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.
Creating genuine Italian cuisine with love and care is Tre Lune’s stock in trade. A favorite with Montecito residents, “Three Moons” is set in a charming two-story building right on Coast Village Road. Diverse diners come for honest, high quality Italian cooking served in the lively dining room, with white table cloths and hardwood floors. Tre Lune is a yearly Wine Spectator award winner.
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.