Valentine treats

At Vincenzo’s, Chef Agostino Gabriele’s raspberry cream in heart-shaped puff-pastry topped with dark chocolate awaits Valentine’s Day diners. Photo by Robin Garr.

Valentine’s Day is coming up Wednesday, and if you’re thinking about treating your sweetie to something special for dinner but haven’t already made reservations, you’d better hop to it: Valentine’s Day ranks right up there with Mother’s Day and Derby Weekend among the busiest nights of the year for restaurants in Louisville.

From romantic special menus at Westport General Store, Old Stone Inn, Melillo’s, Nios at 917, Bistro New Albany, Vincenzo’s and L&N Wine Bar and many more, to heart-shaped pizzas at Bearno’s and Papa Murphy’s and a take-out or delivery Valentine pizza treat to celebrate at home from Tony Boombozz Pizza & Vino, the city’s eateries are celebrating the annual day for lovers with appropriate Cupidity. Even White Castle plans a special holiday repast! But don’t delay, reservation lists are filling up. To check out many of the options, click through to the following discussions and announcements in our Louisville Restaurants Forum:

* Valentine’s Day Specials

* Valentine’s Day Preparations

* Valentine’s Day at Bistro NA

Feel free to post comments or additions to these topics. Restaurateurs are welcome to post straightforward event listings; avoid superlatives and PR hype, please.

Happy Valentine’s Day!