Thursday, February 10, 2011

One of the ultimate 'date holidays' is upon us within the next couple of days. While taking the 'casual route' and heading over to Wild Wings might be less pressure in the 'romantic' and 'cutesy' department, let's step it up a notch. Sure taking your valentine somewhere cheap and easy might and easy, but impress your love and go somewhere in Savannah that shows you care! Even if you're single, round up a bunch of friends and make it a date night for yourselves. A place that comes to mind that fits all of the Valentines Day 'requirements' has to be Leoci's Trattoria on Abercorn street.

The first time I went to Leoci's, I was with three of my girl friends and we wanted to have a nice meal with a couple of drinks. The entire establishment is different than others in Savannah. Though the inside is quite tiny, it's still a pretty intimate and chic environment. You feel like you're somewhere other than Savannah, but with just enough reminders of where you are. We sat outside and the overall feel of the place was relaxing, candlelit and cozy. Perfect strung lights surrounding the outside tables making you feel as if you're at a chic outdoor restaurant in New York City. The food is delicious and so are the drinks. Be sure to order a glass of the sangria and try your best to pick a pasta dish on the menu. To hell with any no carbs diet you may be on, because Leoci's makes their own pasta from scratch and it is to die for. 

With a low maintenance selection of dishes, Leoci's really does their best to add a bit of quirk into each and every item, even if it is just something as simple as spaghetti and tomato sauce. This isn't your average Italian eatery. It has a wonderful feel of its own from the second you look around at the decor to the last bite of your meal. 

So grab your valentine, or a group of friends and make a reservation. You won't be sorry, and you'll be back for more. 

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