Date Night? Team Audi's Favourite Kelowna Restaurants

 
Kelowna is a city known for an endless array of dining choices. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner or a restaurant to take the family, Kelowna has something for everyone. With so many options, it can sometimes be a challenge to choose so we asked our team for some help and came up with a list of Team Audi's favourite Kelowna restaurants. Why not explore one this Valentine's Day and perhaps you'll find yourself a new favourite!

La Bussola, Curious Café and Gather in Kelowna are by far some of our favorites. They are all locally owned by the Coccaro family, who have lived in Kelowna for as long as we can remember. La Bussola has been a staple for fine wine and dining, from its original location on Leon to its more recently established home on Ellis Street. Loretta's handmade gnocchi is simply the best of all comfort foods, while Curious Café's fire roasted authentic Italian pizza is an absolute treat (especially when it is drizzled in chili oil.). 
Dawett, Raudz and Gasthaus Pub certainly make our list for some of the most authentic cuisine and overall dining atmosphere. If you're interested in traditional Indian, Dawett never disappoints, offering mouthwatering dishes in a dining space full of bright colours. You'll feel like you are part of the action when dining at RauDZ Regional Table, with its open concept kitchen - you can watch the talented chefs in action. Raudz is serious about supporting local and has been working with many of the same producers for years. Then, for quality and quantity on a short trip to Peachland you'll discover a cabin-like feel at Gasthaus Pub. 

Mamma Rosa's, located in downtown Kelowna, was first established on Highway 97 in 1984 by the Anfuso family. This little piece of Italia became so popular there soon was a need to expand, bringing us the downtown location we know and love today. Specializing in handcrafted pasta and Italian fare, you feel like you're seated right in the heart of Mamma's kitchen. 
For the appeal of trying a new restaurant with a unique approach to dining, it may have been our family that got us there but, for Frankie We Salute You, it's the flavours that keep us coming back. Veggie lovers and those with a curious palette: this one's for you. At FWSY, it's believed that what happens to food before it arrives at the restaurant is just as important as how it's prepared in the kitchen. Their menu is a proud representation of a close-knit network of family, local growers and farmers. 

Last, but certainly not least, to highlight our favourite restaurants in the Okanagan we must include Old Vines Restaurant at Quails Gate Estate Winery. It's a year-round farm-to-table culinary destination sure to please the palate. With a focus on sustainably sourced local ingredients, it boasts arguably one of the most spectacular views of Okanagan Lake. For scenic delight, it's truly an incomparable dining experience that offers the complete package: quality fare, inspiring ambience and some of the finest wines in Canada. 

For a Valentine's rendezvous, there are plenty of options for those choosing to spend the day with their love. And, whether looking for a romantic indulgence or simply a night out with family, Kelowna give you choices. With so many great restaurants in town and romantic locations throughout the city, your only challenge will be deciding where to go first. Till next time, happy dining!