You want a romantic setting and food that will make a lasting first impression. Check and double-check. Angelina’s (239-390-3187) bar and dining room are dressed to impress. The wow-some three-story glass tower of wine dominates the relaxing dining room with its Old World elegance. The sommelier can help you pick out the perfect bottle to set the tone for the nouveau Italian fare. Start with the Caprese salad and mussels with tomato and orange. Or share the Gulf shrimp and buffalo mozzarella pizzette with pesto. The butternut squash ravioli is legendary and the grouper Mediterranean divine. Seal the date with the sweet pear tart and blue cheese gelato.
What’s more romantic than dining Gulf-side with sea breezes to fan the flames? Enjoy your after-dinner cocktail around the beach fire pit for the ultimate impression. (laplayaresort.com/naples-baleen, 239-598-5707)
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