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Okanagan restaurants make list of Canada’s top 100 most romantic dining spots

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The season of love is upon us and two Okanagan restaurants have claimed spots on OpenTable’s list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada for 2020.

"These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 500,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 3,000 restaurants in Canada," according to OpenTable in a press release. OpenTable is a U.S.-based online restaurant reservation company and is affiliated with

Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery in Kelowna has earned a spot and Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery in West Kelowna has placed again.

La Bussola Restaurant in Kelowna, Villa Rosa Ristorante in Penticton and BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country all earned places on 2019's list.

The 100 Most Romantic list features restaurants from 31 cities across seven provinces. Ontario tops the list with 46 establishments, followed by Alberta with 21, B.C. with 15 and Quebec with 13, the release said.

“Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day can be stressful, so we’ve rounded up the most romantic dining options from coast to coast,” said Matt Davis of OpenTable Canada in a news release. “We’re alleviating the pressure of finding the right romantic restaurant and leaving it to diners to take it from there.”

"All restaurants with a minimum overall score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. The overall score is made up of data points, such as overall diner rating, the total number of reviews and regional overall rating. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which 'romantic' was selected as a special feature," the release said.

The complete list can be viewed at OpenTable’s website here.

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