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Where to Pick Up Date Night Takeout in San Diego

Shareable meals and some mood-setting candles is all you need for a pandemic date at home

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Between ever-changing stay-at-home orders and outdoor dining regulations, it can be hard to do a date night with comfort and ease. Pre-pandemic, all it took was making a reservation or just walking into a restaurant, but these days, cozying up with a loved one over delicious takeout makes date nights in seem more appealing.

So light some candles, set up some mood music, and order from one of these restaurants with shareable menus.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Village Kitchen & Pie Shoppe

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Although pie isn’t necessarily a take-out meal, it’s is an extremely sharable dessert and a great complement to a meal that you made at home together. Village Kitchen & Pie Shoppe offers a range of options from banana cream to peach to coconut custard.

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Elizabethan Desserts

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Who doesn’t love adding a sexy dessert to a home-cooked meal? Elizabethan Desserts offers everything from cookies and pies to cakes and cheesecakes. Bring something special home to your SO.

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Himitsu

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Sushi and sashimi platters offer great, shareable dishes that can be mixed and matched with ease.

Mongolian Hot Pot

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Mongolian Hot Pot offers convenient hot pot home kits that you can make yourself and either pick up or get delivered.

Liuyishou Hotpot

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Liuyishou Hot Pot opened their San Diego location back in 2019, so it’s relatively new to the area. The menu offers a wide variety of hot pot options, ideal for sharing between two.

Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

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Ethiopian food is inherently shareable and offers a great option for two looking to split a meal for date night. Muzita’s extensive menu includes vegetarian options, fish, and meat.

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Awash Ethiopian Restaurant

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Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Awash has options for a date at any time of day.

Bronx Pizza

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What’s more shareable than a pizza? Bronx Pizza may not be at the top of your list for a date night spot, but with over 3,000 Google reviews and an average 4.7-star rating, it’s going to be hard to be disappointed.

Arrivederci Ristorante

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With a variety of delicious Italian food to choose from and options that are bound to please both parties, date night is made simple.

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Au Revoir French Bistro

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This French restaurant in Hillcrest has an entire section on its menu of shareable plates that you can enjoy with your loved one.

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Cesarina

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Cesarina’s menu includes a Romantic Dinner option, where you can pick a salad, two pasta dishes, and a dessert for $39.95. You’ll also be able to add a bottle of wine to the order for an additional price. Homemade focaccia and Parmigiano is included.

Piacere Mio

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At Piacere Mio, you can actually design your own pasta dish. So when you’re not really in the mood to cook a meal at home for two, but you still want to feel like you contributed to it, this is the place to go.

Buona Forchetta

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With a variety of locations throughout San Diego, Buona Forchetta is a reliable go-to for a date night meal at home.

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Village Kitchen & Pie Shoppe

Village Kitchen & Pie Shoppe [Official Photo]

Although pie isn’t necessarily a take-out meal, it’s is an extremely sharable dessert and a great complement to a meal that you made at home together. Village Kitchen & Pie Shoppe offers a range of options from banana cream to peach to coconut custard.

Village Kitchen & Pie Shoppe [Official Photo]

Elizabethan Desserts

Elizabethan Desserts [Official Photo]

Who doesn’t love adding a sexy dessert to a home-cooked meal? Elizabethan Desserts offers everything from cookies and pies to cakes and cheesecakes. Bring something special home to your SO.

Elizabethan Desserts [Official Photo]

Himitsu

Sushi and sashimi platters offer great, shareable dishes that can be mixed and matched with ease.

Mongolian Hot Pot

Mongolian Hot Pot offers convenient hot pot home kits that you can make yourself and either pick up or get delivered.

Liuyishou Hotpot

Liuyishou Hot Pot opened their San Diego location back in 2019, so it’s relatively new to the area. The menu offers a wide variety of hot pot options, ideal for sharing between two.

Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

Muzita [Official Photo]

Ethiopian food is inherently shareable and offers a great option for two looking to split a meal for date night. Muzita’s extensive menu includes vegetarian options, fish, and meat.

Muzita [Official Photo]

Awash Ethiopian Restaurant

Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Awash has options for a date at any time of day.

Bronx Pizza

What’s more shareable than a pizza? Bronx Pizza may not be at the top of your list for a date night spot, but with over 3,000 Google reviews and an average 4.7-star rating, it’s going to be hard to be disappointed.

Arrivederci Ristorante

Arrivedervi Ristorante [Official Photo]

With a variety of delicious Italian food to choose from and options that are bound to please both parties, date night is made simple.

Arrivedervi Ristorante [Official Photo]

Au Revoir French Bistro

Au Revoir [Official Photo]

This French restaurant in Hillcrest has an entire section on its menu of shareable plates that you can enjoy with your loved one.

Au Revoir [Official Photo]

Cesarina

Cesarina’s menu includes a Romantic Dinner option, where you can pick a salad, two pasta dishes, and a dessert for $39.95. You’ll also be able to add a bottle of wine to the order for an additional price. Homemade focaccia and Parmigiano is included.

Piacere Mio

At Piacere Mio, you can actually design your own pasta dish. So when you’re not really in the mood to cook a meal at home for two, but you still want to feel like you contributed to it, this is the place to go.

Buona Forchetta

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With a variety of locations throughout San Diego, Buona Forchetta is a reliable go-to for a date night meal at home.

Buona Forchetta [Official Photo]

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