Valentine's Day dinner in Pittsburgh

9 Pittsburgh Restaurants for Romantic Dine In & Takeout on Valentine's Day

Take your pick of Pittsburgh's top 9 restaurants for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart.

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and Pittsburgh has an abundance of restaurants offering amazing dishes and great ambiance. If one of the 9 restaurants below isn't quite your cup of tea, make sure to check out tons more on our Restaurants & Culinary page.  

1. Poulet Bleu


Poulet Bleu is a French-inspired American Bistro in Lawrenceville, with an elegant menu featuring items such as escargot, steak frites, and mussels. With an extensive wine list and intimate outdoor dome seating, Poulet Bleu is an ideal spot for you and your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

Dining options: Dine-in, takeout, and outdoor dome seating.

2. The Forge


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.

Dining options: Dine-in and takeout.

3. Onion Maiden


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

Dining options: Takeout.

4. DiAnoia’s Eatery

Strip District

Cafe by day and Italian ristorante by night, DiAnoia’s Eatery is a great spot for lovers to dive in to some deliciously homemade pasta. While it's not open on Sunday for Valentine's Day this year, those who are celebrating the holiday early are encouraged to indulge in some gnocchi or porchetta.  

Dining options: Dine-in and takeout.

5. Gaucho Parrilla Argentina


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. Sparkling, white, red, and rose wines are all on the menu, too.

Dining options: Dine-in and takeout.

6. Fig & Ash


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. 

Dining options: Outdoor dining and takeout.

7. 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.

Dining options: Dine-in and takeout.

8. 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.

Dining options: Dine-in and takeout.

9. Baby Loves Tacos


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 and spend the evening perfecting your own delicious creations.

Dining options: Takeout. *Not open on Saturdays & Sundays

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!