Stockholm's Most Romantic Restaurants

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If you’re looking for romantic restaurants in Stockholm, you won’t have to look far. But if you don’t want just any restaurant but want one that offers that extra special bit of romance, we’ve picked out the real gems. Because whether it’s Valentine’s Day or an ordinary Friday in October, you want to give your date an evening to remember.
Last updated: October 5, 2023
From Södermalm to Östermalm, from Vasastan to Kungsholmen, and everything in between – wherever you are in Stockholm, you’ll find great restaurants for a lovely date with your partner or a new acquaintance. You’ll find everything from romantic settings deluxe with candlelight, white tablecloths, and soft music to more relaxed date environments that combine food and activities.

To help you navigate the city’s restaurant scene next time it’s time for a date, we’ve put together a guide to Stockholm’s best romantic restaurants. Just book a table and have a cozy evening.


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Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita in Kungsholmen is a great option if you want to have your date in an authentic Italian setting
Few dating environments are more romantic than the classic Italian setting. And that’s exactly what you and your date get at Dolce Vita in Kungsholmen. Checkered tablecloths, candlelight, dimmed lighting, and everything else that goes with it. In other words, a true Lady and the Tramp atmosphere. This romantic restaurant in Stockholm has been around since 1984, and over the years, many couples have had wonderful times here. Whether it’s your first date or you’re celebrating a 20th wedding anniversary with your partner, you’re guaranteed to have a great evening.

The menu at Dolce Vita has something for everyone who loves Italian cuisine. Meat, fish, vegetarian – and, of course, pasta and pizza. All prepared with love and fresh, quality ingredients. With your meal, you can share a bottle of Italian wine from the well-stocked wine cellar, and the perfect ending is one of the delicious desserts. The friendly staff deliver excellent service and make sure you have a great time in every way. Here, as the name tells, it’s all about the good life – perfect for a date.

Kungsholmsgatan 16, Kungsholmen


Allegrine Stockholm
Treat your loved one to a five-star French dinner experience at Allegrine

Top-notch food from the French kitchen in a cozy setting made for romance – does that sound like a good setup for Valentine’s Day? Then take your favorite person to Allegrine, which is located in the middle of town by the little square on Kammakargatan, a cross street from Sveavägen. This romantic restaurant in Stockholm is run by well-respected restaurateurs who have many top restaurants on their resumes. Here you and your date can enjoy delicious food and impeccable service, and the friendly atmosphere is the icing on the cake.

Allegrine is named after one of the owner’s grandmother, and the restaurant’s main source of inspiration is childhood memories from her kitchen in France. It’s all about straightforward, simple French food made from quality ingredients that follow the seasons, and the menu features a wide range of delicious dishes. Guinea fowl, red shrimp, Linderöds pig, cod, rooster, and Iberico are just a few examples. Book early, the tables fill up quickly, and prepare for a French dining experience at its best. A better Valentine’s evening is hard to find.

Kammakargatan 22, Norrmalm/City

Il Tempo

Best restaurants for Valentine's Day in Stockholm

Cozy and romantic atmosphere in Il Tempo

Il Tempo is a charming Italian restaurant and bar on Södermalm in Stockholm. The cozy room with its timeless decor and fantastic zebra wallpaper is a bit dark, perfect for a romantic dinner. The atmosphere is personal and relaxed and the Italian food, with influences from New York, is a culinary experience. Handmade pasta, wood-fired pizzas, meat, and fish are on the menu and there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. Or why not choose one of the restaurant’s menus “per due”, for two, then you’ll get to taste a few different dishes. The wine list is both extensive and of high quality. Finish with a yummy dessert or maybe the house’s signature after-dinner cocktail – an espresso martini.

Högbergsgatan 40, Södermalm




Elie's - Lebanese restaurant
Is delicious small Lebanese dishes your recipe for Valentine’s Day? Then Elie’s is the place to be

Take your Valentine to Elie’s in Södermalm and enjoy authentic Lebanese food at its best. At this intimate and beautifully decorated Lebanese restaurant, you can enjoy delicious and flavorsome meze prepared with love according to all the tricks of the trade. Perfect for a cozy Valentine’s Day date, in other words. The family-run restaurant has been around for over 25 years and knows how to deliver a dining experience beyond the ordinary.

