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Best Restaurants To Celebrate Your Anniversary

Los Angeles boasts thousands of restaurants, so it can be tough to choose the most special one for something as important as your anniversary.  Why not head to those that go the extra mile to make your meal flavorful, memorable and very romantic.
Il Cielo
9018 Burton Way
Los Angeles CA 90211
(310) 276-9990
Il Cielo is often called the most romantic restaurant in Los Angeles with its tent-enclosed garden, lush foliage, twinkling lights and private rooms. Owner and Executive Chef Pasquale Vericella recreates exquisite Northern Italian cuisine from the recipes of his mother and grandmother. Surprise your sweetie with their signature heart-shaped, chocolate cake, a perfect anniversary night treat.
1104 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0881

An anniversary spent at Josiah Citrin's Michelin Star, award-winning restaurant is one you won't forget. Start the meal with Golden Imperial Osetra Caviar and then dive into a Lobster Bolognese. Next comes the Black Bass "En Ecailles" - meaning the fish is cooked with the scales to create a crispy, light texture - followed by the Liberty Duck Breast and Confit. As a gift, couples are given a box of homemade chocolate truffles.

The Royce in the Langham Hotel
1401 S. Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 568-3900

After a walk through the beautiful grounds of the Langham Hotel, couples can start their evening with a complimentary glass of champagne in the newly renovated Royce Restaurant. Chef David Feau delights with California fare from either the tasting menu or something á la carte. Foodies looking to splurge can reserve the Chef's Table where they're served a nine-course meal by Feau himself who will stick around to answer questions.

Splashes in the Surf and Sand Resort

1555 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-4477

The view doesn't get better than at this intimate little restaurant in the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. Splashes sits 25-feet above the ocean and diners can see and hear the waves crashing below them. The restaurant can accommodate any special request for an anniversary including dining in front of an unobstructed view of the incredible ocean sunset. If Splashes knows it's your anniversary ahead of time, expect a special dessert.

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