Jon and Vinny’s space on Fairfax reads more like a co-ed thermal spa in Reykjavik than an Italian joint but that’s exactly what you want for a first date.
Top notch Italian food in an unstuffy, lively, and immensely cool environment.
You have to be pretty confident to go with tacos for a first date (the messiness factor can be tricky), but once you’ve gotten over this mental hurdle, go straight for Salazar.
Sure, it’s in a part of town that has a made up name (Frogtown), but it’s worth walking through some industrial wasteland to get there.
Superba Food Bread is kind of a secret in that nobody seems to know that they're open for dinner, and once the sun goes down it becomes the kind of low-key spot that Venice does so well.