Best Place to Take a First Date

Romeo's

Is it the lush patio? The tinkling of the piano when you're nestled in a cozy booth? Or maybe it's just their divine arrabbiata? Whatever the secret is, Romeo's has got it in spades. Definitely kitschy with red-and-white checkered tablecloths, red hurricane candles, and plastic grapes hanging from a lattice ceiling, the warm atmosphere of Romeo's is ultimately very familiar and evokes nostalgic romance. The lack of pretense is charming; the menu is easy to read, understand, and pronounce and filled with reasonably priced entrées, so it's a realistic first date for many of us, as well.

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