Love will be in the air next week as couples celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday.

What better way to show your partner you love them than by enjoying a nice meal together?

Here’s what some Rio Rancho restaurants are serving up for Valentine’s Day:

Joe’s Pasta House

  • Appetizer sampler (zucchini sticks, mozzarella sticks, calamari and fried ravioli)
  • Main dishes (salmon marinara, red pork Marsala, chicken saltimbocca)
  • Dessert (peach raspberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream)
  • Live music from 4-8 p.m.

Lily and Liam Bistro

  • The bistro is offering a Sweetheart Tasting For Two through Valentine’ Day from 3-7 p.m.
  • The tasting is available daily from 3-7 p.m., costs $48 per couple and includes strawberry and pecan with micro greens, gougere fondue, short rib ravioli and red velvet for dessert.


  • French onion soup
  • Crab cakes
  • Choice of beef Wellington, chicken roulade or swordfish
  • Panna Cotte with pomegranate reduction
  • The cost is $125 per person and includes a cocktail. Call and reserve a time slot at 505-859-7410.

M’Tucci’s Moderno

  • Valentine’s dinner will be served from Friday through Tuesday.
  • Entree (6-ounce filet, lemon pistachio-crusted ruby trout, pan-seared monk fish, 24-ounce porterhouse or lobster ravioli)
  • Dessert (vanilla vodka mousse, morello cherry compote, chocolate glaze, dark chocolate brownie, pine nuts, caramelized rice puffs)
  • Cocktails (Fools Rush In and The Love Note)
  • Sweetheart Special (One rose and two chocolate-covered strawberries will be delivered to your table).

If you know of other restaurants in Rio Rancho, Corrales, Placitas or Bernalillo offering a special Valentine’s Day deal, send information to [email protected].