Gene Montesano's entrepreneurial spirit has played a central role in many companies, such as Lucky Brand Jeans, Joe's Cafe, Lucky’s Steakhouse, Tre Lune Restaurant, D’Angelo Bakery, Bucatini Restaurant, Jean Shop, Civilianaire and more.
LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, live Maine lobsters, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar. There's just no other eatery in Santa Barbara that practices the art of serving a prime steak dinner better than LUCKY'S.
Joe’s Cafe is an acclaimed American steakhouse and upbeat bar that’s been the centerpiece of Santa Barbara’s dining, drinking, and socializing since 1928. Our commitment to offering great meals, stiff cocktails, and a friendly ambiance has made Joe’s Cafe a downtown destination for generations of locals and visitors alike.
Named for the straw shaped pasta, Bucatini offers mouth- watering Montecito fare at lower State St. prices. Tasty food, good service, a pleasant wine list & a relaxed atmosphere add up to a quintessential California patio experience.
D’Angelo's is the kind of bakery locals love and visitors are overjoyed to find. Choose a table indoors or out and enjoy freshly baked European-style breads and pastries, great breakfasts and lunches, and strong Italian coffee. You will without a doubt fall in love with this local decadence.