Tucson's best romantic dining spots score high in terms of excellent food and unbeatable ambiance.
You'll find both these things in spades at Maynard's Market and Kitchen in Tucson. The restaurant is located in a historic venue - the downtown train depot - and features a menu of gourmet, French-inspired cuisine. The occasional rumble of an incoming train will make you feel like you and your sweetie have been transported to an old black-and-white movie, which only adds to the dining room's feeling of old-fashioned romance.
Back in downtown Tucson, 47 Scott has become a reliable mainstay for gourmet comfort food - think bread-crumb-topped macaroni and cheese with bits of artisan bacon. Fresh flowers and flickering candlelight lend this urban bistro and bar date night-worthy ambiance.
Speaking of ambiance, one of the most romantic patios in downtown Tucson is at Café à la C'Art a rustically elegant restaurant and bakery where you can dine under the glow of string lights. The eclectic menu offers some Mexican, southwestern and pasta dishes - a win-win for couples looking for a range of options. But whatever you do, don't skip out on the luscious homemade desserts.
What says romance better than killer Italian food? That's what you'll find at Tavolino, a foothill-adjacent restaurant serving great Northern Italian classics in a charming dining room.