Romantic dinners are a popular way to spend time together outside. If you have received an invitation to a meeting at our Villa Mare restaurant, you will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious food and a view of the sea while you get to know the other person – what is his character, what are his hobbies, what are his interests. While these types of romantic dates are exciting, they can often be stressful—especially if you’re unsure of dinner etiquette. In this article, we will share some valuable tips to give you confidence for your future dinner date – what rules to follow and what to order with us.

First Date Etiquette

Whether you’re going to a fancy restaurant or dining out in a more casual setting, it’s a good idea to keep the following things in mind:

  • Don’t assume the gentleman will foot the bill – ladies, be prepared to pay your share of the dinner. Don’t take for granted that men are gentlemen. Or, if you’re sure this will happen, don’t order from the most expensive dishes on the menu. Show modesty and say thank you for the treat at the end.
  • Keep drinking to a minimum – this applies to both the gentleman and the lady. Getting drunk on a first date makes a bad impression. That’s why we recommend not exceeding your drinking limit and staying sober until the very end of the evening.
  • Avoid controversial topics of conversation – don’t start discussions related to politics, money or religion. These are sensitive topics that could lead to conflict. The first date is about getting to know each other – try to focus more on finding out what each other likes and have fun.

What to order for dinner

We offer a list of several golden rules that will help you choose a suitable dish from the restaurant menu. What to bet on At a romantic dinner, it’s best to be yourself and focus on foods you love, rather than experimenting with things you’ve never tried before.

  • Start with bites or cheese/sausage platter – it’s a great way to casually share food with each other.
  • Order main course that will minimize the risk of dripping – avoid soups and other liquid foods. From the Villa Mare menu, we recommend trying the pork neck steak, the Viennese schnitzel of pork loin, or if you avoid meat – you can take a look at our rich vegan menu.
  • Choose an exquisite dish that will demonstrate your good culinary taste. You can’t go wrong with Villa Mare’s menu, but if you’re still hesitating about what to order, we recommend duck magret, sea bass or one of the most our new offers – pork pieces from “Iberico” mushroom ragout and focaccia.
  • Share a dessert – for a sweet end to the evening, you can trust our tempting offers – tiramisu, chocolate soufflé with a scoop of ice cream or a classic biscuit cake.

What to avoid We will also recall a few dishes to avoid on a first date and leave for tasting at a later stage of your relationship.

  • Avoid foods containing garlic and onions to prevent bad breath;
  • Don’t order spicy food and don’t season the dish with chili – you risk getting into a delicate situation, as you have no way of knowing how spicy you will tolerate it.

Plan your unforgettable romantic date at Villa Mare restaurant

With us you will enjoy a unique atmosphere and excellent tasting dishes! Therefore, you can trust us for your first meeting without worrying that something could go wrong. Book your table with us!