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Azusa Restaurants

katkoupai Apr 18, 2008 09:06 AM

I'm looking for restaurant recommendations in Azusa. I've found recs for Petrillo's Pizza. Is there anything else that's good there? Any style of food is fine, preferably under $15 per person. Thank you. :-)

  1. cant talk...eating Aug 22, 2011 08:15 PM

    Any updates to this thread? I'm looking for lunch that's a notch above fast food, for a non-adventurous eater (who isn't me!). Save me from Marie Callendar's!

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    1. re: cant talk...eating
      scottca075 Aug 23, 2011 08:03 AM

      Well, if you like chicken, Juan Pollo, just off Azusa Ave & Covina Ave in Covina is great Mexican chicken. It is counter serve, so fast food, but I'd eat there over Marie's most days of the week.

      The is also The Hat, also fast food, but I love their pastrami sandwiches and onion rings.

      I've only done breakfast at Flappy Jack's Pancake House Restaurant, but they have been good.

      And if you like Italian, Tulipano Italian Restaurant does a nice job.

      Flappy Jack's Pancake House Restaurant
      640 W Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740

      Tulipano Italian Restaurant
      530 S Citrus Ave Ste 15, Azusa, CA 91702

      1. re: scottca075
        cant talk...eating Aug 23, 2011 02:38 PM

        Thanks - good options.

    2. monkuboy Apr 21, 2008 07:30 AM

      I've never been there but a branch of Dino's Chicken that people on this board rave about is in Azusa. Here's a review from one of the members:

      1. rantsnravesnreviews Apr 20, 2008 11:43 AM

        I work in Azusa so I eat there often for lunch. The best is Canyon City BBQ, great food, open wed-sun, Rancho Los Maguyese is good too, especially their soups and margartias, I prefer La Tolteca for chips and chile rellenos, Dino's chicken gets great marks here on the chow boards, but I thinks its just ok. Il Forno is a newr italian place in the downtown, its hit and miss. BTW Balzac cafe closed a least 2 years ago, there is a nasty shushi place that took it location, Arigato.

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        1. re: rantsnravesnreviews
          Velvet Elvis Apr 21, 2008 12:04 AM

          Second canyon city bbq.

        2. katkoupai Apr 18, 2008 07:46 PM

          Thank you all for the great suggestions. I'll post again when I try any of these places. :-)

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            nick_r Apr 18, 2008 12:12 PM

            My girlfriend who went to APU suggests Balzac Cafe, and Nana's for ice cream. Looks like Balzac is 722 N. Azusa Ave.

            Nana's Ice Creamery
            505 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702

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              jkao1817 Apr 18, 2008 11:10 AM

              How about Townsend in Covina for Chinese. Northwoods Inn at least for their cheese toast (also in Covina)

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                Ernie Apr 18, 2008 10:31 AM

                Check out El Gallo Pinto for something different. They are a very good Nicaraguan restaurant with a few Mexican dishes on their menu:


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                1. re: Ernie
                  blackbookali Apr 18, 2008 09:35 PM

                  great site - feels a little twilight zone though - anything with a 213 area code?

                  1. re: blackbookali
                    Velvet Elvis Apr 18, 2008 11:40 PM

                    I think San Gabriel Valley is all 626. But that is a good site for finding places in the SGV.

                    1. re: Velvet Elvis
                      ipsedixit Apr 18, 2008 11:45 PM

                      sangabrielvalleymenus.com is a good site to locate restaurants; don't bother with what it labels as "restaurant reviews" ... you're better off watching commercials.

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                  dreamcast18 Apr 18, 2008 10:31 AM

                  David's Chilli House is pretty decent.

                  1. The Oracle Apr 18, 2008 10:27 AM

                    For Mexican: Rancho Los Maguelles - family run, friendly place - decent food. Sometimes hit or miss - but good margaritas and standard Mexican fare. The best I've found in Azusa.

                    For B'fast: I like Flappy's (great b'fast crepes (weekdays only) and eggs benedict) - they also have lunch but I always get b'fast.

                    For Pizza: as you've found - head to Petrillo's (get the speciality pizza - yum!)

                    All are in your price range...

                    Rancho Los Maguelles
                    248 W Foothill Blvd, Azusa 626.334.9695

                    Flappy Jack's Pancake House Restaurant
                    640 West Route 66, Glendora 626.852.9444

                    Petrillo's Pizza
                    750 West Route 66, Glendora 626.335.1289

                    1. ipsedixit Apr 18, 2008 09:13 AM

                      You can try Citrus Grill in nearby Covina. Nothing fancy, but the food is decent and fits your price range.

                      Another possibility is Off Citrus, also in Covina. Good sweet potatoe fries and they often have some nice fresh fish selections.

                      Citrus Grill
                      223 N. Citrus Ave.
                      Covina, CA 91723

                      Off Citrus
                      114 E Italia St
                      Covina, CA 91723

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                      1. re: ipsedixit
                        Velvet Elvis Apr 18, 2008 01:44 PM

                        I'm pretty sure Citrus Grill is closed. There is a Mexican Restaurant in its former location, and the number listed is no longer in service. I don't know the name of the restaurant that took its place, but I don't recommend it. It wasn't that great when I tried it a couple of months ago.

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