Tourists on the Hyde Street cable car head right to Seven Hills for the most iconic pasta dish in the city: the ravioli uovo. Made with brown butter, ricotta, and a liquid farm egg yolk center that explodes dramatically when punctured, it’s basically the most heart attack-inducing Italian classic dish. Seven Hills is far from a one-trick pony (octopus is a stud appetizer here) but we’ve never seen a table not order the ravioli. Seven Hills also oozes with romance, though that might just be lust for ravioli bouncing off your date’s eyes.
Seven Hills is the perfect date spot, thanks to an intimate space with romantic lighting, a fantastic wine list, and some of the best pasta in the entire city. The menu focuses on regional Italian food, handmade pasta, and locally-sourced ingredients, and though there are non-pasta offerings, the spaghetti, pappardelle, tagliolini, and tortelli are most worthy of your attention. This spot is such a favorite for date night that they’ve already released their Valentine’s Day menu, which features options like Maine Scallop Crudo as an antipasti course, Agnolotti with Braised Beef Short Rib and Charred Broccoli as a first course, Striped Sea Bass with Salt Spring Mussels as a second, and Passionfruit Mascarpone Cheesecake for dessert.
How to book: online.