Four brothers (Sal, Dominic, Anthony, and Leo) opened a poultry business and called it “A. Tarantino & Sons” in honor of their father, Anthony Tarantino. The office was run by their sister, Antoinette. Over the years they had four retail counters in various butcher shops, but ultimately, they settled at 1524 Polk Street in the Sonoma Market in San Francisco.
The four brothers decided to take on a new challenge and they took over the seafood counter in the Sonoma Market, becoming “A. Tarantino & Sons Poultry and Seafood”.
Wholesale customers and restaurants were becoming a large part of the business… the brothers began considering shifting to strictly wholesale. After WWII, Anthony’s son, Anthony Joseph, became an important part of the company and it was clear he would one day be the next owner.
The youngest of the four brothers, Leo, passed away and Anthony Joseph took over the business and moved it to 1630 Polk Street, also known as Sonoma Market.
Anthony Joseph’s nine children cycled through, working with their father on breaks from school and during summers. Anthony Jr. and Angela chose the family business as their career.
A. Tarantino & Sons Poultry and Seafood expanded and became strictly wholesale, moving their operations to a warehouse in the Bayview district in San Francisco, situated at 2275 Jennings
Street, where they currently remain.
Anthony Joseph led the business and taught Anthony Jr and his wife Julianne, and Angela all they would need to know to run the business. Over the years Anthony’s other daughter's (Christine and Nancy) , and some of his grandchildren (Jeffrey, Trisha, Patti, Ashley and Anthony) took part in working at “The Market” which the family still lovingly calls the business today.
Anthony Jr. and Angela officially took over the business from their father.
Anthony Jr. and Angela are leading the business into the future, teaching Anthony Jr’s
children Patti and Anthony everything their father taught them… Anthony Jr.’s grandchildren (now the
sixth generation) are even starting to cycle through on their breaks from school!
Message from our President
Founded in 1917, we are the oldest Poultry and Seafood distributor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Quality products, service, and a strong customer base have kept us going all these years. A. Tarantino and Sons is a family-owned and operated business currently run by fourth-generation Tarantinos, and we are proud to say that the fifth generation is currently being groomed.
We are meticulous regarding quality control of the product we receive here at A. Tarantino and Sons. Our customers depend upon our ability to keep our quality high, and we do! Personalized service is a major reason customers choose A. Tarantino and Sons. We do not require large minimum orders from our customers, and we deliver five days a week with no delivery charge.
Special attention to our customers is another reason A. Tarantino and Sons has been successful for so long. It is not uncommon for us to call a customer to make sure they didn’t forget to place their order for the day. Drivers will rotate products at the customer site if requested.
Our billing department is the most helpful in the industry.
But most important, everyone does their best every day because “Mama is always watching”.
Anthony J. Tarantino, Jr.
A. Tarantino and Sons, Inc.