Two more Inland Valley options for fine Italian dining

Italian food lovers in the west side of the Inland Empire have two more choices for fine dining…one old and one new.

First up is the wonderful Paisano Ristorante Italiano, which used to be in north Fontana and has relocated to Victoria Gardens.

Their re-opening was delayed by a few months, but they’ve open for about a month now, and from what I hear, the new restaurant is more elegant than the last.

Dine 909 loved Paisano’s in its old incarnation, but we have yet to visit the Rancho Cucamonga restaurant.

If you want to check it out for yourself, it’s at 12574 North Main Street, near the entrance to the AMC Theatres. It’s in the spot formerly occupied by Sisley Italian Kitchen.

Meanwhile, over in Chino Hills, Bel Cibo (which means beautiful food) opened this week at 3060 Chino Ave.

Executive Chef James Morse and Executive Chef Joshua Dunton are bringing a combined experience of 20-plus years of culinary expertise to the new restaurant.

Chef Morse graduated with High Honors from Le Cordon Bleu. Chef Dunton is a graduate from The Art Institute of California.

Sounds like I’ll have to make another trip to Chino Hills.

Have you been to either restaurant? Feel free to sound off below.