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Romantic Dinners for Valentine's Day in Pittsburgh

Take your pick of Pittsburgh's top restaurants for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart.

Whether you’re trying to impress a new fling or celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary, Pittsburgh has a great selection of restaurants sure to make you fall in love. If not with the person across the table, at least with the Pittsburgh food scene! 

Embrace the candlelight at these romantic eateries. 

Con Alma

Downtown

The lights are low, the candles are lit on the bistro tables and jazz is wafting through the air. With an eclectic menu at Con Alma's location Downtown, there’s a variety of dishes to choose from, including New Orleans favorites like chicken and waffles and jambalaya, as well as drunken noodles and lechon asada. Cuddle up at a bistro table and enjoy some premium music after your Cultural District show.

Pusadee’s Garden

Lawrenceville

Spend a night under the stars in a garden oasis that will make you forget you’re in the middle of a city. Pusadee's Garden features elegant Thai dishes in a romantic atmosphere. Though seating in the garden itself is weather dependent, any area of the restaurant is date night worthy. Don’t forget to check out the extensive and carefully curated wine list!

Girasole

Shadyside

Pounded copper top tables and stone walls give cellar restaurant Girasole a charming twist. Their seasonal menu features homemade pastas and sauces made from locally sourced ingredients. A family operation, this tiny Italian bistro will quickly become one of your favorite date night spots. Wait times on the weekends are can be a minute, so enjoy shopping up and down Walnut Street while you wait on your table.

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CADENCE+ Cellars Speakeasy

Strip District

Located beneath the PRO Bike+Run Shop in the Strip District, CADENCE+ Cellars will make you and your date feel like you’re dining in a wine cellar in Napa Valley. Enjoy a selection from their extensive wine and beer list or enjoy a perfectly crafted cocktail. The grazing boards offer a great selection to share. While the dinner and lunch entrees are fantastic, be sure to check out their brunch menu as well.

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Alla Famiglia

Allentown

Yes, it’s on the pricier side, but honestly, its worth every penny. Made-from-scratch Italian pastas and specialties will have you and your date leaning across the table in the candlelight to see what course is next. Plan your visit to Alla Famiglia ahead as their reservation book is often filled up well in advance. 

The Rib Room

Downtown

Tucked next to the Meat and Potatoes kitchen in the back of the restaurant is a 16-seat room lined with vintage inspired wallpaper and red leather seating. An ode to the prime rib, the intimate Rib Room experience features old school steakhouse sides like Yorkshire puddings and the opportunity to order a true Lobster Thermidor as the perfect hors d'oeuvres to share.

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The Forge

Lawrenceville

This Mediterranean small-plates lounge specializes in regionally-sourced cuisine and delicious craft cocktails. Couples craving Mediterranean mezze and a sophisticated environment will fall in love with The Forge.

Onion Maiden

Allentown

Do you and your significant other share a passion for heavy metal? If so, then be sure to check out Onion Maiden for a truly rockin' meal. Serving plant-based Asian-American foods such as tater tots, noodles and stir-fries, this restaurant is super eco- AND budget-friendly.

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

Downtown

Specializing in Argentinian-inspired sandwiches and wood-fired meat, Gaucho Parrilla Argentina is a great restaurant for couples looking to spice up their Valentine's Day. They even have a special couples dinner available on Feb. 11 (Saturday) and on Valentine's Day itself. Sparkling, white, red and rose wines are all on the menu, too.

Fig & Ash

Deutschtown

Right along the bustling blocks of Deutschtown is Fig & Ash, an American restaurant with a few modern twists. The chefs here carefully craft their dishes with local ingredients from scratch, so that every bite is truly special. 

St. Clair Social

East Liberty

Just like you and your partner, St. Clair Social defies all odds. This bar and restaurant successfully opened in July 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Serving elevated bar food and a variety of beer and cocktails, this spot is perfect for the couple who loves a good happy hour.

Paris 66

East Liberty

Paris 66 is an authentic French bistro experience, right here in Pittsburgh! With a cozy atmosphere, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and a tempting list of French wines, you'll feel just like you're on a romantic date in Paris.

Baby Loves Tacos

Bloomfield

Ideal for V-Day Weekend takeout, Baby Loves Tacos is a community-focused Mexican food joint with some really awesome tacos. Feeling crafty? You and your date can buy one of their DIY taco kits, available in eight separate styles, and spend the evening perfecting your own delicious creations.

This is just a small sample of the amazing restaurants that have the perfect Valentine's Day meal planned for you. Reservations are recommended, and leave plenty of time to enjoy all courses. Happy Valentines Day!