• Eugenia Lung

My Top 5 Date Night Restaurants Around Tampa

I get asked a lot about my favorite restaurants! These are my top 5 date night restaurants around Tampa that I frequently visit because I love them so much! I am classifying these as "date night" spots since these places are a little pricier.

#5 Osteria Tampa- Downtown Tampa

The Nocturnal Group and Fabio Viviani's new restaurant in Downtown Tampa lives up to the hype! Fresh made pasta is a dream here. Their menu has all the Italian food items that you love plus more! I have had more than a handful of items here and everyone was mouth watering! This is a hip environment right across from the Franklin Manor.

Osteria Tampa

903 N Franklin St, Tampa, Fl 33602


#4 The Restorative- Dunedin

If you follow me on IG, you know I go to The Restorative a lot! One of the reasons I go there often is because the menu changed a couple times a week, so every time I go, I am getting something new. They never have the same dish on their menu twice. The Restorative is located in a small shopping strip in Dunedin. This is a great place for a more casual date night. The atmosphere is more casual, however, the food is top notch and elevated!

The Restorative 420 Patricia Ave

Dunedin, FL 34698 https://www.restorativerestaurant.com/

#3 Ichicoro Ane- Downtown St. Pete

I love how Ichicoro Ane has so many things on their menu to try! They have more than just ramen at this location and everything is super tasty. This is the perfect date night place in St. Pete to get a lot of small plates to share. They have items with meat, seafood, and even vegetarian options. The atmosphere here is very lively and there is always good music playing! Also check out their facebook to see if any fun events are going on because it seems like something is always going on there!

Ichicoro Ane

260 1st Ave S

St. Petersburg, FL 33701


#2 Rooster and the Till- Seminole Heights Tampa

I have been going here since they first opened their doors and am still impressed to this day! I love their creative menu with amazing tasting dishes. This is the perfect date night spot in Tampa for some unique plates! The atmosphere here is intimate with it's dim lighting. There is no music so its very easy for conversations.

Rooster and the Till

6500 N Florida Ave

Tampa, FL 33604


#1 Noble Rice- South Tampa

Noble Rice is currently my favorite restaurant in Tampa. Ever since I had their omakase, I dream about it. I go here maybe once a month or once every other month. I would go here more often, however, the omakase will set you back $150 or $200 a person, and I need to pay bills to live 😜. The items they serve are high quality and flown in from Japan! They do serve a regular menu but I only go for the omakase because its the best thing ever! The vibe here is intimate, the lighting is dim and the space is smaller than most restaurants.

Noble Rice

807 W Platt St

Tampa, FL 33606


*Bonus* The Rez Grill- Seminole Hard Rock Casino

While writing up this up, my BF, Matt, reminded me about another favorite Tampa date night spot, The Rez! Everything I have every gotten here has been awesome! They have a variety of seafood, steaks, ribs, chicken and waffles, and even sandwiches. The atmosphere here is great for conversations. When you step out though, you can gamble, drink, and party all night long!

The Rez Grill

5223 N Orient Rd

Tampa, FL 33610


What are some of your favorite date night spots around Tampa?!

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Hi! My name is Eugenia and I am a Tampa food blogger! I love trying out all the Tampa restaurants and St. Pete restaurants. I also love sharing my home cook recipes when I'm not eating out!


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