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Southwest Florida couples enjoy Valentine's Day

Posted at 10:42 PM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-14 22:44:19-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Roses, balloons, delicious food and fine wine. All making people in Southwest Florida shout, "Happy Valentine's Day!"

You can say the happy couples were really feeling the magic especially at restaurants like La Trattoria Café Napoli in Fort Myers where business has been booming.

"Oh it's been a heck of a week. I mean we have been busy every day," said Gloria Jordan, the owner.

They even opened on one of their days off for the occasion. But if you wanted to be sitting at one of these tables tonight, Jordan says you had to have your act together.

"We have people that every year they book it a year ahead. Many 7:30 reservations.. They are a year ahead," said Jordan.

"I'm elated, I love it here. Oh its awesome. It's also our anniversary," said Rachel Navy, who was there celebrating not just Valentine's Day but also her anniversary.

Another restaurant opening its doors on a day they are usually closed was Yabo.

"This is the only place we called and they said come in at five and we can accommodate you, and we are here," said Mr. Smith.  But his wife chimed in that they had to vacate their table before 6:30.

Gloria and her team have a message if you want you and your significant other to be wined and dined next year. "You have to put your reservation way ahead so the lady is happy," said Jordan.