All of the best Valentine’s Day takeout menus you need to know about

For everyone who hates making reservations for Valentine’s Day — this is your year.

by Lindsay Patross
February 5, 2021

Pittsburgh restaurants are making it easy to celebrate with your sweetheart at home.

For everyone who hates making reservations for Valentine’s Day — this is your year. One of the upsides of this pandemic is that your valentine probably wants to stay home. Fear not! You can still impress your date. Local restaurants have put together some amazingly delicious takeout specials for Valentine’s Day. From heart-shaped pizza to a Julia Childs inspired menu, there is a special meal for every taste.

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“Julie and Julia” Dinner w/ 3 bottles of wine // Mary’s Vine [$300/2]

The meal is inspired by the movie and the master chef. Mary’s Vine has put together a menu that matches the movie and wine pairings to go with it.

The details: 

  • DATE: Saturday, February 13
  • Order here.
  • Delivery available for an additional fee.

BONUS: If you order the dinner, you will get a discount on in-stock sparkling wines.

Two hearts eat as one! // Mad Mex [$65/2]

Mad Mex usually has a Valentine’s Day deal and this year they are offering this sweetheart deal for dine-in or takeout.

The details: 

  • Available for dine-in or takeout Feb 12-14.
  • Online orders must be placed 24 hours in advance.
  • Order online here.

Four-course Valentine’s Takeout Dinner // Pane è Pronto [$70/2]

Pane è Pronto is the takeout side of DiAnnoia’s in the Strip District

On the Valentine’s Day menu:

  • whipped ricotta and house focaccia
  • mixed greens salads topped with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and a strawberry oregano vinaigrette
  • three-cheese lasagna and meatballs, chicken cacciatore – chicken thighs braised with San Marzano tomatoes and red peppers
  • roasted rosemary potatoes
  • Italian cookies

The details: 

  • DATE: Pick up on February 13
  • Order here.

BONUS: Cookie assortments also can be purchased by the dozen for $20

3-course meal w/ heart-shaped Pizza // Threadbare Cider [$55/2]

Valentine's Day Takeout

On the menu:

  • two heart-shaped pizzas
  • one bottle of Threadbare Cider of customer’s choosing
  • Appetizer choice: pickled vegetables or hummus
  • Dessert choice: a slice of Apple Cake or a Brownie

The details: 

  • DATE: Pick up on February 13
  • Order here.

Virtual Sweetheart Cookie Frost ‘n’ Sip Class // Threadbare Cider [$60/2]

Valentine's Day Takeout

If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day date that is a little more hands-on, Threadbare has the answer with their virtual Frost n’Sip class. This activity includes:

  • A cookie decorating kit for two – 12 cookies, 4 icing colors, 2 varieties of sprinkles and 2 decorating tools.
  • 1 Bottle of Threadbare’s Bouquet de Rosé Cider
  • A printed recipe packet with decorating tips and tricks.
  • A link to the guided virtual class.

The details: 

  • DATE: February 13 @ 3 p.m. (Pick up the kits on Thursday 2/11 or Friday 2/12 between 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
  • Order here.

PRO TIP: Threadbare has several virtual event options. Don’t miss the virtual Italian cheese tasting.

Valentine’s Day Wine + Flowers + Chocolate Pack //Nine O’Clock Wines [$75]

Not ready for a big meal? Need a little something special to go with the meal you are planning to cook (or the takeout pizza you are planning to pick up)? Nine O’Clock Wines has the answer. They’ve put together the perfect Valentine’s Day trio.

On the menu: 

  • Bottle of wine
  • Flowers from The Farmer’s Daughter
  • Box of single-origin chocolates from Mon Aimee Chocolat

The details:

  • PICK UP: Friday, February 12 or Saturday, February 13 at Bar Marco.
  • Order here.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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