When you visit Scottsdale this month with that special someone, you’ll be looking for a Valentine’s Day full of memories. Just remember that while flowers and candles might get things rolling, it’s tough to have a romantic evening when you’re too hungry to enjoy the night. Don’t feel like cooking? Don’t stay in and order a pizza. Here are a few restaurants around town that will really set the mood.


Scottsdale Romantic DinnerT. Cooks: People say it’s one of the most romantic restaurants in central Arizona, and T. Cooks will certainly bolster that reputation with a special Valentine’s Day menu from Saturday, February 11th through Tuesday the 14th. If delicious pan-roasted bass or butter-poached Maine lobster don’t get you in the mood, the live music and rose-petal-accented dining rooms surely will.

II Terrazzo: Special for Valentine’s Day, this elegant restaurant at the Phoenician Resort provides an upscale four-course meal that concludes with a heavenly chocolate buffet designed by award-winning pastry chef Roy Pell. This incredible evening costs only $67 per person, so make your reservations soon.

Sassi: Located at the foot of Pinnacle Peak, this beautiful restaurant provides diners with the finest in southern Italian cuisine. With over 200 wines to choose from and an atmosphere reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa, Sassi is the perfect place to celebrate with the one you love.

Sapporo: An elliptical bar adds to a dramatic décor that makes this Japanese restaurant a top choice for anyone looking for romance in Old Town Scottsdale this Valentine’s Day. Share a passion-mango martini with your favorite person as you dine on premium sushi, fresh seafood or Hawaiian poki.

This February, visit Scottsdale and enjoy one of the many fine restaurants the area has to offer. Who knows – your Scottsdale dining experience just might lead to the most romantic night of your life. But even if the passion doesn’t live up to your expectations, the food most certainly will.