|The Montesano Group|
Gene Montesano's entrepreneurial spirit has played a central role in many companies, such as Lucky Brand Jeans, Lucky’s Steakhouse, The Pan, Tre Lune Restaurant, D’Angelo’s Bakery, Bucatini Restaurant, the Peace Store, Jeans Shop, Civilianaire and more.
"My boyfriend and I ate here last night and had a wonderful meal. We were planning on going to Sakana and for some reason they were closed, and I suggested we go to Lucky's since I have wanted to go there for awhile. WOW! The food was amazing!!! It is so hard to find a good meal and they know what they are doing here for sure. We had abalone, tuna tartare, grass fed filet, ny steak, creamed corn(one of the best things I have ever eaten) and the brussel sprouts!"
"Lunch was fantastic! Tre Lune lives up to its reputation. It is a very small, single room restaurant in the heart of Montecito. The food was excellent and the wait staff was superb. I had a seafood pasta dish, cooked well. Good wine selection." [Andrew Mansfield on urbanspoon]
"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."
"Fresh bread. Real maple syrup.Fresh squeezed OJ & Lemonade! How does it get any better? Both my wife and I enjoyed a good breakfast here and left stuffed. I had the french toast while she just enjoyed some toast and scrambled eggs. We enjoyed both fresh OJ and Lemonade and even had to take some lemonade for the road. We're thinking about going back to get some bread on our way back home later this week".
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.
536 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805.966.4638
The creation of designer Eric Goldstein, with his partners, longtime pals, and original denim honchos Gene Montesano & Barry Perlman, has become an international phenomenon in authentic, vintage-quality blue jeans for men & women. With a focus on excellence in exclusive Japanese selvedge denim fabrics & superior detailed workmanship, the hand-crafted custom finishing is executed in-house by the Jean Shop production team. In addition to the finest jeans that can be had, we offer our own line of washed & distressed leather jackets & shirts, along with a wide range of luxurious tees, plush & colorful hoodies, kick-ass belts, custom washed & tinted Filson bags, cool original jewelry, & more. Recently, a selection of exclusive, custom-treated men’s footwear has been added. Jean Shop’s innovative spirit, independent uniqueness, & unyielding commitment to quality never ends.
20 years after founding Lucky Brand Jeans, Partners Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman are in the midsts of introducing a exclusive collection under the label Civilianaire. The brand will be a full collection with an emphasis on denim that is targeted to both men and women.