St. Valentine’s Day must be celebrated with a romantic dinner in the right location: here are our top 5 restaurants with curated interiors

A proper St. Valentine’s Day includes a tête-à-tête dinner. However, high-quality food and service are not enough; the location may set (or spoil) the atmosphere. Here you can find a list of 5 restaurants with curated interiors.

Finger’s Restaurant (Milan)

Chef Roberto Okabe, born in Sao Paulo (Brazil) with Japanese origins, combined his two worlds and cultures into an original cuisine style where it is suggested to eat with one’s hands.

Finger’s perfectly represents Chef Okabe’s Japanese-Brazilian soul where sushi and other dishes meet Latin American flavors and colors.

Each room of the restaurant is different: from the most modern with glass walls and ceiling that give you the impression of being surrounded by nature thanks to the beautiful gardens around it, to the one with exposed bricks, tables in semitreated wood and ceilings coated in bamboo. All this makes Finger’s a refined marriage between Latin America and Japan.

Club del Doge (Venice)

A ‘fine dining’ restaurant where, in an extremely elegant and romantic setting featuring vintage style rooms with unmistakably Venetian character, the dishes celebrate the local tradition with a modern twist. The terrace overlooking the Grand Canal is one of the most sought-after in the whole city and at Bar Longhi, featuring a charming mirror wall, sophisticated cocktails entertain the guests.

La Torre del Saracino (Naples)

In Vico Equense, along the coast of the Sorrento Peninsula, we find the majestic 1,300 year old watchtower, from the Norman era, that has been hosting Chef Gennaro Esposito for over 20 years, along with his brigade de cuisine and 2 Michelin stars.

History and design elegantly coexist, creating a unique setting. In addition to the two dining rooms – one of which is in the ancient tower – the restaurant offers its guests an extraordinary terrace with panoramic views on the Gulf of Naples, perfect for an unforgettable St. Valentine’s Day.

Borgo San Jacopo (Florence)

Borgo San Jacopo Restaurant, 1 Michelin star, overlooks the Arno river and offers a haute cuisine experience as well as a memorable view of Ponte Vecchio.

Resident chef Peter Brunel surprises his guests making them smile and staging beautiful stories in his menus.

In addition to the terrace – perfect for a candlelight dinner during the good seasons – Borgo San Jacopo has two majestic rooms decorated with a creative touch. The tables and the comfortable sofas are arranged along narrow corridors with white walls adorned with elegant paintings, thus recreating the typical atmosphere of an art gallery.

LIÒN (Rome)

In the heart of Rome, between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, is the new restaurant and cocktail bar designed by COLLIDANIELARCHITETTO. Its name is LIÒN and it is located in a fascist era building. Its bold lines and saturated colors in line with the maximalist style contrast with the austerity of the building, offering the city fragments of the dolce vita. The restaurant spreads over two levels: the ground floor, completely projected towards the exterior thanks to the large windows, hosts the restaurant, while the basement, reached via a marble staircase with brass details, hosts service rooms, the kitchen and the wine cellar. [Text Giuseppe D’Orsi]