Valentine’s Day Dining in Southern California

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Valentine’s Day is here and if you are looking for that unique dining experience or getaway weekend, Las Vegas is the place for that perfect date. Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together a list of some of the best spots in Southern California for you to visit this Valentine’s Day.

Mickey’s Italian Deli and Pizzeria is proud to announce the return of everyone’s favorite heart-shaped pizza, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This open-faced baked pie delivers wonderful flavors by using a thin layer of bread dough, topped with a spice tomato sauce, and plenty of cheese to create a satisfying experience. Customers can top it off with their garnish of choice.

Although hopeless romantics love the idea of a heart-shaped pizza, Mickey’s has become a family tradition for this holiday. Ordering it with favorite toppings allows kids to have some fun at home before the parents spend a little time with each other. 

“Our business started on a leap of faith with my dad,” said Paul Mance, owner of Mickey’s Deli. “With the heart-shaped pizza, we create opportunities for people to connect in similar ways. Love always requires some measure of trust in one another, and we want you to take that leap while enjoying the flavors that you can only get at Mickey’s.”

Pre-orders for the heart-shaped pizza are available, including options for having your pie ready to enjoy on February 10th – February 14th. Pricing begins at $20.00, with additional toppings added for just $1.50 each.

Who: Mickey’s Deli

What: Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Pizza (Cheese)

When: Friday, Feb 10th – Tuesday, Feb 14th (Pre-order is available for Valentine’s Day)

Price: $20 Add additional toppings for $1.50

Where: 101 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach CA 90254

How To Order:  Call to order your heart-shaped pizza in advance, pick it up in-store to-go, or get it delivered through Mickey’s Website or Third-Party Apps.

With nearly 70 years of satisfying hunger in Hermosa Beach, the secret to success for the company has always been the personal touch. In the past, Mickey would give kids who came in with no money a free sandwich. His goal was to have everyone eat and leave happy. With a heart-shaped pizza or two ordered for this Valentine’s Day, the goal is to provide the same outcome for couples and families at an affordable price.

About the Company:

Mickey’s Deli opened in 1953, becoming the epitome of the community’s entrepreneurial spirit during the post-war years. Local surfers quickly flocked to the business because of the Sauce Sandwich, delivering an irresistible combination of flavor and affordability. It continues to be a family-run operation at 101 Hermosa Avenue, providing authentic Italian food, including pizza, pasta, calzones, sandwiches, salads, and more.

Additional information is available at the company’s website

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On Valentine’s Day, there’s no better place to celebrate that special person than at Soulmate – one of West Hollywood’s most romantic, open-air restaurants. Soulmate invites all sweethearts for a passionate evening filled with a live DJ to set the mood and Executive Chef Rudy Lopez’s Seven Course Prix-Fixe Experience ($160 per person). Lovers can expect only the most elegant dishes including, aphrodisiacs (Oysters) to start, Kanpachi Ceviche, Black Truffle Flatbread, Uni Toast, Butter Poached Lobster, Braised Short Rib – and to top off the heavenly meal – Chocolate con Fresas to finish. For those looking to mingle with others, Soulmate invites singles to either one of their two bars where a small menu will be available a-la-carte, alongside Bar Director Naomi Schimek’s cocktails such as the Backseat Lover, High Octane Relationship, Head Over Heels, and more. Soulmate’s Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner will be served on Tuesday, February 14th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m; reservations must be prepaid on OpenTable

In addition, for those looking to skip the Valentine’s Day crowds on the 14th, Angelenos can still fill their heart’s desire at Soulmate with Chef Rudy Lopez’s special February Tasting Menu ($75 per person) filled with popular favorites including Gambas Al Ajillo, Short Rib Paella, Roasted Pork Belly Sliders, and more! And why wait to celebrate? Soulmate will also be holding their “Never Ending Saturdays” and “Soulful Sundays” weekend boozy brunch experience with a live DJ and shareable platters – the perfect start to the intimate holiday with one’s soulmate! 

Sushi Roku

Skip the stress of crowds, prix-fixe menus, and reservations without sacrificing a top quality meal by celebrating Valentine’s Day at home with Sushi Roku! This year, Sushi Roku in Manhattan Beach is helping to spread the love with their take-out Sushi Fix Boxes. Enjoy curated sushi selections such as: The Sushi Fix ($39) which includes 5 pieces of nigiri (tuna, yellowtail, salmon, albacore, shrimp), your choice of a Spicy Tuna cut roll or a Baked Crab hand roll, cucumber sunomono & edamameThe Signature Box ($36) featuring the White Lotus Roll, your choice of Salmon or Tuna Poke over rice or mixed greens, 2 pieces of hanabi & edamame; and The Deluxe Sushi Fix ($49) which includes 7 pieces of nigiri (tuna, yellowtail, salmon, albacore, scallop, shrimp, sea bream), a Toro Jalapeño cut roll, a Baked Crab hand roll & edamame. For those with a few more hearts – and mouths – to fill, simply order the Sushi Family Packs which serve 4, ($110-$128). Guests are encouraged to place their orders online or by calling (310) 683-4060, open from 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Café Gratitude: Art’s District, Larchmont, Venice 

Nourish the body and soul with Café Gratitude’s Executive Chef Dreux Ellis’ special “I Am Loved” Heart-Shaped Pizza ($22) for vegans and non-vegans alike to enjoy together this Valentine’s Day! This plant-based pizza is sure to set the mood with its abundance of aphrodisiac toppings including arugula, asparagus, and artichoke, alongside suggested wine pairings. This limited-time Heart-Shaped Pizza will be available from February 10th – February 17th at all Café Gratitude locations.  

