A romantic evening usually includes a fabulous dinner. A dinner free of cooking and cleaning. In choosing a prime location for romance, great food and a decent staff, I also want it to be affordable. I don’t want to pay and arm and leg for a meal. But I don’t want it to be cheap and bland.
So I have picked three affordable romantic picks close to Waco, Texas. These are restaurants I have ate frequently and I’m always satisfied.
My top pic and favorite romantic restaurant is Olive Garden. It is located 5921 W. Waco Drive, Waco, Texas 76710. They serve Italian food and are known for their great wine list.
Immediately after walking in, I always noticed the staff in their professional pressed white shirts. I’m assured I will be taken care of. The restaurants is dimly lit for the cozy romantic atmosphere needed for love.
From the abundance of greenery to the sparkling shiny counter tops and glasses, I’m always taken back by the atmosphere upon arriving.
My favorite wine is Olive Garden’s signature house specials, Bianco, a white wine. It has the perfect combination of everything I look for in a wine, aroma, taste and the ability to blend with my dinner.
For my main course, I usually order Chicken Alfredo. It comes with a salad and costs about thirteen to fourteen dollars. This is grilled chicken with tossed fettuccine and alfredo sauce. Other favorites of mine include Chicken Scampi and Shrimp Primavera.
The bread sticks are heavenly. If you deny yourself this pleasure you will be sorry.
Another hot popular restaurant is Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant located 215 Mary Ave, Riversquare Center, Waco, Texas, 76701.
This place is an excellent choice for a big group or for a date night. It has a laid back atmosphere to make you comfortable but they deliver your food fast . The high ceilings and downtown qualities definitely don’t go unnoticed.
Ninfa’s has decent prices for the Tex-Mex food they deliver. The chips and salsa are highly favored and mentioned often among the customers. The margaritas they serve are always of great taste. I can’t seem to get away without ordering one.
The spinach quesadillas are the best, along with the tortilla soup and this is not even mentioning the bigger meals they serve. I love the sopapilla’s they have on the desert list, but often I’m too full to delight in.
Heitmiller’s Family Steakhouse
My last romantic restaurant to mention is Heitmiller’s Family Steakhouse. The location is 203 N Conally Drive, Elm Mott, Texas 76640.
The restaurant mostly known for the homestyle atmosphere you experience. You order with a small pencil and paper which is unique.
I love the catfish just as much as I love the steak they serve. I’ve yet to leave their establishment hungry, they fill to please. It’s home to the steak and potato eater and also to the lover of grilled catfish.
It’s a great place for romance and fine food wrapped up in a cozy little homestyle building. The owner’s treat you with respect and care about your opinions.