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Best Date Night Spots For Valentine’s Day

Aaron Lucas

What do you do when you’re not working?When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and 4 kids, training muay thai, working out, playing ...

What do you do when you’re not working?When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and 4 kids, training muay thai, working out, playing ...

Feb 6 4 minutes read

Does the thought of date night make you break out in cold sweats? Do you curse the heavens every time Valentine's Day raises the romantic stakes of your relationship? Don't worry, we've got you covered with the 10 Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentine's Day.

1. Mama Carolla's Old Italian

Nestled in a 1920s stucco-style home, Mama Carolla’s has become an Indy staple for their intimate atmosphere and romantic outdoor terrace. This South Broad Ripple family-run restaurant is known for homemade meatballs and steamed mussels, both favorites among the loyal locals.

2. The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is the original fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy several fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads, and unforgettable desserts. The fondue restaurant is perfect for the everyday occasion, from a night out with friends or a romantic dinner with your special someone. Enjoy a wide range of seasonal and fixed menu items, and you choose the way you want it all.

3. The Eagle's Nest

Dine on classic American cuisine made from the freshest local ingredients while enjoying captivating panoramic views at The Eagle’s Nest. Enjoy romantic rooftop dining at the only revolving restaurant in Indianapolis and indulge all of your senses with a 360° view of the downtown skyline. 

4. Sangiovese Ristorante

 Everything about this restaurant is top-notch. From the table settings to the wine list, you can expect the finest, but the menu at Sangiovese is always affordable and approachable. Start your meal with antipasti like the prosciutto-wrapped Gulf shrimp or the bruschetta topped with marinated tomatoes. Pastas like the lasagna a la Bolognese is a favorite, and the farfalle con Funghi offers big, bold flavors.

5. Rick's Cafe Boatyard

Rick’s Café Boatyard is a waterfront American restaurant and cocktail bar, offering guests a panoramic view of Eagle Creek Reservoir. They are known for their fresh, quality seafood that is flown in from locations throughout the world daily.

6. Revery

Revery is a new mid-sized restaurant located in the family-friendly, uniquely charming neighborhood of Old Greenwood. Revery’s focus is to offer a simple, artistic presentation of local products such as Indiana craft beers, locally grown produce, and livestock, or wild game sourced from Indiana whenever possible.

7. Vida

Vida’s is dedicated to fresh ingredients and culinary technique. Each dish is carefully constructed with ingredients from local farmers, house-made charcuterie, and Indianapolis’ only in-house hydroponic wall of greens. They also use a Coravin wine extraction system to protect the integrity of the wine, offering distinctive wine pairings and featured wines by the glass that you won’t find anywhere else in Indianapolis. 

8. Iozzo's Garden of Italy

 Iozzo's was Indianapolis' first full-service Italian restaurant and was reopened in August 2009 using inspirations and recipes from the original Iozzo's restaurant. You can enjoy a traditional southern Italian meal either in the cozy dining room or the renovated courtyard, which will make you forget you're in downtown Indy, but rather in an old world Italian plaza.

9. La Trattoria

La Trattoria is one of Greenwood's best-kept secrets. Enjoy a premium steak at a fraction of the typical cost in this converted Victorian style house. They also feature traditional Italian comfort food, such as the spaghetti as Pomodoro, a heavenly heap of pasta, diced tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and onions in an olive oil and white wine sauce.

10. Stone Creek Dining Company

Stone Creek Dining Company Greenwood blends elegance and comfort with incredible food and excellent service. The menu includes a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, seafood, pastas, steaks, chops, and chicken. The luxurious decor and ideal location make Stone Creek a perfect setting for romantic evenings.

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