Think of Valentine’s Day and you might think of candy hearts, or a fine cut of steak at a five-star restaurant—or even the famous spaghetti scene from The Lady and the Tramp. We’ve long associated food with romance. So for Valentine’s Day this year, if you’re trying to come up with dinner ideas, we’re here to help. Read on for Valentine’s dinner ideas that can take your date night to a delightful—and delectable—place.


Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home

Eating out at a nice restaurant is a popular Valentine’s day choice, but there can be something truly special about a meal shared in a familiar and well-loved environment. Consider cooking your partner a surprise dinner, cooking together in the kitchen, or even trying a cooking class date night, whether that’s in-person somewhere or in the comfort of your own home via YouTube.

With candles, low lighting, and music, you can transform your space into a fun romantic setting. The best part? You have total freedom! Cater your dinner to your own personality, tastes, and preferences as a couple. Whether you enjoy a dressed-up affair with classical music and Italian food, or a cozy night in with pajamas and your song and some gourmet ramen, you can make dinner whatever you want it to be!


Meal Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Unsure of what to cook on Valentine’s Day? Here are some Valentine’s Day menu ideas to spark your imagination:

  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Cacio e Pepe
  • Homemade Pizza
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Gourmet Ramen
  • California Rolls
  • Honey Glazed Salmon
  • French Onion Soup in a Bread Bowl
  • Mole Enchiladas
  • Bobotie
  • Pierogi

Don’t forget dessert! Have fun with DIY sundaes, a banana split, chocolate cake, fruit tarts, pavlova, and more. Your favorite drinks and appetizers can also round out a truly spectacular meal. And whatever your menu, make sure it’s made with the most important ingredient—love!

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