Additionally, Café Gratitude’s organic Valentine’s Day “I Am Grateful for You” Chocolate Box ($20)is back by popular demand. Inside are Café Gratitude classics including the Almond Butter Squares, Coconut Almond Truffle, and White Chocolate Pistachio Cardamom – all made with love and guaranteed to be the perfect gift! Pick up a box of these vegan chocolates at any Café Gratitude location, available beginning on Tuesday, February 2nd through Tuesday, February 28th. 

Gracias Madre West Hollywood 

Follow the corazón and celebrate Valentine’s Day with Gracias Madre this year! At Gracias Madre’s West Hollywood location, don’t miss out on Executive Chef Diana Briscoe’s specially curated, plant-based San Valentin prix-fixe ($185 per 2 guests) or a-la-carte menu: Heirloom Tomato Crudo ($18)Jackfruit & Poblano Lettuce Cups ($18)Vieiras de Hongos y Salsa de Guajillo ($26) featuring trumpet mushroom scallops, corn purée, peas, bacon tempeh, crispy shallots, guajillo salsa, served with corn tortillas and black beans; and a sweet ending with a Cheesecake de Fresas y Moras ($16). Gracias Madre is open from 11:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14th, and the San Valentin menu will be available for dinner. Reservations are highly encouraged through OpenTable or by giving the restaurant a call at (323) 978-2170.

BOA Steakhouse Manhattan Beach

Located minutes from the beach, high-end steakhouse, BOA Steakhouse, is the ideal place for those looking for a romantic Valentine’s evening over delicious bites and top-notch drinks— think lush greenery surrounding a 12-seat bar and an open-air patio. Couples can enjoy a specially curated Surf & Turf prix-fixe menu ($135/person) with choices such as BOA’s Caesar SaladBeef Carpaccio, or the favorite Ossetra Caviar (+$120) with creme fraiche and gaufrette potatoes. For the main course, choose from several options including the Petite Filet Mignon with roasted shallot buttertruffle new potatoes and asparagus (or upgrade to the legendary Japanese A5 Wagyu Flight), Roasted Chicken Breast, or the Oven Roasted Nova Scotia Lobster Tail (+$28) all to be paired with the mouth-watering Truffle Mac and Cheese. And for the final course, sweethearts can opt for BOA’s decadent Chocolate Dipped Strawberries & Hand Rolled Truffles. To make a reservation for this very special night at BOA, visit or call the restaurant at 310-683-4080, open from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 


Love is in the air at Negroni, Los Angeles’ newest chic bistro and bar. Nestled on West Third Street, the sexy and stylish bistro provides an intimate two-floor lounge and double-sided bar where lovebirds can enjoy a dinner for two. From 5:30 pm to closing, sweep your sweetheart off their feet with Executive Chef Mark Salazar’s 4-course pre-fix menu serving dishes like the Salmon Carpaccio made with crispy caperscherry tomatobaby kalespring crackers with a Dijon sweet chili dressingTruffle Carbonara with pappardelle pastablack trufflewild mushroomsParmigiano cheese and egg yolk or opt for the Sushi Experience — think avocado and Bravo makiWagyu nigiriSalmon maracuya tiradito and Tuna togarashi tataki. Guests can also enjoy Negroni’s variety of in-house cocktails including The Incondicional ($16) made with bulldog ginwild berriesCabernet Sauvignon reduction, grapefruit juice and aquafaba. Lovers wanting to end the last course on a dulce note can indulge in the Negroni Red Velvet Cake or Passion Pavlova, a meringue cake filled with passion fruit gel and fresh berries. To make a reservation, visit OpenTable.


Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts 

Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts is offering the perfect selection of new, lovey-dovey donuts to start Valentine’s Day off on the right foot and satisfy that morning sweet tooth with one’s sweetheart. From the Sweetie ($4.25) raised donut covered in strawberry sugar with strawberry cream filling to the Love You to Pieces ($4.00) a raised donut topped with white chocolate ganache glaze and crumbled Reese’s Pieces, there’s something for everyone with seven seasonal donuts to try. To get a jumpstart on the love-filled festivities, gift the Flower of Love Bouquet ($12) – which is only available for purchase the weekend before Valentine’s Day (February 11th and 12th) – and includes 6 mini, raised heart shaped donuts topped with red and pink traditional buttermilk glaze, white chocolate ganache, and dusted with sprinkles. All other Valentine’s Day Donuts will be available for purchase beginning January 31st through February 19th from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts 

Cocoa Parlor 

What’s Valentine’s Day without a box of chocolates? SoCal-based Cocoa Parlor is the sweetest place to order a heartfelt collection of organic, vegan, flavor-filled chocolate truffles! Owner, Karen Webster’s thoughtfully curated Valentine’s Day Truffle Box (12pc $48.00 / 24pc$96.00)is a charming gift to share with loved ones. Featuring 12 of Cocoa Parlor’s best Caramel, Nut, and Cream flavors which are hand decorated with love – all recipients of this beautiful box are in for a treat. Vegans and non-vegans alike can dive into all of Cocoa Parlor’s delectable chocolates – including their bars and barks which are all gluten free, soy free, and non-GMO. Be sure to place all Valentine’s Day orders ONLINE before Wednesday, February 8th to ensure all delectable deliveries will arrive on time!


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