The city of Ventura sold the Peirano/Wilson Studio buildings to K.L. Equities in the spring of 1997 to begin the refurbishing of these historic buildings to anchor the west end of the downtown revitalization. The end result is a truly unique restaurant setting, designed by previous owners Sharon & Jonathan Enabnit.
The location across Main St. from the San Buenaventura Mission and east of Mission Park offers splendid views including the ocean to the south from the Alfresco patio dining area. The menu is an eclectic blend of different recipes and cooking styles from many Mediterranean countries including Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Portugal and North Africa. The kitchen staff at Jonathan's is well known for their flavor combinations and culinary creativity.
The charming interior is very Mediterranean and the restaurant was designed to be a working art gallery with some of the finest artwork in Ventura County. It also features a Mediterranean wine bar with 30 or more wines by the glass as well as an 90+ count wine by the bottle selection. After opening August 27th, 1998, Jonathan's at Peirano's has become a #1 dining destination for customers from all over Ventura & Santa Barbara counties, as well as the San Fernando valley, Los Angeles & beyond.