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The Top 5 Italian Restaurants for Date Night, According to OpenTable

October 17, 2019
Interior of Giada in Las Vegas

5 of the Best Italian Restaurants for a Date

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Giada
5 of the Best Italian Restaurants for a Date

OpenTable recently announced the Top 50 Best Restaurants for a Date in America. The list revealed that Americans love to take their dates to classic steakhouses, seafood establishments, and, of course, Italian restaurants.

From pasta made in-house and decadent desserts to romantic interiors, these Italian restaurants are hot spots for date nights, anniversaries, and occasions to remember. 

Methodology: OpenTable's 2019 list of the 50 Best Restaurants for a Date in America highlights the most popular spots across the country with the perfect ambiance, menu options, and more to create a truly unforgettable date. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 12,000,000-plus reviews of more than 30,000 restaurants across the country—all submitted by verified diners.

Employees making pasta at Filomena Ristorante

Filomena Ristorante in Georgetown

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Filomena Ristorante
Filomena Ristorante in Georgetown

For 36 years, this D.C. establishment has been cooking old-world recipes that were brought over from Italy. The restaurant was voted as one of Washington's Top Best Italian Restaurants, along with being named on Forbes 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers. OpenTable recommends a candlelight dinner at Filomena, which is located in Historic Georgetown.

Interior of Giada in Las Vegas

Giada - The Cromwell in Las Vegas

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Giada
Giada - The Cromwell in Las Vegas

Emmy-Award winning celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis opened her first restaurant, Giada, in 2014. The light and airy décor of the restaurant, which is located on the Las Vegas Strip, creates a romantic ambience for a date during anytime of the day. When the weather is nice the restaurant’s giant retractable windows open to show guests a breathtaking view of the Bellagio fountains and Caesars Palace.

Chocolate cake from Maggiano's

Maggiano's in Nashville

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Maggiano's
Maggiano's in Nashville

The classic Italian chain may have more than 50 locations scattered across the country, but it’s the Nashville location that caught the eyes of OpenTable reviewers. From anniversaries to brunch, Maggiano’s offers many different date options.

Interior of The Pink Door

The Pink Door in Seattle

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The Pink Door
The Pink Door in Seattle

Since 1981, The Pink Door has attracted diners with its seafood and produce driven menu. Located in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, The Pink Door impresses both locals and tourists looking for an elevated meal on date night.

Interior of RPM Italian in Chicago

RPM Italian in Chicago

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RPM Italian Chicago
RPM Italian in Chicago

RPM Italian may be the newer kid on the block—it opened in 2016—but it’s already making a name for itself in Chicago’s dining scene. Located in the River North neighborhood, the restaurant is the brainchild of celebrity couple Bill & Giuliana Rancic, in partnership with chef Doug Psaltis. The menu offers more than a dozen pastas that are made in-house, along with prime steaks, and an extensive wine menu.