Lucky Penny, located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, features innovative artisanal pizzas from a wood-burning oven, with locally sourced garden fresh salads, delicious hot & cold sandwiches, handmade sweet treats, beer, wine and the ever-popular Frosé. The exterior of our building is tiled with more than 150,000 real copper pennies that shimmer in the warm Central Coast sunshine.  Join us on our picnic patio or take it away!


Sun-Thurs 11am to 9pm | Fri-Sat 11am to 10pm


Chef Ron Batdorf was born and raised in Springfield Oregon. He attended culinary school at the French Culinary Institute in 2012 in the Bay Area. After moving to Santa Barbara in 2016, Chef Batdorf worked at Lucky Penny’s sister property, The Lark, before being offered the head chef position. Chef Batdorf feels working at Lucky Penny is special because of the value placed in the staff, creating a strong culture of teamwork and hospitality.


If you heard a song play as Aimee entered the room it’d be “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates. This is true when it comes to pizza, people, and good times in general! Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, she’s a valley girl, the real deal, like totally. She’s lived in Santa Barbara for 24 years and grateful for it every day. Aimee’s been with ACME family from the very start, serving at The Lark primarily on the communal table, which she loved the most! Community being the keyword. Community and lots of heart are why Aimee remains a part of the Acme family.