This is the best romantic Valentine's Day dinner menu for two. It starts with a tasty cocktail and shared appetizers then moves onto the prettiest main course and a dessert that is all about love. This Valentine's Day dinner menu has it all! 

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If you agree that the perfect Valentine's Day dinner involves staying at home and cooking with (or for) special someone, then we've got the menu for you. This is a romantic Valentine's Day dinner menu perfect for falling in love.

Since Valentine's Day only happens once a year, your dinner menu needs to feel special. And this menu has special written all over it.

If you've ever wondered what kinds of things to cook for Valentine's Day dinner, we've got you covered. This is the perfect Valentine's Day dinner menu for two. You'll notice that many of the dishes are perfect for sharing and that the menu is light but satisfying, so you'll have plenty of energy after dinner. Wink wink.

The menu begins with some beautiful, warm marinated olives. This is our idea of sexy food: warm, salty, and a little bit spicy. To sip on there is an Aperol negroni that's both light and boozy at the same time.

Once you've settled in there's a caramelized shallot and gruyere fondue for two. Melty cheese is pure love.

The main course features pretty (but easy to make!) heart-shaped wonton ravioli stuffed with beet and goat cheese.

And finally, if you're able to restrain yourself after all the talking, laughing, flirting, and eating, is a molten chocolate lava cake for two. Or you can always come back for dessert later after you've worn off some energy.

Bon appétit!

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu for Two

a pot of warm, marinated olives perfect for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.

Warm Marinated Olives 

These tasty olives are simmered in olive oil and flavored with lemon, chili flakes, and marcona almonds. They're the perfect little salty bites.

Note: either scale the recipe to ½ cup of olives or make the full recipe and treat yourself to delicious olives all week.

a glass of Aperol Negroni with an orange slice

Aperol Negroni

This is just the thing to sip on to get your night going. It's a bittersweet aperitif that's easy to fall in love with and makes an ideal addition to your Valentine's Day dinner menu for two.

Or, if you love smoky flavors, try this mezcal negroni.

Bread scooping some Gruyere Cheese Fondue.

Caramelized Shallot and Gruyere Fondue

Melty cheese is love in a bowl.

This recipe serves eight but is very easy to scale back. Leftovers also reheat beautifully. We recommend making a half portion. Trust us, you'll want a little extra the next day.

Looking down on a glass bowl with the spinach pomegranate salad with pomegranates and mint on the side.

Pomegranate Salad with Spinach, Hazelnuts, and Mint

This salad is as tasty as it is pretty. The pomegranates and hazelnuts make it feel like a special occasion salad.

The recipe serves four so you can simply make half the recipe. (Although we recommend making all of the dressing and toasting all of the hazelnuts so you can make a quick salad again this week.)

Beet and Goat Cheese Wonton Ravioli in the shape of hearts is the BEST Valentine's Day dinner!

Date Night Wonton Ravioli

Nothing says “I love you” like a plate of heart-shaped pasta. This easy-to-make and playful pasta is given a grown-up finish with a brown butter sage sauce.

And if the cuteness factor feels too over-the-top for you, simply skip the step of cutting the wonton wrappers into heart shapes.

chocolate lava cake for on the romantic valentine's day dinner menu for two.

Flourless Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Melting chocolate and sweet-tart raspberries are the language of love. They're also crazy easy to make and can be prepped ahead of time then baked whenever the mood feels right. It's the perfect end to this Valentine's Day dinner menu for two.

For even more ideas, check out our Valentine's Day dinner ideas collection!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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