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“EXACTLY WHAT POMONA NEEDED!”
Review of That place in Pomona - CLOSED

That place in Pomona
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I was very sad to see this awesome place not get the support it needed to stay open. I wish the guys all the best and hope their next venture is a complete success. This place was so awesome, probably didn't stay open long enough but it wasn't getting the support to justify that. Very sad it didn't stay open. All the best guys!

1  Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is such a great space..and lovely people.. With so much potential. I really wish the restaurant luck. A bunch of local friends we really wanted to support Rustika - no real complaints re the food and service but it could be better than average with a bit more creativity. It was more like a pub meal - and not a great one. We had a lovely time - but feel it could be so much better (and attract more customers) if they just stepped it up a few notches. Make the most of the great country locale, with access to fresh local produce....to make yourselves distinctive. People will make the drive from beyond Pomona - and make it an occasion - if the food is worth it. Good luck. It's so possible :)

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Thank MsMiri
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

As the name says Rustic , the duck spring rolls and the prosciutto pizza hit the spot for two of us for a quick late lunch good drinks list definitely will be back

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Thank BillyMc_13
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Well , this was an opportunity I could not pass up. We had visited the previous incarnation of the place , as That Place , and now it's Rustika , different owners & Chef, and different cuisine.

I had about 45 minutes to kill whilst my Blast Chiller was getting down to temp , so I went for lunch , and seeing slow braised Lamb Shoulder , went for that , as it would fit within my timeframe.

Place was not busy , and there were not many staff there , but service was friendly & accommodating. , swiftly seated , menus , water and a verbal of the days specials.

The list of beers was quite truncated compared to previously , but all else was along similar lines , but different enough.

The meal arrived fairly quickly , and more patrons arrived. Presentation was interesting , nearly perfect.I asked for , and got , a pepper grinder , as I consider that the only condiment one should need.

The Hummus was good , the cherry tomatoes & mint a nice touch , and I do like Israeli Couscous , although it needed a touch more cooking & seasoning.

The Lamb Shoulder meat was shredded , and whilst it does not necessarily look wonderfully appetising , the flavour was great. It went very well with the accompaniments , so the overall balance of the meal was excellent.

All this washed down with a good IPA , a great lunch.

Will visit again with my wife and sample some more of the menu.

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Thank fred s
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Guest celebrity chefs, entertainers and artist add to the incredulity. Yes, Pomona is a small town but 'That place in Pomona' wouldn't be out of place in the trendiest streets in New York.
Your peculiar dietary requirements are catered for not frowned on. Sink deep into an old sofa and soak up the supportive audience during open mike sessions. Buy ceramic, sculptural or framed artworks. Meet friends for a long chat with no hint of having to move on. Kids welcome not just tolerated.
Adventurous food, boutique beer, friendly service, odd furniture. It's a gem.

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Thank Kim C
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