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San Diego's Best Low-Key Date Spots

Dinner and a movie can get tiresome quickly. Spice up date night at these San Diego spots.

  • Costa Brava
    • Spanish
    • Pacific Beach
    Food
    26
    Decor
    24
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $30

    While your taste buds are being tantalized by sangria and tapas, take in the sights and sounds of flamenco dancing and music. Shows from Tuesday-Thursday and Sundays beginning at 7 PM.

  • Muzita Bistro
    • Ethiopian
    • University Heights
    Food
    25
    Decor
    23
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $30

    Forgo the utensils and be prepared to dig in with a piece of injera (yeast-risen flatbread) at this Ethiopian hot spot.

  • Croce's Park West
    • American
    • Bankers Hill
    Food
    24
    Decor
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $39

    Jazz lovers rejoice, this neighborhood restaurant has live entertainment seven nights a week.  Dine on Wednesday for the special date night menu which includes a shared appetizer, two entrees and a bottle of wine for $49. 

  • Chocolat Hillcrest
    • Italian
    • Hillcrest
    Food
    23
    Decor
    21
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $18

    Whether you drop in for a scoop of gelato or wine paired with Italian antipasti, this cozy cafe is a great casual date spot.  

  • Solare
    • Italian
    • Liberty Station
    Food
    22
    Decor
    21
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $33

    Have a culinary hands-on experience at this Italian favorite’s cooking classes. From traditional pizza-making to seasonal seafood specialties, you and your date will be in for a feast. Each class is only $75 per person and begins promptly at 10:30 AM every other Saturday.

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