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The 13 Best Romantic Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale

Updated: June 1, 2022

Date night and you don’t know where to go? These are our picks of Fort Lauderdale's most romantic restaurants. We referred to millions of reviews and analyzed top local sites and these are the most romantic venues we found. Treat your special someone to a delectable meal, good wine, and great ambiance at one of these date-worthy venues.

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Hardy Park Bistro

New American, $$, Tarpon RiverNew American, $$Fort Lauderdale, Tarpon River
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • CultureTrip, 2017

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Casa Sensei

Asian, $$, Colee HammockAsian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Colee Hammock
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Eater, 2021

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MOKSHA Indian Brasserie

Indian, $$, Coral Ridge Country ClubIndian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge Country Club
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cafe Seville

Spanish, $$$, Coral RidgeSpanish, $$$Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Shooters Waterfront

American, $$, Central Beach AllianceAmerican, $$Fort Lauderdale, Central Beach Alliance
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Eater, 2019

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The Etna Rosso

Italian, $$, Galt MileItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Galt Mile
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Scolapasta Bistro Pasta Shop

Italian, $$$, Galt MileItalian, $$$Fort Lauderdale, Galt Mile
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

The Grill

New American, $$, Fort LauderdaleNew American, $$Fort Lauderdale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Heritage

Italian, $$, Flagler HeightsItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Flagler Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Zuckerello's

Italian, $$, LandingsItalian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Landings
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Casa Calabria

Italian, $$$, Galt MileItalian, $$$Fort Lauderdale, Galt Mile
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bombay Darbar

Indian, $$, Colee HammockIndian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Colee Hammock
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Beg for More

Asian, $$, Coral Ridge Country ClubAsian, $$Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge Country Club
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16799 spots across Fort Lauderdale, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 790 lists and articles from the likes of CultureTrip and Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Don’t bother looking for CultureTrip - Top 10 Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Eater - Fort Lauderdale’s 12 Best Happy Hour Spots and Eater - 12 New Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale to Check Out Right Nowwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, Casa Sensei, and Hardy Park Bistro are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly romantic restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, Casa Sensei, and Hardy Park Bistro are the highest-rated romantic restaurants for lunch in Fort Lauderdale.

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, Casa Sensei, and Hardy Park Bistro are the highest-rated romantic restaurants for dinner in Fort Lauderdale.

Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, Casa Sensei, and La Dolce Vita are the highest-rated upscale romantic restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

There are 67 romantic restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Sauvignon Blanc

    Experts suggest pairing a tomato and arugula salad with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.


  • Pair Pinot Grigio with tagliatelle pasta

    Food with creamy flavors, like tagliatelle pasta, should be paired with a white wine like Pinot Grigio if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

Did you know?

  • Think you can handle some cannoli?

    On September 12 of 2014, Marc Owens set a new world record after eating 34 cannolis of cannoli.

  • The Battle of the Oranges Festival

    Why don’t you try something new this year and head to the Battle of the Oranges Festival in Italy? Take part in the food fight with oranges competition or just enjoy the festival as a whole. We recommend it!

  • The go-to pairing

    Should you find yourself on the streets of Italy be sure to sample the local campari one of the country's most classic and popular drinks!

Parking tips

Parking in Fort Lauderdale can be a challenge. Secure a stress-free parking spot with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation system.

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