Have you started thinking about Valentine’s Day yet? It’s only two weeks away. Here are some of the most romantic restaurants in Madison, Wisconsin to help you plan that special date for your special someone.
Romantic Restaurants in Madison:
What gal wouldn’t want her beau to take her to the French Quarter for Valentine’s Day? Louisianne’s might be located right here in the middle of Madison’s chilly winter air, but once you step through the doors you will be transported to New Orleans. Enjoy a savory crawfish cheesecake and Catfish Louisianne by candlelight in a cozy corner while the piano plays.
Grampa’s is not just a pizzeria but a dining experience. The romantic lighting and a glass of chianti classico are sure to set the mood. Take advantage of their Valentine’s Day menu and order dinner for two which includes a wine, appetizer, non-pizza course, an obligatory pizza course, and dessert. I can’t decide between the barberini or puerco pizza, but I’m definitely in the mood for burnt orange mousse.
Take your sweetheart to Porta Bella’s for Valentine’s day and she will feel as though she is on an early 1960’s set of a Mad Men episode. Cozy upholstered booths in small rooms under low lighting are romantic with a capital “R”. As a matter of fact, Porta Bella has been voted both “Most Romantic” and “Best Italian Restaurant” by the Madison population for 17 years in a row. Many first dates, anniversaries, and engagements have been celebrated here. Woo her with Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce or Seafood Lasagna, and don’t forget Chocolate Tartufo or Tiramisu.
Restaurant Muramoto’s offering of one of the largest sake selections in Wisconsin will warm both of your hearts and their concept of shared plate dining will inspire a mood of intimacy. Enjoy king crab tempura, a bumble bee roll, or steamed duck wonton alongside the gunsmoke roll or porkbelly buns at this tapas-like Japanese restaurant where east meets west. And how about the strawberry and red bean spring rolls with honey ginger ice cream pictured above?
To make your Valentine’s Day date night really special why don’t you take her to dinner at any of the places mentioned above and then make a second special stop for dessert and coffee? Enjoy Chocolaterian’s Just Coffee Chocolaterian coffee blend while nibbling on chocolate butter cream and chocolate ganache, black magic cake, a chocolate raspberry cup, or the cafe’s signature “ugly cookies” blobby cookies with oats, chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, pistachios and toffee. If your plans don’t include time for two stops, surprise her ahead of time by bringing her one of their lovely white boxes filled with an assortment of treats.
I hope these amazing restaurants inspire you this Valentine’s day. Go out and make some memories.
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