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Date Night Ideas In Wauwatosa

Couple holding hands inside a booth at Camp Bar

Whether you’re traveling to Wauwatosa for an anniversary or a special getaway with your significant other, we have you covered when it comes to planning your most memorable date night in our charming city. 

Choose from countless places for a romantic sit-down meal, great restaurants and bars to toast to each other, and fun activities to try together.

For The Foodie Couple

Ca’Lucchenzo. Dedicated to the fine art of pasta and wine, Ca’Lucchenzo’s owners take you straight to Italy with their homemade dishes and perfectly paired wines. This cozy East Tosa gem is a must for intimate dinners for two.

Cocktails and appetizers at Eldr & Rime in Wauwatosa

Eldr + Rime. Nestled in the Renaissance Milwaukee West, Eldr + Rime is a new American, Scandinavian-inspired restaurant with an intimate atmosphere and delectable cuisine. The Roasted Carrot Pate, Miso Glazed Oysters, or Salmon Three Ways are the perfect sharable dishes for you both to enjoy.

Le Rêve Patisserie & Cafe.  Transport yourselves to France with Le Rêve’s traditional bistro meals. This charming Tosa Village spot offers breakfast through late-night dinner. Sit down for a full meal for two, or stop in for a variety of mouth-watering desserts (made by classically trained pastry chefs!), including macaroons, Raspberry Dacquoise, or Napolean.

Ristorante Bartolotta. Another Italian gem in Tosa, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 offers authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Tosa Village. Their iconic corner building, La Terrazza (their outdoor dining experience), and numerous accolades (‘One of the 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2020’ and ‘One of The 25 Best Italian Restaurants in America by Thrillist.com’ to name a few!) practically guarantee a romantic evening filled with delicious bites.

For The Adventurous Couple

Cocktails at Wauwatiki in Wauwatosa

Wauwatiki. A Hawaiian and Caribbean-inspired tiki bar in East Tosa, Wauwatiki provides a taste of the tropics whenever you step inside. Complete with daiquiris, mai tais, rum manhattans, and more, Wauwatiki is a must-visit spot all year round. Plus, the bar has a 100% gluten-free kitchen for when you’re hungry for some tropical (and tasty!) bites.

Camp Bar. For the ultimate Wisco adventure, grab a drink at Camp Bar in East Tosa. This cabin-themed bar offers an extensive list of brews on tap, as well as domestics, imports, and microbrews. Feeling hungry? Pair any of their crisp beverages with anything on the Campfire Bites menu for the ultimate evening out on the town in Tosa.

Hoyt Park. Spend the morning or afternoon together in nature. With plenty of hiking trails and gorgeous scenery, Hoyt Park is the perfect backdrop for a walk, run, or bike ride through the park. Plus, capture a selfie at one of the most picturesque spots in Tosa: Hoyt Park Bridge.

1st & Bowl. Take date night to the next level at 1st & Bowl — Milwaukee’s first-ever football bowling bar. Complete with Basketball Connect 4, Football Bowling, and bags, this must-visit spot adds a fun twist on the classics and is perfect for experiencing Wauwatosa from the great indoors

For The Creative Couple

Kin by Rice & Roll. Located in The Village, Kin by Rice & Roll is passionate about making varieties of Asian cuisine and sushi with an authentic taste and modernized look — it’s also family-owned! Known for its beautiful sushi, the restaurant truly creates some masterful pieces of (food) art.

The Ruby Tap. Find an assortment of wines from around the globe at this exciting and fun self-serve wine bar, owned by sister-duo Brooke and Sarah. This women-owned business offers small plates, including Wisconsin cheeses, charcuterie, and desserts.

Arte Bar & Painting Lounge. A painting class is a perfect activity to try something new and exciting with your partner. Located in Tosa Village, Arte Bar & Painting Lounge blends creativity with your favorite beverage. Sign up for any of their instructor-led classes or you can each paint your own masterpieces in an open canvas painting session.

Creative Fire. Get your hands dirty at Creative Fire’s art and pottery studio. Mold something special at one of their many classes for adults of all skill levels. Plus, bring home a special souvenir for both of you to remember your trip to Tosa together.

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