Inland Empire Dining ( or lack of )
Looking for good food in the IE ! Missing Pizza from back east, its very bland out this way.
We make the shlep from Chino to Domenico's in Monrovia (we always order a thin crust double pepperoni & sausage). Not much pizza wise around these parts. Some folks like the "special" at Petrillo's (thick crust, rectangula pizza with everything on it), and there is a branch of Petrillos on Foothill in La Vern
Owen's Bistro, Chino: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/308008
Sycamore Inn (It's been a while since I've been, though): http://www.chowhound.com/topics/53970
New York Grill: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/51986
Joey"s BBQ (Chino, Pomona; Upland/Montclair): http://www.chowhound.com/topics/53395
Correct. There is no Petrillo's Pizza in La Verne. There is a Petrillo's Pizza in Upland on Mountain. It is a take out only and has the same owner as the two other locations in San Gabriel and Glendora. That place in La Verne is an unrelated “Mama” copycat and follows the real place as they open new places. The phony Mama has bad pizza.
The real Petrillo's Pizza will make a great thin crust on request.
110 S Mountain Ave
ah, hope springs eternal...god bless you.
That area is bone dry when it comes to good food.
If you're willing to make the schlep, I love JoJo's is not bad in Chino Hills. If you really want to try good pizza, make a day of it and go to Larchmont district http://www.yelp.com/biz/egU533_tWCiKY...
Hope this is helpful...
Try Giuseppe's in Upland. Utterly wonderful rich, cheesy, pizza on a crust that's just about perfect. Other Italian items are just as good, and (SURPRISE!) there's also a full menu of very well-prepared Iranian and Middle Eastern dishes. The proprietors are very charming people, who seem genuinely interested in seeing to it that you enjoy your meal. Altogether a great place, in an out-of-the-way but close-in location.
2433 N. Euclid, Upland
If you like bbq, you should definitely try Redhill BBQ in Rancho Cucamonga. The lunch specials are a good value. I usually get the pork rib plate or the sausage link sandwich. It's a really small joint..one booth and a few tables that seat 2 people each. But, don't let that stop you from trying this place because they have awesome bbq!!! They do a lot of take-out. So, you can check out their "interesting" collection of all kinds of knick knacks while you're waiting for your order!! You can even see them barbecueing since the smokers/pits are out in front of the tiny restaurant.
Inland Empire is West San Bernadino County. Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Montclair, among other cities, approx 50 mi east of LA.
Starting to improve on dining, but LA still ranks for good dining.
Here's a few non-pizza places to try, mostly small ethnic places:
1520 Mountain Ave., Ontario (SE corner of Mountain & Sixth St.)
9319 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga (SE corner of Foothill & Hellman) or
695 Indian Hill Blvd., Pomona (just north of Holt on the west side of Indian Hill
"Taste of Guyana"
2007 Foothill Blvd., LaVerne
546 E Baseline Rd, Claremont (SE corner of Mills & Baseline)
1077 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont (NE corner of Foothill & Towne
Rancho Kabob and Grill
8685 Baseline Rd., Rancho Cucamonga (SW corner of Baseline & Carnelian/Vineyard
My favorites for the Inland Empire...
NAPOLI ITALIAN RESTAURANT in Loma Linda on Redlands Blvd just west of Anderson (Tippecanoe). You have to look closely- it's in a mini mall. They had, among many others, Calimari Pizza at lunch one day- can you ask for more than THAT ? They'll make it for you even if it is not on the menu. The place is elegant but very moderately priced. Good service and very friendly folks. Nice wine list.
and...KEN'S JAPANESE on Foothill in Rancho Cucamonga, between Archibald and Hermosa. Very good Japanese and better than average sushi. It is WAY better than it looks from the outside.
Sanamluang - Southeast corner of Indian Hill and San Bernardino. Best Thai around. Only Thai restaurant my Thai friend will go to.
Noble House - Haven and Baseline in the Ralphs shopping Center by the Blockbuster Video. Best Wonton Soup especially on a cold night.
Omakase - Haven and Foothill by the Pei Wei has good sushi and they run a happy hour on weekdays so you can just catch a quick bite.
Terry's Burgers - Carnelian and 19th by a karate place in the shopping center with the Korean market. Good hole-in-the wall for a quick bite. Large portions.
Myung.... (don't remember the whole name) - Baseline and Archibald in the Dollar Tree shopping center. Good Korean.
Cannataro's on Mountain south at the 60 is my family's choice many times over. I don't want to wait in line like at Carino's and the food is awesome! My husband eats steak piccata and sometimes gets grilled shrimp with it. I love the spaghetti and would eat it several times a week if I could! They have great pizza as well. BBQ chicken is a fave of my kids I prefer the traditional pepperoni.