City of love? You read that right! Iloilo is considered to be the Philippines’ very own city of love. Ilonggos are known for being “malambing”—that is, Ilonggos are generally gentle. They speak softly and a smile always goes with how they say things. There is always a certain amount of gentleness with the way the people speak. This is one quality that Ilonggos take pride in and sets them apart from others.

So what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than dining out in style in the city of love in the Philippines? Iloilo City has loads of great restaurants lined up for you to celebrate this special day. If it’s value you’re after, we’ve got you covered. If you’d rather splash a bit more cash, you can be rest assured that you won’t be disappointed with what the city’s restaurants have to offer.

Here are our top restaurant picks to spend Valentine’s Day in:

The Promenade

Location: DAYS HOTEL ILOILO – 4F The Atrium Mall Gen Luna St, Iloilo City, PH

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night of romance with exquisite food and select wines adding to a delightful atmosphere. Vibrant and passionate music to serenade sweethearts. The Promenade at Days Hotel Iloilo presents: ROMANTIC INTERLUDE: A Valentines Dinner Buffet on February 14, 2014 (Friday) from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Free glass of Welch’s Sparkling Juice until supplies last. PhP 800.00+ No sharing and No leftovers.

The Mango Tree

Location: 28 Guzman St., Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Valentine’s Day Menu
Salad Bar: Homemade Caesar Dressing, Thousand Island Dressing
Bread Station
Pasta Bar: Lasagna, Carbonara, Pesto
Main Course: Baby Back Ribs. Chicken Bell Pepper, Korean BBQ Chicken, Chilli Garlic Shrimps, Grilled Fish
Steamed Rice and Kimchi Rice
Dessert Bar: Red Velvet cupcakes, Chocolate dipped Mallows, Hot Chocolate

Lamesa Grill

Location: The Southpoint, SM City Iloilo
Probably one of the restaurants of Iloilo with the best ambience is Lamesa Grill. The place and cozy and gives a feeling that you’re in for a gastronomic adventure. Lamesa Grill Iloilo prides itself with its signature mouth-watering Filipino dishes. In Lamesa Grill, the “Ihaw-haw” comes ready to it as it is served in front of you.
This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to visit Lamesa Grill. For couples out there, be sure to check out the place on the 14th and 15th of February as an Acoustic band will be there to serenade you while having a romantic dinner.