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Get In the Mood at These Romantic Restaurants in Orlando

  • December 05, 2022
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Have an anniversary coming up? Or maybe you’re just looking for something fun for Saturday night? Either way sometimes it’s hard to pick out where to dine when it comes to date night. Luckily, Orlando has tons of options when it comes to your next romantic night out. These date night restaurants are the perfect way to explore a new cuisine, share an intimate meal, or devour a decadent dessert together.

From drinks to desserts, we’re counting down our top picks for an evening out on the town with these romantic restaurants in Orlando.


Channel your inner Lady and the Tramp at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Dig into you fave pasta dish—like spaghetti and meatballs—or opt for something a little more unique like their famous rigatoni “D” dish. This is also the perfect excuse to sip on a delicious Italian wine, Tuscany here we come!

Hours and Location

Monday | 11:30AM—10PM
Tuesday | 11:30AM—10PM
Wednesday | 11:30AM—10PM
Thursday | 11:30AM—10PM
Friday | 11:30AM—11PM
Saturday | 11AM—11PM
Sunday | 11AM—10PM

9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Colorado Fondue Company

Nothing is more romantic the cuddling up and enjoying a warm pot of fondue. Order à la carte or opt for one of their combination trails to sample more of the menu. We’re a big fan of the expect trail where you can enjoy a soup or salad, cheese fondue, main course (where you can choose from filet, sirloin, chicken, shrimp, or jerk pork tenderloin), and end the meal with chocolate fondue.

Hours and Location

Call 407-767-8232 for more infomation on updated hours

1016 E. Semoran Blvd, Casselberry, FL 32707

Cooper's Hawk

This is the perfect spot for that anniversary that’s coming up. Here you can indulge in all your favorites like filet mignon, braised short rib risotto, and chicken piccata. Pair your meal with a little help from the menu; the menus here have pairings written in next to each menu item so you know it will pair perfectly. No need to worry about being a wine expert here!

Hours and Location

International Drive

Monday | 11AM—9PM
Tuesday | 11AM—9PM
Wednesday | 11AM—9PM
Thursday | 11AM—9PM
Friday | 11AM—9PM
Saturday | 11AM—9PM
Sunday | 11AM—9PM

8005 International Dr Orlando, FL 32819

Waterford Lakes

Monday | 11AM–9PM
Tuesday | 11AM–9PM
Wednesday | 11AM–9PM
Thursday | 11AM–9PM
Friday | 11AM–10PM
Saturday | 11AM–10PM
Sunday | 11AM–9PM

Stefano's Trattoria

The way to your date’s heart? Baked dishes and a solid cheese pull. Stefano’s Trattoria is truly the place where pasta dreams come true. Dive into one of their irresistible house specialties like the gnocchi della Nonna. This menu is huge with tons of different pastas, oven baked dishes, strombolis, pizzas, calzones, and more. Our go to dish here is the vitello alla marsala! But regardless of what you order get ready to slowly slip into the best food coma.

Aurora at the Celeste

Get ready for a meal unlike any other. Aurora at The Celeste is an immersive experience that features colorful flavors in a beautiful ambiance. Sip on a signature cocktail—our go to is the milky way, a quasi-espresso martini—before launching into the tasty, locally sourced menu. Start off the meal with an order of the truffle fries, they’re out of this world, and while all the entrees are delicious, something about the Celeste burger brings us back every time.

Hours and Location

Monday | 7AM—10PM
Tuesday | 7AM—10PM
Wednesday | 7AM—10PM
Thursday | 7AM—10PM
Friday | 7AM—11PM
Saturday | 7AM—11PM
Sunday | 7AM—10PM

4105 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826

Santiago's Bodega

Feeling epicurious? Shake up date night with tapas at Santiago’s Bodega! This is the perfect date night for anyone looking to try something new. Savor a variety of cold and hot tapas paired with your Spanish wine of choice. Be advised, the croquettas are addictive; don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Hours and Location

Monday | 11AM—2AM
Tuesday | 11AM—2AM
Wednesday | 11AM—2AM
Thursday | 11AM—2AM
Friday | 11AM—2AM
Saturday | 10AM—2AM
Sunday | 10AM—2AM

802 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803

Kres Chophouse

Looking to step up your date night game? Treat your lucky plus one to dinner at Kres Chophouse! Start your meal off with a luxurious lobster bisque. Or if you’re looking for something a little lighter, check out their chophouse caesar salad. Splurge on your fave chop like the 16 oz center cut ribeye or the 16 oz prime dry aged bone-in strip and you can’t forget to order the parm mashed potatoes to share.

