Creative cocktails & gourmet New American fare served in a chic eatery with sidewalk seating.

Meet the Chef

Executive Chef Alejandro Castillo got lured into the culinary world when his passion for food was recognized at an early age. From the start of his career, Chef Alex learned to make everything from scratch at an authentic Italian restaurant by Harbor Landing. He continued to work at the finest establishments in the area such as Embassy Suites, Spanish Hills Country Club, Tutti’s, and Kristy’s in Malibu. Eventually he developed his own unique style consisting of fusion between California and Mediterranean cuisine.

With creativity, innovation, and detail, he places special attention on quality of products used, presentation, and taste. Alejandro’s philosophy and passion reflects the growing trend towards a healthier and down-to-earth lifestyle. Working with neighboring farmers to seek out the finest in regional and local produce is the essence of his cuisine. Chef Alex also holds a business degree from California State University Northridge.

Meet the Mixologist

With a track record of knowing just how to please thirsty palettes, our in-house mixologist Scott Holder always keeps things interesting at the Twenty88 bar. Working only with the freshest ingredients & an ever-changing “X-factor”, he relishes the challenge of constant creativity without crossing the line of overly complicated. He believes in sustainable business at the community level, & shows it by making sure there’s always a local wine by the glass & Camarillo craft brew on tap. With a rich history in hospitality & restaurants, Scott’s drink philosophy is to create not just a cocktail, but an experience in every glass.

Meet the Owners

Owners, operators & Twenty88 power couple is Vince Pillard & Annette Natella. They always loved the idea that restaurants were a place where one could meet a new face, from a different place & discover new friends every night of the week (while enjoying amazing food & drink of course!). So in 2011 they opened Twenty88 to provide an inviting, sophisticated space where those close connections & unforgettable memories are made.