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The Best Places for a Romantic Dinner in Somerville

Lil’ Vinny’s tops the list of reader picks for every mood.

For this week’s Patch Picks, we asked for your tips on where to go for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner in Somerville--and you delivered like a pack of helpful, arrow-shooting cupids.

Lil’ Vinny’s has a clear following for its great, classic Italian cooking and vibe. Suggestions also came in for everything from a gourmand’s treat for the senses at Journeyman or Bergamot or a candlelight meal at Gargoyle’s or Sabur to a fun, easygoing romantic night at Mike’s over hearty food and cheap beer.

So whether you can still snag a table for Valentine’s Day or if you just want to pocket these tips for another night out, here’s where other Somervillian’s suggest you go to amp up the romance:

  1. has the food, the vibe, and the most votes.
  2. “! What could be more romantic, Somerville-style?” said Melissa McWhinney.
  3. ,
  4. , and
  5. , all got votes from fans of fine food.
  6. was dubbed THE spot for romance.
  7. And finally, save this one for summer: Matthew McLaughlin, said, “Have a picnic and go to . Of course, this isn't a good idea in February...”
wodzu February 15, 2011 at 03:38 PM
I'm surprised at your pick of Lil Vinny's as a number 1 spot for V-Day. Of course, dining preferences are very subjective, however in my opinion Lil Vinny's doesn't live up to the hype. Lil V's food is your simple chicken parm, dried pasta and sauce type Italian food that fails too impress. The portions are generous, but food itself is not spectacular. The vibe inside the restaurant is not unpleasant, but it's neither romantic nor unique.
Denise Taylor February 15, 2011 at 04:33 PM
These are reader picks and Lil' Vinny’s is apparently popular in these parts. What would your pick be?

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