Just don’t forget to check the dress code before leaving the house!

Hours and Location

Monday | 11:30AM—11PM
Tuesday | 11:30AM—11PM
Wednesday | 11:30AM—11PM
Thursday | 11:30AM—11PM
Friday | 11:30AM—12AM
Saturday | 5PM—12PM
Sunday | 5PM—10PM

17 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801

Maxine's On Shine

Want a restaurant that’s quirky with great vibes. Maxine’s on Shine has a table for you! This not so hidden anymore gem—the restaurant was recently named to the 2022 Michelin Restaurant Guide—features comforting dishes that satisfy. You have to order their signature app the  fried green tomatoes and Key West crab cakes. Everything here is so tasty. The dishes here are like a food hug! PS after 7pm there are no little ones (under 7) so enjoy a little quiet.

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5PM—9PM
Thursday | 5PM—9PM
Friday | 10AM—3PM; 5PM—9PM
Saturday | 10AM—3PM; 5PM—9PM
Sunday | 10AM—3PM

337 N. Shine Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Better Than Sex Dessert

Want to skip dinner and head straight to dessert? Better The Sex has some sensual and decadent sweets that will definitely get you and your plus one in the mood. Kick off the evening with a cocktail, they have rimmed drinks, shots, coffee cocktails, and more. Then order your suggestive dessert like the double stuffed…Oreo bread pudding.

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 6PM—11PM
Thursday | 6PM—11PM
Friday | 6PM—12AM
Saturday | 6PM—12AM
Sunday | 6PM—11PM

1905 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Enzo's on the Lake

Enjoy a romantic evening on the water savoring some of Orlando’s best Italian food. This family owned restaurant is serving up handmade pasta like their ravioli della casa stuffed with ricotta, chicken, and spinach served in a delicate tomato sauce. The menu features seasonal items so don’t forget to ask about today’s chef creation.

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday| 6PM—9PM
Wednesday | 6PM—9PM
Thursday| 6PM—9PM
Friday| 11:30AM—2PM; 5:30PM—9:30PM
Saturday| 5:30PM—9:30PM
Sunday | Closed

1130 S. US Hwy 17 92, Longwood, FL 32750

The Strand

Enjoy date night with fresh, seasonal flavors at The Strand. This neighborhood resto has something for every palate and will have you coming back time and time again. Their menu is constantly evolving to match what’s fresh and readily available to the kitchen. Check their Instagram for their seasonal offerings.

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5PM—10PM
Wednesday | 5PM—10PM
Thursday | 5PM—10PM
Friday | 5PM—10PM
Saturday | 5PM—10PM
Sunday | Closed

807 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen

Looking for a date night restaurant that’s aesthetic and delicious? Look no further than Chroma over in Lake Nona. We love that the menu at Chroma is large enough that you can order a few small plates each time you visit and try something new each time. Although a staple in your lineup definitely needs to be the Chroma slides with aged white cheddar, smoked bacon-onion jam, and chroma sauce!

Hours and Location

Monday | 11AM—10PM
Tuesday | 11AM—10PM
Wednesday | 11AM—10PM
Thursday | 11AM—11PM
Friday | 11AM—12AM
Saturday | 10AM—12AM
Sunday | 10AM—10PM

6967 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827


Add a little spark to your night with this rooftop bar with a surprisingly great view of the Walt Disney World fireworks. Snack on contemporary Asian inspired cuisine and sip on creative libations perfect for an intimate night out. This is arguably one of the best views in Orlando. And if you want to make the night a little extra special book a stay overnight in one of the hotel’s luxurious rooms.

Hours and Location

Monday | 6PM—12AM

Tuesday | 6PM—12AM

Wednesday | 6PM—12AM

Thursday | 6PM—12AM

Friday | 6PM—12AM

Saturday | 6PM—12AM

Sunday | 6PM—12AM

14900 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32821

Romantic Restaurants in Orlando Perfect for your next Date Night

Grab your plus one and get ready for the date night of your dreams. Where’s your favorite place for an intimate night out in The City Beautiful? Fortunately, there’s no shortage of romantic restaurants in Orlando! Tag us in your date night photos @StuffToDoInOrlando for a chance to be featured on our page. And don’t forget to give us a follow to stay up to date with all things Orlando!

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