Date Night in Tampa

Dated: 02/14/2018

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Usually, date nights consists of sharing a meal together in some romantic way or another. To help narrow your search for good food and an excellent atmosphere, we've complied a list of resturants that we've tried personally within the Tampa Bay area.


Bartaco Hyde Park

With their signature beachy-vintage vibe and fresher than fresh South American inspired menu, Bartaco is a must visit in Hyde Park. The patio area is the most popular seating option but if not available, the open-air feel can be found throughout the restaurant. Eat and then order the four cones for dessert before taking a stroll around the park.



This authentic Italian restaurant is a must. Bella’s Italian Café is one of the longest-standing and most popular establishments in the area for good reason. The authentic Italian dishes never seem to disappoint, and the wine selection is robust enough for anyone who drops in.


Bern’s Steakhouse & Dessert Room

If you live in Tampa, there's no doubt you've heard of Berns Steakhouse. Since 1957, Berns has delighted the palates of thousands in their opulently decorated restaurant. If a full dinner at Berns isn’t an option, make a trip upstairs to the internationally famous dessert room. The low-lit corner tables make for a romantic setting to share a dessert together.


Cask Social

Cask stands for Craft A’fare Social Kitchen. At Cask Social, menu options embody American fare with a Southern twist, handcrafted cocktails, and locally brewed beer. Their Front Porch outdoor seating and bar area is a fun spot on the weekends. Too hot for outside? Move upstairs to their Loft – a perfect atmosphere for private parties and events.


CinéBistro at Hyde Park Village

A place that lets you eat dinner while enjoying a movie? That's my kind of place! At CineBistro, the menu options are not only amazing (and well beyond typical theatre grub) but are made from scratch by a Chef! Don’t worry, they still have popcorn and candy too. Be sure to arrive a full 30 minutes before your movie begins to be able to place your order and get to your seat! 

On Swann

When dining at On Swann – you cannot go wrong. Their locally sourced menu options from an award-winning team of chefs is what sets On Swann apart. Top choices are their cheese boards and the hot chicken, you won’t regret it! This spot located in Hyde Park, so you and your date can take a leisurely stroll around the various shops and maybe stop for dessert before heading home.



Located on Tampa’s Riverwalk downtown, Ulele stands apart from the masses with their unique menu of Florida and native American cuisine. Nontraditional seating options further help set them apart from their outdoor bar and lawn seating to the cozy indoor setting. A stroll along the river before or after dinner makes for a great date night!


So, there you have it. Let me know your thoughts, how your experience was, and how I can improve this list in any way. Happy Date Night!

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John Montesano

Hi! Here is a little about me. I've been in real estate in Tampa since 1997. I started Homeward Real Estate after gaining experience as a Broker/Manager in the Re/Max system. As much as I loved workin....

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