1- Riverside – The Leela
Centered in the middle of gorgeous salmon-hued flowers and waters, the restaurant in Goa almost looks like one situated amid clouds with its sheer beauty. The breezy vibe and the wooden furniture with the scents of organic flowers in the surrounding make you feel like you’re dining in heaven. A heady combination of asparagus, truffle, mushroom, and Parmesan in their kinds of pasta and organically cooked pizzas makes you lick your fingers like never before. One can’t miss this one out when we talk about top restaurants in Goa. With amazingly beautiful beaches in the divine Indian Ocean, its surreal beauty satisfies the fancy of a dream honeymoon. And, with several options of customized Goa packages for couples, they can certainly enjoy a vacation full of cherishable memories.
2- Waterfront Terrace And Bar – The Marriott
With the most spectacular view, you can get in the Goan territory, standing at the Marriott. Gorgeous edge of the seaside seating and a vast ocean and sky open right in front of you, it gets astoundingly spectacular sitting under the million stars counting the ships and yachts as they pass. This Waterfront Terrace inevitably makes it to our list of romantic restaurants in Goa due to obvious reasons.
3- Cafe Bodega
In the sunny courtyard of the Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts, Bodega is quiet, peaceful, and welcoming open throughout the day. The café has a charming ambiance with a view of the open outdoors, non-intrusive music, free Wi-Fi, and pleasant staff. Given the lack of places in Panaji where you can get a wholesome breakfast, Bodega tops the list with its all-day breakfast menu.
4- Cantare – Saligao
Cantare is truly a diamond in the rough. There’s a reason why it’s kept that way. The location of this place is a little off. It is located off the tourist belt in Saligao. This renovated house reflects a casual exuberance. The best days to go here are on Mondays, especially to listen to the fab jazz session. It would help if you arrived early here to grab hold of a table. One of the perfect and most romantic places in Goa.
Antares Beach Resort, situated on the sublime Little Vagator Beach in North Goa, is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations on the Indian West Coast. Nestled on a cliff surrounded by thick groves of swaying coconut palms, Antares offers unparalleled views of the vast Arabian Sea and its adjoining beaches. The innately utopic ambiance that we can provide makes staying with us an exceptionally stimulating experience. The highlights of Antares would be Party huts, Ocean delights, Ocean comfort, Oceanfront, Antares suits. You can live in one of their suites and wake up to one of the best views of sunsets in the whole of Goa, which made this restaurant one of the most romantic places in Goa.
6- The Fisherman’s Wharf
Located on the side of the road, this place has to be ticked off your go-to list by visiting. It has a very beachy vibe to it, with very melodious and peppy jazz music coordinating with the sound of the tides. Whatever you will taste is undoubtedly very intricately and diligently prepared, and with this environment, it’ll make you go, Mama Miya! Go here with your loved one to get into the perfect serene mood for the heart-to-heart conversations and stolen glances, as the place will have a magical impact on you before you even realize it. Have the most romantic dinner in Goa only at The Fisherman’s Wharf.
7- Tuscany Gardens
Tuscany Gardens is a family-run restaurant in Candolim, Goa. Avi from Goa and Line from Denmark started this place together in 2007. This outdoor restaurant has a very subtle yellow lighting and a very organic touch, making it seem very approachable and warm. Come here with your papi to know how the breeze and food engulf you into having the best time you two would’ve had in a long time!
Perched on a hilltop, overlooking the magnificent Arabian Sea and picturesque small Vagator beach, lies the best Restaurant in Goa serving exquisite Greek food – Thalassa. Not just a Greek taverna in Goa, but a place where the warmth and sheer happiness of Greek hospitality amalgamate.
9- La Plage
The shack pulls most of the crowd of Ashwem Beach and is famous for its cuisine, a mixture of Italian, American, and French. This is one of the best shacks in Goa, which has dim lighting and wooden chairs placed all over the shack so you can dip your toes in the sand and sip some masterpiece cocktails. The place is loved by people mostly because of its versatility and calm interiors. You cannot find a better spot to treat both your eyes and taste buds than La Plage. Lay back after a refreshing drink and watch as the sun slides into the horizon.
10- A Reverie
A Reverie is a super pretty and well-lit place surrounded by a lush green garden. It gives a very contemporary feel. The warmth that the couple that owns it adds to it makes you feel at home. Situated on the holiday street in Calangute, the interiors of the place have been done very nicely. Disco balls, chandeliers, and intricate lamps add to the charm of the place. Rooted in fusion cuisine, it has an internationally inspired menu, and the food here is nothing like you have tasted before. A Reverie is one of the best restaurants in Goa on the north side.
Nestled in the complete wilderness in Assagao, Mojigao is one of the best places in Goa where you can have a super quiet and peaceful time. Because it has the Arjuna folks behind it, the coffee is out of the world, and the salads, smoothies, and breakfasts are healthy and yummy. They’re also building some huts to stay at, and their yoga shala is already operational. The only tip we have is – Make it before 5:30 pm because they shut down post that.
12- Toro Toro
This beauty opened in September and has managed to pull us away from the beaches by offering a lovely view of the Baga creek. Their bar looks like a caravan, and their multi-level seating is pretty interesting. The river views aside, and the real hero is the food at this famous place in Goa. Try their tapas or sushi or stick to fried Calamari. They even have a big pizza menu that won’t disappoint. Our favorites include Mud Crabs and Green Melon LIIT.
13- Soho Fontainhas
This pub in Panjim is spread across two levels, and their small outdoor space overlooks the street, making it one of the most romantic places in India. We’ve heard rave reviews from party makers (both locally and from tourists) who’ve crawled out of here after a late night of grooving to DJ tunes. This pub was once a lodge, but little of that remains now thanks to a huge makeover by one of Goa’s finest architects, Raya Shankhwalker. We’d suggest a day of walking around Fontainhas on the weekend and ending it at Soho. Their kheema pao, Rawa-fried veggies, and cocktails are ace!
14- Diva – Andores Resort & Spa
Ritu Dalmia’s Diva probably has the best Italian on the Goan shores, and the fact that it’s inside a beautiful resort (hey, Andores) makes the experience that much better. The care gone into handpicking every ingredient and often getting it shipped from Italy is why the pizza and ravioli are so authentic. Of course, there’s also the wood-fired oven to thank for and the sunny poolside that’s perfect for sipping wine and devouring Marinara pizza and pork chops.