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!


Open Daily 12pm to 8pm


Before landing as chef of Lucky Penny, Dante Bogan spent a few years at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore and the Ritz Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara where he honed his skills in fine dining cuisine. From there, he landed in Santa Barbara County’s wine country working at the Bear and Star in Los Olivos and mastering the “art of the BBQ.” A Santa Barbara native, Dante feels that the Lucky Penny’s culinary style makes a perfect fit and plans on incorporating his refined cooking skills into the restaurant’s menu development that has made it a favorite stop since opening in 2013.


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.