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May 6, 2007 07:41 PM

Inland Empire Dining ( or lack of )

Looking for good food in the IE ! Missing Pizza from back east, its very bland out this way.

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  1. Where in the IE? There's decent pizza in Riverside and Redlands.

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    1. re: RBCal

      Are you talking about the gourmet pizza place on State in Redlands or somewhere else?

      1. re: RBCal

        I am in Ontario but dont mind driving, especially for good pizza. Not a lot of choices other than chain restaurants in Rancho, Montclair.....

        1. re: RBCal

          san baggios pizza in upland 10 freeway and mountain

        2. 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

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          1. re: ChinoWayne

            I forgot about Petrillos, used to eat at the one in San Gabriel, they opened another one in Upland, not too bad but maybe Domenicos is better...

            1. re: danita

              Here is an old Domenico's report, the food is still the same.


              1. re: ChinoWayne

                Ok, will try domenicos on any day but Monday ! Monrovia is not a bad drive, straight up the 210.
                Any other good restaurants, Chino, Ontario,Rancho, Upland area ?????

                1. re: danita

                  Owen's Bistro, Chino:

                  Sycamore Inn (It's been a while since I've been, though):

                  New York Grill:


                  Joey"s BBQ (Chino, Pomona; Upland/Montclair):

            2. re: ChinoWayne

              The Mama Petrillo's in La Verne is not affiliated with the Petrillo's in Glendora and San Gabriel. Petrillo's is much, much better.

              1. re: lillizkat

                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.

                Petrillo's Pizza
                110 S Mountain Ave
                Upland, CA
                (909) 981-8114

            3. 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

              Hope this is helpful...

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              1. re: martasiete

                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.

                Giuseppe's Restaurant
                2433 N. Euclid, Upland
                (909) 9465979

              2. 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 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.

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                1. re: lillizkat

                  Thank you all....that should keep me busy for a while !

                  Any favortie sushi ? I found a great one in Norco ( strange huh ?) Oya off Hidden Valley, very good....

                  1. re: danita

                    Sayaka's in Colton has great sushi, try the Ensenada roll and their tempura is one of the best I've tasted in several sushi places.

                    1. re: TSierra

                      What are the components of an "Ensenada roll"?

                      1. re: ChinoWayne

                        The actually have a pretty nice looking website: but unfortunatley not all of their menu links are working, (including the sushi one). It looks like a place specializing in Teppan Yaki from what I saw on their working menu list.

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