Celebrate Your Love at Top Tampa Restaurants for Romance

Couples looking for a romantic dinner and quality alone time will find many options to choose from in Tampa. Whether you're looking for quiet and intimate, or wish to dance in the moonlight, there is the perfect restaurant. From old-school nostalgia to contemporary chic, 10 Best has put together a list of Tampa's top romantic eateries guaranteed to light your fire. 

If you're trying to impress, then you can't go wrong with Armani's. Located on the top floor of the waterfront Grant Hyatt hotel, the views can't be beat and are particularly spectacular at sunset. The food is modern Northern Italian and the interior is sleek and sophisticated. If your pocket book is a little light, consider visiting earlier in the evening and sampling delicacies from their antipasto bar and enjoying a glass of wine while enjoying the view on the beautiful outdoor patio.

Another romantic option is taking a dinner cruise on Yacht Starship. This highly-rated, 2.5 hour tour of Tampa's beautiful waterways includes a delicious three-course dinner, intimate seating, great views and dancing under the stars. They also offer lunch and special event cruises. A wedding perhaps? This is a romance package that won't fail to make the heart beat faster.

Understated elegance and a premiere dining experience await you at this celebrated restaurant. The décor sets the stage for romance with tables set with fresh roses, crystal and china, providing a perfect lead-in for the traditional Italian...  Read More

East Tampa
Council Oak
Photo courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is located in the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, the 6th largest casino in world, and is a popular destination for prime steaks, fresh seafood and selections from the award winning wine list. The atmosphere is...  Read More

Set slightly away from the downtown bustle, Jackson's Bistro features a large and sophisticated menu with dishes ranging from hand-rolled sushi to an oak-grilled NY strip steak. The setting is romantic and upscale, featuring dark mahogany walls...  Read More

Ciro's is a 1920's style speakeasy and they take their prohibition-era theme very seriously. In addition to the discrete entrance that is void of external signage or advertising, you must call ahead to get the password in order to gain...  Read More

Malio's has been a Tampa landmark since it opened in 1969. Reinvented in 2007 as Malio's Prime Steakhouse, the restaurant moved downtown and picked up where it left off as a Tampa favorite, but with updated d�cor and menu offerings....  Read More

Mise en Place is an intimate, well-appointed restaurant located across from the University of Tampa. A signature of this bistro is the ever-rotating menu, which intimidates some newcomers. They are missing out on one of the most inventive...  Read More

More than just a restaurant, the Columbia is a Tampa institution. Since 1905, this living history lesson has been serving some of the most authentic Spanish/Cuban food in Tampa Bay. The menu is expansive, spanning a wide array of traditional...  Read More

Bern's Steak House is one of Tampa's best-known restaurants. Family-owned since opening in 1956, this venerable steak house is legendary for its impeccable service, top-quality food, and incredible attention to detail. Guests rave about the...  Read More


Yacht Starship sails from Tampa's Channelside neighborhood and is billed as America's first three diamond rated dining yacht by AAA. Perfect for an intimate night out or a group celebration, Yacht Starship provides a three-course dinner while...  Read More

Airport Area

Bright and airy, this chic restaurant rests atop the Hyatt Regency and affords extensive views of the Tampa area. Its menu of northern Italian cuisine centers around seafood, pasta, poultry and steaks, but the specialty of the house is veal,...  Read More


Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye has lived in Tampa for over 16 years and spends much of her time exploring the region and discovering its hidden treasures. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no cold, no...  More About Skye

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