*Editor’s Note: We added a slew of restaurants to this list. It seems lots of people are searching for restaurants to go to for Valentine’s Day this time of the year. So more is better. Have a great date guys!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! It’s that time of the year when the prices of flowers become ridiculously high, restaurants are fully booked and city traffic is unbelievably insane.

The basic question before the 14th day of February would be: Where are you taking your date?

We previously came up with a list of places to go to but that was years ago. It’s time to update it.

The earlier the reservation, the better! You don’t want to get stressed on Friday the 13th.

If you have anything to add on the list, feel free to comment below.

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10 Dove Street Cafe

When you and your date want to eat healthy, 10 Dove Street is always a good choice. Nestled in its new location, the café provides more space for its customers. Yes, it is bigger, brighter and better.

Contact: (032) 418 1010

Location: Oakridge Business Park, 880 A.S. Fortuna Street 6014 Mandaue City


Abaseria Cafe and Deli

If you want a quaint, peaceful and less stressful location for dinner within the city then Abaseria is the place to be. Aside from the sumptuous Filipino dishes, the ambiance radiates a Filipino native vibe which is calm and relaxed.  Abaseria makes you feel like you are having dinner at your beloved grandma’s place.

Contact: (032) 234-4160

Location: #32 President Quirino Street, Villa Aurora, Kasambagan, Cebu City

Antica Osteria

Antica Osteria

Really more known as a deli than a restaurant, Antica Osteria is one of the best hidden Italian spots in town. It offers authentic Italian tasting food and a great selection of wine. The homey yet undeniable romantic setting makes it a good choice for your Valentines date.

Contact: (032) 239 6365

Location: STC Building, #1 Paseo Saturnino St., Ma. Luisa Rd., Banilad, Cebu City (beside Cable Car)

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Photo from anzani.com.ph


A longtime favorite of many couples, Anzani has had a few wedding proposals in its day (including that of our editor!). From the world class Mediterranean dishes to the breathtaking view of the city, it’s no wonder why Anzani has at one time been named as the Best Restaurant in Southeast Asia.

Contact: (032) 232-7375

Location: Panorama Heights, Nivel Hills, Lahug,, 6000 Cebu City (going up towards Marco Polo – left side)


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There are situations when you’ll want to have your Valentines’ date at lunch instead of dinner. Bintana is a good choice with good food and even better coffee. This is another hidden hang out spot that provides an intimate set-up for dates.

Contact: (032) 254 0563

Location: 181-K Elizabeth Pond Street Camputhaw, Cebu City

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Circa 1900

That lovely white house! How can anyone miss Circa 1900? Looking at it from the outside, the distinct colonial ambience is perfect for a sweet time with your sweetheart. There are many interesting dishes to choose from. Don’t be scared to try something different.

Contact: (032) 239 6265

Location: Sanjercasvil Road, Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City

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Photo from the Gold Mango Grill and Restaurant Facebook page

Gold Mango Grill and Restaurant

For those who want to be away from the city for Valentines (which I suggest due to heavy traffic), you can have a quick escape to Mactan. Get a hotel room and visit one of the best restaurants with private rooms, Gold Mango Grill and Restaurant.

Contact: 0915 330 8432

Location: Bagumbayan 1 Maribago Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu City

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Photo from La Maison Rose Facebook page

La Maison Rose

Aside from the food, La Maison Rose became known for two things: the pink power color paired with their eclectic interior and the iPad menu. Expect a sophisticated dining experience with surprisingly affordable choices.

Contact: (032) 268 5411

Location: 371 Gorordo Avenue Lahug, Cebu City (same property as La Vie Parisienne)

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Photo from No. 9 Facebook page

No. 9

One of the newer places to eat in town, No. 9 is a must try. The cozy lounge experience and the mouthwatering dishes paired with their selection of wines and cocktails make for a great date experience.

Contact: (032) 253 9518

Location: No. 9 E. Benedicto Street, Cebu City

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Photo from Abaca Restaurant Facebook page

Abaca Restaurant

Looking to splurge with the best of what Cebu has to offer, take that trek to Abaca. Classy interiors, amazing food and a private secluded location; it has everything you want for a perfect Valentines date.

Contact: (032) 495 3461

Location: Punta Engaño Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu (look for the big gate on the right side if coming from Cebu City)

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Chocolate Chamber

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s day than to indulge in good chocolates? When you talk about chocolates, Chocolate Chamber is on the top list. We’ve loved them since they were still known as Ralfe Gourmet.

Contact: 0917 628 7661

Location: 22 Pres. Quirino St., Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City

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Photo from Scape Skydeck Facebook page.

Scape Skydeck

This is the newest favorite spot in Mactan. The view from the top of this resto bar is nothing but glorious! It’s romantic vibe makes it a great place for your Valentine’s date. Best to call them ahead since I’m certain a lot of couples or friends will be going there on the 14th.

Contact: 032- 4940898


Blu Bar


Blu Bar is my personal favorite for romantic dates. If you want a quick escape from the busy restaurants in the city, it’s time to go to the mountain side. You can enjoy great food and cocktails while experiencing the breath taking view of the city. The prices are, of course, higher than other restaurants, but it’s a good treat for a special occasion.

Contact: (032) 253 1111

Location: Nivel Hills, Cebu Veterans Dr, Cebu City, 6000

Photo from Beqaa Facebook page

Photo from Beqaa Facebook page


As a part of the Abaca Group, it is expected that Beqaa will give you a great dining experience. Those who are close to me know how I love savory foods such as Lebanese and Indian dishes. If you are like me, give this a try – with your date! Just make sure he or she is up for the same food too.

Contact: (032) 505 6211

Location: AS Fortuna at P. Remedio St., 6000 Mandaue City

Photo from Gorliz Facebook Page

Photo from Gorliz Facebook Page


For a chill date night, don’t overlook Gorliz. The ambiance is laidback yet sophisticated, a difficult combination to pull off. With a location right smack dab in the middle of the city, Streetscapes, you can dine in the cold indoors or enjoy drinks at the outdoor high tables or couch.

Contact: (032) 564 9825

Location: 2nd Floor Streetscape Cebu, Paseo Saturnino, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu


Shaira Berame

Leave it to Sha to help you out for Valentines Day! Make sure to reserve early. You don’t want to be left in the dark without a restaurant. Follow her on Instagram @imshairab

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