Usually I enjoy going out to casual restaurants where you don’t have to get dressed up or make a reservation, but once in a while it’s fun to try one of the fancy restaurants in Orlando and make a night of it. A lot of people think of Orlando and they think, oh, that’s just a place for theme parks and water parks, not really a culinary Mecca. Believe it or not, there are quite a few very nice romantic restaurants to choose from in Orlando Florida. Here are three outstanding ones to consider.
1. Venetian Room. Located at 8101 World Center Drive, you will really impress your date or significant other if you take them to this elegant restaurant. The head chef has trained in North Africa and Europe, and has also worked at such amazing restaurants as Emeril’s and Shula’s. The menu is European inspired, and the atmosphere is elegant and high-class to say the least. The food and wine you will find here will please even the most sophisticated palate. The service here is also wonderful.
2. Christini’s Ristorante on Dr. Phillips Blvd is another world-class dining experience you will not want to miss. Service is outstanding, cuisine is divine, and the ambiance is amazing. While you are dining you can enjoy the Italian sculptures and art. The menu is filled with classics and old-time specialties, and the wine list is impressive. If you are looking for fancy restaurants in Orlando where you can pop the question, this is one that should be high on your list.
3. Antonio’s Ristorante located at The Fountains Plaza. This restaurant overlooks the Florentine fountain and has a reputation for pampering its guests. With its beautiful floors made of wood, high vaulted ceilings, stone inlay, furnishings of wood and tile, along with a wide open kitchen, you’ll feel the Tuscan villa ambiance. The food is truly outstanding, everything from portobello al forno cooked in a wood-burning oven to North Atlantic salmon and stuffed veal chops. The wine list alone is something to gawk at with its selections numbering more than 250. Truly a 5-star restaurant.
Give one of these fancy restaurants in Orlando a try next time you feel like getting dressed up and enjoying an elegant meal in Central Florida.