Elie’s Valentine’s Day menu includes 13 delicious mezes – cold and hot, classics and more modern touches – that’ll take you on a fantastic culinary journey through a thousand-year-old food culture. Fattouch, hummus, baba ghanouge, fatayer, and falafel are just some of the Lebanese delights served. With your meal, you can toast with a glass of local Lebanese wine from the Bekaa Valley, further enhancing the flavors. Book a table and get ready for an evening to remember.

Katarina Bangata 71, Södermalm



Candlelight and well-cooked Italian food – the perfect recipe for a romantic night out

A perfect Valentine’s Day dinner is served at Michelangelo Trattoria in Old Town. In a Lady and the Tramp atmosphere with candlelight and pleasant music, well-cooked Italian food is served. Stroll through Stockholm’s oldest district, Old Town, to maximize the romantic experience. The food is prepared from the ground up, with love for Italian cuisine.

Västerlånggatan 62, Old Town

Verandan Grand Hôtel

Verandan Grand Hotel

Stockholm’s romantic Verandan at Grand Hôtel – Photo: © Grand Hôtel

The recently renovated Verandan (The Veranda) at Grand Hôtel boasts sweeping views of the water and the Royal Palace but the real star here is the menu, which while firmly Swedish is not shy about trying new things using only the finest ingredients. Veranden rightfully boasts one of the best wine menus in town and is known for the impeccable and discreet service – and there’s always the option of booking a room for the night.
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Norrmalm/City

Le Rouge

Restaurant Le Rouge in Stockholm

Get in the romantic mood at Le Rouge in Old Town – Photo: © Erik Nissen Johansen

The rich red fabrics draping the walls set the tone for a playful Moulin Rouge that envelopes you in luxurious ambience. The spot in Stockholm’s Old Town where Le Rouge stands has been a place of gastronomy in many forms since the 1700s, and today that tradition continues with a menu that is decidedly Continental, with an emphasis on meat and fish.
Brunnsgränd 2-4, Old Town




Golfbaren - romantisk restaurang
Treat your date to a night of fun mini golf and good food at Golfbaren

If you’re looking for classic romance with candlelight and white tablecloths, Golfbaren might not be the place for you, but if you’re looking for a cozy and relaxed dating environment, it’s just right. Golfbaren’s two indoor facilities, one in central Vasastan and one in Signalfabriken in Sundbyberg, offer a combination of food, drink, and mini golf – a reliable recipe for a fun date. Whether you want to treat your partner to a nice break from toddler life or get to know a new acquaintance, you are guaranteed to have a great evening.

The premises are lovely decorated in the American 1930s (Vasastan) and “factory chic” (Sundbyberg), environments that create a cozy setting for the date. Start the evening by finding out who is the sharpest on the 12 fine mini golf courses, and when the winner is crowned, you can sit down in the talk-friendly bar with a beer or a glass of champagne. After that, it’s time for dinner, where you can enjoy good food and more drinks. With a setup like this, it can only be a fabulous date. Have a great time at Golfbaren!

Surbrunnsgatan 46, Vasastan
Sundbybergs torg 1, Sundbyberg


Romantic restaurants in Stockholm

Enjoy delicious food at Stadshuskällaren in Stockholm’s City Hall – Photo: © Stadshuskällaren

Sometimes called the ‘Nobel Restaurant’ (this is where the annual Nobel Prize dinner is held) Stadshuskällaren is both intimate and historical, and Chef Magnus Santesson serves up dishes inspired by the wildlife of Sweden, with a strong respect for Swedish tradition. The brick walls flicker with candlelight and the location (at Stockholm’s City Hall) means a romantic walk along the water is definitely on the cards.
Stockholms Stadshus, Hantverkargatan 1, Kungsholmen

Have a wonderful night at Stockholm’s romantic restaurants

We wish you a fabulous date, filled with love and delicious food at Stockholm’s most romantic restaurants!

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