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291 New Dorp Ln., Staten Island, NY 10306 40.572058 -74.112663
nr. Edison St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-980-7709 Send to Phone

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

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Staten Island Railway, New Dorp station

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

This offshoot of the venerable Brooklyn eatery that closed in 2006, situated among the nail salons and furniture emporiums of working-class Staten Island, is hospitable if somewhat sterile: A roomy faux-granite bar watched over by small, silent TV monitors dominates the main dining room, where pine wainscoting, ensconced mood-lighting, and oversized mirrors surround the small, white-clothed tables. Lento’s ample menu continues the trend toward cozy predictability, representing all the basics from linguine with mussels to veal piccata, but succeeds with a few livelier dishes, such as zesty penne with arugula, red onions, mozzarella and grilled chicken. Pizza, the raison d’être of the Bay Ridge branch, takes a bit of a backseat (or at least back page) here, although the thin, crisp-baked crust and inventive toppings—the chicken and vodka sauce pie, though a tad salty, is as richly satisfying as it sounds—make it worthy of top billing. The choices can be a bit of a coin toss (the indifferently prepared antipasto is eminently skippable), so diners may be forgiven for playing it safe and sticking with the pies.