Treats have been molded into hearts and clothing racks have been painted with a red and pink color palette. Together, these symbols signify the return of a heartfelt holiday: Valentine’s Day.
Here at Aventura Mall, we’re of the mindset that date night dining should be a regular thing. Case in point: Our restaurants offer the perfect backdrop – whether it’s a cozy, dimly lit interior or lush al fresco setting – for a romantic meal for two.
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day in the traditional sense, gathering with your girlfriends to commemorate Galentine’s Day, or indulging in some Single’s Awareness Day self-love, there’s a fun and festive dining option waiting to be enjoyed.
Here are a few of our favorite restaurants for date night at Aventura Mall, as well as some special offerings just in time for Valentine’s Day:
Want to get decked out for a date night with your S.O.? Reserve a table for dinner at Ornos Estiatorio by Chef Michael Mina. Ornos will whisk love birds to the beaches of Mykonos via its $105 pre-fixed Valentine’s Day menu for two. The four-course meal includes some of the eatery’s most popular dishes, including jumbo lump crab dolmades, lobster “hilopites,” tsipoura avgolemono and sokolatopita. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling (786) 697-1681.
Ornos Estiatorio is located in the Outdoor Courtyard across from The Apple Store.
Have your own sweet Lady and the Tramp pasta sharing moment at Serafina, a New York favorite. One of the best Italian restaurants in Aventura, Serafina offers delectable and authentic food along with a chic atmosphere and warm hospitality. Serafina’s covered outdoor pergola, surrounded by lush greenery and flowers, is an ideal location to enjoy cocktails, pizzas and pastas that are truly indicative of la dolce vita.
Serafina is located on the Upper Level near Zara.
Pubbelly Sushi is an ideal spot for exciting foodie couples with an admiration for the unexpected. Crafted by five-time James Beard Foundation Award Nominee Chef Jose Mendín, the menu features unique mash-ups combining Latin spices and Japanese classics. “Roll” out the flavorful red carpet with Pubbelly’s mouthwatering sushi, eclectic cocktails and unique menu items off it’s a la carte menu. Couples who make an advance reservation for Valentine’s Day at Pubbelly Sushi will receive a complimentary Coco Loco dessert (pictured below) with a special twist.
Pubbelly Sushi is located in the Outdoor Courtyard.
Divieto Ristorante is known for its signature Routa di Parmigiano (fettuccini alfredo) dish, which is presented to guests tableside and tossed inside a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. In addition to elevated Italian staples, guests enjoy outdoor seating, original cocktails and best-in-class service. Bonus: Divieto is offering a special Valentine’s Day dessert to mark the occasion.
Divieto Ristorante is located on the Lower Level near Nordstrom.
Dreaming of a romantic evening abroad? Manifest those international cravings at Motek Café, the newest restaurant to debut at Aventura Mall. With its bright and cheerful interior and flavorful Israeli-Mediterranean fare, there’s plenty to smile about. A great spot for a lunch date, the family-owned, Kosher-style eatery invites patrons to transport themselves to the Middle East via authentic dishes such as falafel, hummus, shawarma, malawach and more. Offering brunch, lunch and dinner, as well as sweets and coffee, Motek’s menu features both big and small plates.
Motek Café is located in the Outdoor Courtyard.
Consider yourselves to be that cool, laid-back couple that keeps date nights low-key yet packed with enjoyable moments? The 1,200 square-foot patio at Tap 42 Craft Kitchen + Bar is calling. The restaurant overlooks the open-air courtyard and the beloved Aventura Slide Tower. Come for a delicious array of signature menu items and 40+ beers on tap, and stay for the wide, open vistas and relaxed atmosphere.
Tap 42 Craft Kitchen + Bar is located on the Upper Level of the Outdoor Courtyard.
Industrious Chef and Owner Juan Chipoco’s CVI.CHE 105 is ranked among the best restaurants in Miami, according to Zagat, TripAdvisor and the Miami New Times – and your loved one deserves the best. Pair the restaurant’s award-winning ceviche with one of its many traditional Peruvian dishes, such as Lomo Saltado or Ají De Gallina, for a flavorful visit to South America.
CVI.CHE 105 is located in the Outdoor Courtyard.
An ideal location for date night with your girlfriends, Pani offers an enchanting backdrop that dreams are made of – and a diverse menu that incorporates a variety of global influences. The eatery features a vibrant, eclectic aesthetic and a menu comprised of decadent cakes, decorative cocktails, dinner options ranging from pasta and meat to fish, as well as breakfast and lunch items, so you can celebrate your date at any time of day.
Pani is located in the Outdoor Courtyard.
Bella Luna serves authentic Italian specialties including delicate, homemade pastas, flavor-packed pizzas, perfectly cooked meats, fresh seafood, and mouthwatering desserts. Dine indoors or at its outdoor, bistro-style tables for an extra touch of amore.
Bella Luna is located on the Upper Level Center Court.
Owned and operated by Tommy Billante of Bella Luna, this casual, contemporary restaurant serves up the robust, sumptuous flavors of Italy via ultra-fresh ingredients. The restaurant’s patio offers outdoor seating with oversized umbrellas to keep guests cool and cozy.
Trattoria Rosalia is located on the Lower Level by Bloomingdale’s.
With so many dining options from which to choose, there’s no reason to skip date night – so join us any time here at Aventura Mall. For more information on our restaurants and eateries, visit AventuraMall.com/Dining or call 305-935-1110.