You don't have to travel to Paris to create a romantic mood. In fact, you don't even have to leave the house. Sometimes, the warmest and most pleasurable environments can be achieved at home. With just the right amount of candle-light, and the perfect tracks chosen on the stereo, you can woo a new romance or make a long-lasting one feel extra special. Ever since that iconic scene in Lady and the Tramp, pasta has been renowned as a romantic dish across the world. For that reason, in this list we have chosen two of the best Italian restaurants, along with a couple of other homely options to order from, next time you feel like spicing things up for a loved one at home.
1. Venice Restaurant
Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world and the Venice Restaurant in Galway brings some of that Italian magic to the Irish shores. The eatery, which brings authentic Venetian cooking methods to its tables, has been open since 2011 and has been named in Galway's top 50 restaurants. The Bundle meal for two would be a sure-fire hit with any date, but the most romantic dishes can be found in the pasta section. The Spaghetti Di Roma or the Spaghetti Carbonara are ideal selections if you want to try to recreate that iconic moment from the 1955 Disney cartoon.
Milano is a seriously stylish restaurant which prides itself on having a wide variety of different foods to order on the menu. This is ideal for couples who may not be into the same food, or for those who want to try diverse dishes. There are some great pizzas for sharing, such as the Sloppy Giuseppe, which is covered in spicy beef, green capsicum, juicy red onion, mozzarella and tomato. The restaurant is renowned for its awesome sweets which are perfect for finishing a romantic meal off in style. The classic Tiramisu or the Honeycomb Cream Slice are both exquisite options for sharing.
If you're looking to incorporate healthy eating into your romantic lifestyle, Mixgreens on Newcastle Road is an excellent option. Everything there is made with fresh organic ingredients delivered in gourmet-style dishes which are absolutely delicious. There's also such a range on the menu that you will find something to suit anyone's tastes including classics such as the linguine bolognaise. However, we would definitely recommend the Creamy Wild Mushroom, Asparagus, and Spinach Risotto also.
4. The Pie Maker
Pies may not usually be associated with a romantic meal, but they are certainly comfort foods which will help to get you and your date more relaxed. The Pie Maker creates hearty, handmade pies which are accompanied by large portions of mashed potatoes, mushy peas, and gravy. The Slow Braised Beef and 8 Degree Stout Pie is sure to get that warm feeling going in both you and your partner.
Get the candles lit, spread out the rose petals, and order some romantic dishes from these exceptional restaurants with Deliveroo tonight.