5 Romantic Restaurants for You and Your Sweetie

Bringing your sweetheart to Marco Island? You’re in for a romantic getaway! Imagine spending your days strolling along the Marco Island beaches, exploring the gorgeous nature all around, and having an exquisite dinner every night. Luckily, there are several fantastic upscale restaurants conveniently located near our Marco Island beachfront rentals.

If you’re looking for restaurants in Marco Island for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion, here are five of our favorite selections.

Cafe De Marco

inside of cafe de marco

With a wide variety of seafood dishes and classic American cuisine, it’s no secret why locals have loved Cafe De Marco since its opening in 1983. You’ll experience the Old Florida atmosphere in the historic district, giving you the perfect backdrop to your incredible meal.

Start your meal with oysters Rockefeller or eggplant rollatini, then move on to seafood selections like shrimp puttanesca or a land option like the New Zealand rack of lamb. You can even indulge on diver scallops and prawns or the stuffed Florida lobster tail! No matter what you choose, you’re sure to love the romantic atmosphere and unique takes on classic dishes.

Café de Marco is located at 244 Royal Palm Drive.

The Boulevard

The Boulevard seafood dish

Formerly known as the Philly Grille, The Boulevard is a newly updated eatery that offers the finest farm-to-table cuisine. The atmosphere here is a bit more casual but no less romantic, so you and your sweetie can focus on enjoying a fantastic meal together.

Select from a variety of flatbreads, pasta, or land or sea entrees for your dinner. Popular selections include the shrimp and scallops pesto and veal parmigiana. Add on a side of mushroom quinoa or sweet potato wedges, and you’ve got yourself the perfect meal to enjoy together!

The Boulevard is located at 1000 N Collier Boulevard.


meal from davincis

Craving Italian? Find it right on the shores of Marco Island at DaVinci’s. Owned by the Carvelli family, DaVinci’s is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine with a sophisticated family ambiance.

The highlight of the menu at DaVinci’s is the homemade pasta, which is prepared fresh daily with the highest quality ingredients. You can also sample their delectable fish, chicken, or veal options, as well as their specialty pizzas from the wood oven.  Pair your meal with a custom cocktail from their drink menu and finish off with a classic Italian dessert like tiramisu or cannoli!

DaVinci’s is located at 599 S Collier Boulevard.

La Tavola

outside of la tavolla

La Tavola’s name translates to “the table,” so you know you’re in for a welcoming atmosphere when you visit. Come indulge in classic American dishes that are crafted using the freshest and most carefully sourced seasonal ingredients. Whether you stop in for lunch or dinner, you’ll find food that soothes the soul.

Start your meal with a classic soup or salad, then move on to a selection from their extensive list of pasta and sandwiches. Favorites include the lobster mac and cheese and the gouda burger. More luxurious options include seafood linguine, crispy duck, or rack of lamb. If you have dinner here on Monday night, put on your dancing shoes to enjoy live music in the lounge after you eat!

La Tavola is located at 961 Winterberry Drive.

Marco Prime Steak and Seafood

Marco Prime truly captures the quaint yet luxurious feeling of Marco Island. The warm decor, welcoming staff, and culinary fusions on the menu encapsulate the perfect fine dining experience.

As you may expect, Marco Prime is known for its steak and seafood options. Small hot plates include spiced calamari or seared jumbo scallops, and you can’t go wrong with the signature surf and turf featuring petite filet mignon and cold-water lobster tail. Choose from their wide selections of size, soups, and salads to compliment your meal, and be sure to ask your waitstaff for a recommendation from the bar.

Marco Prime is located at 599 S Collier Boulevard with its sister restaurant, DaVinci’s.

All of these exquisite restaurants are just moments from our Marco Island vacation rentals. Contact us today for more information on booking!