Quiet. Private. Intimate. Cafe Fiore’s Table 4 is a find in South Lake Tahoe. Set by a bay window, this table in its alpine cabin setting is the star of the candlelit seven-table dining room. Opened in 1994, Cafe Fiore Ristorante Italiano is one of the most popular restaurants in South Lake Tahoe, even featured in “The Best Places to Kiss in Northern California: A Romantic Travel Guide.” One fun way to extend your romantic evening is to begin early by reserving a late-afternoon private hot tub at Nepheles, a restaurant/spa next door to Cafe Fiore that rents hot tubs (and showers) by the hour. Post hot-tubbing, pop over to Cafe Fiore for outstanding Italian cuisine. Chef Gilberto Ramos’ menu features tasty yet unexpected pasta dishes such as Linguine Alla Toscana and Cappellini Bocconcini. The wine list may be the best in the South Lake Tahoe area, having been recognized repeatedly by Wine Spectator with an “Award of Excellence.” Reservations fill up months in advance, so plan accordingly.