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The Most Romantic Restaurants in Miami

With its sizzling nightlife and sunny weather, Miami attracts visitors to its glamorous beaches and bars. Miami's coastal views make this an ideal destination for couples, and the most romantic restaurants in Miami take full advantage of the steamy atmosphere. But where do in-the-know diners go for a romantic night out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We've gathered data from thousands of contributors to deliver this list of the most romantic restaurants in Miami, from intimate neighborhood restaurants to luxurious downtown spots. Book a table and enjoy a romantic dinner out!

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15 Restaurants
Updated February 04, 2020
Restaurants:Ferraro's Kitchen, Capriccio Ristorante - Pembroke Pines, Vienna Wine Bar
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, European
Neighborhoods:MiMo / Upper East Side, Pembroke Pines, Davie
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Ferraro's Kitchen

$$$$
Italian
MiMo / Upper East Side
4.8
1098 reviews
This traditional Italian restaurant is one of the most romantic restaurants in Miami. Acclaimed as one of the best restaurants in town, this elegant Italian place right by the water is an intimate, fun place for a night out. Begin the meal with grass-fed tenderloin carpaccio or octopus carpaccio with EVOO. Don't miss the Venetian tempura, with shrimp, calamari, sea scallop, and fish all floured with semolina. For an entree, try the chicken roll stuffed with cheese and spinach alongside Parmesan cream and fingerling potatoes. Another highlight? The ravioli stuffed with lobster claws and sautéed in butter.

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Capriccio Ristorante - Pembroke Pines

$$$$
Italian
Pembroke Pines
4.8
2304 reviews
Capriccio Ristorante features some of the most romantic atmosphere in Miami. Grab an elegant dinner in Pembroke Pines to the sounds of the in-house pianist, violinist, and vocalist. Dine on the roasted rack of lamb with Dijon mustard and breadcrumbs or the "Fileto 4 Pepe," a Black Angus 10 oz filet mignon in a four-color peppercorn creamy sauce. Another favorite? The chicken or eggplant Parmigiana with marinara sauce, mozzarella, or fresh grated Parmesan cheese. Try the Pollo primavera, grilled, marinated chicken over vegetables in a fig glaze.

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Vienna Wine Bar

$$$$
European
Davie
4.7
2456 reviews
One of the finest European-style dining destinations in town is also one of the most romantic restaurants in Miami. Order from the Vienna's exceptional wine list and enjoy a full menu of intriguing cuisine. Start with the braised Danish pork belly, seared Hudson Valley foie gras, or Danish meatballs with multigrain bread. On the steaks and chops menu, go for the grilled filet mignon, pork loin chop, or prime steak au Poivre with Cognac sauce. Jumbo shrimp pasta features brown butter, garlic, and chili flakes. For vegetarian dining, try the curry cauliflower with wilted spinach and zucchini.

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Sea Watch Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Lauderdale by the Sea
4.6
6860 reviews
Soak up the romance of the Atlantic Ocean at Sea Watch in Fort Lauderdale. Comfortable and welcoming with an incredible view, the Sea Watch is one of the most romantic restaurants in Miami. Grab a seat on the enclosed patio and start with smoked salmon tartine, crispy calamari, or boathouse-baked oysters. An extensive seafood selection includes char-grilled swordfish, blackened Mahi-Mahi, and crispy fried shrimp with Mandarin orange-peanut slaw. A must-get is the "original Sea Watch medley." This dish features white wine-broiled fresh lobster tail, shrimp, and scallops.

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Gianni's at the Former Versace Mansion

$$$$
Italian
South Beach
4.5
10874 reviews
This ornate and stylish restaurant remains one of the most romantic places in Miami. A standout, historic spot in the former Versace mansion, Gianni's is an upscale Italian spot perfect for a date night. Start with lobster Catalana, a zucchini blossom, or burrata with confit cherry tomato. Signature meats include prime filet mignon, ribeye, and New York dry age. Australian lamb chops come simply grilled with Brussels sprouts and agrodolce. For an elegant dinner accompaniment, try the Osetra caviar with traditional accouterment.

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Coral Gables

$$$$
Steak
Coral Gables
4.8
1998 reviews
The Coral Gables installment of this nationally-renowned chain includes fine steakhouse dining and laid-back romantic vibes. Stroll into this local favorite by the Miracle Mile for a lovely traditional steakhouse dinner with all the favorites. Start with the chilled seafood tower or shrimp cocktail with horseradish sauce. Seared pork belly includes creamy goat cheese grits and fig demi-glace. Signature steaks include filet mignon, New York strip, and ribeye cuts. On the "Beyond Steaks" menu, try the miso-glazed Chilean sea bass or barbecue Scottish salmon fillet with mushrooms.

