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Denino's Pizzeria & Tavern

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524 Port Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY 10302 40.630098 -74.14012
at Hooker Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-442-9401 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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Official Website

deninos.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-midnight

Prices

$8-$11

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Denino's, established in 1937, is justly beloved by Staten Islanders (and other sympathizers) and serves a great pie at a reasonable price. It has a thicker (though not thick) and softer (though not soft) crust than most of the brick-oven places in the other boroughs, with a nice exterior crunch and well-developed interior. The sauce is perfectly balanced: both sweet and piquant. Only the lackluster cheese fails to contribute much to the overall pie, though it's basically harmless. The free-form sausage, though a bit loose-grained, has good flavor and crisps nicely on top of the pie (it's not nearly as exciting when ordered, mushy, in one of the restaurant's regular dishes). Denino's is too crowded for comfort on weekends, but you can wander in most weeknights and get seated without a wait.

Recommended Dishes

"MOR" pizza (meatball, onion and ricotta), $18; "Garbage Pie" (sausage, mushrooms, meatballs, onion and pepperoni), $21

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