Within hours of California Gov. Gavin Newsom lifting the stay-at-home order, Tre Lune Ristorante on Coast Village Road in Montecito led the revival of outdoor dining on Coast Village Road with the introduction of a greatly-enhanced parklet and sidewalk tables that span the block from the eatery to American-made clothing store Civilianaire.
“We’re excited and full speed ahead with regular operations,” says General Manager Leslee Garafalo. “We just recently built our deck so we were fully prepared for this reopening. We have the canopy and guests are enjoying being outdoors. Even when it was raining, when we first opened up last Wednesday, there was a major downpour and people were so excited to be out that day.” In addition to the new canopy, Tre Lune’s parklet now has lighting, a wood floor, and decorative stone walls to protect diners from cars on Coast Village Road.
“The menu is the same and we have specials every day,” adds Garafalo. “Our chef creates specials for lunch and dinner, we usually have a fresh fish of the day, a special soup, a couple of different proteins, and a special dessert. Everything is homemade and our bread that we serve on our tables, or to-go, is from D’Angelo Bakery. We have bread sticks that we make in-house. People love the bread sticks with homemade pesto spinach dip.”
If people are traveling through town and have nowhere to eat they can take advantage of Tre Lune’s new car hop service where meals are served in your auto on trays. A server walks up to your car window to take the order or diners can call in a request.
Tre Lune is open every day from noon to 9 p.m. and breakfast is served Friday-Sunday starting at 8 a.m. The eatery offers takeout, delivery through Restaurant Connection, and will soon introduce in-house delivery within a two-mile radius.
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