#28 DeNino's Pizzeria and Tavern, Staten Island, N.Y. (Sausage)
Residents of the Forgotten Borough have long-known what the rest of the city, and more recently the country are just beginning to understand: when it comes to pizza, Staten Island doesn’t play around. And Denino’s has led the charge since 1951, when Carlo Denino took over the tavern his Sicilian father John Giovanni opened in 1937. After his father passed away Carlo introduced pizza at the tavern, and locals have been ordering bar pies and downing them with pitchers of beer ever since. A third generation of DeNino’s runs the operation these days (and opened a second spot, in New Jersey), and they keep pulling regulars in for their sweet Italian sausage pie, tossed in chunks over a light, pliant crust.