All about Montebello, CA

Montebello “Beautiful Mountain” in Spanish and Italian as well, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, which is located in the southwestern area of the San Gabriel Valley is about 8.4 sq mi or 22 km2 and just about 8 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is considered part of the Gateway Cities and therefor is a member of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments.

The city of Montebello was originally an agricultural community. Through the early part of the 20th century, it was known for its production of flowers, vegetables, fruits and berries. In 1917 things took a slight turn after the discovery of oil on the Anita Baldwin property by the Standard Oil Company. When Montebello was incorporation as a city in 1920, its oil fields were producing 8% of California’s crude oil. The city today has become a center for the trucking and specialty vehicle industry, with a large presence in the manufacturing of wheels, trucks, campers, trailers, engines and an endless variety of vehicle accessories.

If you are around the city of Montebello CA, and you have your kids with you don’t forget to stop by “The Montebello Barnyard Zoo”, This is a Petting zoo with an array of farm animals, once inside the Barnyard Zoo you will also find pony & train rides, a picnic area & playground for a fun animal contact experience day!

Now if you are just around the are and you are going to be there for a few days or the weekend here is a list of recommendations for you you go have dinner and enjoy some of the city.

Salvatore Italian Restaurant: The name explains everything it self, ranking #1 google it’s kind of hard to wrong with this one.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: This one is popular with us all, Family-friendly chain with an extensive list of house brews.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que: With a 4.5 stars this place serves Southern-style food & cocktails.

Golden Skewer: Kebabs, salads & Mediterranean food fare served in an airy Armenian restaurant & banquet hall.

How ever and what ever the reason for your visit is, you will be covered and will be able to have fun here and there.