SOURCE: Paisano Ristorante Italiano

June 21, 2006 09:00 ET

Paisano Ristorante Italiano Takes Inland Empire to Italy

Ingredients From the Homeland; Portions Fit for a King; a Chef Worthy of Manhattan; and Prices Appropriate for All

FONTANA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2006 -- In Italy passion, food and life are inseparable. Fontana-area residents can now taste the delightful results from these traits in the heart of the Southland. The food of Paisano Owner and Executive Chef Anthony Russo provides the true taste of Italy in an unsuspected location at the intersection of the 210 and 15 Freeways.

Sixty miles east of Los Angeles, one is surprised to find a chef fit for write-ups from the top food critics, but 36-year-old Russo easily makes the grade. Anthony will say it starts with the ingredients, many of which come on a fast track from remote parts of Italy, while others come from specific places in America. Anthony says it simply, "Some ingredients taste better from Perugia. Others taste better from Wisconsin." But how can one so young even taste enough ingredients, let alone know what to do with them? "My family's been in the restaurant business for over fifty years. I've spent my life learning these things in America and abroad." As a result, he prepares his family's traditional recipes, but with his own contemporary touch. And his platters of antipasto, richly flavored pasta dishes, fresh seafood, and homemade gelato are served in portions that remind you just how much Italians like to eat!

A meal at Paisano makes you feel like you had a meal in Italy for a price that makes you feel like you cooked at home. The contemporary setting is open and inviting with rich woods, high ceilings, and a beautiful waterfall flowing down the plate glass wine display separating the bar and seating areas. Russo's lovely wife Judy makes every guest feel at home. She can be seen overlooking the front of the restaurant nightly. Anthony can mostly be seen through the open kitchen making sure every dish is served to perfection -- however, get the 36-year-old to come sit and take his mind from the kitchen staff for a few moments and you'll hear him talk about food with the knowledge of an elder and the expertise of a culinary master.

Paisano Ristorante Italiano
(909) 803-2100
www.paisanoristorante.com

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