Fuel the Passion at World-Class Tampa Restaurants



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. 

Enjoy a little intrigue with your romance at Ciro's Speakeasy that features secret passwords, staff in character, and private curtained alcoves. The menu is inventive and unexpected and they serve a wonderful selection of craft cocktails as well. 

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.


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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. They are also known for their extensive wine list. The setting is...  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




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


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Channelside


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


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Rocky Point
Armani's
Photo courtesy of Armani's


Armani's is an award-winning restaurant located on the 14th floor of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. This popular local eatery is best known for it's sophisticated ambiance and panoramic views enjoyed through floor to ceiling windows. For the first...  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




Mise en Place is an intimate, well-appointed restaurant located across from the University of Tampa. As a pioneer of the chef-driven restaurant model a signature of this bistro is the ever-rotating menu specializing in New American cuisine. You...  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


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Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye is a freelance writer that adopted Tampa as her hometown over a decade ago and never looked back. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no snow climate, and in her spare time...  More About Skye

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