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.


Tre Lune

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.



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.