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Nothing says romance like an enchanted evening at a fine Italian restaurant such as Il Mulino New York at Acqualina Resort & Spa. If your idea of amore involves Old-World Italian style décor and Frank Sinatra and Andrea Bocelli crooning in the background as you sip chianti and dig into hearty pastas or tender veal followed by a creamy tiramisu, then yes, Il Mulino is certainly a romantic restaurant. The rich food (much of which, thanks to the extremely large portion sizes, can be shared a la the Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene) and polished service is a classic recipe for romance at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant, and the extremely dim lighting means you can play footsie under the tablecloths without anyone noticing. The only thing that might break the spell is if there are large groups dining near you, as the restaurant can get a little boisterous as the tables are a bit close together. Block out any revelers by requesting one of the tables along the windows that look out over the Mediterranean-style terrace, or even better, ask to sit on the terrace itself if the weather is nice. After all, nothing says romance like a sunset and an ocean breeze.