Do you ever wonder if blogs and social platforms are only promoting things because they’re being paid to say so? We’ve taken on the challenge to bring you our genuine favorites within The City Beautiful!

Our team is sharing big sisterly advice on our local favorites for date night and things to do! These are recommendations that you can trust from mamas just like you, and in your very own neck of the woods!

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon we are sharing our FAVE DATE NIGHT RESTAURANTS❣️

Fave Date Night Spots in Orlando from the OMC Team!

Eryn's FAVE: Kres Chophouse

Located in: Kress Building

Address:17 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801
Why I love it: The ambiance and atmosphere is perfect for a date night! ALL of the food on the menu is incredible! Plus, they cater to many different dietary needs.

Eryn's FAVE: Spoleto Italian, in The Marketplace at Avalon Park

Spoleto Italian

Now until February 15th Spoleto is featuring these gorgeous specials!
Heart shaped Ravioli- locally made fresh ravioli stuffed with Mascarpone, ricotta, mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes. Finished in a rose sauce with fresh baby spinach and sun dried tomatoes.
Heart shaped Nutella pizza- Our classic Pizza dough topped with the Nutella and baked. Finished with fresh sliced strawberries
You can purchase these ala carte or dinner for two!
2 entrees and 1 heart shaped Nutella pizza for $39.99

Allison's FAVE: Fontera Cocina

Located in: Disney Springs

Address: 1604 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Why I love it: Fontera has a blackberry margarita that I still dream about!

Chenoa's FAVE: Black Rooster Taqueria

Location: 1323 Mills Ave N Orlando, Florida

Why I love it: Local family owned restaurant with deliciously fresh tacos, curbside pick-up, AND they have Margarita-gram deliveries!

Jennie's FAVE: Bella Italia Ristorante

Location: 13848 Tilden Rd, Suite 192 Winter Garden, FL 34787

Why I love it: Bella Italia is a family owned restaurant with a clear love for their customers and a passion for excellence. I am thankful as a person with allergies for their commitment to safe and delicious Italian food (which I am not able to always eat with my Celiac).

Allyson's FAVE: Tin & Taco

Address: 861 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828

Why I love it: Lunch dates are a great way for us to get out more together. We go Fridays after dropping off the youngest for half day at school.

Amanda's FAVE: a picnic & a hike

Location: somewhere NEW each time

Why I love it: We love a picnic and a hike- just the two of us! We almost always visit somewhere new. Little adventures together remind us of why we fell in love!

Nancy A's FAVE: Maxine’s on Shine

Address: 337 Shine Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Why I love it: The food, the wine, the music, the quaint, little downtown street… it’s perfect for a low key night of conversation and reconnecting.

Shelbi's FAVE: Mangoni Italian Market

Address: 251 Tremaine St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Why I love it: We love hanging out in downtown Winter Garden! Grabbing a bite to eat from one of their great restaurants like Mangoni Italian Market! Then walking around and visiting some of the shops like Writer’s Block Bookstore and see what their new weekly recommendations are.

Coppelia's FAVE: Jaleo by José Andrés

Located in: Disney Springs

Address: 1482 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830

Why I love it: We do a lot of Disney Springs date nights! Jaleo is one of our go-tos!

Sarah's FAVE: Lake Eola Wine Bar

Located in: Lake Eola Park

Address: 430 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

Why I love it: We love Eola Wine Bar for the wine flights, and amazing appetizer and charcuterie options… it has a nice romantic, relaxed vibe!

Nancy S.'s FAVE: Boxi Park

Location: 115 E Main St, Tavares, FL 32778

Why I love it: It is perfect for a cocktail and a relaxing environment. We can have a “date” while the kids are entertained in a safe space.

Lisa's FAVE: Santiago’s Bodega

Address: 1185 Spring Centre S Blvd #1080, Altamonte

Why I love it: They have yummy food and tapas, and indoor/outdoor seating too. The cherry hoisin short ribs are sublime!

Donna's FAVE: BTW- Burgers Tacos Waffles

Location: 115 E Main St, Tavares, FL 32778

Why I love it: This place literally has it all. With a craft beer tap house on one corner, an eclectic Edison style gourmet coffee and cocktail lounge on the other, and some insane comfort food smack dab in the middle- you never have the same experience twice! Btw features childhood favorites revamped adult-style, like fluffy waffles soaked in BOURBON syrup! Walk off the massive meal with a romantic lake-side stroll just across the street!

Kattie's FAVE: Crooked Can Brewing Company

Located in: Plant St. Market

Address:426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Why I love it: We just love to explore Orlando and eat good food.

If we don’t know where to go we end up at Crooked Can and have their draft beer and Michael Ali’s pizza (a pie each!)

Our favorite ENTERTAINMENT Spots

Top Golf

Disney Springs

Marketplace at Avalon Park

Ivanhoe Brewing

BOXI Park

Boardwalk Bowl

Magic Kingdom

Immersive Valentine's Date Ideas in Orlando

Dates on the Water: 

  • With warm weather nearly all year round, couples can experience fun on the water even in February! A leisurely paddleboat ride on Lake Eola in a swan-shaped paddleboat creates an iconic and romantic experience in downtown Orlando, while a clear-kayak adventure through picturesque waterways makes for an adventurous way to explore nature and possibly encounter majestic manatees. Meanwhile, Discovery Cove offers an all-inclusive tropical retreat with unique romantic add-ons like private cabanas and the Premium Proposal Celebration Package.

