Intimate date place (setting)? (Pasadena)
I always enjoyed La Luna Negra, and it's a great first date place because it's casual and fun. The food is ok. I guess I stopped going there because I just didn't enjoy the food so much anymore.
NeoMeze. Mediterranean, very dimly lit, adjoining lounge w/ music that's also very audible in the dining room. I really enjoyed my food there. The wine list is so-so. I believe the floor is concrete.
In Glendale: Guacho's Village, it's a churrascaria, and on Friday and Saturday nights (maybe other nites too), there's a live band, flamenco dancers, lots of people get up and dance. Lots of fun, it's like one big party. But the band gets very loud, and when they're playing it's really hard to have a conversation.