Giacomino Drago

Owner, Celestino, Il Buco Ristorante, Il Pastaio, Il Segreto, Panzanella Restaurant, Piccolo Paradiso, Shu Sushi House Unico, Via Alloro and Yojisan

Los Angeles, CA

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.


The entrepreneur is the lifeblood of capitalism. They have a vision for what's possible and take the risks to make it happen. Entrepreneurs have special needs and Banc of California understands them. Our decision-makers are entrepreneurs themselves, so we view a company's founder as an asset as much as anything on its balance sheet. Our simple, flexible offerings give entrepreneurs the freedom to focus on growing their business instead of sweating over their banking.