Love On The Silver Screen: 5 Romantic Dinner Movie Scenes

12th May, 2019

Here at De Robertis, we’re certainly no stranger to couples looking to spend a romantic evening at one of the most elegant rooftop restaurants in Valletta, so we’ve compiled a list of the most romantic movie scenes that showcase food and dining!

1. Lady and the Tramp

We’ve started this list with a beloved family classic – who could forget the famous scene during which the two titular characters get close over a plate of Italian pasta and meatballs? The spaghetti-eating sequence is arguably the best-known scene in the film, yet it was almost cut; Walt Disney thought that two dogs eating spaghetti together would look too silly. Thankfully, animator Frank Thomas convinced him otherwise.

2. Kate and Leopold

He made his name playing the ferocious Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, yet who could possibly resist Hugh Jackman as the lovelorn time-traveller Leopold, the 3rd Duke of Albany? Not Meg Ryan’s Kate, that’s for sure. The movie reaches its romantic apex with the rooftop dinner scene shared by the two protagonists, complete with a violinist, delicious food and candlelight.

3. Pulp Fiction

Fair enough – this may seem an odd addition to this list, as Tarantino and romance don’t exactly go hand-in-hand. But the dinner date scene at Jack Rabbit Slim’s diner between Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega does revolve around some very frank and honest dialogue concerning love and relationships – surrounded by thick milkshakes and other classic American comfort food.

4. Pretty Woman

Wealthy businessman invites down-on-her-luck “working girl” to a classy, 5-star restaurant on a romantic dinner date – what could possibly go wrong? The answer comes in the form of Julia Roberts accidentally flinging escargot across the room! Fortunately, love trumps table etiquette as far as Richard Gere is concerned.

5. The Terminal

Though not as well-known as Tom Hanks’s other movies, The Terminal deserves a place on this list due to the gorgeously-shot romantic dinner scene. Amusing and touching, the meal shared by Viktor (Hanks) and American flight-attendant (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is one of the film’s highest points.

We’ve hosted our fair share of romantic dinners here at our fabulous rooftop restaurant in Valletta, De Robertis!

We can’t promise a guest appearance by Richard Gere or Hugh Jackman, but we can guarantee sumptuous food and a superb view coupled with class and sophistication. Head over to our unique restaurant in Valletta - book a table online and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!