For the first five years of its existence, the hugely popular Pascucci restaurant at 729 State Street started life just up the block, at the edge of Paseo Nuevo, where California Pasta is now. For the next 21 years Pascucci fed and entertained the masses from their iconic 700 block hot spot. Starting next year you will need to order your Grilled Tiger Shrimp, Insalata Mediteranneo, Pizza di Margherita, or Milano Linguini on the 500 block because Pascucci is on the move again, to the former home of Santa Barbara’s original Casa Blanca restaurant, an address more recently occupied by Cadiz and Alito’s. Here is a message from owner Laura Knight with details:
“After 26 years, Pascucci is on the move! We are relocating to one of the most vibrant blocks in downtown Santa Barbara at 509 State Street. The move will bring a fresh look and feature new specials, alongside our traditional menu favorites. In addition to our lunch and dinner menus, we will offer a late-night menu to support the dynamics of the 500 block.
The Pascucci bar will maintain its full selection of cocktails, local wines, and craft beers, and our kitchen will continue to fulfill our menu through local growers and suppliers. The new location has convenient parking across the street in Lot 11 (enter from Anacapa or Haley), and an MTD shuttle stop outside our front doors.
In recent years the 500 block has become a gateway to the heart of downtown. We look forward to welcoming our regulars, new locals, and visitors alike to enjoy indoor and outdoor patio dining with Italian-inspired décor to the new location in January 2020.
Follow us on social media to stay informed on the progress and upcoming customer loyalty specials – we hope you’ll join us on this journey! Facebook: @PascucciSB, Instagram: @pascuccirestaurantsb”