Living where other people vacation has its advantages. One advantage is the plethora of incredible restaurants to suit any occasion, located throughout the state. Whether you’re looking for a place to pop the question or celebrate your 50th anniversary you can find the perfect restaurant on this list. Florida has no shortage of intimate, elegant, romantic restaurants to choose from, and these 10 are the cream of the crop:
1. Latitudes, Sunset Key, Key West
What could be more romantic than a restaurant so secluded you have to take a boat ride to a private island to reach it? Once you arrive, you'll dine surrounded by some of Florida's most beautiful scenery under the sun or the twinkling stars.
2. Pane & Vino, Miami Beach
You know just by looking at Pane & Vino that you're in for the freshest pasta possible. Why? They proudly display their resident pasta-maker hard at work in the storefront. The intimate, authentic yet modern trattoria will impress any date.
3. Collage Restaurant, St. Augustine
Located in the heart of the nation's oldest city, this charming restaurant serves global recipes made with fresh, local ingredients.
4. The Cellar Restaurant, Daytona Beach
The beautiful historic home that houses this restaurant once belonged to President Warren G. Harding. Here you will find the most romantic atmosphere and the best Italian cuisine in Daytona.
5. Firefly, Panama City Beach
You'll fall in love with this casual fine dining seafood restaurant as you dine under the beautifully lit oak tree. From sushi to she-crab soup, you will savor every bite.
6. Renato's, Palm Beach
If you can't afford to take your sweetheart to Italy for a romantic dinner, Renato's is a good substitute, at least for one evening. Old-world charm fills every corner of this upscale Palm Beach restaurant, especially the adorable patio.
7. Beach Walk Cafe at Henderson Park Inn, Destin
The only thing better than a romantic meal is a romantic meal on one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Stunning views of the Gulf take the already lovely atmosphere over the top at this upscale American restaurant in Destin.
8. Enzo's On The Lake, Longwood
This gorgeous restaurant features impeccable gardens and lovely lakeside views. Enzo's is a longstanding local favorite, specializing in traditional Italian pasta and seafood dishes.
9. Caffè dell’Amore, Naples
It's no coincidence that there are so many Italian restaurants on this list. Italy is known for passion and romance, and this warm and authentic trattoria in Naples strives to bring you closer to Italy with every bite. By the time you get your dessert, you'll be living la dolce vita.
10. Captiva House, Captiva
Everything from the food the view at this classic fine dining restaurant is pure bliss. The sunset view from this charming historic building will be the perfect complement to your romantic meal.