Romantic Live Arts & Events: 

  • Orlando will host a variety of heart-stirring events and live performing arts throughout Orlando, like Andrea Bocelli’s Valentine’s Tour at Kia CenterOrlando Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing ArtsQuinTango: ValenTango! at Timucua Arts Foundation and more.

Valentine's Day Getaways

Visitors can add a touch of romance to their stay with intimate getaway packages and special savings from some of Orlando’s most date-worthy hotels and resorts, like The Alfond Inn’s romance package that includes dinner for two at Hamilton’s Kitchen with a one-night stay.
Couples can also opt to stay at the newly opened Evermore Orlando Resort, a 20-acre tropical beach paradise featuring Evermore Bay, the property’s crystal clear swimming lagoon; or enjoy a romantic stay at other area properties, like the reimagined Waldorf Astoria Orlando offering new ways to experience the spa, golf course and award-winning restaurant, Bull & BearHyatt Regency Grand Cypress offering nature-filled onsite activities like kayaking, biking and more; or the wellness-focused Wave Hotel, proud home to Michelin Recommended restaurant, BACÁN.

Valentine's Day at ICON Park

ICON Park is celebrating love by offering a Date Night Package on February 14th. For $89.99 plus tax, couples who book the package will receive:

  • A private capsule on The Wheel for two with two rotations (that’s 40 minutes taking in the romantic views of the City Beautiful)
  • Two glasses of champagne, beer or wine or cocktails from the seasonal menu

Guests can also grab a drink from one of ICON Park’s signature bars before boarding their capsule on The Wheel. This month’s specials include:

  • Pucker Up ($10): Featuring Blueberry Vodka, Watermelon Pucker, Lime, Grenadine and topped with Starry
  • Strawberry Jello Shots: 1 for $5 or 2 for $8
  • Twisted Tea Buckets: 6 for $20

And the fun doesn’t stop after the ride on The Wheel. ICON Park’s restaurants and attractions are spreading the love with their own special offerings this Valentine’s Day.

NEW Helena Modern Riviera

Orlando foodies can take loved ones on a culinary experience to the Mediterranean simply by dining at ICON Park’s newest restaurant — Helena Modern Riviera.

On February 13, Helena Modern Riviera is offering the ultimate girls’ night out with a special Galentine’s Day Cocktail Making Class. Attendees will make the restaurant’s signature drink, The Helena, and a classic crowd-favorite, the Espresso Martini.

For $86.99 per person, the interactive experience includes:

  • Ingredients, tools and instructions
  • Two crafted cocktail recipes
  • Glass of rosé
  • Shareable appetizers: Charcuterie Board, Arancini and Hummus & Pita
  • Treat Board: Macarons, Chocolate-covered Strawberries, Chocolate Truffles and Candy Hearts

On Valentine’s Day, Helena will serve a prefixed menu that transports couples through the Mediterranean as they celebrate each exciting stage of falling in love. The dinner is reservation-only, limited to 120 guests, includes live entertainment and features a prefixed menu for $110 per person.

Menu highlights include: Cold Water Lobster Cappuccino Bisque, Beef Wellington with Parsnip Puree, Thumbelina Carrots, Cippolini Onions and Green Peppercorn Sauce Café au Lait, Cherry Chocolate Bombe Glacée with Black Cherry Dirt and more.

 

Museum of Illusions and Max Action Arena

Museum of Illusions and Max Action Arena are teaming up to offer even more indoor, interactive fun for couples. And in the spirit of true love, the offer is also available every Friday in February.

The date night package will be available on Wednesday, February 14 and every Friday in February for $47.98 plus tax and includes:

  • Two admission tickets to Museum of Illusions Orlando
  • A guided tour of the museum
  • Two complimentary drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) at Max Action Arena
  • Access to one attraction at Max Action Arena at a discounted rate of $15.00

Tin Roof Orlando

On February 14th, ditch the date and call the girls up! Tin Roof Orlando is hosting a special Galentine’s edition of Karaoke Idol starting at 9 p.m. The best singer of the night will take home a Valentine’s-themed prize basket.

It’s also Ladies Night all night at the bar with $3 well drinks for the girls, and the drinks keep flowing all night with other drink specials including:

  • $3 Pink Whitney shots
  • $4 High Noons
  • $4 Jack Fire shots
  • $6 Herradura Margaritas

Valentine's Day Dining Ideas

AVA MediterrAegean

Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Paddlefish

Mia’s Italian Kitchen

ICEBAR Orlando

SAK Comedy Lab

 

Pirates Dinner Adventure, Teatro Martini and Country Nights Live will each offer upgraded dinner show packages for couples this Valentine’s Day, including priority seating, a bottle of champagne, premium desserts and more.

 

First published 1/22/23, updated 2/26/24

Valentine's Day Activities

Dezerland Park
  • Dezerland is giving couples the opportunity to dine like 007 himself with an exclusive Valentine’s Day dinner and experience. Guests can enjoy a meal overlooking the exhibit with their choice of two dining packages, License to Thrill ($30 per couple) or Goldeneye Gala Experience ($50 per couple).
     
Airport Lanes
  • Hit the lanes this Valentine’s Day and enjoy BOGO bowling games and shoes from 8 p.m. to close at Airport Lanes in Sanford. 

 

First published 1/22/23, updated 2/26/24

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