Valentines Day in Tampa/ St Pete area
Hi all you foodies around here. Its time to start a new thread for Valentines day. The old one had some recommendations of places that do not even exist. So what do you say? I called Bern's and they are already booked for a couples table. Any place you all would recommend?
Try Laughing Cat in Ybor City. Progressive Italian menu, delicious, and friendly. For Valentines, I'd call ahead ((813) 241-2998). This will always be my default favorite Tampa restaurant.
Or, for a more "Hip" (some would say "Hipster") V-Day, call Ella's in Seminole Heights (813-234-1000), This is one of mt favorite places to eat in Tpa, but they're doing a special V-Day thing. I don't know what that means, so call.
Or, also in Ybor, try La Terraza. It's more traditional Italian, and smaller. Call ahead ((813) 248-1326). It's less well known, and might not be booked yet. It's delicious.
Wild Card Recommendation: Wimauama in S. Tampa (at 4205 S. MacDill, 813-793-1687). You can't Google this place, because it has the same name as a local township, but the food here is great. The service is...dicey, but I think it's worth it. The Chef here has real vision.
Cru Cellars is a good starting point for the evening.
Provided you can still get a reservation, Mise en Place is a solid choice.
Terra Sur Cafe is also a good selection.
My wife loves Yoko's down in Palma Ceia.
And if you're looking to sleep on the couch, there's always the drive thru bag from McD's...