Plan a Romantic Valentines’ Day Weekend in These Atlanta Spots

Posted on February 10, 2015

A cosmopolitan city with true southern roots, Atlanta retains an old-world charm that residents and visitors alike find irresistible. Couples will not want for romantic places to celebrate Valentine’s Day in this southern capital city.


Enjoy a lively evening in a restaurant that offers the finest in European cuisine. From traditional Italian favorites to Spanish delicacies and French delights, Ecco is a restaurant that delivers tantalizingly delicious meals with flourish and panache. Although it is an often lively place with an open kitchen and a spacious bar, the solicitous attention of the Ecco wait staff can make any couple feel as if they’re the only patrons in the restaurant. Ecco has an impressive wine list but you can enjoy signature cocktails and local and imported beers as well.


Located on the genteel banks of the Chattahoochee River, Canoe serves vibrant American fare featuring locally sourced ingredients. Its seasonal menu does not disappoint; it means there’s always something new being concocted in the kitchen and gives you yet another reason to keep coming back. Book a table in their glass-covered patio overlooking the tranquil river for a truly romantic evening.Candlelight_dinners

Sotto Sotto

For an authentic trattoria dining experience, head on to Sotto Sotto in Inman Park. Acclaimed as one of the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta (Bon Appetit, CitySearch, Atlanta Magazine, AOL Citysearch, etc.), Sotto Sotto has a multi-awarded and 100 percent Italian wine list. Its relaxed atmosphere is welcoming and cozy – perfect for a couple out for a romantic evening.

St. Cecilia

Located on Peachtree in Buckhead, St. Cecilia is a gem hidden on a busy corner. This restaurant is the latest Ford Fry addition to Atlanta. The chef and staff prepare simple food inspired by the coastlines of Italy, Spain and France. For any pasta lover, St. Cecilia will be a dream come true. This Valentine’s Day, the chef will be preparing a special five-course menu complete with risotto, veal and a lemon cake. Cozy up with the one you love, and imagine yourself on the coast of Italy.

Iberian Pig

Time-honored Spanish cuisine is served with a dash of culinary creativity and a soupcon of ingenuity. Couples looking for a romantic evening will find it in the restaurant’s candlelit tables and cozy atmosphere. Iberian Pig has an excellent wine list with bottles from Spain (of course) as well as Argentina and Chile. Their cocktail selections features classic bar drinks as well as signature combinations.

Atlanta’s restaurants will not disappoint romantic couples looking for a magical evening this Valentine’s Day, or any other time of the year.

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