Whether you hate Valentine’s Day or adore it, people are going to be making plans and it doesn’t matter if you make them with your gal pals or significant other, bros or lovely lady, set those plans ahead of time because restaurants will be crowded. Here are 6 distinctly different restaurants in Missoula that might be perfect for your Valentine’s Day. The holiday may be cheesy but why not use an excuse to go out for food and dessert?
1. Caffé Dolce
Caffe Dolce is very “Missoula.” It’s cute, in a beautiful historic building and offers a very unique menu for all the foodies in town. The atmosphere has a café feel yet the menu tastes like fine Italian dining. It’s decorated with Venetian walls to add a hint of romanticism and is in a convenient location close to the university. With an ever changing menu to match the season, Caffe Dolce concentrates on offering delicious cuisine in a lovely environment.
2. Mustard Seed
If Asian cuisine is what your palette is craving this Valentine’s Day then Mustard Seed may be right up your ally. It’s got your typical bowls and plates that are cooked to perfection. Mustard Seed is located inside the Southgate mall in case you want to walk around the mall and do some shopping with your Valentine after some chatting over rice bowls and teriyaki chicken.
3. Bigga Pizza
For those who want pizza but still want a nice sit-down restaurant, Bigga Pizza is the perfect place for you. Some locals say it’s the best pizza in town. They cook every pizza fresh and made to order. Their delicious menu offers unique pizzas as well as the classics. It’s got a hipster feel and offers fancy wines.
4. The Pearl Café
Whether you go here on Valentine’s Day or not, it’s a must-go at some point. It has been voted Missoula’s best restaurant several times and locals go crazy for it. If you’re looking for rustic charm, fine dining and elegance, The Pearl Café is sure to meet your expectations. It offers European-inspired dishes and French cuisine with one-of-a-kind ingredients and tasty drinks. Café Pearl is perfect for a fancy evening filled with tasty indulgence.
5. Five On Black
This trendy restaurant is also very “Missoula.” It offers a gluten-free, Brazilian, make-your-own menu that displays fresh ingredients and demonstrates a unique yet delicious experience. You can build your own bowl starting with a base and finishing with a range of sauces and toppings, a process inspired by the owner’s vision of customizing Brazilian cuisine. Everything is made to order, customization and flavorful! The atmosphere is sophisticated and chic.
6. The Depot
The interior and exterior may not be the most presentable compared to others on this list. In fact, it kind of looks like a basic diner inside. However, don’t judge this book by its cover because the food in phenomenal. It’s Missoula’s premier Steakhouse with mouth-watering dishes and all things meat and seafood. One very cool detail of The Depot’s exterior are the colorful paintings of Larry Pirnie that hang along the walls, giving it a very artistic touch. You can also hang out on the deck if you just want drinks.
Is your mouth watering yet? Now that you know the best places to go this Valentine’s Day, pick up the phone and make a reservation!