• Alright Temecula Valley, love is in the air, and perhaps a little bit of panic as well if you didn't plan for this upcoming Wednesday (yes folks THIS Wednesday). But fear not, we have you covered with some great local restaurants that will make you look like a food connoisseur, local expert, and romantic genius. While we don't have gift ideas on the blog, give us a call and we'll help you out! So in no particular order, here you go:

  • The Restaraunt at Leoness Cellars

You knew this would make the list. Eating Lamb Tortolini or Prime Filet while overlooking the vineyards at sunset? Yes, please. Make reservations at 951-302-7601

  • Great Oak at Pechanga 

Amazing steak, wine, and well, Pechanga. 951-770-8507

  • Avensole

Sitting at this restaurant feels like Tuscany. The staff has always been nothing short of amazing at making every occasion there special. 951-252-2003

  • Gourmet Italia 

Exquisite Italian food, red walls, and staff that makes you feel right at home. Also, anything more romantic than Italian? 951-676-9194

  • Anthony's Lounge and Ristorante 

Opened over 10 years ago, this local, family-owned restaurant truly reflects the heart of our valley with a peaceful ambiance in downtown Murrieta. 951-677-1099

  • Luke's on Front

Located 3 stories up at the end of Old Towne Front Street, Luke's atmosphere is filled with fire and class. Did we mention their American fare is great as well? 951-699-9900

  • Trattoria Toscano

The Italian food continues to get love from the fans. This local place has a warm atmosphere and is very relaxed, perfect if you want to be romantic and still wear sandals and jeans. 951-296-2066

  • Cork Fire Kitchen

A culinary journey at Temecula Creek Inn overlooking the golf course, Cork Fire specializes in farm to table masterpieces such as truffle mac n cheese and balsamic glazed short ribs. 888-976-3404

  • Bonus points

 Find a personal chef and transform your kitchen into a romantic restaurant. (Just make sure you do the dishes)

No matter what you choose, any of these restaurants will be a great choice to showcase both your support of local restaurant owners and your ability to cook up romance!