It’s your first date, and you’re jittery as hell. Can’t exactly take your date to any place now, can you? The safest option is to take them for a nice romantic dinner. Check out these 12 romantic restaurants in Pune. These are perfect to help calm those nerves down and get the conversations going.
Getting Butterflies For Someone? Plan Your 1st Date At These Romantic Places
Tales and Spirits Bistro
Airy, spaced out and bright, Tales and Spirits Bistro is located snugly at the end of Senapati Bapat Road. With a very young vibe, you’re sure to feel a lot more relaxed and comfortable. What makes things even better is that the food here is impeccable. Their spaghetti Aglio olio is one of the best we’ve had, and their jalapeno and mozzarella cigars are divine. A must-visit for those who appreciate Italian food. A meal for two costs about INR 1200.
11 East Street Café
Good food, great ambience, and music that speaks to the soul. The heart doesn’t really desire much more. We recommend their bangers and mash for the non-vegetarians. Vegetarians, don’t fret, they have kickass paneer tikka masala, too. We love their benches and go here for your date if fine-dine isn’t your thing. A meal for two costs about INR 1000.
French Window Patisserie
The French Window Patisserie in KP is a perfect mix of casual and elegant. This tiny patisserie serves some amazing brunch options such as soups, salads, tartines, sandwiches, gratins, etc along with some sinful dessert options. The ambiance is quaint, outdoorsy and perfect if you wanna get to know each other.
A gorgeous rooftop restaurant that offers sweeping views of the green landscape and cityscape all around, Paasha is located in JW Marriot on SB Road and is a hit amongst couples looking to celebrate a special time. An impressive range of liquor and great food definitely make this date a memorable one. A meal for two here will cost you INR 2500. This is one of the most popular candle-lit dinner places in Pune too.
Situated in Aundh, L'apicio is a cute little bistro that is all about great food and cozy vibes. You can enjoy European, Continental, or Mediterranean dishes over conversations. On top of that, they are known for their melt-in-your-mouth desserts. With such great food, you're sure to have a memorable time with your date.
This vegetarian-only Italian restaurant is also one of the most romantic restaurants in Koregaon Park is a beautiful space to enjoy some down-time with bae. Book a table under the natural green canopy outdoors, enjoy the freshness of the ambiance while sipping on hot cuppas, digging into fine Italian pasta, and relish a decadent chocolate pastry to end it all. A meal for two will cost you INR 1600.
Date night? This restaurant has super romantic setting and lip-smacking food. When it comes to authentic Italian cuisine, nothing beats Sorriso in Marriott Suites in Koregaon Park Annexe. They have an Italian chef on board and you've got to try the authentic Venetian delicacies with your date. Dig into the yummy food made by Chef Massimo Verzini. When on a date, you must sit outdoors, which has wooden flooring and loads of plants. Dig into delicacies like signature pastas, pizzas and desserts. A meal for two costs about INR 1500.
Initially, a dive bar of the 80s, this heritage bungalow in Camp has been revived into Mazdana, a place full of stories, memories, and lip-smacking food. No wonder, this is one of our favourite first-date spots in the city. From Indian to continental, the menu is diverse and the ambiance is super romantic. With its naturally dim lighting, it reeks of romance effortlessly. Check out the place at night as the fair lights glimmer magically.
Evviva Sky Lounge
Going on a first date? Evviva Sy Lounge is the place to be! The ambiance at Evviva is everything blue – the luxurious silver lounge sofas borderline the full-length glass panes that overlooks the glorious city skyline. While the bar shines brightly under the neon blue lights, the well-polished wooden flooring reflects the green-blue-yellow lights from the ceiling above, which by the way, is yet another piece of an architectural masterpiece at Evviva. In short, this place is hands-down ideal for those romantic dates, anniversary specials, and Valentine nights. Enjoy grilled and BBQ food here.
The Flour Works
Also an early-bird joint, The Flour Works in Kalyani Nagar and Baner opens from 7.00 am every day, with a European-American breakfast menu. If you're meeting your date early morning, this is the place to be! Satiate your hunger with their 10 types of Eggs Benedict, eggs-to-order or stuffed omelettes, waffles/pancakes/French toast with 4 varieties of toppings (each), or go the healthy route with their diet-friendly options (muesli, granola, scrambled tofu, etc). Do try the American-style pancakes. Whether you go there for breakfast or dinner or brunch, this place is always a delight. Also, it is pet-friendly too!
One of the most Insta-worthy cafes of Pune, Grandmama's is chill, casual, cozy, and romantic. In a nutshell, it's an ideal first date restaurant. You can enjoy fast food, finger food, and a high tea menu. You can choose to skip the food menu altogether and simply opt for milkshakes and desserts or even go for a hot cuppa latte or hot chocolate. We bet you'll have a lot of fun and will enjoy clicking loads of pictures together.
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PS: If you're a die-hard romantic and want to take them on a candle-lit dinner on the first date itself, check out these places.