Fine Italian places for a Date?
The two best for that purpose on the Westside would probably Valentino and Vincenti. Both are upscale and excellent. Downtown, the choices would be the Art Deco Cicada (not sure about the food there as I haven't been in years) or the stunning new Drago Centro.
Valentino (Santa Monica)
3115 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
11930 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071
617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90014