“Roots. Respect. Restore.” That’s the motto of Contento, which aims to honor the immigrant roots of New York City, respect the local products that form the menu and celebrate the restorative effects of a jovial restaurant atmosphere. Sommeliers Yannick Benjamin and Mara Rudzinski double as social advocates, as they use the restaurant’s resources to host community-minded programming. The extensive wine list highlights producers with positive social impact, “Ancient World” regions and local offerings from New York.