The Stagnaro Bros. story begins in the tiny fishing village of Riva Trigoso, located in the northern Italian province of Genoa. It was from here in 1913 that Matteo Stagnaro left an impoverished Italy for a better life in the New World. He made his way from Ellis Island to Santa Cruz, a coastal town reminiscent of his home, where he joined a group of fellow Italian immigrants and fished the Bay Area waters from San Francisco to Monterey.
Today, Stagnaro Bros. proudly employs nine family members who strive to continue the traditions of hard work and family values while providing the same quality service and the largest selection of fresh and frozen seafood in the county to the community.
Not to be confused with other establishments that may display the same family surname, Stagnaro Bros. is still located at the outer end of the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf.
“Caught today, cooked today, your home or ours. Buon Appetito.”