake year, 1921 Mount Dora is one of Central Florida’s best-kept culinary secrets, encompassing the totality of Florida’s cuisine, art, culture and beyond. More than an exceptional venue for romantic dinners, the restaurant is part of the Mount Dora Modernism Museum complex, providing an excellent starting point to explore the community before you dine. Mount Dora is about 40 minutes north of our main tourism districts.
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Be Our Guest Restaurant
At Walt Disney World® Resort, treat your date to an unforgettable dining experience at Be Our Guest Restaurant, located in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom® Park. This one-of-a-kind eatery has three meticulously engineered areas, including The Grand Ballroom, The West Wing and The Castle Gallery, where you can dine in the heartwarming mystery and romance of the beloved Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. (Please note: An eligible Walt Disney World ticket or annual pass and day-of reservation for Magic Kingdom Park is required, and restaurant reservations are strongly recommended.)
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Part of the dining lineup at Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort, Bigfire draws on the nostalgia of cooking over open flames during memorable family vacations — and romantic camping trips. Spark the flames of love with the eatery’s fire-kissed creations, including Tableside S’Mores!
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Set a course for romance without even having to leave dock at The BOATHOUSE, one of many acclaimed restaurants at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World Resort. For a picture-perfect evening you’re both sure to remember, book your reservations as close to sunset as possible. But when you’re dining with someone you love, the views will be stunning either way.
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Bull & Bear
How to make a romantic getaway at the stately Waldorf Astoria® Orlando even more magical? Pair it with a culinary journey like no other at Bull & Bear®, which is renowned for tableside preparation and the highest levels of personalized service that includes a team of experienced sommeliers. Further complement the meal and your affection for each other with a round at the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, treatments at the Waldorf Astoria Spa — or both!
Mama Della’s Ristorante
Take a seat by the fireplace and enjoy the sounds of strolling musicians at Mama Della’s Ristorante, located inside Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. Hospitality and romance are time-honored traditions here, as are authentic dishes from Tuscany, Naples and Piemonte. Plan your meal for before or after sunset so you can enjoy the resort’s Musica della Notte, featuring live Italian ballads on the harbor-side Piazza!
Victoria & Albert’s
Found inside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World, Victoria & Albert’s is widely recognized as one of the finest restaurants in the southeastern U.S., including a AAA Five Diamond Award, a Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, and glowing Zagat reviews. Let your love bloom amid classic Victorian elegance paired with haute American cuisine as envisioned by James Beard-recognized Executive Chef Scott Hunnel. (Please note: Victoria & Albert’s may be temporarily closed depending on the time of your visit.)
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