I've visited my relatives who lives in Northwest part of Glendale. There is a small 1 block of family owned businesses there. My relatives and I (4 of us) went to a Italian restaurant there called, I believe, George's Restaurant. It was very similar to the small Italian restaurants in Europe that I have been in the past. We shared the "home-made" ravioli, pizza, and several pasta dishes. The price of the meal were average, but all of the dishes were wonderful. It also had a nice ambience.
After the meal, there is a "Parisian" bakery 2 doors down. We took out a cake and some bread, and ate it the next morning. It too, was delishes.
Anyone, who lives nearby should patronize these mom and pop businesses there. I hope to see these shops next time I come out there next spring.