7 Restos To Rev Up Your Love Life

Nothing gets the amorous flame a-burnin’ quicker than a seaside vacation in Spain, but for the city-bound, a Mediterranean-themed date night can be almost as sexy. Luckily, we're not short on endless waterfront views around these parts, which makes for some of the most enchanting and sensual restaurants. Ever.
Here, we bring you seven amazing spots that'll transport you from Miami Beach to cloud nine for a much-needed night of romantic recharging. If this batch of sumptuous standouts doesn't have you sharing spaghetti à la Lady And The Tramp, well…at least you had a delicious meal.
Click through for seven sexy restaurants that will turn your date into an affair to remember.
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Casa Tua
No, you didn’t just wake up in Palermo, but it's close enough at Casa Tua. The gorgeous garden is lit by tree-hanging lanterns — the better to read the novel-length wine list over your parchment-wrapped turbot — and the attached hotel features amazing villa-style suites, just in case you can’t until wait to get home.

1700 James Avenue (between 17th and 18th streets), 305-673-0973. Casatua.com

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Tuck into fennel-laced salmon carpaccio and deliciously unctuous carbonara pizza for a midday romantic lunch, secretly ogling the muscly guys working the dough in the open kitchen. All that kneading? Woof.

2506 Northwest 2nd Avenue (between Northwest 25 and Northwest 26th streets), 305-438-0488. Joeys.com

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We’re crazy for this flavor of Greek drama. Just sliding into one of Eos’ oversized coral chairs or happy yellow banquettes is enough to brighten any evening, but the food will do it one better. Harissa-rubbed mahi mahi gets the lips tingling, and the Turkish coffee cake will keep you wide-awake.

485 Brickell Avenue (between Southeast 4th and Southeast 5th streets), 305-503-4400. Eos.com

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Mandolin Aegean Bistro
He can be the Paris to your Helen here, which is fittingly Greek in blue and white decor. Then get a little tipsy on ouzo-drunken shrimp and a bottle of some Lebanese Château Musar, and suddenly, you’re basking in the Mediterranean sun on crystal waters.

4312 Northeast 2nd Avenue (between Northeast 33rd and Northeast 34th streets), 305-576-6066. Mandolin.com

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Prime Italian
The name says it all, and with that excess of leather everywhere, you’d think you’re in a Bottega Veneta boutique. But Prime exudes old-school charm while keeping it über-classy. He’ll have the Kobe cheese steak, and you can just send all of that Petrossian caviar right over here, thanks.

101 Ocean Drive (between 1st and 2nd streets), 305-695-8484. Primeitalian.com

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Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
You can go two ways at Sardinia: with a tasting menu featuring brown-butter sweetbreads or bottarga-dusted spaghetti, or simply to share a quartino from the enoteca’s amazing wine selection, before a smooch sesh in nearby Maurice Gibb Memorial Park. Just don’t start humming “You Should Be Dancing.”

1801 Purdy Avenue (between 18th and 20th streets), 305-531-2228. Sardinia.com

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This place knows its pasta, but we prefer to go light with a few small plates of antipasti — burrata and oil- and lemon-dressed raw tuna nibbled slowly over a few glasses of heady red, even to the annoyance of your waiter. Yup, you’re that couple, and you know what? That’s okay.

1925 Liberty Avenue (between 19th and 20th streets), 305-673-3959. Sylvanos.com

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