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Serafina by The Water

$$$$
Italian
Victoria Park
4.6
2848 reviews
Enjoy a beautiful view of the Middle River at one of Miami's most romantic restaurants. Serafina by the Water provides an idyllic, engaging backdrop for dinner along with a menu of prime seafood dishes. Try the catch of the day or market-fresh Chilean sea bass seared with garlic white wine sauce. Eared market-fresh salmon comes with lemon, capers, and white wine zinfandel sauce. The "granchio fra Diavolo" is Alaskan king crab in spicy tomato sauce over squid ink linguine and fra Diavolo sauce. For a pasta dish, try the pappardelle al Bolognese, with wide egg noodle pasta served with a mixed meat ragu sauce.

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Caffe Vialetto

$$$$
Italian
Coral Gables
4.8
1486 reviews
Italian cuisine with a Latin-American flair is on the menu at Caffe Vialetto. This comfortable, welcoming spot in Coral Gables remains one of the most romantic restaurants in Miami. Starters include the "Cheech's mac and cheese," macaroni and mancheco cheese served with shrimp. Try the tuna toston, with lightly blackened seared sashimi tuna with shoestring potatoes salad. A house specialty is the pappardelle short ribs, home-made wide noodles sauteed with shredded short ribs, mozzarella, and spinach. Try the Fruta di mare, served with black, champagne, or lobster bisque sauce.

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Pembroke Pines

$$$$
American
Pembroke Pines
4.8
4260 reviews
Head out to Pembroke Pines for a romantic night out and a great bottle of wine at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant. Enjoy sparkling wines, reds, whites, roses, and much more off the excellent wine catalog. For an appetizer, try the standout Asian pork belly tostadas or chicken potstickers with sweet and spicy mustard. On the beef and pork menu, go for the bourbon-lacquered barbecue pork chop with chipotle mashed or the red wine braised short ribs with oven-roasted vegetables.

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Marfil Bistro

$$$$
Mediterranean
Doral
4.7
785 reviews
Right in the heart of Dural, the Marfil Bistro is a lively spot that's also one of the most romantic restaurants in Miami. Head in for some classic Italian favorites with a Florida touch. Try the carpaccio, fried burrata, or grilled octopus for an appetizer. Pastas include risotto Milanese with braised petit veal Osso Bucco and penne with fresh tomato, garlic, onions, and basil. Another highlight is the house-specialty rack of lamb, served with grilled portobello, goat cheese-baked polenta, and rosemary pesto sauce. Short ribs come braised 48 hours in malt sauce alongside Manchego cheese risotto.

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Cafe Maxx

$$$$
American
Pompano Beach
4.8
1312 reviews
This Miami institution is one of the city's premier dining hot spots. A colorful, lush place in Pompano Beach, Cafe Maxx features an outstanding selection of American favorites. Start with a slice of Cafe Maxx caviar pie with whole wheat toast points. Tuna sashimi pizza includes wasabi cream cheese and sweet soy, and sauteed foie gras features a pear-almond tart with currant vinaigrette. On the "lighter fare" menu, try the molten brie-crusted petite filet mignon or the grill-roasted white heritage pheasant with sage thyme jus. Try te sweet onion crusted snapper with scallion Yukon mash and Parisienne vegetables.

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La Vie Lebanese Restaurant

$$$$
Mediterranean
Pompano Beach
4.6
1449 reviews
One of the city's most unique restaurants is also one of the most romantic restaurants in Miami. Bring a sweetheart to this engaging, colorful restaurant. They'll experience the wonders of the city and some of the finest Lebanese cuisine in the state. Start with a selection of the cold mezze, like hummus, labneh, or grape leaves with fresh vegetables. A hot mezze selection includes falafel, cheese Burak, and chicken liver. Try the seafood Bastilla, a Moroccan-style seafood pie with whitefish, shrimp, and calamari. The spinach fatayer comes stuffed with onion, lemon juice, and sumac.

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Cafe Catula

$$$$
Seafood
South Miami
4.8
639 reviews
This combination upscale restaurant and art gallery features some of the most compelling atmospheres in Florida. Head out to Miami's 87th Avenue to enjoy all the sights on a romantic evening out at Cafe Catula. Appetizers include crab cakes, seared scallops, and beef or chicken empanadas. Try some of the restaurant's gourmet risottos, like the risotto di gamberi with shrimp and asparagus cooked in saffron. Fresh fish selections include a catch of the day, "hog snapper wild," and filet of wild salmon in a creamy lobster sauce. For a meat dish, try the grilled prime Angus skirt steak.

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CRUST

$$$$
Italian
Overtown
4.8
2602 reviews
One of the city's best pizza spots, Crust is also one of the most romantic restaurants in Miami. Stroll into crust after a day spent exploring or walking along the river to enjoy the exquisite pies from the restaurant's kitchen. Specialty red pizzas include the veggie pizza with spinach and eggplant. There's also a Funghi pizza with roasted portobello and white mushrooms. Try some of the specialty white pizzas, like the crust pizza with figs and prosciutto or the four-cheese pizza with Asiago and goat cheese. Lobster ravioli comes with green peas and tomato cream sauce. Linguine carbonara features applewood-smoked bacon and mushrooms.

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JWB Prime Steak and Seafood

$$$$
Steak
Hollywood
4.2
1696 reviews
Happy New year, great job like always, clement and jhony always amazing, thanks

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