8 Tampa Bay area spots to book Valentine’s Day reservations

From French cuisine to family-style feasts, we’ve rounded up eight local spots to add to your V-Day plans.


Casa Santo Stefano is serving up a dreamy meal this V-day.

Pull that G-cal out, TBAY — it’s time to book some reservations. Whether you’re in the mood for love or just a sumptuous feast, we’re dishing some of our area’s delicious Valentine’s foodie offerings:

Editor’s note: Some of these spots could be booked up for dinner, but might be offering lunch options.

The Pearl Water Street Tampa, 823 Water St. C-100, Tampa

Settle in for a decadent meal or a special “First Date” cocktail at the hopping Cigar City gastropub. Order the filet, potato gratin, broccolini, and truffle butter for $59 or the salmon with pea puree, colossal crab, potato confit, and lemon pepper vinaigrette for $45.

Casa Santo Stefano, 1607 N. 22nd St., Tampa

Bring your love to the Ybor City spot for the top-notch Sicilian menu or its special V-Day menu including Vongole Al Forno or Risotto Di Gamberi Aragosta.

Haven Tampa, 2208 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa

Sign up for a culinary adventure ($125 per person) with a five-course tasting menu featuring “An Homage to Butter.” You can also add on corresponding wine pairings for $60.

Allelo St. Pete, 300 Beach Dr. NE #128, St. Petersburg

Enjoy a four-course meal ($120 per person) and views of the custom flamingo mural over the bar. Plus, you can add on treats like a flower arrangement or bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label.


Make sure to take a peek at Allelo’s pink flock.

Photo by @allelostpete

Predalina, 1001 E. Cumberland Ave., Tampa

One of Water Street Tampa’s newest additions is serving up wine, cocktails, and chef concocted specials the entire week of V-Day — so you can celebrate all week long. The chic, Mediterranean spot is also serving a special Valentine’s Day menu on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Cassis, 170 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg

Head to downtown St. Pete for heirloom tomato tartar, lobster butternut squash risotto, tableside Chateaubriand for two, and other specials — paired with people watching of course.

Boulon Brasserie, 1001 Water St., Tampa

The upscale French eatery is serving a “From Paris With Love” themed meal sure to transport you to the City of Love. Highlights include beef Wellington, pan-seared jumbo shrimp and andouille, and honey-ginger panna cotta.

Pia’s Trattoria, 3054 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport

The Gulfport eatery was recently named one of the most romantic eateries in the US by Yelp. Dine on clam linguine, chicken piccata, and other fresh Italian fare on the greenery-laden patio escape, or in restaurant’s candlelit indoor space.

Or browse our date night guide for even more knockout options.

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