An important economic driver, our Restaurateur clientele know that we understand every facet of their banking challenges and support them through cyclical cash flow cycles, scaling a business for growth, equipment and real estate financing so they can continue to grow and create a place in the community.
Owner, Celestino, Il Buco Ristorante, Il Pastaio, Il Segreto, Panzanella Restaurant, Piccolo Paradiso, Shu Sushi House Unico, Via Alloro and Yojisan
Giacomino Drago, one of L.A.’s top chefs and the co-owner of nine different restaurants, is best known for his ability to merge the culture of Los Angeles with the flavors of homemade Sicilian cuisine. Coming from the small town of Galati Mamertino in Sicily, he watched his mother knead dough into pasta, simmer tomatoes into sauce, and press olives into olive oil. Each ingredient picked fresh from their garden. Giacomino maintains this same attention to detail in the people he chooses to do business with. At Banc of California, his Relationship Manager of many years simplifies his banking and she, like Giacomino, shares a passion for satisfied customers.
“Opening a restaurant is easy. Maintaining it is hard. True success comes with finding a great team and working with a great bank. Banc of California simplifies my life and remains consistent, so I can be present to watch over and grow my business.”
– Giacomino Drago