The pizza oven at Quattro Stagioni.
After a number of delays, ~QUATTRO STAGIONI~ has opened in the Financial District in the former Pasta Paradiso spot. The Giuseppes (Scoppetta and Spinoso) of Café Tiramisu and their other Belden Place properties are behind the project, their fourth (hence the “quattro”). They’re doing authentic Italian pizzas (thin crust with 00 flour), using fresh mushrooms and artichokes on their quattro stagioni, plus quality ingredients like buffalo mozzarella, bresaola, and prosciutto. Spinoso has a brother in Bologna with two pizzerias, who said carpaccio and arugula is the new hot (yet cold) topping, so you can check that out as well. The pizzas range from $10 for the margherita to $14 for the quattro stagioni pizza.
There are also pastas like bucatini all’amatriciana, linguine with clams (all around $10), plus lasagne, a few sandwiches, chicken parmigiana with spaghetti ($13), and a pork chop Milanese ($16). Desserts include a housemade pear tart and cannoli. There are affordable wines on the list as well, by the glass or carafe. It’s petite (about 30 seats), with some outdoor seating on Kearny Street (you can also enter through Belden). Hours are Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, and dinner from 5pm until 9:30pm or so, and Sat 5pm-10pm. 318 Kearny St. at Bush, 415-956-4056.