Petrini’s Returns to Goleta
Radius Commercial Real Estate is proud to announce that Petrini’s will be returning to Goleta. A local favorite for more than 50 years, Petrini’s has recently begun renovations to 5711 Calle Real in the Calle Real Shopping Center, a space previously occupied by Petrini’s from 1974 until 1989. Legendary for its thin-crust pizza and homemade salad dressings, Petrini’s first opened its doors in 1958 on Calle Laureles in Santa Barbara.
The restaurant was established by three brothers, John, Geno and Julio, whose caricatures still adorn the Petrini’s sign. The sons of Italian immigrants, the brothers’ mission was simple: to serve great, quality food at reasonable prices. More than 50 years later, this remains unchanged. Growing up only a few blocks away, current owner Joe Bohnett was raised on the food at Petrini’s and bought the restaurant in 1995. “We have kept the same old family recipes but added many new dishes to compliment our world famous pizza that four generations of Santa Barbarians have grown up with” says Bohnett. While the Calle Laureles outlet, with its trademark red checkered tablecloths, will remain open, Goleta residents can look forward to authentic Italian cooking without the commute. “We look forward to returning to Goleta to better serve our customers and being a part of that community” says Bohnett. The much anticipated grand opening is scheduled to take place in January. Bob Tuler, Paul Gamberdella and Gene Deering of Radius Group represented Petrini’s in the transaction.
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