Congratulations to Trattoria Contadina (1800 Mason Street), which joined the Legacy Business Registry on My 23, 2022. The restaurant, located in Russian Hill/North Beach, joins over a dozen Italian spots in the city now that has attained legacy status.
Opened by Vincent Correnti in 1984 as a way to showcase his Italian heritage, since then the restaurant has been owned by three generations of the Correnti family.
Trattoria Contadina offers delicious classics such as spaghetti and meatballs and tomato bruschetta in an old-school interior, with views of the historic Powell-Mason cable car line. Large portions, comfort, and quality are represented on the menu. The most famous dish is a roasted yellow pepper stuffed with three Italian cheeses and smothered in spicy tomato cream sauce.
Many locals have been dining at this classic “red sauce” joint for decades, and it has hosted many weddings and birthdays. In addition to being a cozy community spot, Trattoria Contadina also donates to nonprofits in the North Beach and Russian Hill area, including schools and the Boys & Girls Club.