Tampa foodies, we’ve got the ultimate date idea for you! The Tampa Bay Restaurant Week is already underway, giving you until the 24th of June to enjoy the best of Tampa Bay. During this time, certain Tampa restaurants will be offering three-course prix fixe menus for a low price! For $30 or $45 per couple or person, depending on the restaurant, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious food from the special Restaurant Week menus. There are 57 different restaurants participating this year, so make sure you check some out! Here are 10 restaurants we love and recommend you visit for this year’s restaurant week!
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For an authentic Italian experience at a classy restaurant located near the heart of Tampa, Bella’s Italian Cafe is the place to be! For their Restaurant Week special, the price is $30 per person. The first course you’ll be able to enjoy consists of either caesar, insalata mists or panna d’aragosta. Your second course will be either ravioli pottsorelli, pollo capri, zucchini ribbon salmon, Matteo’s chick’n, pollo au gratin, or pollo asiago. And you can enjoy your choice from 4 different dessert options!
You can never go wrong with a good Mexican meal. At Besito Mexican, you’ll get some of the best Mexican food in the area for only $45 for two diners. For the first course, choose between flautas de pollo or empanadas de hongos. For the second course you have three different iron skillets and three different enchiladas to choose from along with a choice of side from 6 options. Your last course will consist of tres leches or pastel de chocolate. Whatever choice you make for your meal, you won’t be disappointed with what you get at this sophisticated Mexican restaurant.
We may not be in France, but that doesnt mean you should go without some great French food! Lucky for you, the Bizou Brasserie is participating in Restaurant Week this year with some delicious food for you for $30 per person! The classy restaurant will start you off with a first course consisting of a beef empanada, zucchini ribbons, or soup du jour, the daily soup. Your second course will consist of either truffle gnocchi & sausage, cedar grilled salmon, or bourdin stuffed chicken breast. And for your final course, you can choose between the lemon berry mascarpone crepe cake or three different flavor eclairs
At the Black Pearl, you’ll get five courses of amazing food for $45 per person. You’ll start the meal with an appetizer that changes daily before moving on to the second course, the black pearl salad. Then, you’ll have sorbet for your third course, filet mignon for your fourth course, and finish off your meal with the chef’s daily chocolate. The restaurant itself is known for the fine dining experience you’ll receive as well as the upscale atmosphere. Head to the Black Pearl for a restaurant experience that won’t disappoint!
A classy restaurant for ramen? Sounds like a delicious treat! If you visit Buya Ramen during Restaurant Week this year, you won’t regret it. For $45 for two diners, you’ll get three courses including a first course with 3 options, a second course consisting of any bowl of ramen, and a third course for dessert. You can also add a Tito’s handmade cocktail to your meal here for an additional cost! This restaurant is located on St Pete, so you can even pair your meal with an evening stroll in the downtown area.
For an exclusive dining experience you won’t forget, Dolce Speakeasy & Supperclub is the restaurant you’re looking for. For their Restaurant Week special, you get three delicious courses for just $30 per person. Choose between the lobster bisque, the salmon bruschetta and artichoke hearts for your first course. Then, you can continue your meal with a choice of chef’s steak, Caribbean grouper, or chicken confit for the second course. And to finish your meal, enjoy either italian cheesecake or chocolate mousse for your dessert. And even better, you can also choose to try the Tito’s Teetotaler handmade vodka cocktail for an additional cost.
If what you’re looking for is good food in a relaxed atmosphere, Ella’s Folk Art Cafe is perfect for you. This laid back restaurant is participating in Restaurant Week with three courses for only $30 per person. Your first course will consist of a cup or soup and a side salad of your choice. Then, you can enjoy your choice of two different options for the second and third courses. And of course, you can add a Tito’s handmade cocktail to compliment your meal for an additional cost. No matter what you choose, you’ll love it.
If you’ve never tried Mediterranean food, Restaurant Week is an amazing opportunity for you to do so! At Gengiz Khan Mediterranean Grill, you wont be disappointed by the pretty atmosphere, and much less by the food! For $45 for two diners, you’ll get to choose from five options for the first course and the second course, and three options for the third course. Also, you’ll also be able to choose two drinks from options including donestic beers, the house wine, or cocktails with whiskey, vodka or rum.
If you’re feeling like Indian is the way to go, you cant go wrong at Rasoi Indian Cuisine! For $60 per two diners, you’ll get a four course meal with a variety of options to split or share. You have two options for the first course, five for the second course, thirteen for the third course and three choices for the fourth course. Rasoi has many windows, creating a bright and open atmosphere you’re sure to enjoy. This restaurant is located in the middle of downtown Tampa, making it the perfect location for a date night meal.
The Refinery, a farm-to-table American restaurant, is located on N Florida Ave., just a few minutes from Tampa’s bustling downtown. For $30 a person, you can enjoy a choice between carrot mousse and chicken karaage for the first course. For the second course, you can choose slow roasted pork shoulder or the vegetarian option, stuffed cabbage. And for the final course, you’ll have a sweet chocolate terrine. And while you’re having this amazing meal, you’ll be seated in a casual atmosphere perfect for a relaxed, but still delicious, meal.
This year, Tampa Bay Restaurant Week has a wide selection of restaurants with food inspired from areas all over the world. Even if none of these restaurants caught your eye, don’t worry! There are more than 45 more for you to choose from. And of course, this is Restaurant Week, so take advantage of the great deals and visit more than one of the participating restaurants!
Looking for more date night ideas? Check out Sushi in St. Petersburg or Surprise, Surprise! A Date They’ll Never See Coming!