What could be better than spending a great evening on a romantic date, than sharing a romantic dinner at a fabulous Italian restaurant. Italian food has always been considered romantic and if you’re lucky enough to live in a place where there are plenty of Italian restaurants, you might be looking for some easy-to-remember tips for choosing a great place for your date.
The first thing, of course, is to choose a place that serves authentic Italian food. Otherwise, you’ll look like you don’t know what you’re doing and are just trying to get by on the cheap. Not a good way to start a date.
The question is, how do you know what is authentic? And the answer is simple: just look at the menu. Unless you’re an Italian cook yourself, if you get the hang of it, the menu isn’t quite authentic. You are looking for more Italian food than just spaghetti and pizza.
You can also try starting a conversation with some of the people who work there. I knew that I would be looking to the people behind the food to know more Italian than English. If everyone there seems too American, you can bet the food will be more Italian-American than real Italian food.
But once you find a place with a good menu, the next step is to learn to understand it. You want to make a good impression on your date by ordering something on the menu and knowing what to expect before the food arrives at the table. You definitely don’t want to order octopus soup because you think it’s going to be a roast pork dish. The best thing to do is learn how to correctly say what you want to eat in Italian.
You can even find out what Italian food your date likes and pick some recommendations from the menu beforehand and learn how to pronounce them. It will really impress your date when it’s time to order and you read your choices off the menu like an Italian connoisseur.
Now, anyone can tell you the fact that Italian food is not Italian without good wine to accompany your dinner. Any respectable authentic Italian eatery will have a great selection of wines. This is a must for your romantic date.
But before you actually go to a restaurant, make sure you research what wines go best with the Italian meal you’re ordering. You can find out online and then when you get to the restaurant you can ask the server, that’s what they’re there for. But you want to make sure they don’t just recommend the most expensive wine on the list, so you need to know a little about that before you go.
Italian food is meant to be enjoyed with wine, so take the time to make sure you get a wine that fits your diet and budget.
You can of course enjoy a nice romantic dinner date without paying attention to these tips, but when it’s so easy to find out a little in advance, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t. In addition, Italian restaurants are one of the most enjoyable types of restaurants to visit. And everyone knows that good food is meant to please.