6067 26 Mile Rd., Washington Township; 586-786-4674; saporirestaurant.com
Sapori is based on an idea whose time has come: that authentic Italian food is simple and flavorful. That fare is one of the big draws for the restaurant, where everything is made from scratch and never frozen. In addition to the many pastas, steaks, chicken and veal dishes, and other classics, they offer a mix-and-match option where you can choose among seven pastas topped with nine sauces. If that doesn't spell romance, consider the martini lounge, the fireplace in the rear dining room, the candlelight, and, of course, the sensual desserts on offer.