Top spot to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Posted: February 2nd, 2018 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Christopher Gomez | Little Italy News

The holiday of love is upon us and it’s time to start making plans to celebrate with your loved one. From gift shopping to date ideas, Little Italy is a romantic, Italian neighborhood where you can cover all of your bases.

Treat yourself and your significant other to unique gifts, an intimate meal, a leisurely stroll, cocktails and dessert in the cultural hub.

Bring your Valentine to Little Italy for a lil’ romance. (Photos by Luna Photo)

Here are a few ways you and your sweetheart can commemorate V-Day in Little Italy:

Find the perfect gift — You’ll be able to find that wonderfully thoughtful gift at one of the great shops and boutiques that Little Italy has to offer. Check out Love & Aesthetics for fine fragrances, jewelry and apothecary; Vocabulary and Little Apple for fashionable clothing and accessories; or Adelman Fine Art for beautiful art pieces.

Enjoy a delicious dinner with your Valentine — Celebrate Valentine’s Day by splitting a bottle of wine and eating a delicious meal with your special someone. Little Italy has a vast selection of atmospheric, popular restaurants, including Juniper and Ivy, Civico 1845, Enoteca Style Wine Bar, Buon Appetito, Nonna + Zucchero, and more. Don’t forget to make a reservation!

Take a neighborhood stroll under the stars — After dinner, you and your Valentine can meander the sidewalks of Little Italy hand-in-hand and enjoy the picturesque views. You’ll want to stop mid-stroll and take a break at one of the charming piazzas, like the new Piazza Pescatore.

Stop for a drink — If you’re not quite ready for the evening to be over, grab a cocktail in the area. If you’re craving a margarita, order a round at El Camino. If you and your Valentine are in the mood for a specialty cocktail, try Craft & Commerce or the Kettner Exchange.

End the night on a sweet note — Every Valentine’s Day should feature a decadent dessert; end your special night by stopping for something sweet. Take your date and swing by one of the many dessert spots Little Italy has to offer, like the brand-new Salt & Straw, Extraordinary Desserts, or iDessert.

From Valentine’s Day preparation to romantic celebration, Little Italy makes for a top spot for you and your significant other to spend the holiday.

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— Christopher Gomez has been Little Italy’s district manager since 2000. Reach him at


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