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From Hollywood to the American Riviera.

Antica Pizzeria da Michele Santa Barbara opened downtown at 1031 State St.

“We are thrilled to expand our footprint in Naples with the opening of our second California location in Santa Barbara, a city we are proud to adopt as our new home,” owner Francesco Zimone said in a press release. . “Our comfortable new location also lives up to the authentic flavors diners can expect when dining in Italy, without having to leave this beautiful seaside town.”

Zimone is an Italian entrepreneur and restaurateur who opened the first American restaurant in Hollywood in 2019. The original restaurant opened in Naples in 1870.

“L’antica Santa Barbara marks the continuation of Zimone’s mission to bring authentic Italian gathering places and heartfelt hospitality to cities across the country, with a dedication to sourcing and celebrating the winemakers of Santa Barbara, locally grown produce, fresh seafood and more,” according to a statement.

“I, for one, have fallen in love with the city’s Mediterranean-style architecture and hope our Neapolitan-style restaurants will add to Santa Barbara’s already rich and diverse dining community,” Zimone said. “With the dream of continuing to share Italy’s treasured 152-year-old recipes and sense of genuine hospitality and place, we look forward to welcoming the Santa Barbara community with open arms this season.”

Dishes on the menu include gnocco fritto, which is fried pizza dough and stuffed with burrata, prosciutto and arugula.

Spaghetti nerano includes homemade spaghetti, fresh zucchini, parmigiana, pecorino and basil, and maccheroncini carbonara is made with macherroncini, guanciale, egg and pecorino, according to a press release.

The company plans to launch a gelato cart later this year.

The restaurant will be open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday.

Opening of an oat bakery in Goleta

The Oat Bakery has opened a second location, at 231 Magnolia Ave. in Goleta.

The original location is at 5 W. Haley St. in Santa Barbara.

The company posted its opening this week on Instagram.

“We are finally ready to open our second location,” the post read. “We still have a little work to do, but it’s time to open our doors, start cooking and fill this beautiful space with all of you! »

The business will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with the same menu as downtown. The company also plans to add a few breakfast and lunch options.

“We will be testing recipes in the new year so please bear with us as the food menu will be tiny and will change weekly until we figure things out,” the post reads. “From January we will be open on Sundays and adding more food and popups. We’ll leave you!”

The Dutch Garden reopens

After a closure, Dutch Garden at 4203 State St. in Santa Barbara reopened from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

“We are delighted to announce the official reopening of Dutch Garden,” reads the Instagram post. “First and foremost we want to thank the Santa Barbara community for the continued outpouring of love and support as we worked to open our doors.”

The owners said the Dutch Garden is the longest independent restaurant in Santa Barbara. The restaurant, at the height of the pandemic, closed in 2020.

“The restoration took more time and resources than any of us could have expected,” the Instagram post reads. “We have every intention of preserving the rich history and original ambience of the Dutch garden that we all know, love and miss. A space where friends and family can gather over a cold beer and a meal hearty. We look forward to reuniting – forging new memories in a familiar place.”

Large opening for hives

Santa Barbara Hives will hold a grand opening for its second store from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The new store, at 3328 State St., officially opened on October 22. The original store is at 516 Palm Ave. at Carpinteria.

The grand opening will include a meet and greet with local vendors, flow beehive demonstrations, solar demonstrations, a holiday giveaway raffle, photo booth and eco-friendly shopping.

“Come join the celebration and help support local bees by finding the perfect sustainable gifts for friends, family and anyone else on your list,” a press release read.

Jersey Mike’s opens

Jersey Mike’s sandwich shop opened in the Turnpike Mall at 199 S. Turnpike Road in Santa Barbara.

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