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Celebrate Valentine's Day at UTC

February 7, 2023 Food

Plan a memorable Valentine’s Day at UTC with our guide to romantic restaurants and eateries serving special love-themed treats. Grab your loved one, friends, or simply treat yourself to an array of Valentine’s Day delights at UTC.
(Note: restaurants fill up fast, so call ahead to make a reservation.) 

Five-O Donut Co

All you need is love…and donuts! Our favorite locally-owned donut shop has pulled out all the stops this Valentine’s Day with a swoon-worthy selection of specialty flavors, like white chocolate truffle, red velvet, strawberry iced and double chocolate.

Pre-order your “lookin’ like a snack six-pack” for $18. Call 941-358-7661

Georgie’s UTC

Romance is on the menu at Georgie’s, one of UTC’s most stylish restaurants. Enjoy a romantic meal for two featuring a special tomahawk steak, plus receive a complimentary rose and gift card to take away.

JPAN Sushi & Grill 

If sushi is your love language, head to JPAN for a Valentine’s Day feast, featuring sushi, sashimi and a complimentary glass of Honey Bubbles Moscato.

Mademoiselle Paris

The city of love is not so far away at Mademoiselle Paris. Perfect for date night, the comfortable, quiet French bistro in the Shoppes at UTC is offering couples a special four-course set menu with decadent, heart-shaped pastries for dessert. 

Reserve a table now. 

Norman Love Confections

Nothing says I love you like chocolates from Norman Love. Grab a box to go, or treat your sweetie to an evening wining and dining at the chocolate salon at UTC. During “Valentine’s Date Nights” on February 10-12, couples can indulge in a choice of red, white or sparkling wine; a charcuterie board; dessert; chocolate-dipped strawberries; and a gift box of Norman Love artisan chocolates. Cost is $65 per couple. 

For reservations, call 941-777-5507.

Pascone’s Ristorante 

Prepare to be swept away at this family-owned restaurant known for its fresh-made pastas, seafood and high-quality cuts of meat. Chef Will is preparing a special three-course menu served with a complimentary glass of champagne – now that’s amore! 

For reservations, call 941-210-7368.

Raining Berries

This Valentine’s Day, let Raining Berries share the love…with your love! From noon – 8 p.m., buy one, get one on any menu item. Limit one BOGO per order.

Rusty Bucket

Looking for a family date night idea? Head to Rusty Bucket for a family-friendly Valentine’s Day dinner and enjoy a complimentary kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. Dine-in only.

Tandoor

Head to Indian restaurant Tandoor to cozy up in the newly remodeled space in the Shoppes at UTC as you journey through the restaurant’s authentic menu. This holiday, Tandoor is offering half-priced bottles of wine with the purchase of any two entrées – from house-made curry and classic butter chicken, feel the flavors and heart put into each meal. 

Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria

If you want to share a plate of pasta and maybe reenact the iconic spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp, head to Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria in the Shoppes of UTC. Raise a glass to love with two specialty cocktails available only on February 14: The Flirtini (vodka, strawberry liquor, strawberry purée and cranberry juice) and The Ball and Chain (Bourbon, pomegranate juice and lemon juice topped with ginger beer).

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