Pisticci Restaurant

Certified B Corporation

New York, United States

Certified Since

January 2017


Restaurants & food service


Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Pisticci Restaurant is a bustling Italian trattoria cooking creative, homespun dishes served in a lively, entertaining space. Using a few fresh ingredients grown organically on their own farm, Pisticci’s food is inspired by Southern Italian home cooking. The staff here is warm and welcoming. There are no white tablecloths or uniforms at Pisticci, just real people serving fresh, honest, home cooked food in a space where everyone is welcome. Growing their own vegetables is only part of the Pisticci farm story. Offcuts, stems, and other kitchen scraps are composted behind the restaurant, creating a soil amendment for the farm, allowing Pisticci to close the loop. While this practice is nothing new, doing it in a city is. And doing it at Pisticci's price point, makes it unique. Pisticci is committed to being a low-waste, energy efficient, environmentally responsible restaurant. Each year they purchase carbon offsets for all of their carbon output, allowing them to be a carbon neutral restaurant – the first in NYC. Beyond serving great food, Pisticci’s work with their community, local schools and non-profits charities, has made them an integral part of the Morningside Heights neighborhood.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Pisticci Restaurant earned an overall score of 100.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
100.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.3

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.2
Ethics & Transparency4.0
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 15.9

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security6.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety1.0
Career Development3.0
Engagement & Satisfaction5.4

Community 35.1

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion3.1
Economic Impact6.0
Civic Engagement & Giving2.6
Supply Chain Management1.3
+ Local Economic Development19.2

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Environment 31.8

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management4.5
Air & Climate9.9
Land & Life9.5

Customers 1.4

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship1.4

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score100.6
2017 Overall B Impact Score86.7

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